Honours Anthropology (60 credits)

Offered by: Anthropology     Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Program Requirements

Honours students must maintain a GPA of 3.50 in their program courses and, according to Faculty regulations, a minimum CGPA of 3.00 in general.

Required Course (6 credits)

  • 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 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Samuel Veissière, Diana Allan (Fall) Samuel Veissière, Diana Allan (Winter)

    • Fall or Winter Term

    • Prerequisites: U3 Honours status and permission of instructor

Complementary Courses (54 credits)

Honours students select their courses as specified below. Students may take a maximum of 9 credits at the 300 and 400 level 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

A maximum of 36 credits of 200- and 300-level courses (of which a maximum of 21 credits may be at the 200 level and a maximum of 6 credits may be Special Topic courses.)

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 2017

    Instructors: Gillian Chilibeck (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 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: John Galaty (Winter)

    • 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 2017

    Instructors: Peter Johansen (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 2017

    Instructors: Ismael Vaccaro (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: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Nicole Couture (Fall)

400/500 Level

A minimum of 9 credits of Anthropology (ANTH) courses at the 400- or 500-level, and a maximum of 3 credits can be a Special Topic course.

Faculty of Arts—2017-2018 (last updated Aug. 23, 2017) (disclaimer)