Academic Calendar

Anthropology (ANTH)

ANTH 7000  Professional Development in Anthropology  0 cr  

The course is designed for graduate students to develop the professional skills needed to pursue careers in anthropological research, teaching, and practice. The course prepares students for academic and applied careers through regular group meetings, participation in workshops, and departmental community outreach initiatives. This course is graded Pass/Fail.

ANTH 7040  Seminar in Ethnography of Power Systems  3 cr  

Comparative study of a particular theme or problem in political anthropology.

ANTH 7050  Seminar in the Anthropology of Religion  3 cr  

An intensive analysis of religion as a cultural subsystem, dealing comparatively with ideologies, rituals, and ceremonies and the various anthropological theories put forward to explain religious behaviour.

ANTH 7070  Seminar in the Anthropology of Illness  3 cr  

Selected topics in the study of cultural factors involved in health/illness, with emphasis upon a particular cultural system. The course content may vary. Students can earn multiple credits for this course only when the topic subtitle is different.

ANTH 7100  Anthropology of Human Rights  3 cr  

This seminar examines diverse global conceptualizations and practice of human rights and social justice with particular attention to instances where human rights are emergent, and where they are contested or are subjects of conflict. May not be held with ANTH 7900 under the same topic subtitle.

Mutually Exclusive: ANTH 7900

ANTH 7102  Environmental Conflict, Rights and Justice  3 cr  

This course will focus on anthropological studies and perspectives related to environmental issues. Students will gain familiarity with current academic debates and new theoretical approaches to nature, environmental rights, and environmental justice issues. May not be held with ANTH 7900 under the same topic subtitle.

Mutually Exclusive: ANTH 7900

ANTH 7130  Cultural Ecology  3 cr  

An examination of the systematic nature of culture and its interrelationships with natural environmental factors.

ANTH 7140  Ethnographic Research Methods  3 cr  

Approaches and techniques in field research.

ANTH 7350  Prehistoric Human Ecology  3 cr  

Data and techniques involved in the reconstruction of past environments, with special emphasis on the influences of environment on prehistoric cultural development.

ANTH 7380  Archaeological Laboratory Techniques  3 cr  

Laboratory techniques for analysis and presentation of archaeological data.

ANTH 7400  Seminar in the Archaeology of a Selected Area  3 cr  

An intensive survey of the archaeology of a major region or culture area of the world. Content will vary according to the interests of the instructor. The course content may vary. Students can earn multiple credits for this course only when the topic subtitle is different.

ANTH 7410  Seminar in Selected Topics in Archaeology  3 cr  

The seminars will consist of an intensive examination of major methodological, analytical and interpretive issues in current archaeological research. Content will vary according to the interests of the instructor. The course content may vary. Students can earn multiple credits for this course only when the topic subtitle is different.

ANTH 7430  Archaeological Interpretive Methods  3 cr  

This course is an intensive seminar on major methodological issues in archaeological analysis and interpretation.

ANTH 7440  Archaeological Theory  3 cr  

Archaeological theory as seen from historical and contemporary perspectives.

ANTH 7450  Cultural Resource Management  3 cr  

An intensive examination of archaeological cultural resource management. Emphasis will be placed on current Canadian CRM issues and on practical applications of concepts and methods.

ANTH 7460  Advanced Faunal Analysis in Archaeology  3 cr  

The course will cover the major theoretical, methodological, and practical issues in the analysis of archaeological faunal remains. Topics are addressed through lectures, demonstrations, and laboratory exercises.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: ANTH 3990 or written consent of instructor.

ANTH 7630  History of Anthropological Theory  3 cr  

A broad overview of the history of anthropological theory and method from the 18th century to World War II. Focus on British and American developments in the context of the rise of industrialization and imperialism.

ANTH 7640  Contemporary Anthropological Theory  3 cr  

Investigation, comparison and evaluation of contemporary approaches to culture theory in the areas of symbolism, social organization and ecology.

ANTH 7650  Applied Anthropology  3 cr  

Investigation of major case studies, research methodologies, intervention strategies, and substantive areas of application in applied anthropology. Topical emphases such as economic development, health care delivery, resettlement schemes, will reflect the interests of the instructor.

ANTH 7720  Seminar in Human Adaptability  3 cr  

An intensive study of human population biology in diverse environments inhabited by human populations. Emphasis on selected examples of cultural adaptability as a specifically human mechanism for dissipating stress on the biological system.

ANTH 7790  Advanced Topics in Human Skeletal Biology  3 cr  

Analysis of metric and nonmetric morphological skeletal variation in human populations, with emphasis on the cultural and physical environment. Exemplary problems are drawn from the literature as well as from current research.

ANTH 7830  Social Organization  3 cr  

Selected theories of social organization in cross cultural perspective. Subject matter may include kinship, age grading, territorial groupings, social stratification or ethnicity.

ANTH 7900  Problems in Ethnological Research  3 cr  

Problems in ethnological research. The course content may vary. Students can earn multiple credits for this course only when the topic subtitle is different.

Mutually Exclusive: ANTH 7100, ANTH 7102

ANTH 7930  Special Problems in Human Biology  3 cr  

Special problems in Human Biology. The course content may vary. Students can earn multiple credits for this course only when the topic subtitle is different.

ANTH 7940  Graduate Reading and Research 1  3 cr  

Reading and research. The course content may vary. Students can earn multiple credits for this course only when the topic subtitle is different.

ANTH 7950  Graduate Reading and Research 2  3 cr  

Reading and research. The course content may vary. Students can earn multiple credits for this course only when the topic subtitle is different.