Major Concentration Anthropology (36 credits)

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Offered by: Anthropology     Degree: Bachelor of Arts and Science

Program Requirements

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 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 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.

Bachelor of Arts & Science—2017-2018 (last updated Oct. 12, 2017) (disclaimer)