Literature Degree Program in China - Anthropology

1. Introduction

Anthropology is a subject group that comprehensively studies humans from the perspective of biology and culture. It is a comprehensive study of the human body and culture (life state), to clarify the relationship between the human body and the culture.

Four main races: Asian race (yellow race), Caucasian (white race) and African (black race), Oceania race (brown race).

2. Classification

1) Human body anthropology: mainly study morphology, genetics, physiology, etc., also known as natural anthropology;

2) Cultural anthropology: study customs, culture history, language, etc;

3) Prehistoric anthropology: specially study the human body and culture in prehistoric times.

3. Theoretical Schools

1) Evolutionary school

2) Cultural and historical school

3) French social school

4) Functionalism and structuralism

5) Cultural psychology

6) Cultural materialism

4. Research Methods

1) Overall view

2) Cultural relativism

3) Cross cultural comparison

5. Subject Structure

1) Archaeology: ancient people; the origin of civilization.

2) Human body constitution: population genetics; human structure; race; primate; molecular science and technology.

3) Culture: settlement; city.

4) Economic system: agriculture; industrialization; exchange system.

5) Political system: distribution system; colonialism and capitalism.

6) Religion and witchcraft rituals; ethnicity; marriage and family; kinship and descent; kinship system.

7) Gender studies: the modern world; cultural change.

8) Art: art of painting; music art; sculpture art; oral art.

9) Mythology: culture and ecology; language and communication.

10) Language: historical linguistics; body language; speech; semantics.

6. Training Objectives

The students study courses of the following four aspects: cultural anthropology, archaeology anthropology, linguistics anthropology, physical anthropology, emphasizing imparting knowledge systematically, pay attention to the training in social, economic and cultural survey technique and method, pay attention to enhance research skills and the ability of research and application. At the same time, pay attention to broaden the professional caliber, increase the cross disciplinary, practical courses.

7. Main Courses

Introduction to anthropology, theory method of cultural anthropology, archaeology, physical anthropology, linguistics, world ethnography, ethnology, introduction to the religion, introduction to sociology, field survey method, etc.

8. Employment Prospects

Anthropology program has wide knowledge and the knowledge is updated rapidly. The students master the theoretical knowledge and practical application, belonging to research and creative talents. The graduates of anthropology can be qualified for the national, religious, family planning, culture, civil administration, tourism, propaganda, policy research and other work. After graduation, the students can go to government organs, social organizations, enterprises, public organizations and private institutions for administrative, secretarial and the management work, mainly in the museum, folk custom research institutions, archaeology; go to related media agencies to play reporters’ and editors' role, enterprises engaged in market research.


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