American University of Central Asia - AUCA - Areas of specialization

Areas of specialization

Our program offers three main areas of specialization

Anthropology and archaeology 

... is one of the broadest fields of study built on a holistic view of people’s life in the past and present that incorporates cultural, linguistic, social, religious, political and economic dimensions. We offer courses on theories and methods of anthropology and archaeology, on language, ethnicity, history, religion, kinship, family, economy, politics, migration, globalization and more.


... is the study of how people live in cities and towns. Its main focus is on the interaction between people and urban environment. This interdisciplinary program offers you a large list of courses in urban planning, urban design, architecture, and urban anthropology, sociology and psychology. We will help you built your theoretical foundations in urbanism and develop a set of practical professional skills used by urban policy makers, governors, urban planners and urban designers.

International development

... is a broad interdisciplinary field that studies how countries and communities develop in the contemporary global context. You will learn about the world of international development organizations and about important role played by anthropologists as development specialists. Our diverse faculty takes an interdisciplinary approach to development; students will be able to take classes on economic and community development, environmental sustainability, governance, gender in development, and on many other aspects of development work.

American University of Central Asia
7/6 Aaly Tokombaev Street
Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic 720060

Tel.: +996 (312) 915000 + Еxt.
Fax: +996 (312) 915 028
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