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Anthropology (ANTH)

Anthropology (ANTH)

Location

Location

  • Stephen Leacock Building, Room 712
  • 855 Sherbrooke Street West
  • Montreal QC H3A 2T7
  • Telephone: 514-398-6868
  • Website: mcgill.ca/anthropology
  • Administrative and Student Affairs Coordinator: Ms. Joanne Terrasi; 514-398-6868, giovanna.terrasi [at] mcgill.ca

About Anthropology

About Anthropology

The Honours program and Major Concentration in Anthropology emphasize the similarity and diversity of human behaviour; understanding of social and cultural systems; and the processes of socio-cultural change from human origins to the present day. Within Anthropology, the Department concentrates on the fields of Archaeology and Socio-Cultural Anthropology.

Our programs serve as a useful background for those who are planning a career in teaching and research in social sciences and humanities, or a career in law, medicine, foreign service, community organization, public administration, and journalism. The Multi-track Major and Minor Concentrations provide students with a solid grounding in anthropology as a whole, or in selected topical or sub-disciplinary areas, while allowing students to follow programs in other departments that suit their needs and interests. The Honours program provides a greater focus on Anthropology with substantial breadth and depth. The completion of an Honours program is an asset when applying to graduate or professional schools.

Students should have a GPA of at least 3.5 to register in an Honours or Joint Honours program after their first year. For information regarding CGPAs needed at graduation for Honours, First-Class Honours, and Joint Honours degrees, see University Regulations & Resources > Undergraduate > Graduation > Graduation Honours > Honours and First-Class Honours for Faculties of Arts and Science (including B.A. & Sc.).

Core Courses

Core Courses

Core courses in Anthropology (350 level) provide students with essential knowledge of method and theory. They are more intensive than other 300-level courses, and are restricted to Anthropology program students in U2 standing or above.

Anthropology Minor Concentrations

Anthropology Minor Concentrations

The Minor Concentration in Anthropology consists of 18 credits (six 3-credit courses) in the discipline and is designed to complement students' study in related disciplines or in interdisciplinary programs. The degree may enhance the employment profile of graduating students wishing to work in social services; in multicultural or multiethnic settings; in international development, aboriginal history, or museum work; or in educational or media related professions.

Students should register in the Minor Concentration prior to their second year of study at McGill. No credits taken in a minor may overlap with another degree program. The Minor Concentration may be expanded into the single Anthropology Major Concentration.

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2021-2022 (last updated Apr. 1, 2021) (disclaimer)

Anthropology Faculty

Anthropology Faculty

Chair
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Undergraduate Program Director
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Graduate Program Director
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Professors
John Galaty; B.A.(Trin. Coll., Hartford), M.A., Ph.D.(Chic.)
Ronald W. Niezen; B.A.(Br. Col.), M.Phil., Ph.D.(Camb.)
Associate Professors
Nicole Couture; B.A.(Trent), M.A., Ph.D.(Chic.)
Sandra T. Hyde; B.A.(Calif.-Santa Cruz), M.P.H.(Hawaii), Ph.D.(Calif., Berk.)
Hillary Kaell; B.A.(McG.), M.A.(Tor.), Ph.D.(Harv.)
Eduardo O. Kohn; B.A.(Oberlin), M.A., Ph.D.(Wisc. Madison)
Katherine Lemons; B.A.(Stan.), M.A., Ph.D.(Calif., Berk.)
Setrag Manoukian; B.A.(lUAV, Italy), M.A., Ph.D.(Mich.) (joint appt. with Institute of Islamic Studies)
Kristin Norget; B.A.(Vic., BC), M.Phil., D.Phil.(Camb.)
James M. Savelle; B.Sc., M.Sc.(Ott.), M.A.(Ark.), Ph.D.(Alta.)
Colin H. Scott; B.A.(Regina), M.A., Ph.D.(McG.)
Lisa Stevenson; B.A.(UNC-Chapel Hill), Ph.D.(Calif., Berk.) (William Dawson Scholar)
Ismael Vaccaro; B.A.(Barcelona), M.A.(EHESS Paris), M.A., Ph.D.(Wash.) (joint appt. with Bieler School of Environment)
Assistant Professors
Diana K. Allan; B.A.(Camb.), M.A., Ph.D.(Harv.) (joint appt. with Institute for the Study of International Development)
Samuele Collu; B.A., M.A.(Bologna), Ph.D. (Calif., Berk.)
Peter Johansen; B.A.(Br. Col.), M.A., Ph.D.(Chic.)
Lisa Overholtzer; B.A.(Calif., Berk.), M.A., Ph.D.(N'western) (William Dawson Scholar)
Leslie Sabiston; B.A., M.A.(Manit.), Ph.D.(Col.)
Associate Members
Gabriella Coleman; B.A.(Col.), M.A., Ph.D.(Chic.)
Laurence J. Kirmayer; B.Sc., M.D.,C.M., Dip.Psych.(McG.)
Todd Meyers; B.F.A (School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Studio), M.A., Ph.D. (Johns Hop.)
Sahar Sadjadi; Dip. (Farzanegan High School & Middle School), M.D. (Tehran University of Medical Sciences), Ph.D. (Col.)
Samuel Veissière; B.Sc.(Dublin), M.A., Ph.D.(McG.)
Adjunct Members
Gwen Bennett; B.A.(N'western), M.A., Ph.D.(Calif.-LA)
André Costopoulos; B.A.(McG.), M.Sc.(Montr.), Ph.D.(Oulu)
Arthur Dyke; B.Sc.(Nfld.), M.A., Ph.D.(Colo.)
Nadia Ferrara; B.A.(C'dia), M.A.(VCFA), M.Sc.(McG.), Ph.D.(Montr.)
Tobias Rees; M.A.(Tübingen), Dip.Neuropharmacology(Inst. Pasteur), Ph.D.(Calif., Berk.)
Isabelle Schulte-Tenckhoff; Dip.(Geneva), Ph.D. (UNIL, Switzerland)
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2021-2022 (last updated Apr. 1, 2021) (disclaimer)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Minor Concentration Anthropology (18 credits)

The Minor Concentration Anthropology permits students to explore the development and diversity of human beings and human society and culture through courses in human evolution, prehistoric archaeology, and socio-cultural anthropology. Students may include courses in all of these fields, or may focus on one or two. ...

For more information, see Minor Concentration Anthropology (18 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Major Concentration Anthropology (36 credits)

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...

For more information, see Major Concentration Anthropology (36 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Honours Anthropology (60 credits)

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.

For more information, see Honours Anthropology (60 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Joint Honours Component Anthropology (36 credits)

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. ...

For more information, see Joint Honours Component Anthropology (36 credits).

Anthropology (ANTH) Related Programs and Study Semesters

Anthropology (ANTH) Related Programs and Study Semesters

Africa Field Study Semester

Africa Field Study Semester

The Department of Geography, Faculty of Science, coordinates the 15-credit interdisciplinary Africa Field Study Semester; see Study Abroad & Field Studies > Undergraduate > Africa Field Study Semester.

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2021-2022 (last updated Feb. 12, 2021) (disclaimer)
Faculty of Arts—2021-2022 (last updated Apr. 1, 2021) (disclaimer)
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