Anthropology, Archaeology, Development Studies and Heritage Studies are interesting and rewarding fields of study. Students who are attracted by the notion of 'getting out into the field' and of applying the lessons learnt in lecture halls and tutorial rooms to the task of understanding the 'real world', should find any and all of these disciplines particularly enjoyable and useful. But the courses offered in these fields at the University of Pretoria should not be seen as 'easy options', and the students who do well are those who show commitment to their studies. The rewards are a comprehensive set of social and analytical skills that can be applied to gainful employment.
Provides an important education for entry to careers in teaching and research, non-governmental organisations, development agencies, public health, AIDS research and prevention, journalism, museums, advertising and public relations, diplomacy, human relations, and labour consultancy. For more information about careers in anthropology, please visit http://www.aaanet.org/careersbroch.htm.
Provides training for jobs in government (universities, government departments), museums and heritage management, tourism and commercial or 'contract' archaeology.
An Honours degree in Archaeology allows membership of the Association of Southern African Professional Archaeologists (ASAPA).
Skills taught include
Field Skills (camping; first aid; navigation) Field Skills (excavation, rock art recording)
Forensics (in co-operation with Anatomy) Collections Management
Critical thinking GIS and Mapping
Photography Public Speaking and Publishing
Tracing gatherer-hunter rock paintings and excavating farmer hilltop site
Provides training in the theoretical and practical field of development studies.