Anthropology involves studying the diversity of human societies through comparative analyses. Anthropologists develop tools that contribute to identifying and exploring a variety of social, cultural, political, economic, environmental and other important issues. Anthropology is unique among disciplines because of its methodological approach, which involves in-depth qualitative field work. Our specialized programs in social and cultural anthropology enable students to better understand and analyze cultural changes and intercultural relations in the context of globalization, development, migration and new technologies.

Programs are offered in English and in French.

Co-operative education is available with this program.

The French immersion stream is available with this program.

Requirements for this program have been modified. Please consult the 2017-2018 calendars for the previous requirements.

Basic skills
ENG 1100Workshop in Essay Writing3 Units
3 course units from:3 Units
Literature and Composition I: Prose Fiction
Literature and Composition II: Drama and Poetry
Compulsory course at the 1000 level
ANT 1101Social and Cultural Anthropology3 Units
Compulsory courses at the 2000 level
ANT 2121Classical Theories in Anthropology3 Units
ANT 2128Anthropology for the 21st Century3 Units
SOC 2111Principles of Methodology3 Units
Compulsory courses at the 3000 level
ANT 3142Ethnography: Comparative Perspectives3 Units
ANT 3144Research Methods in Anthropology3 Units
Compulsory courses at the 4000 level
ANT 4123Theoretical Currents in Contemporary Anthropology3 Units
ANT 4301Practicum3 Units
Optional courses
3 course units from:3 Units
Anthropology of Latin America and the Caribbean
Anthropology of Oceania
Anthropology of Africa
Anthropology of East Asia
Anthropology of South Asia
Anthropology of the Maghreb and the Middle East
6 course units from:6 Units
Selected Topics in Anthropology
Applied Anthropology
Political Anthropology
Economic Anthropology
Psychological Anthropology
Medical Anthropology
Cultures and Societies
Visual Anthropology
6 optional course units in anthropology (ANT)6 Units
3 optional course units in anthropology (ANT) at the 3000 level3 Units
6 optional course units in anthropology (ANT) at the 4000 level6 Units
3 optional course units in anthropology (ANT) at the 3000 or 4000 level3 Units
6 optional course units from the list of optional courses6 Units
Elective courses
57 elective course units57 Units
or 27 elective course units plus a minor
Total: 120 Units

List of Optional Courses

FEM 3108Indigenous Feminisms and Aboriginal Women's Issues3 Units
GEG 2108Contested Places3 Units
GEG 3309Social Landscapes of Métis Communities3 Units
GEG 4125Geographies of Transnational Migration and Settlement3 Units
HIS 2170Latin America, Colonial Period3 Units
HIS 2171Latin America, Modern Period3 Units
HIS 2175Southeast Asian Civilizations to the 18th Century3 Units
HIS 2176Southeast Asian Civilizations from the 18th Century to the Present3 Units
HIS 2177History of East Asia from Antiquity to 16003 Units
HIS 2178History of East Asia from 1600 to the Present3 Units
HIS 2307History of the Native Peoples in Canada, from the origins to the present3 Units
HIS 2376The African Past3 Units
LIN 1300What Is Language?3 Units
LIN 1340Language in Society3 Units
LIN 2300The World's Languages3 Units
LIN 2301Aboriginal Language3 Units
SRS 1110Witchcraft, Magic and Occult Traditions3 Units
SRS 1112The Religions of the World I3 Units
SRS 2113The Religions of the World II3 Units
SRS 2115Religious Ways of the Aboriginal Peoples3 Units
SRS 2194Anthropology of Religion3 Units
SRS 3111Aboriginal Myths and Philosophy3 Units
SRS 3119Shamanic Traditions3 Units