Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Anthropology

Offered by: Anthropology     Degree: Doctor of Philosophy

Program Requirements

Thesis

A thesis for the doctoral degree must constitute original scholarship and must be a distinct contribution to knowledge. It must show familiarity with previous work in the field and must demonstrate ability to plan and carry out research, organize results, and defend the approach and conclusions in a scholarly manner. The research presented must meet current standards of the discipline; as well, the thesis must clearly demonstrate how the research advances knowledge in the field. Finally, the thesis must be written in compliance with norms for academic and scholarly expression and for publication in the public domain.

Required Courses (12 credits)

  • ANTH 602 Theory 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Anthropology : A survey of theories and methods employed in anthropology.

    Terms: Fall 2019

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

  • ANTH 603 Theory 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Anthropology : A survey of theories and methods employed in anthropology.

    Terms: Winter 2020

    Instructors: Edward Kohn (Winter)

  • ANTH 609D1 Proseminar in Anthropology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Anthropology : A survey of professional skills in the field of anthropology.

    Terms: Fall 2019

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

  • ANTH 609D2 Proseminar in Anthropology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Anthropology : A survey of professional skills in the field of anthropology.

    Terms: Winter 2020

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

  • ANTH 701 PhD Comprehensive Examination

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Anthropology : A comprehensive examination of two topics (one thesis related, one cognate field), set by the program committee, that must be successfully passed by all doctoral candidates in order to continue in the doctoral program .

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

  • ANTH 702 PhD Proposal Defence

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Anthropology : Preparation and defence of a dissertation proposal that surveys relevant literature, develops a research question(s), identifies a methodology to test the question, and outlines the limitations and implications of the proposed work.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Note: ANTH 602 and ANTH 603 should be taken in the first year of the program.

Complementary Courses (12 credits)

12 credits at the 500 and 600 level selected from courses within and/or outside the Department relevant to the
student's research area in consultation with the student's supervisor and advisory committee.

A maximum of 6 credits can be taken from other programs with approval of the supervisor and GPD.

Elective Courses (0-24 credits)

A maximum of 24 credits at the 500 level or higher can be taken inside or outside the Department (e.g., language training, methodological training, history or regional studies courses).

Language Requirement

A language examination, normally French, must be passed before an oral examination of the research proposal may be scheduled. Francophone students can satisfy the language requirement by demonstrating competency in English. The purpose of the language requirement is to ensure that the student has access to anthropological literature in at least two languages. Under special circumstances, a language other than English or French may be substituted, provided that there is sufficient anthropological literature on the student's research topic in that language.

The Ethics application and the language exam must be submitted before the proposal defence. They can be submitted at any point during PhD2 and PhD3 (before the date of the proposal defence is chosen).

Faculty of Arts—2019-2020 (last updated Mar. 18, 2019) (disclaimer)