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Honours Anthropology (60 credits)

Offered by: Anthropology     Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Program Requirements

Honours students must maintain a GPA of 3.30 in their program courses and, according to Faculty regulations, a minimum CGPA of 3.00 in general.

Complementary (60 credits)

Honours students select their courses as specified below. Students may take a maximum of 9 credits at the 300 level or higher offered by other departments if they are directly related to their focus of study within Anthropology and are approved by their departmental program adviser.

200/300 Level

Revision, May 2014. Start of revision.

A maximum of 36 credits of 200- and 300-level courses (of which a maximum of 21 credits may be at the 200 level) selected from:

  • 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 2014

    Instructors: Maria Theresia Starzmann (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 2014

    Instructors: Edward Kohn (Fall)

    • 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 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 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 2014

    Instructors: Pierre-Alexandre Paquet (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 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 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 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 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 2015

    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 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 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 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 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 2015

    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: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Sandra Hyde (Fall)

    • Fall
  • ANTH 300 Comparative Anthropology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Past use of comparative anthropology and potential future use.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: Two 200-level anthropology courses or permission of instructor.
    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken ANTH 401.
  • ANTH 301 Nomadic Pastoralists (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Variations in herding systems over a wide range of habitats and involving a variety of species of domestic livestock. Comparative perspectives on the prehistory of pastoral systems, on the ideologies, cultures, and social and economic systems of nomadic pastoralists. Relations with non-pastoralists and the effects of change and development will also be examined.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: ANTH 202, or ANTH 205, or ANTH 206, or ANTH 212
  • ANTH 302 New Horizons in Medical Anthropology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Using recent ethnographies as textual material, this course will cover theoretical and methodological developments in medical anthropology since the early 1990's. Topics include a reconsideration of the relationship between culture and biology, medical pluralism revisited, globalization and health and disease, and social implications of new biomedical technologies.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Tobias Rees (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: ANTH 227
    • Restriction: Anthropology program students.
  • ANTH 303 Ethnographies of Post-socialism (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Understanding postsocialism through engagement with ethnography that explores how markets interact with political rule, social forms, and the production of cultural values across different geographies and histories. This course focuses primarily on the former Soviet Union, East Germany, and China.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Prerequisites: ANTH 202 and one other 200-level anthropology course, U2 standing or above, or permission of instructor.
  • ANTH 308 Political Anthropology 01 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : The study of political systems and political processes. Conflict and its resolution. The emphasis of the course will be on local-level politics and non-industrial societies.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: ANTH 202, or ANTH 205, or ANTH 206, or ANTH 212, or permission of instructor
  • ANTH 311 Primate Behaviour and Ecology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Critical evaluation of theories concerning primate behaviour with emphasis on the importance of ecological factors in framing behaviour, including mating behaviour, parent care, social structures, communication, as well as various forms of social interaction such as dominance, territoriality and aggressive expression.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Valérie Schoof (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: Any 200 level course in a social or biological science.
  • ANTH 312 Zooarchaeology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : A systematic investigation into current methodological and theoretical concerns in archaeological faunal analysis. Topics to be examined include sampling and quantification, butchery, seasonality, subsistence, taphonomy, and paleoecology.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: James M Savelle (Fall)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisites: ANTH 201 and Honours/Major status in Anthropology
  • ANTH 314 Psychological Anthropology 01 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : A survey of current theories and methods employed in psychological anthropology. Some areas considered are: cross-cultural studies of socialization and personality development; cultural factors in mental illness; individual adaptations to rapid socio-cultural change.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: Any Anthropology course
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ANTH 214
  • 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 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 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: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Nicole Couture (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: ANTH 201 or ANTH 202 or HISP 225 or permission of instructor.
  • ANTH 320 Social Evolution (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : The evolution of human social organization, with a focus on pre-industrial societies (hunter-gatherers, small-scale sedentary societies, complex chiefdoms and small scale states).

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Prerequisites: ANTH 202, or ANTH 205, or ANTH 206, or ANTH 208, and Honours/Major/Minor status in Anthropology, or permission of instructor.
  • 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: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Nicholas Barber (Fall)

    • 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 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 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: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Katherine Lemons (Fall)

    • 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 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 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 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 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: ANTH 201 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 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 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 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 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 339 Ecological Anthropology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Intensive study of theories and cases in ecological anthropology. Theories are examined and tested through comparative case-study analysis. Cultural constructions of "nature" and "environment" are compared and analyzed. Systems of resource management and conflicts over the use of resources are studied in depth.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Colin H Scott (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: ANTH 204, or ANTH 206, or SOCI 328, or GEOG 300 or ENVR 201, or ENVR 203, 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • 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 341 Women in Cross-cultural Perspective (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : A wide range of anthropological studies are examined and compared, along with theoretical models regarding changes in women's positions. The impact of colonialism, women and social change, and problems of women in developing societies are examined.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Prerequisites: ANTH 202 or ANTH 205, or ANTH 206, or ANTH 342, or Women's Studies Minor, or permission of instructor
  • ANTH 342 Gender, Inequality and the State (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Comparative studies of gender in stratified societies: Asia, the Mid-East, Latin and North America. Economic, political and social manifestations of gender inequality. Oppressive and egalitarian ideologies. State and institutional policies on gender, and male-female strategies. Sexual apartheid and integration.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: ANTH 202, or ANTH 205, or ANTH 206, or ANTH 341, or Women's Studies Minor, or permission of instructor
  • ANTH 344 Quantitative Approaches to Anthropology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : A non-statistics course designed to understand and critically evaluate quantitatively based arguments encountered in the literature of all branches of Anthropology.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: ANTH 201 or ANTH 202 or ANTH 205 or permission of instructor.
    • Restriction: Limited to students in Anthropology programs.
  • ANTH 380 Special Topic 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Supervised reading in special topics under the direction of a member of the staff.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Maria Theresia Starzmann, Andre Costopoulos, James M Savelle (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
  • ANTH 381 Special Topic 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Supervised reading in special topics under the direction of a member of the staff.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Andre Costopoulos, Maria Theresia Starzmann (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
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Core (350 Level)

A minimum of 9 credits of core courses at the 350 level selected from:

  • ANTH 352 History of Anthropological Theory (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Exploration in the history of anthropological theory; schools, controversies, intellectual history, sociology of knowledge.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Philip Carl Salzman (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisites: one 200-level anthropology course and one other anthropology course at any level
    • Restriction: Honours, Joint Honours, Major and Minor students in Anthropology, U2 standing or above
  • ANTH 355 Theories of Culture and Society (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Contributions to contemporary anthropological theory; theoretical paradigms and debates; forms of anthropological explanation; the role of theory in the practice of anthropology; concepts of society, culture and structure; cultural evolution and relativity; interpretive anthropology, post-modernism.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Prerequisites: one 200-level anthropology course and one other anthropology course at any level
    • Restriction: Honours, Joint Honours, Major and Minor students in Anthropology, U2 standing or above
  • ANTH 357 Archaeological Methods (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : The collection of materials in field investigations and their analysis to yield cultural information. The processes of inference and reconstruction in archaeological interpretation.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Gwen Patrice Bennett (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisites: ANTH 201 and one other course in archaeology
    • Restrictions: Honours, Joint Honours and Major students in Anthropology, U2 standing or above
  • ANTH 358 The Process of Anthropological Research (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : The nature of anthropological research as evidenced in monographs and articles; processes of concept formation and interpretation of data; the problem of objectivity.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Samuel Veissière (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisites: one 200-level anthropology course and one other anthropology course at any level
    • Restrictions: Honours, Joint Honours, Major and Minor students in Anthropology, U2 standing or above
  • ANTH 359 History of Archaeological Theory (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : A systematic investigation of the theories that have guided the interpretation of prehistoric archaeological data since the Middle Ages; the relationship between these theories and theoretical developments in the other social sciences.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Nicole Couture (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: ANTH 201 or ANTH 203, and one additional course in archaeology, or permission of instructor

400/500 Level

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A minimum of 9 credits of 400- or 500-level courses selected from:

  • ANTH 402 Topics in Ethnography (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : An exploration of selected ethnographic case material. Investigation of a regional literature or survey of significant contributions to ethnography or examination of an ethnological issue.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Restriction: U3 students in Anthropology or permission of instructor
  • ANTH 403 Current Issues in Archaeology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Current issues in archaeological interpretation, in particular, those relating to processual and postprocessual archaeology.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: ANTH 357 or preferably ANTH 359, or permission of instructor
  • ANTH 407 Anthropology of the Body (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : This course will survey theoretical approaches used over the past 100 years, and then focus on contemporary debates using case studies. The nature/culture mind/ body, subject/object, self/other dichotomies central to most work of the body will be problematized.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Sandra Hyde (Fall)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisites: ANTH 227 and (1) 300-level anthropology course, and Honours/Major/Minor status in Anthropology or Social Studies of Medicine, or permission of instructor.
    • Restriction: U3 status or permission of instructor
  • ANTH 412 Topics: Anthropological Theory (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : A concentrated examination of selected theoretical literature. A current theoretical issue will be examined, or the work of a major anthropological theorist or school will be explored and assessed.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Peter William Skafish (Fall)

    • Winter
    • Restriction: U3 students in Anthropology and ANTH 355 or permission of instructor
  • ANTH 413 Gender in Archaeology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Relationship between the structure of the archaeological discipline and construction of gender roles in past human societies; division of tasks between men and women in subsistence activities, organization of the household and kin groups; and creation of power and prestige in a larger community.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Maria Theresia Starzmann (Winter)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: ANTH 201 or ANTH 331 or ANTH 345 or ANTH 347 or ANTH 348 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 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 419 Archaeology of Hunter-Gatherers (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : A systematic investigation into current theoretical and methodological concerns in hunter-gatherer archaeology. Examples will be drawn from around the world.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: James M Savelle (Fall)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: ANTH 357 or permission of instructor
  • 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 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 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: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Colin H Scott (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: ANTH 338, or ANTH 336, or permission of instructor
  • ANTH 438 Topics in Medical Anthropology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Conceptions of health and illness and the form and meaning that illness take are reflections of a particular social and cultural context. Examination of the metaphoric use of the body, comparative approaches to healing, and the relationship of healing systems to the political and economic order and to development.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Allan Young (Winter)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite(s): ANTH 227 and Honours/Major/Minor status in Anthropology or Minor Concentration in Social Studies of Medicine or permission of instructor.
  • ANTH 440 Cognitive Anthropology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : The problem of knowledge; the nature of perception; the concept of mind; the relation between thought and language. The concept of meaning: communication, interpretation and symbolism. Social aspects of cognition; ideology.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite, two of the following: ANTH 204, ANTH 314, ANTH 352, ANTH 355, or ANTH 430, or permission of instructor.
  • ANTH 443 Medical Anthropological Theory (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : This course is intended to provide a comprehensive survey of the literature that constitutes the theoretical and conceptual core of medical anthropology. Emphasis is given to (1) the ethnographic sources of these ideas, (2) their epistemology, and (3) their methodological implications.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Prerequisites: ANTH 227 and Honours/Major/Minor status in Anthropology or permission of instructor.
  • ANTH 461 Research Techniques (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Field techniques, interviewing, participant observation, projective, and other testing techniques such as genealogies and life histories, problems of field work, rapport, contact, role definition, culture shock, etc.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: ANTH 358 or permission of instructor
    • Restriction: U3 students only
  • ANTH 480 Special Topic 5 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Supervised reading in advanced special topics under direction of a member of staff.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Katherine Lemons (Fall) Margaret Stevenson (Winter)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: Completion of all available courses relevant to the topic and consent of the instructor
  • ANTH 481 Special Topic 6 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Supervised reading in advanced special topics under direction of a member of staff.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Colin Austin Chapman, Philip Carl Salzman, Andre Costopoulos (Fall)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: Completion of all available courses relevant to the topic and consent of the 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 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Restrictions: Reserved for U3 Anthropology undergraduate students or graduate students, any other students by permission of instructor.
    • Enrolment Limit: 25 students.
  • ANTH 511 Computational Approaches to Prehistory (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Covers the application of computational methods to archaeological problems and the modeling and simulation of prehistoric populations.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Prerequisites: ANTH 357 or ANTH 359.
    • Restriction: Restricted to U3 and graduate students in the Anthropology Department.
  • ANTH 540 Topics in Anthropological Theory (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Examination and discussion of topics of current theoretical interest.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Peter William Skafish (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Restriction: This course is restricted to U3 Honours students in the Anthropology Department or with permission of the instructor.
  • ANTH 551 Advanced Topics: Archaeological Research (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Examination and discussion of topics of current theoretical or methodological interest in archaeology. Topics will be announced at the beginning of term.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Maria Theresia Starzmann (Fall)

    • Fall
  • ANTH 555 Advanced Topics in Ethnology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Examination and discussion of topics of current theoretical or methodological interest in ethnology. Topics will be announced at the beginning of term.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Restriction: Honours students at the U3 level in the Anthropology Department or with permission of instructor
  • ANTH 575 Concepts of Race (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Examination of the evolution of the idea of race within anthropology, and the impact which the discipline's debates have had on society.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Prerequisites: ANTH 201, or ANTH 202, or ANTH 203, and ANTH 352 or ANTH 359.
    • Restriction: U3 students and graduate students in Anthropology programs.
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Honours Thesis

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6 credits of an honours thesis course selected from:

  • ANTH 490 Honours Thesis (6 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Supervised reading and preparation of a research report under the direction of a member of staff.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Edward Kohn, Sandra Hyde, Colin Austin Chapman, Nicole Couture, Margaret Stevenson (Fall) Edward Kohn, Nicole Couture, Margaret Stevenson (Winter)

    • Fall or Winter Term
    • Prerequisites: U3 Honours status and permission of instructor
  • ANTH 491 Joint Honours Thesis (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Supervised reading and preparation of a 3 credit honours thesis under the direction of a member of staff.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Gwen Patrice Bennett (Winter)

    • Fall / Winter
    • Prerequisites: U3 Honours status and permission of instructor
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Faculty of Arts—2014-2015 (last updated Feb. 18, 2014) (disclaimer)