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Curricular competence

Comprehensively form professional in Social Anthropology, who at the end of the program have a sound base of knowledge, skills, attitudes and values, that allow them to detect the local and regional social problems, as well as their constant transformations, based on the anthropological methodology and field work, capable of abstraction, analysis and synthesis of social reality and capable to provide option for the development of policies and social intervention strategies.



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Collegiate Organ approval date

December 4, 2015.

Start of operations

January-June 2016.

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Admission process

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Knowledge description

The knowledge the applicant for this academic program must possess are the following:

  1. Have general knowledge on the characteristic of Social Sciences.
  2. Have a basic knowledge of Mexico’s history.
  3. Have a clear perspective of world’s history in the last century until today.
  4. Have basic knowledge of scientific methodology and arithmetic methods.

Skills description

The minimum skills the applicant must possess are social, intellectual and physical:

  1. Skill for collaborative work and easiness to socialize in new environments or different to their own personal environment.
  2. Capability to reflect about his environment.
  3. Capability of observation, reading skills and capability of analysis and synthesis. Also, capable to communicate orally and written.
  4. Capable of self-learning.
  5. The necessary physical condition to make field work in occasionally extreme conditions, away from the city’s amenities –capable of long walks, eat in different hours, spend the night in inadequate places, etcetera--. This skill, however, could exceptionally be obvious or supplied in the case of impaired students, but with interest and evident calling towards the anthropological analysis.

Attitudes description

The desirable attitudes in the applicant are:

  1. Sensitivity and social solidarity.
  2. Capability of astonishment before social reality.
  3. Willingness to work in teams.
  4. Intellectual curiosity for the search of knowledge.
  5. Open mind to try and understand social phenomena in all their extension.
  6. Attitude of respect towards interculturality and the difference and diversity of beliefs, ideas, values and social practices.
  7. A critic-constructive attitude.

Description of values

The basic values the applicant must have, and those that will be developed in the future are:

  1. Honesty
  2. Commitment to knowledge and scientific work, and
  3. Social solidarity and empathy

The knowledge will weighted through the Basic Skills and Knowledge Exam (EXHCOBA), or one approved by the Division’s Council.

The skills and attitudes will be evaluated by a psychometric exam and qualitative instruments, such as personal interviews.

Graduate requirements

To obtain the professional certificate in Social Anthropology, the student must complete what is established in the Art. 62, fractions I & II, clause A of the current Academic Statute of the University of Guanajuato:

I.-Complete the corresponding syllabus;

II.-Make among the modalities chosen by the Divisional council or Academy of the High School as adequate for the study plans taught in the division or school, some of the following:

a) Thesis, research or professional exercise, and sustain an exam before a jury to defend it under the conditions established by the Divisional Council […];

According the article 62 of the Academic Statute, and according agreements of the Division’s Council on July 2, 2010 (L-CD-CSYH-E-2010-5-01 & L-CD-CSYH-E-2010-502) and on September 7, 2010 (L-CD-CSYH-2010-13-04), to obtain the degree certificate of the educational programs taught in the Division of Social Sciences and Humanities, Campus Leon, the student may choose among the following modalities:

  1. Academic excellence.
  2. CENEVAL (for the available degrees)
  3. Publication of an individual work in an arbitrated magazine.
  4. Thesis
  5. Professional Exercise work, in its variants of ethnographic report, professional practice reports or execution of a cultural project.

In accordance with the same Art. 62 of the current Academic Statute of the University of Guanajuato, to obtain the degree certificate it will also be necessary to:

III.-Complete the professional social service; and

IV.-The remaining academic requirements previously established in the corresponding curricular structure.

The Divisional Councils and Academic Council of the High School will set in the respective competencies, the basis or requirements that the modalities must satisfy referred in the fraction II or others, procuring in every case the maximum quality, hence, a high competitive level.

The completion of the degree will be made by any of these modalities and the other described requirements.

In case a thesis is made, the result is expected throughout the Research seminar, field work, systematization seminar and degree seminar, subjects that together have the purpose to provide the theoretical and practical tools for anthropological research and inquiry. After which, the student must sustain a degree exam, oral and public, before a committee formed by the thesis director and synod. The purpose is the public evaluation of the competencies, knowledge, skills and attitudes acquired by the student.

Professional Social service

The university regulation on this point prescribes, in the Art. 98 of the valid Academic Statute, that:

Social service is the set of activities that form the student in their commitment with society and project their action in benefit of the same.

The Art. 101, clause 3 of the current Academic Statute establishes that:

The professional social service is an exercise of career temporal and mandatory, in the terms and modalities of the applicable legislation and according the nature of the academic formation, is at the service of society the student’s professional preparation, with a possible economic remuneration.

When the professional social service is included in the syllabus, it will be done according what’s stipulated, when is not part of itself, it will serve, during or at the end of the corresponding program, according the established guidelines by the divisional councils and the High School Academic Council, addressing the applicable legal dispositions.

Requirement of the second language

As a graduate requirement, is also considered to domain a second language. By agreement on September 7, 2010 L-CD-CSYH-2010-13-06 of the Divisional Council to obtain the degree in Social Anthropology the students must accredit the level 400 of a second language, with a record of the level or a record of the level IV exam, issued by the Language center of Campus Leon or a B2 level record, European structure or 450 TOEFL points in the case of English. To accredit the language, it can be presented in the Academic Secretary a middle or high school degree abroad (different from Spanish) or certificate of language academies renowned by the Department of Public Education (SEP) to accredit its level equivalence, or certificate of studies in a bilingual school.

Graduate Administrative requirements

For the effects of this proposal, the graduate administrative requirements are:

  1. General certificate of studies, which can be requested if the student has completed or accredited the number of credits established in the program.
  2. Three black and white oval shaped photos (certificate size).
  3. Professional Social Service Letter. No-debt letter from treasury. No-debt letter from the General Direction of Libraries from UG.

Total number of credits of the Educational Program: 228 credits, from which 224 correspond to 32 subjects and the last 4 to complimentary activities which must be completed by the student.

  • First enrollment
  • Introduction to Research Methodology
  • Mexican Anthropology
  • General Anthropology
  • Oral and written communication
  • Informatic tools and management
  • Second enrollment
  • Introduction to the Ethnographic Method and Anthropological Research Techniques
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Social diagnostic and management
  • Subject and environment
  • Philosophical-Epistemological Fundaments
  • Third enrollment
  • Visual anthropology and landscape analysis
  • Theoretic Paradigms in Social Sciences and Humanities
  • Research in the Rural area
  • Contemporary History of Mexico and Latin America
  • Optative
  • Fourth Enrollment
  • Interview, History of Life, and Speech analysis
  • Social Organization
  • Research in the Urban area
  • Contemporary debates and ethics and Human Rights
  • Optative
  • Fifth Enrollment
  • Research seminar
  • Theories of kin and Genealogic analysis
  • Research in institutions
  • Anthropologies of the south: From indigenous to the Analysis of Institutions
  • Sixth enrollment
  • Field work
  • Seventh enrollment
  • Seminar of Information Systematization
  • Social problems and contemporary debates
  • Tools for teaching, extension and divulgation of Science
  • Optative
  • Eighth enrollment
  • Degree seminar
  • Seminar of theoretic specialization
  • Optative
  • Optative or selective subjects
  • Ethnohistory
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Gender
  • Intercultural studies
  • Migratory Movements
  • Political anthropology
  • ETNOAI from Ethnography to Digital Video
  • ETNOAI in the framework of Visual Anthropology
  • History of Viceroy Mexico
  • Archeology, Society and Cultural Industries
Offered in:

Campus León, Division of Social Sciences and Humanities (DCSH)
Venue San Carlos
Boulevard Puente Milenio No. 1001; Fracción del Predio San Carlos; C.P. 37670; León, Gto.
Phone: (477) 267 49 00
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