BACHELOR OF ARTS IN ANTHROPOLOGY Program Offered at University of Nairobi

Bachelors Degree 4 YEARS Fulltime Fee: on application Intake: Ongoing

Bachelors Degree (Accredited by: University of Nairobi)

About BACHELOR OF ARTS IN ANTHROPOLOGY Bachelors Degree program.

The study of Anthropology is now widely recognized in developmental circles as a crucial subject in the development of any nation. Many countries in Africa are currently going through economic, demographic, and political transition. Indeed, human suffering today exists on a scale that is difficult to comprehend. Anthropologists are being called upon to use their anthropological training and skills to address these problems and challenges. For example, they have been called upon to explain why certain projects fail to achieve their goals. Due to this the University of Nairobi is established this course to enhance this skills


Entry Requirements for admission to the University of Nairobi for the Bachelors degree in Anthropology

1.      Those that have a minimum aggregate of C+ (plus) in KCSE or those with the equivalent of a KCSE from an Institution recognized by the University of Nairobi Senate.

2.      Those who have a minimum aggregate of C (plain) in KCSE plus a Diploma from an Institution recognized by the University of Nairobi Senate.

3.      Those with at least Division II with a credit pass in English in ‘O’ Level EACE or KCE) plus a Diploma from an Institution recognized by the University of Nairobi Senate.

4.      Those with a Degree from the University of Nairobi or from an Institution recognized by the University of Nairobi Senate.


Course outline

Semester I

Introduction to Anthropology

Cultural Anthropology

Introduction to the Study of Language

Elements of Development Anthropology

Legal Anthropology

Intercultural Communication

Semester II

Introduction to Ethnology

Introduction to Physical Anthropology

Linguistic Anthropology


Fundamentals of Archaeology

Computer Literacy

Semester III

Comparative Ethnography

Introduction to Statistics for Social Scie

Ecological Anthropology

Semester IV

Demographic Anthropology

Family and Kinship

Introduction to Gender Studies

Elective Courses

Semester III

Ethnology of Architecture

Introduction to the Arts

Political Anthropology

African Archaeology

Ethnology of African Societies

Semester IV

Urban Anthropology

Ethnicity and Cultural Identity

Archaeology and Cultural Identity

Traditional Belief Systems

Compulsory Courses

Semester V

Research Methods in Anthropology

History of Anthropological Thought Palaeoanthropology

Semester VI

Ethics in Anthropology

Contemporary Theories in Anthropology

Economic Anthropology

Elective Courses

Semester V

Culture and Technology

Human Growth and Constitution

African Art

Ethno archaeology

Gender in Cross-Cultural Studies

Semester VI

Medical Anthropology

Anthropology of Tourism


Field Archaeology


Anthropology and the Community

Compulsory Courses

Semester VII

Applied Anthropology

Anthropology in Developing Countries

Nutritional Anthropology

Semester VIII

Psychological Anthropology

Culture and communication

Gender and Development

Elective Courses

Semester VII

Practicals in Physical Anthropology



Universal Religions

Human Genetics and Biochemical


 Cross-Cultural Studies

Semester VIII

Archaeological Conservation

Historical and comparative Linguistics

Performing Arts

Cultural Change and Development

 Anthropology & Infectious Diseases

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