Fall 2014 – Summer 2015
The Honours program and Major Concentration in Anthropology emphasize the similarity and diversity of human behaviour; understanding of social and cultural systems; and the processes of socio-cultural change from human origins to the present day. Within Anthropology, the Department concentrates on the fields of Archaeology and Socio-Cultural Anthropology.
Our programs serve as a useful background for those who are planning a career in law, medicine, foreign service, community organization, public administration, journalism, and teaching and research in social sciences and humanities. The Multi-track Major and Minor Concentrations provide students with a solid grounding in anthropology as a whole, or in selected topical or sub-disciplinary areas, while allowing students to follow programs in other departments that suit their needs and interests. The Honours program provides a greater focus on Anthropology with substantial breadth and depth. The completion of an Honours program is an asset when applying to graduate or professional schools.
Students should have a CGPA of at least 3.30 to register in an Honours or Joint Honours program after their first year, and maintain it to graduate with an Honours degree. Graduation with a First Class Honours or Joint Honours degree requires a CGPA of 3.50 or better.
Core courses in Anthropology (350 level) provide students with essential knowledge of method and theory. They are more intensive than other 300-level courses, and are restricted to Anthropology program students in U2 standing or above.
The Minor Concentration in Anthropology consists of 18 credits (six 3-credit courses) in the discipline and is designed to complement students' study in related disciplines or in interdisciplinary programs. The degree may enhance the employment profile of graduating students wishing to work in social services, in multicultural or multiethnic settings, in international development, aboriginal history, museum work, or in educational or media related professions.
Students should register in the Minor Concentration prior to their second year of study at McGill. No credits taken in a minor may overlap with another degree program. The Minor Concentration may be expanded into the single Anthropology Major Concentration.
|Colin Chapman; B.Sc., M.A., Ph.D.(Alta.) (Canada Research Chair) (joint appt. with McGill School of Environment)|
|Ronald W. Niezen; B.A.(Br. Col.), M.Phil., Ph.D.(Camb.) (Canada Research Chair) (Katharine A. Pearson Chair in Civil Society and Public Policy) (joint appt. with the Faculty of Law)|
|Philip Carl Salzman; B.A.(Antioch), M.A., Ph.D.(Chic.)|
|Allan Young; B.A.(Penn.), M.A.(Wash.), Ph.D.(Penn.) (joint appt. with Social Studies of Medicine)|
|André Costopoulos; B.A.(McG.), M.A.(Montr.), Ph.D.(Oulu)|
|Nicole C. Couture; B.A.(Trent), M.A., Ph.D.(Chic.)|
|John G. Galaty; B.A.(Trin. Coll., Hartford), M.A., Ph.D.(Chic.)|
|Sandra T. Hyde; B.A.(Calif.-Santa Cruz), M.P.H.(UH Manoa), Ph.D.(Calif., Berk.)|
|Eduardo O. Kohn; B.A.(Oberlin), M.A., Ph.D.(Wisc.-Madison)|
|Setrag Manoukian; B.A.(Venice), M.A., Ph.D.(Mich.) (joint appt. with Islamic Studies)|
|Kristin Norget; B.A.(Vic., BC), M.Phil., D.Phil.(Cant.)|
|James M. Savelle; B.Sc., M.Sc.(Ott.), M.A.(Ark.), Ph.D.(Alta.)|
|Colin H. Scott; B.A.(Regina), M.A., Ph.D.(McG.)|
|Ismael Vaccaro; B.A.(Barcelona), M.A.(EHESS Paris), M.A., Ph.D.(Wash.) (joint appt. with McGill School of Environment)|
|Gwen Bennett; B.A.(N'Western), M.A., Ph.D.(Calif.-LA) (joint appt. with East Asian Studies)|
|Katherine Lemons; M.A., Ph.D.(Calif., Berk.)|
|Lisa Stevenson; B.A.(N. Carolina), Ph.D.(Calif., Berk.)|
|Maria Starzmann; Ph.D.(SUNY, Binghamton)|
|Gabriella Coleman; B.A.(Col.), M.A., Ph.D.(Chic.)|
|Tobias Rees; M.A.(Eberhard Karls-Universitat Tubingen), Diploma in Neuropharmacology(Inst. Pasteur, Paris), Ph.D.(Calif., Berk.)|
|Nadia Ferrara; B.A.(C’dia), M.A.(Vermont College), M.Sc.(McG.), Ph.D.(Montr.)|
|Vinh-Kim Nguyen; B.Sc.(McG.), M.D.(Montr.), M.A., Ph.D.(McG.)|
|Deborah Sick; Ph.D.(McG.)|
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 ...
For more information, see Minor Concentration Anthropology (18 credits).
The Major concentration is especially appropriate for students who aim to take courses across several sub-disciplinary or topical concentrations, and for whom specialization is premature. There are no prerequisites for admission to the Major Concentration Anthropology. Students are encouraged to take a course in quantitative methods (listed under the Honours ...
For more information, see Major Concentration Anthropology (36 credits).
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.
For more information, see Honours Anthropology (60 credits).
Students wishing to study at the Honours level in two disciplines can combine Joint Honours program components in any two Arts disciplines. For a list of available Joint Honours programs, see "Overview of Programs Offered" and "Joint Honours Programs". Students interested in Joint Honours should consult an adviser in the other department for specific course ...
For more information, see Joint Honours Component Anthropology (36 credits).