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Department of Social Anthropology

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SAN4: Ethnographic areas

In Part IIA students studying single track Social Anthropology are required to study one ethnographic area from the choice listed below.  Options are subject to change.

IIA students studying Social Anthropology as a joint track with other subjects in the Tripos have the option of choosing an ethnographic area paper.

SAN4 Ethnographic area papers are all principally seminar taught and numbers are capped. This ensures that students have assigned topics and read for the seminars and take turns in presenting to the rest of the group.  SAN4 papers are assessed by an end of year exam, but are not supervised so that students are able to devote their time and energies to preparation for seminars.

Ethnographic area papers 2023-24


Area papers listed for 2024-25


Paper Resources


For lecture reading lists, additional teaching materials, past exam questions and exam reports please see the SAN4 Moodle Course

Please note teaching staff and students enrolled on SAN4 will automatically be enrolled on the SAN4 Moodle course and you will find a link to the course in the ‘My Home’ section of Moodle.

If you are a member of the University of Cambridge and you wish to view the reading lists, past exam questions and exam reports then you can access the SAN4 Moodle Course as a guest. For more information on how to access Moodle Courses as a guest please see Moodle Help.sia