HISTORY OF ANTHROPOLOGY DEPARTMENT

The Department of Anthropology in Yangon University was established in 1950, in Judson Hall. Its location on the campus has moved over the years: first, to the Social Science building, then in 1964 to Taungoo Hall. Since 1983 the Anthropology Department has been located in Yamanya Hall. The Department started small, with few staff and students but then expanded to include Sociology and even International Relations for a few years until Anthropology was reduced to a minor subject status under the new education system in 1964. At that point, the Department shrank in numbers of staff and students, until 1982 when Anthropology was restored to major subject status again.
In the early years of the Department, several overseas academics supported the teaching of Anthropology, Sociology and International Relations in Yangon, while several Myanmar academics furthered their studies in the USA and the UK. Nowadays the Department is staffed by Myanmar academics.
Anthropology can be taken by Arts students as well as Science students. Science students taking Anthropology as a minor subject can earn a B.A Degree. Post-graduate students have to carry out field research and collect survey data for their Masters thesis.
Following the example of the University of Yangon, in the late 1950s other intermediate colleges teaching Anthropology were opened in Myanmar: in Mawlamyine, Pathein and Kyaukphyu.
Detailed History: The Department of Anthropology in Yangon University was established in 1950 under the Rector at that time, Dr. Htin Aung, in Judson Hall. Dr Htin Aung was also an honorary professor of the Anthropology Department, lecturing with visiting professor Dr. K. G. Orr from Chicago University.
To begin with the Anthropology Department had seven first year students and three post graduate students. Daw Khin Khin Oo and Daw Khin Hmway were appointed tutors before Dr. K. G. Orr left to go back to Chicago. Then the two tutors were sent on state scholarships to Chicago and Alabama Universities in the USA and Mr. Musgrave lectured during their absence.
When Daw Khin Khin Oo and Daw Khin Hmway returned from the USA in the a/y 1952-1953, Daw Khin Khin Oo was appointed Head of the Anthropology Department and the Department started teaching a range of classes from intermediate level, with a Masters degree introduced in 1957.


 

Several overseas academics taught in the Anthropology Department over the years in addition to those already mentioned. Mr. A. Sharma from New Delhi University was a full time assistant lecturer 1953 to 1955, and Dr. Orshinski, a Fullbright Smithsonian scholar, lectured in 1954-1955. Dr. Burling (1959-1960), Dr. E. B. Banks (1960-1961) and Mr. B. A. V. Peacock (1960-1962) also worked as Anthropology lecturers.
Several of the Myanmar academic staff studied for their postgraduate degrees in the United Kingdom and the United States of America on state scholarships.
From 1954 until 1959 the Department taught Sociology as well and became the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. Mr. K. W. Dunning (1957-1958), Dr. F. Nothingham (1957-1958), Dr. G. Theodorson (1958-1959) and Mr. P. A. Mannis (1958-1959), all Fullbright Smithsonian scholars, taught Social Science subjects. When faculties were introduced in the University of Yangon, Anthropology and Sociology became part of Social Sciences.
From 1957 to 1959, Dr. Johnstone from John Hopkins Centre taught International Relations through the Anthropology Department, at Bachelor of Arts and Masters levels. In 1959-60, International Relations moved into the Department of History.
In 1959 Sociology teaching was discontinued until the new education system started in 1964.
In 1962, staff postings within the university left only a lecturer and an assistant lecturer in the Department of Anthropology. There were only 33 students taking Anthropology in 1964, with only three studying for an Anthropology Masters degree.
Under the new education system in 1964, Anthropology became just a minor subject. Only in 1982 was it restored to major subject status again.
In the newly established Anthropology Department, from 1982, Daw Nwe Nwe took over as the Head of Department. There were only twenty students in the first year class, and the same in 1983. Six teaching members of staff taught them, including the Head of Department: Daw Nwe Nwe, Daw Kyin Kyin, U Wallace Kangyi, Daw Aye Aye Myint, U Sein Htun and Daw Tin Yi.
After Daw Nwe Nwe had retired, Daw Kyin Kyin succeeded her as Head of Department, followed in her turn by U Sein Htun, then Daw Tin Yi from 1990 to 1997 when she became a professor. After Daw Tin Yi retired in 2005, U Kyaw Han succeeded her, followed by Dr. Daw Mya Mya Khin. Dr Daw Mya Mya Khin has been Head of the Anthropology Dept from 2006 up until the present.
Meanwhile, in the Hlaing Campus of the University of Yangon, the first Anthropology classes started in 1982. U Wallace Kangyi was the Branch Head at that time. From 1991 to 1995 U Kyaw Han served as Branch Head.
Now the number of Anthropology students increases annually and ranges from first year undergraduate students to Masters Research students specializing in Anthropology. PhD courses have been running since a/y 2006-2007.

Dr Than Pale Professor

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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

ဒေါက်တာ မြမြခင်

  1. အခါတိုင်းရင်းသားများ၏လူမှုစီးပွားရေးဘဝ (၂ဝဝ၆-၂ဝဝရ)
  2. ကိုးကန့်တိုင်းရင်းသားများ၏လူမှုစီးပွားရေးဘဝ (၂ဝဝ၆-၂ဝဝရ)
  3. ကယန်းတိုင်းရင်းသားများ၏လူမှုစီးပွားရေးဘဝ (၂ဝဝ၆-၂ဝဝရ)
  4. ချင်းတိုင်းရင်းသားများ၏လူမှုစီးပွားရေးဘဝ (၂ဝဝ၆-၂ဝဝရ)
  5. မရမာကြီးတိုင်းရင်းသားများ၏လူမှုစီးပွားရေးဘဝ (၂ဝဝ၆-၂ဝဝရ)
  6. တရုံတိုင်းရင်းသားများ၏လူမှုစီးပွားရေးဘဝ (၂ဝဝ၆-၂ဝဝရ)
  7. ဂန့်ဂေါမြို့နယ်တွင် နေထိုင်သူများ၏ လူနေမှုဘဝ အပေါ် သဘာဝ ပတ်ဝန်းကျင် ပြောင်းလဲမှု၏ အကျိုးသက်ရောက်မှုများ (၂ဝဝ၆-၂၀၁၀)
  8. မြန်မာမှု နယ်ပယ်တွင် တွေ့မြင်ရသော လူမှုရေး ဆိုင်ရာ တာဝန်သိမှုကို လေ့လာခြင်း (၂ဝဝ၆-၂၀၁၀)
  9. Re-socialization programs practised by Mon National Living in Kawtkalawt Village Tract, Kawtkalawt Village, Kyaitmayaw Township, Mon State (၂၀၁၆-၂၀၁၇)
  10. ဦးရှင်ကြီး နတ်ပူဇော်ပသပွဲ (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)

ဒေါက်တာ သန်းပုလဲ

  1. ကယားပြည်နယ်တွင် နေထိုင်သော ယင်းဘော် တိုင်းရင်းသားတို့ လက်တွေ့ ကျင့်သုံးနေသော ကျန်းမာရေးဆိုင်ရာ မိရိုးဖလာ အသိပညာများ (ဆောင်ရွက်ဆဲ)

 

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”