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Minor Concentration Anthropology (18 credits)

Offered by: Anthropology     Degree: Bachelor of Arts and Science

Program Requirements

The Minor Concentration Anthropology permits students to explore the development and diversity of human beings and human society and culture through courses in human evolution, prehistoric archaeology, and socio-cultural anthropology. Students may include courses in all of these fields, or may focus on one or two.

This program may be expanded to the Major Concentration Anthropology.

Complementary Courses (18 credits)

200 Level

3-9 credits selected from the following list:

  • ANTH 201 Prehistoric Archaeology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Examination of the origin of cultural behaviour and culture as an adaptive mechanism from the earliest times to the rise of the first civilizations in the Old and New Worlds. The implications of these data concerning the nature of humans and their future development will be considered.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Michael Bisson (Fall)

    • Fall
  • ANTH 202 Socio-Cultural Anthropology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : An introduction to ways of understanding what it means to be human from the perspective of socio-cultural anthropology. Students will be introduced to diverse approaches to this question through engagement with a wide range of ethnographic cases.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Summer 2014

    Instructors: Edward Kohn (Fall) Julia Klara Bailey (Summer)

    • Fall
  • ANTH 203 Human Evolution (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : An examination of evolutionary theory and the fossil and archaeological record for human origins, emphasizing the interaction between physical and cultural evolution. The use of primate behaviour in reconstructing early human behaviour. The origin and meaning of human variation.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Michael Bisson (Winter)

    • Winter
  • ANTH 204 Anthropology of Meaning (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Through the analysis of language, symbols and cultural constructions of meaning, this course explores how people in different societies make sense of their world, and the ways in which they organise that knowledge, and how ideologies represent the different interests present in a society.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Winter
  • ANTH 206 Environment and Culture (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Introduction to ecological anthropology, focusing on social and cultural adaptations to different environments, human impact on the environment, cultural constructions of the environment, management of common resources, and conflict over the use of resources.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Alberto Sanchez (Fall)

    • Fall
  • ANTH 207 Ethnography Through Film (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : This course will investigate and discuss cultural systems, patterns, and differences, and the ways in which they are observed, visually represented, and communicated by anthropologists using film and video. The visual representation of cultures will be critically evaluated by asking questions about perspective, authenticity, ethnographic authority and ethics.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • ANTH 208 Evolutionary Anthropology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : The basic elements and mechanisms of evolutionary theory; the place of evolutionary theory in anthropology, including social anthropology, archaeology, physical anthropology and anthropological linguistics. Emphasis on the debates in each sub-discipline in which evolutionary theory has played an important role.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Winter
  • ANTH 209 Anthropology of Religion (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Nature and function of religion in culture. Systems of belief; the interpretation of ritual. Religion and symbolism. The relation of religion to social organization. Religious change and social movements.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Katherine Lemons (Winter)

    • Winter
  • ANTH 212 Anthropology of Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Processes of developmental change, as they affect small communities in the Third World and in unindustrialized parts of developed countries. Problems of technological change, political integration, population growth, industrialization, urban growth, social services, infrastructure and economic dependency.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Winter
  • ANTH 214 Violence, Warfare, Culture (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Cultural diversity and comparative perspectives on violence and warfare; sociological, political, materialist, psychological, and ideological explanations of conflict. Examines historical and contemporary cases of warfare in state and pre-state societies; 'ethnic', civil, nationalist secessionist and genocidal forms of conflicts; processes of conflict avoidance and resolution, peace-making and -keeping.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Fall
  • ANTH 222 Legal Anthropology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Exploration of dispute resolutions and means of social cohesion in various societies of the world. Themes: dichotomy between law and custom, local definitions of justice and rights, forms of conflict resolution, access to justice, gender and law, universality of human rights, legal pluralism.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Ronald Niezen (Winter)

    • Winter
  • ANTH 227 Medical Anthropology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Beliefs and practices concerning sickness and healing are examined in a variety of Western and non-Western settings. Special attention is given to cultural constructions of the body and to theories of disease causation and healing efficacy. Topics include international health, medical pluralism, transcultural psychiatry, and demography.

    Terms: Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: Sandra Hyde (Winter) Nicole Rigillo (Summer)

    • Fall

Areas

3 credits from either one of the following area groups:

Ethnography

  • ANTH 304 Chinese Culture in Ethnography and Film (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Uses both ethnography and film to examine 20Ih century Chinese society and popular culture in the context of the revolution and its aftermath.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Prerequisites: ANTH 202 or ANTH 204 or ANTH 209 and another 200-level anthropology course, U2 standing or above, or permission of the instructor.
    • Restriction: U2 standing or above.
  • ANTH 306 Native Peoples' History in Canada (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : A survey of the Canadian policies that impinged on native societies from the fur trade to World War II, and the native peoples' responses, looking at their involvement in the fur trade, the emergence of the Métis, types of resistance, economic diversification, development of associations, and cultural distinctiveness.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Prerequisites: HIST 202 or HIST 203 or ANTH 202 or ANTH 205 or ANTH 206, or permission of instructor
  • ANTH 309 Prehistory of Northern Europe (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Survey of the prehistory of northern Europe from the end of the last glaciation to the early iron age.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: ANTH 201.
  • ANTH 322 Social Change in Modern Africa (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : The impact of colonialism on African societies; changing families, religion, arts; political and economic transformation; migration, urbanization, new social categories; social stratification; the social setting of independence and neo-colonialism; continuity, stagnation, and progressive change.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Maria Sapignoli (Winter)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: ANTH 202, or ANTH 204, or ANTH 205, or ANTH 206, or ANTH 209, or ANTH 212, or ANTH 227 or permission of instructor
  • ANTH 326 Anthropology of Latin America (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Central themes in the anthropology of Latin America, including colonialism, religiosity, sexuality and gender, indigeneity, social movements, and transnationalism.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: ANTH 202 or 204 or 205 or 206 or 212 or permission of instructor
  • ANTH 327 Peoples of South Asia (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : An exploration of the dominant social institutions, cultural themes and perspectives, and psychological patterns found in India and greater South Asia.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: ANTH 202, or ANTH 205, or ANTH 206, or ANTH 212, or permission of instructor
  • ANTH 329 Modern Chinese Society and Change (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : 20th and 21st century Chinese economic, social and cultural changes and continuities. Topics include rural development, revolution and reform policies, gender and households, family planning, minorities, urbanization, and human rights.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Prerequisites: ANTH 202, or ANTH 205, or ANTH 206, or ANTH 212, or East Asian Studies Honours/Major, or permission of instructor
  • ANTH 337 Mediterranean Society and Culture (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : An exploration of Mediterranean ethnography, with special attention to southern Europe. Cultural patterns, such as "honour and shame'', social patterns such as "patron/client relations'', and current issues, such as "development'', shall be explored.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: ANTH 202, or ANTH 204, or ANTH 205, or ANTH 206, or ANTH 209, or ANTH 212, or ANTH 227
    • Restriction: U2 or U3 standing only
  • ANTH 338 Native Peoples of North America (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Ethnographic survey of Native cultures in North America. Conditions arising from European colonization and their social, economic and political impact. Contemporary situation of indigenous peoples.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: ANTH 202, or ANTH 204, or ANTH 205, or ANTH 206, or ANTH 209, or ANTH 212, or GEOG 336, or permission of instructor
  • ANTH 340 Middle Eastern Society and Culture (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Exploration of daily life, culture and society in the Middle East, through examination of ethnographic accounts.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Philip Carl Salzman (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisites: U2 or U3 standing; and ANTH 202, or ANTH 204, or ANTH 205, or ANTH 206, or ANTH 209, or ANTH 212, or ANTH 227, or permission of instructor
  • ANTH 416 Environment/Development: Africa (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Study of environmental effects of development in East Africa, especially due to changes in traditional land tenure and resource use across diverse ecosystems. Models, policies and cases of pastoralist, agricultural, fishing, wildlife and tourist development will be examined, across savanna, desert, forest, highland and coastal environments.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Restriction: Open only to students in the Study in Africa program, a full-term field study program in East Africa
    • Prerequisite: One prior course in Anthropology, Geography or Environmental Studies
  • ANTH 422 Contemporary Latin American Culture & Society (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Themes central to the culture and society of contemporary Latin America and the Caribbean, including globalization, questions of race and ethnicity, (post)modernity, social movements, constructions of gender and sexuality, and national and diasporic identities.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Prerequisites: ANTH 355, or ANTH 352, or HISP 226, or permission of the instructor.
    • Restriction: U3 students.
  • ANTH 436 North American Native Peoples (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : A detailed examination of selected contemporary problems.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: ANTH 338, or ANTH 336, or permission of instructor
  • ANTH 500 Chinese Diversity and Diaspora (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Explores ethnic diversity within mainland China, as well as the diversity of Chinese cultures of diaspora, living outside the mainland, often as minorities subject to other dominant cultures.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Restrictions: Reserved for U3 Anthropology undergraduate students or graduate students, any other students by permission of instructor.
    • Enrolment Limit: 25 students.

Archaeology

  • ANTH 305 Arctic Prehistory (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Comparative study of prehistoric Arctic hunter-gatherer cultures in Northern Canada, Alaska, Greenland and eastern Siberia. Emphasis will be placed on interpretation of cultural continuity and change in the context of contemporary hunter-gatherer theory.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: ANTH 201.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ANTH 319.
  • ANTH 307 Andean Prehistory (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Questions related to social inequality, ritual practice, monumental space, and urban landscapes within the context of the Pre-Columbian Andes and sections on the Inkas, as well as earlier groups, such as the Nazca, Wari, Moche, Tiwanaku, and Chimu.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Nicole Couture (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisites: ANTH 201 and 1 other course in Social/Cultural Anthropology or permission of instructor
    • Restriction: Students must be U2 or U3 standing.
  • ANTH 309 Prehistory of Northern Europe (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Survey of the prehistory of northern Europe from the end of the last glaciation to the early iron age.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: ANTH 201.
  • ANTH 317 Prehistory of North America (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Peopling of the New World; cultural adaptations of grasslands, woodland, desert and maritime environments; factors that favoured the shifts in subsistence activities, settlement patterns and social organization.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Prerequisites: ANTH 201 or 203 or equivalent.
  • ANTH 319 Inka Archaeology & Ethnohistory (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : In-depth study of material and symbolic manifestations of power and identity in the Pre-Columbian Inka state, drawing on both archaeological and ethnohistoric sources.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: ANTH 201 or ANTH 202 or HISP 225 or permission of instructor.
  • ANTH 330 Traditional Whaling Societies (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : The investigation of similarities and diversity of prehistoric and historic small-scale whaling societies. Examples will be drawn from throughout the world, including, but not limited to, East Asia, Northwest Coast, Arctic, North Atlantic and Northern Europe societies.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: James M Savelle (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: ANTH 201 or ANTH 202 or ANTH 203 or permission of instructor
    • Restriction: Restricted to Anthropology Honours, Major and Minor Program students
  • ANTH 331 Prehistory of East Asia (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Comparative study of prehistoric hunting and gathering cultures in China, Japan, Korea, Mongolia and Eastern Siberia; origins and dispersal of food production; cultural processes leading to the rise of literate civilizations in certain regions of East Asia.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: ANTH 201 or permission of instructor
  • ANTH 335 Ancient Egyptian Civilization (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : A study of changing ecological, economic, social, political, and religious factors influencing the development of ancient Egyptian civilization from prehistoric times to the early Christian era. The unique characteristics of Egyptian civilization are compared to the structural features common to all early civilizations.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: ANTH 201, or ANTH 202, or permission of instructor
  • ANTH 345 Prehistory of Africa (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Archaeological evidence for the evolution of culture in Africa from the beginning of the Paleolithic through the Iron Age, including changes in economic, social and political organization as reflected in selected archaeological sites.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Winter

6-12 credits from any 300-, 400-, or 500-level Anthropology courses.

Bachelor of Arts & Science—2013-2014 (last updated Aug. 21, 2013) (disclaimer)