Joint Honours Component Anthropology (36 credits)

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Offered by: Anthropology     Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Program Requirements

Students interested in Joint Honours should consult an adviser in the other department for specific course requirements. A form will be supplied by the Anthropology Department to keep track of courses required by both departments for the programs selected.

Students who wish to study at the Honours level in two disciplines can combine the Joint Honours Program component in Anthropology with one in any other Arts discipline.

The Joint Honours thesis topic should be arranged by consultation with an adviser in Anthropology and the other discipline, and supervisors should be appointed in each department who will work together to guide the student.

Joint 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 (3 credits)

The Joint Honours thesis should be determined in consultation with advisers from both Joint Honours components programs. Normally, the thesis is 6 credits of coursework with 3 credits applying to each Joint Honours component.

  • 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 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Diana Allan (Fall) Sandra Hyde (Winter)

    • Fall / Winter

    • Prerequisites: U3 Honours status and permission of instructor

Complementary Courses (33 credits)

200 Level

A maximum of 12 credits of Anthropology (ANTH) courses at the 200 level.

300 Level

A minimum of 6 credits of Anthropology (ANTH) courses at the 300 level (only one 3-credit Special Topic course at the 300 level is permitted).

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) Gillian Chilibeck (Summer)

    • 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 6 credits of Anthropology (ANTH) courses at the 400 or 500 level (maximum of one 3-credit Special Topic course at the 400 level).

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