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Undergraduate: Optional Papers

Jonas Tinius - Centre Image of Isolation, Triptych, Oberhausen, Germany (2014)

 

In the Human, Social and Political Sciences (HSPS) Tripos,  students in Part IIA and Part IIB can choose from a range of optional Social Anthropology courses that vary from year to year. These optional courses reflect the current research interests of Social Anthropology staff.

Social Anthropology Optional Papers offered for 2019/20 (forthcoming academic year)

Your optional paper choice in Part IIB may only be an optional paper not already taken in Part IIA.

 

Social Anthropology Optional Papers provisionally listed for 2020/21

Part IIA Social Anthropology Single track (HSPS Tripos)

Students taking Social Anthropology in the single-subject track can also pursue an interest outside Social Anthropology, either by maintaining interdisciplinary links established in the Part I HSPS or by taking an approved paper from another Tripos. They can choose between SAN7-14, POL3-4, SOC2-3, SOC5 from the HSPS Tripos, A1, A3, A11, B1 from the Archaeology Tripos, Paper 1 or Paper 2 for the subject History and Philosophy in Part IB of the Natural Sciences Tripos, Paper PB3 from the Psychological and Behavioural Sciences Tripos or Paper J9 from the Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Tripos. Students wishing to ‘borrow’ papers should seek further advice about recommended preparation from senior Social Anthropology staff.

 

Part IIB Social Anthropology (HSPS Tripos)

Students may substitute an optional paper for a dissertation whether they are taking the single-subject track in Social Anthropology or the joint-subject track. The dissertation should be on a subject in social anthropology approved by the Department, which shall be submitted in accordance with the provisions of Regulation 20. Dissertations (maximum length 10,000 words) can be primarily library-based, but some students use the dissertation as an opportunity to do ethnographic fieldwork under a staff member’s supervision either at home or abroad. Please see the dissertation page for further information.

Students taking Social Anthropology in the single-subject track can also pursue an interest outside Social Anthropology, by taking an approved paper from another Tripos. They can choose between SAN7-14, POL13, POL17, SOC6-15 from the HSPS Tripos, Paper 5 from the History and Philosophy in Part II of the Natural Sciences Tripos or Paper J9 from the Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Tripos. Students wishing to ‘borrow’ papers should seek further advice about recommended preparation from senior Social Anthropology staff.

 

The following papers have been offered in the past, and may be again in the future, but will not be offered during the academic years 2018-2021: