HISTORY OF ANTHROPOLOGY DEPARTMENT

Yangon University, Department of Anthropology was established in the year 1950 by the Rector Dr. Htin Aung. He also took the responsibility of Anthropology Department as an honorary professor. He gave lecturers with the visiting professor Dr. K. G. Orr who came from Chicago University with the aid of Fulbright Smithsonian at the Department of Anthropology. Daw Khin Khin Oo and Daw Khin Hmway were then appointed as newly appointed tutors before. Dr. K. G. Orr left for Chicago. Then the two tutors were sent abroad as state scholars after he had left for the United States of America. During their absence, Mr. Musgrave took the responsibility of lecturing.
Since the academic year 1950-1951, Anthropology lecture classes started. There were seven first year students and three post graduate students altogether taking Anthropology subject. In the academic year 1952-1953, Daw Khin Khin Oo and Daw Khin Hmway came back from Chicago University and Alabama University in the United States of America. Since that time Anthropology has been taught starting from intermediate classes. Anthropology can be taken by Arts students as well as science students. Science students who took Anthropology as a minor subject can earn B.A Degree. Post-graduate students have to go to the field and survey data for their master degree. Then they have to submit their thesis to the professors.

Intermediate colleges were opened in Mawlamyine, Pathein and Kyaukphyu in the late nineteen hundred and fifties. Anthropology was taught in these colleges.

In the year 1953, Daw Khin Khin Oo was appointed as the head of Anthropology Department and Dr. Htinn Aung acted as the Honorary Professor of Anthropology Department. Then some more futures were appointed to the Department. From the year 1953 to 1955, Mr. A. Sharma from New Delhi University was appointed as a full time assistant lecturer. In the academic year 1954-1955, Dr. Orshinski who was in Myanmar with the aid of Fullbright Smithsonian also taught Anthropology in University of Yangon.

Some of the teachers from University of Yangon, Department of Anthropology were sent to the United Kingdom and the United States of America for further studies as the state scholars. Daw Sein Sein (Retired Director of Higher Education Department) earned M. A Degree and U Maung Maung Sein obtained B.Sc (Honours) on Sociology. Daw Khin Khin Su (Retired Assistant Lecturer), Daw New New (Retired Lecturer, Head) Daw Kyin Kyin (Retired Lecturer, Head), Daw Aye Myint (Retired Lecturer), U Wallace Kangyi (Retired Lecturer), U Sein Htun (Retired Lecturer, Head). Since the year 1955, foreign experts have not been asked to teach Anthropology in Myanmar.
In the year 1954, Sociology was taught by the teachers Department of Anthropology. The Department was also known as Department of Sociology and Anthropology. In the year 1956, Anthropology was started teaching in the first year intermediate class. In the year 1957, Anthropology was taught in first year intermediate class to master classes. When faculties were introduced in University of Yangon, Anthropology and Sociology became Social Sciences.Mr. K. W. Dunning (1957-1958), Dr. F. Nothingham (1957-1958), Dr. G. Theodorson (1958-1959) and Mr. P. A. Mannis (1958-1959) who were sent to University of Yangon with the aid of Fullbright Smithsonian also taught Social Science subjects. From the year 1957 to 1959, Dr. Johnstone from John Hopkin Center taught International Relations through Anthropology Department. At the time, the subject International Relations was taught in Arts and Master classes. In the academic year 1959-60, International Relations was associated with Department of History. In the year 1959-1960, the Rector Dr. Htin Aung was appointed as the ambassador to Sri Lanka. During the reign of Rector Dr. Hla Myint, Dr.Burling (1959-1960), Dr. E. B. Banks (1960-1961) and Mr. B. A. V. Percook (1960-1962) were appointed as Lecturers in Department of Anthropology, University of Yangon.During the reign of Rector Dr. Hla Myaint, at the meeting of University Council which was held in April 1959, it was decided that sociology teaching must be discontinued from the academic year (1959-1960). As a result, Sociology teaching stopped year after year until the new education system started in the year 1964.
In the year 1962, Mr. B. A. V. Peacock resigned from work. The Registrar of University of Yangon, U Maung Maung Sein took over the Department of Anthropology. Then teachers from Department of Anthropology had to be transferred to English, Myanmar, History, and administrative Departments There were only a lecturer and an assistant lecturer in Department of Anthropology at that time. From the year 1962 to 1997, Daw Khin Khin Oo served as the Head. There were only 33 students taking Anthropology in 1964. Among them, only three studied Anthropology until they obtained M. A Degree.According to the new education system, Anthropology was taken by students as a minor subject. In December 1982, it was taught as a major subject again. In the newly established Anthropology Department, lecturer Daw Nwe Nwe took over as the Head of the Department. There were only twenty candidates in the first year class. In the year 1983, there were also twenty candidates. At that time, Daw Nwe Nwe (Lecturer), Daw Kyin Kyin (Lecturer), U Wallace Kangyi (Assistant Lecturer), Daw Aye Aye Myint (Assistant Lecturer), U Sein Htun (Assistant Lecturer), Daw Tin Yi (Tutor) taught the subject respectively.After Daw Nwe Nwe had retired, Daw Kyin Kyin succeeded. After Daw Kyin Kyin had retired, U Sein Htun succeeded. After U Sein Htun had retired, Daw Tin Yi succeeded from 1990 to 1997. Then she became a professor from 1997 to 2005. After Daw Tin Yi had retired, U Kyaw Han succeeded from 2005 to 2006 as a professor. After U Kyaw Han had retired, Dr. Daw Mya Mya Khin succeeded in 2006 up till now.In the year 1982, the first year Anthropology classes were opened in University of Yangon, Hlaing Campus. U Wallace Kangyi was the Branch Head at that time. From the year 1991 to 1995, U Kyaw Han served as the Branch Head. Number of candidates increases year after year. There are from the first year candidates to M.Res candidates specializing Anthropology in University of Yangon. Doctorate classes have been opened since 2006-2007 academic year.

First of all, Department of Anthropology was located in Judson Hall. Then it was moved to Social Science Building. In the year 1964, it was moved to the middle floor of Taungoo Hall, University of Yangon. Since the year 1983, it has been moved to Yamanya Hall till now.

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Dr Aye Aye Aung Associate Professor

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Daw Nilar Tin Lecturer

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Daw Lei Kay Thi Lecturer

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Daw Lwin Lwin Aung Lecturer

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Dr Hla Maw Maw Lecturer

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Dr Cathy Tun Lecturer

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Daw Zar Chi Oo Assistant Lecturer

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Daw San San Oo Lecturer

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Daw Zin Zin Htet Aung Tutor

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Daw War War Pyone Tutor

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International Links

The Department of Anthropology has contacts with the following universities and Institutes:

  1. Hanyang University and the Reshaping Development Institute, the Republic of Korea
  2. Danish Institute for International Studies and Aarhus University, Department of Anthropology, Denmark
  3. Chiang Mai University, Thailand
  4. Oxford University, England
  5. Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Japan
  6. Hiroshima University, Japan
  7. International Ethnological Museum, Osaka, Japan

ေဒါက္တာ ျမျမခင္ 

  1. အခါတိုင္းရင္းသားမ်ား၏လူမႈစီးပြားေရးဘဝ (၂၀ဝ၆-၂၀ဝ၇)
  2. ကိုးကန့္တိုင္းရင္းသားမ်ား၏လူမႈစီးပြားေရးဘဝ  (၂၀ဝ၆-၂၀ဝ၇)
  3. ကယန္းတိုင္းရင္းသားမ်ား၏လူမႈစီးပြားေရးဘဝ (၂၀ဝ၆-၂၀ဝ၇)
  4. ခ်င္းတိုင္းရင္းသားမ်ား၏လူမႈစီးပြားေရးဘဝ (၂၀ဝ၆-၂၀ဝ၇)
  5. မရမာႀကီးတိုင္းရင္းသားမ်ား၏လူမႈစီးပြားေရးဘဝ (၂၀ဝ၆-၂၀ဝ၇)
  6. တရံုတိုင္းရင္းသားမ်ား၏လူမႈစီးပြားေရးဘဝ (၂၀ဝ၆-၂၀ဝ၇)
  7. ဂန႔္ေဂါၿမိဳ႕နယ္တြင္ ေနထိုင္သူမ်ား၏ လူေနမႈဘဝ အေပၚ သဘာဝ ပတ္ဝန္းက်င္ ေျပာင္းလဲမႈ၏ အက်ိဳး
    သက္ေရာက္မႈမ်ား (၂၀ဝ၆-၂၀၁၀)
  8. ျမန္မာမႈ နယ္ပယ္တြင္ ေတြ႕ျမင္ရေသာ လူမႈေရး ဆိုင္ရာ တာဝန္သိမႈကို ေလ့လာျခင္း  (၂၀ဝ၆-၂၀၁၀)
  9. Re-socialization programs practised by Mon National Living in Kawtkalawt Village Tract, Kawtkalawt Village, Kyaitmayaw Township, Mon State (၂၀၁၆-၂၀၁၇)
  10. ဦးရှင်ကြီး နတ္ပူေဇာ္ပသပြဲ (၂၀၁၀-၂၀၁၁)
  11. Analysis of the religious anthropological theories (၂၀၁၁-၂၀၁၂)
  12. Analysis of the religious anthropological theories (2) (၂၀၁၂-၂၀၁၃)
  13. The impact of development programs on the native people’s  life expectation living in falam  Township, Chin state. (၃၁.၁၂.၂၀၁၄)
  14. Re-socialization programs practised by Mon National living in Kawtkalawt Village, Kawtkalawt Village tract, Kyaitmayaw Township, Mon State (၃၁.၁၂.၂၀၁၇)

ေဒါက္တာ သန္းပုလဲ

  1. ကယားျပည္နယ္တြင္ ေနထိုင္ေသာ ယင္းေဘာ္ တိုင္းရင္းသားတို႔ လက္ေတြ႕ က်င့္သုံးေနေသာ က်န္းမာေရးဆိုင္ရာ မိ႐ိုးဖလာ အသိပညာမ်ား (ေဆာင္ရြက္ဆဲ)

Curriculum

 

First Year (Anthropology)                                                                  Semester  I

Foundation Courses

မ  ၁၀၀၁          (3)    ျမန္မာစာ

Eng  -1001      (3)   English

Core Courses

Anth- 1101      (4) General Anthropology (I)

Anth- 1102      (4) Cultural Anthropology (I)

*Elective Courses  (For Anthropology Specialization)

Hist-1001          (3) Introduction to Myanmar Civilization (I)

Phil-1001          (3) Logic in Practice

Geog-1003        (3) Geography of South East Asian Countries

Psy- 1001          (3) Child Development

Psy- 1002          (3) States of Consciousness

Psy- 1003          (3) General Psychology I

Psy-1004           (3) Public Relation

IR.   1001          (3) Introduction to International Relations I

Os  -1001          (3) Fundamentals of Pāli Language

AM -1001         (3) Aspect of Myanmar (I)

*Elective Courses  (For Other  Specialization)

Anth- 1001      (3) Introduction to General Anthropology (I)

Anth- 1002      (3) Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (I)

 

First Year (Anthropology)                                                   Semester II       

Foundation Courses

မ ၁၀၀၂           (3)  ျမန္မာစာ

Eng  – 1002          (3)  English

Core Courses

Anth- 1103      (4) General Anthropology (II)

Anth- 1104      (4) Cultural Anthropology (II)

*Elective Courses  (For Anthropology Specialization)

Hist-1004          (3) Introduction to Myanmar Civilization II

Geog-1004        (3) Geography of Myanmar

Psy- 1005          (3) Psychology of Adolescence

Psy- 1006          (3) Psychological Disorders

Psy- 1007          (3) General Psychology II

Psy -1008          (3) Understanding Human Interaction

IR.1004             (3) Introduction to International Relations II

Os -1002           (3) Fundamentals of Pāli Language

Li-  1002           (3) Library Information Sources

AM -1002         (3) Aspect of Myanmar (II)

*Elective Courses  (For Other  Specialization)

Anth- 1003      (3) Introduction to General Anthropology (II)

Anth- 1004      (3) Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (II)

 

Second Year (Anthropology)                                                         Semester I

Foundation Course

Eng-  2001     (3)English

Core Courses

Anth- 2101      (4) Physical Anthropology (I)

Anth- 2102      (4) Primate and Human Palaeontology (I)

Anth- 2103      (4) Archaeological Anthropology (I)

*Elective Courses  (For Anthropology Specialization)

Hist-2001        (3) History of Science and Technology

Eng-2003        (3) Developing Communicative Skill

Geog-2009      (3) Human Geography (I)

Psy -2001        (3) Language and Thought

Phil-2002        (3) Philosophy of Environmental Conservation and Sustainable Development

IR- 2001         (3) Elements of Political Organization

Os -2001         (3)  Pāli Language

Myan-2005     (3) ျမန္မာအမ်ိဳးသမီးစာဆိုေတာ္မ်ားႏွင့္ ၄င္းတို႔၏ စာမ်ား

Anth- 2009     (3) Applied Anthropology (I)

*Elective Courses  (For Other  Specialization)

Anth- 2001      (3) Physical Anthropology (I)

Anth- 2002      (3) Socio-cultural Anthropology (I)

Anth- 2003      (3) Myanmar Culture (I)

Anth- 2004       (3) Ethnography of Myanmar (I)

 

 

Second Year (Anthropology)                                     Semester II

Foundation Course

Eng-  2002      (3)English

Core Courses

Anth- 2104      (4) Physical Anthropology (II)

Anth- 2105      (4) Primate and Human Palaeontology (II)

Anth- 2106      (4) Archaeological Anthropology (II)

*Elective Courses  (For Anthropology Specialization)

Hist-  2003        (3) History of Science and Technology

Eng-  2004        (3) Developing Communicative Skill

Geog-2010        (3) Human Geography (II)

Psy –  2005        (3) Introduction to Social Problem

Phil-  2007        (3) Philosophy of Environmental Conservation and Sustainable Development

Os-   2006         (3) Pāli Language

IR-   2004         (3) Elements of Political Organization

Myan-2008       (3) ျမန္မာအမ်ိဳးသမီးစာဆိုေတာ္မ်ားႏွင့္ ၄င္းတို႔၏ စာမ်ား

Anth- 2010       (3) Applied Anthropology (II)

*Elective Courses  (For Other  Specialization)

Anth- 2005      (3) Physical Anthropology (II)

Anth- 2006      (3) Socio-cultural Anthropology (II)

Anth- 2007      (3) Myanmar Culture (II)

Anth-2008       (3) Ethnography of Myanmar (II)

Third Year (Anthropology)                                        Semester   I

Foundation Course

Eng-  3001      (3)English

Core Courses

Anth- 3101      (4) Social Organization (I)

Anth- 3102      (4) Religious Beliefs (I)

Anth- 3103      (4) Culture & Personality (I)

Anth- 3104      (4) The Study of Human Variation (I)

*Elective Courses  (For Anthropology Specialization)

Geol-3001        (3) Palaeontology (I)

Anth-3001        (3) Anthropology and the future (1)

*Elective Courses  (For Other  Specialization)

Anth- 3003      (3) Religious Beliefs (I)

 

Third Year (Anthropology)                                                                      Semester   II

Foundation Course

Eng  -3002      (3) English

Core Courses

Anth- 3105      (4) Social Organization (II)

Anth- 3106      (4) Religious Beliefs (II)

Anth- 3107      (4) Culture & Personality (II)

Anth- 3108      (4) The Study of Human Variation (II)

*Elective Courses  (For Anthropology Specialization)

Geol-3002      (3) Palaeontology (II)

Anth-3002       (3) Anthropology and the future (1I)

*Elective Courses  (For Other  Specialization)

Anth- 3004      (3) Religious Beliefs (II)

 

Fourth Year (Anthropology)                                                                      Semester   I

Foundation Course

Eng- 4001      (3) English

Core Courses

Anth- 4101      (4) Anthropological Theories (I)

Anth- 4102      (4) Anthropological Research Methods (I)

Anth- 4103      (4) Political Anthropology (I)

Anth- 4104      (4) Ethnology (I)

*Elective Courses  (For Anthropology Specialization)

Anth- 4001      (3) Ethnography

 

Fourth Year (Anthropology)                                                                      Semester   II

Foundation Course

Eng- 4002      (3) English

Core Courses

Anth- 4105      (4) Anthropological Theories (II)

Anth- 4106      (4) Anthropological Research Methods (II)

Anth- 4107      (4) Political Anthropology (II)

Anth- 4108      (4) Ethnology (II)

*Elective Course  (For Anthropology Specialization)

Anth- 4002     (3) Urban Anthropology

မွတ္ခ်က္။    ။ (၁) Anth- 4102 & Anth- 4106, Anthropological Research Methods

ဘာသာရပ္တြင္ ကြင္းဆင္းသုေတသနျပဳလုပ္ပံု၊ ျပဳလုပ္နည္းကို လက္ေတြ႔သင္ၾကားရန္အတြက္ သုေတသနခရီး ထြက္းပါမည္။

(၂)  ပထမပညာသင္ႏွစ္ဝက္စာေမးပြဲေျဖဆိုျပီးပါက (၅) ရက္မွ (၁၀)ရက္အထိ ကြင္းဆင္းသုေတသန ခရီးထြက္ပါမည္။

(၃) ၎ဘာသာရပ္အတြက္ Tutorial (၁၀)မွတ္ ၊ လက္ေတြ႔ကြင္းဆင္းမႈကို (၁၀)မွတ္ သတ္မွတ္ပါမည္။

 

 

First Year Honours (Anthropology)                                                          Semester   1

Foundation Courses

Eng-3001      (3) English

Core Courses

Anth- 3201      (4) Social Organization (I)

Anth- 3202      (4) Religious Beliefs (I)

Anth- 3203      (4) Culture & Personality (I)

Anth- 3204      (4) The Study of Human Variation (I)

*Elective Courses  (For Anthropology Specialization)

Geol-3001        (3) Palaeontology (I)

Anth-3001        (3) Anthropology and the future (I)

*Elective Courses  (For Other  Specialization)

Anth- 3001      (3) Religious Beliefs (I)

 

First Year Honours (Anthropology)                                                    Semester   II

Foundation Courses

Eng-  3002      (3)English

Core Courses

Anth- 3205      (4) Social Organization (II)

Anth- 3206      (4) Religious Beliefs (II)

Anth- 3207      (4) Culture & Personality (II)

Anth- 3208      (4) The Study of Human Variation (II)

*Elective Courses  (For Anthropology Specialization)

Geol – 3002     (3) Palaeontology (II)

Anth- 3002       (3) Anthropology and The future (II)

*Elective Courses  (For Other  Specialization)

Anth- 3002     (3) Religious Beliefs (II)

 

 

 

Second Year Honours (Anthropology)                                                      Semester I 

Core Courses

Anth- 4201      (4) Anthropological Theories (I)

Anth- 4202      (4) Sociology (I)

Anth- 4203      (4) Political Anthropology (I)

Anth- 4204      (4) Ethnology (I)

Anth- 4205      (4) Economic Anthropology (I)

Anth- 4206      (4) Ethnography (I)

 

Second Year Honours (Anthropology)                                                 Semester   II

Core Courses

Anth- 4207      (4) Anthropological Theories (II)

Anth- 4208      (4) Sociology (II)

Anth- 4209      (4) Political Anthropology (II)

Anth- 4210      (4) Ethnology (II)

Anth- 4211      (4) Economic Anthropology (II)

Anth- 4012      (4) Ethnography (II)

Third Year Honours (Anthropology) and Qualify                                 Semester   I

Core Courses

Anth- 5201      (4) Anthropology of Tourism (I)

Anth- 5202      (4) Medical Anthropology (I)

Anth- 5203      (4) Stone Ages of Asia, Europe, and Africa (I)

Anth- 5204      (4) Rural Studies in Anthropology

Anth- 5205      (4) Anthropological Research Methods (I)*

Anth- 5206      (4) Ecological Anthropology (I)

မွတ္ခ်က္။ ။ (၁) Anth- 5205 & Anth- 5211, Anthropological Research Methods

ဘာသာရပ္တြင္ ကြင္းဆင္းသုေတသနျပဳလုပ္ပံု၊ ျပဳလုပ္နည္းကို လက္ေတြ႔သင္ၾကားရန္အတြက္ သုေတသနခရီး ထြက္းပါမည္။

(၂) ပထမပညာသင္ႏွစ္ဝက္စာေမးပြဲေျဖဆိုျပီးပါက (၅) ရက္မွ (၁၀)ရက္အထိ ကြင္းဆင္းသုေတသန ခရီးထြက္ပါမည္။

(၃) ၎ဘာသာရပ္အတြက္ Tutorial (၁၀)မွတ္ ၊ လက္ေတြ႔ကြင္းဆင္းမႈကို (၁၀)မွတ္ သတ္မွတ္ပါမည္။

 

Third Year Honours (Anthropology) and Qualify                                     Semester   II

Core Courses

Anth- 5207      (4) Anthropology of Tourism (II)

Anth- 5208      (4) Medical Anthropology (II)

Anth- 5209      (4) Stone Ages of Asia, Europe, and Africa (II)

Anth- 5210      (4) Urban Anthropology (II)

Anth- 5211      (4) Anthropological Research Methods (II)*

Anth- 5212      (4) Ecological Anthropology (II)

 

  1. General Anthropology
  2. Social Anthropology
  3. Folk Art
  4. Making Union of Myanmar
  5. Interpretation of Culture
  6. Field work methods and documentation
  7. Anthropology of Health and Healthcare Practices
  8. Folklore

M.A First Year (Anthropology)                      Semester I

M.A First Year (Anthropology)                                 Semester II

 

M.A Second Year (Anthropology)                            Semester I 

M.A Second Year (Anthropology)                          Semester II

M.A Second Year (Anthropology)                           Semester I

M.A Second Year (Anthropology)                              Semester I

M.A Second Year (Anthropology)                                Semester I

M.A Second Year (Anthropology)                                  Semester II

 

 

 

GRADUATE COURSES FOR Ph. D. IN ANTHROPOLOGY

Total Credits = 16 per week

Total Hours   = 28 per week

 

Anth 711    Physical Anthropology

Part- 1

  1. Introduction
  2. Human anatomy

-Chemical compositions of man

  1. Cell-Physical Structure of call

-Organelles of cell-structure and functions

  1. Genetics

– Teminology

– General structure of Nucleic acids

– Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA)

– Ribonucleic acid ( RNA)

– different types of RNA and their significances

  1. Protein Structure

– Amino acids

– Protein synthesis

  1. Genetic disorders

– Chromosoneal disorders

– Some common diseases

  1. Blood groups, race
  2. Adaptation, evolution, race
  3. Institution
  4. General anatomy
  5. Skeletal system

 

Part- 2

  1. Origin of earth and vertebrate animal kingdom

– Origin of earth

(a) The solar system- the sun and nine planets

(b) Theories of formation of the earth

– Vertebrate animal kingdom

(a) Fishes, Amphibians, Reptiles, Mammals, Apes

  1. Theories of Evolution

(a) Concept of Evolution

(b) Approach to Evolution

(c) Early theories in Evolution

(d) Darwin theory of Evolution

  1. Primate and Evolution of man

– Primate: Fayum Primates, Pondaung Primates, Krabi Primates

– Evolution of man: Auatralopithecus, Homohabilis, Homoerectus, Homo Sapien

Neanderthalensis, Homo Sapien Sapien

  1. Human Anatomy, Genetics and Races

(a) Basic anatomy of Man

(b) The genetic mechanisms of evolution

(c) DNA, RNA

(d) Race as an evolution process

 

Anth 712  Cultural Anthropology

  1. Culture and Linguistics

(a) Language and communication

(b) Language in its cultural setting

(c) Language and thought

(d) Theoretical Linguistics

(e) American Linguistics

  1. Cross-cultural Studies

(a) Capitalist development and cultural experience

(b) Colonialism and Malay peasants

(c)  Post colonialism and Philippine

(d) Socio-culturalism and India

  1. Cultural Theories

(a) Founders

(b) The nature of culture and society

(c)  Evolutionary, adaptationalism and materialism

(d) Structures, symbols, and meaning, practice, agency and power

  1. Archaeological Anthropology

(a) Archaeology in Anthropology

(b) Paleolithic culture, Mesolithic culture, Neolithic Culture, Metal, Metal Age

(c) Prehistoric economy and Social Organization

 

Anth 713 Ethnographic Methods

An Overview of Ethnography

Ethnographic Perspectives

Writing Ethnography

 

Anth 714 Applied Anthropology

Medical Anthropology

Introduction to Medical Anthropology

The Anthropological Approach in Health and Health Care

Qualitative Studies Including Anthropological Research in Health

Tourism Anthropology

An Anthropological Perspective on Tourism and Commodification

Authenticity Cultural Patrimony and Tourism

Host and Guest

Ecotourism

Educational Anthropology

Anthropology and Education

Classroom Culture

Local Traditional Education and community

Ecological Anthropology

Traditional Ecological  Knowledge

Market Integration and Distribution of Ecological knowledge within An

Ecuadorian Fishing Community.

  1. Ecological Perspective of Health and Disease
  2. Cultural Ecological
  3. Application of Ecological Anthropology

COURSES FOR DIPLOMA IN ANTHROPOLOGY

Total Credits = 16 per week

Total Hours =   20 per week

 

DAE 111A An Introduction to General Anthropology

The Definition of Anthropology and Its Aims

The Scope of Anthropology

Introduction to physical anthropology

Introduction to Cultural anthropology

Development of Anthropology

The application of Anthropology

The Relation of Anthropology

Basic Anthropological Terminology

The Study of Ethnic Group in Myanmar

 

DAE 112 A  Social Anthropology

The Meaning of Social Organization

Basic Social Groups

Types of Marriage

Divorce

Forms of Family

Kinship and Descent

Kinship Terminology and Kin Groups

 

DAE 113 A Making of the Union of Myanmar and Ethnic Groups

  1. The nature of culture
  2. The Key Points of Socialization
  3. Valued Social Resources
  4. The important Role of Census
  5. Socio-cultural style of Pyu
  6. Pyu and other nationals
  7. The List of Ethnic Groups in Myanmar
  8. Kachin
  9. Kayah
  10. Kayin
  11. Chin
  12. Bamar
  13. Mon
  14. Rakhine
  15. Shan

 

DAE 114 A Folk Art

  1. Background History of Myanmar Folk Art
  2. Folk Art of Hill People and  Plain  People
  3. Comparative Folk Art

 

DAE 111 B  Field Work Method and Documentation 

Notes and Queries

Equipment

Oral History

Choice of Informants

Direct Observation

Indirect Observation

Scientific Documentation

 

DAE 112 B Role of Folk-tale in Minority Culture

  1. The definition and aim of Folk art in Folklore
  2. Human Characteristics and Folk tales
  3. Human Behavior and Folk tales
  4. Human relationship and verbal folklore
  5. The world and folk tale
  6. Swapping tales and stealing story
  7. Folk tale analysis
  8. Myanmar folk tales

(a) Kachin

(b) Kayah

(c)  Kayin

(d) Chin

(e)  Bamar

(f)  Mon

(g) Rakhine

(h) Shan

 

DAE 113 B Anthropology of Health and Health Care

  1. Introduction to Medical Anthropology
  2. Culture, Health and Illness
  3. The Anthropological Approach in Health and Health Care
  4. Introduction to Applied Health Research
  5. Qualitative Studies in Health Research
  6. Appreciation of Ethnographic Software

 

DAE 114 B The Interpretation  of Culture

  1. Introduction
  2. The Emergence of the Concept of Culture in Anthropology
  3. Part 1

(1)   The Founder, Tylor’s “The Evolution of Culture’’

(2)   Boas’s “Culture in Context’’

(3)   Sapir’s “Culture , language and individual”

(4)   Mead’s “The Individual and culture”

(5)    MalinowsKi’s “The Functions of culture ”

  1. Part 11

(1)   Jenk’s “Culture and social Structure”

(2)  Turnen’s “Culture is Symbolic”

(3)   Geertz’s “Thick description of Culture”

(4)  Marcus’s “Writing Culture”

(5)  Irwan Abdullah’s “Culture: The Area of Culture and changing process

in making sense”

(6)  Kahn’s “Culture, Multiculture, postculture”

(7)  Fernandez’s “post modern Culture and Anthropology”

5.  The Redefinition of Culture and the Future of Anthropological Knowledge”