Major Concentration Anthropology (36 credits)

Note: This is the 2016–2017 edition of the eCalendar. Update the year in your browser's URL bar for the most recent version of this page, or click here to jump to the newest eCalendar.

Offered by: Anthropology     Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Program Requirements

Revision, August 2016. Start of revision.

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 program), but this course cannot count as part of this concentration.

Complementary Courses (36 credits)

200 Level

6 credits selected from 200-level courses in Anthropology (ANTH).

Core (350 Level)

6 credits, from the following Core courses (350 level):
(Note: These are restricted to students in any Anthropology program with U2 standing or above.)

  • 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 2016

    Instructors: Setrag Manoukian (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 2017

    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: Winter 2017

    Instructors: Jennifer Bracewell (Winter)

    • 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 2016

    Instructors: Diana Allan (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 2017

    Instructors: Nicole Couture (Winter)

    • Winter

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

400 Level

6 credits, two 400-level Anthropology (ANTH) courses.

Undergraduate Level

18 credits of additional undergraduate-level Anthropology courses of which no more than 6 credits may be at the 200 level.

Revision, August 2016. End of revision.
Faculty of Arts—2016-2017 (last updated Aug. 26, 2016) (disclaimer)