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.


Sociology involves the study of societies, specifically their institutions, cultures, and transformations. Sociologists seek to uncover the processes, rules, and norms that govern social relations. They seek to understand issues such as the origins and consequences of social inequalities and collective behaviours. In our programs, students have the opportunity to apply theoretical approaches to real-world cases and learn how to use research tools such as interviewing, discourse analysis, surveys, and statistical analyses. The connection between theory and research enables students to understand a range of contemporary social issues, such as poverty, ethnic relations, deviance, gender relations, international development, power, and technology.

This program is offered in English and in French. 


Co-operative education is available with this program.

The French immersion is available with this program.

Requirements for this program have been modified. Please consult the 2018-2019 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
Anthropology (36 course units)
ANT 1101Social and Cultural Anthropology3 Units
ANT 2121Classical Theories in Anthropology3 Units
ANT 2126Anthropology and Indigenous Peoples3 Units
ANT 2128Anthropology for the 21st Century3 Units
ANT 4123Theoretical Currents in Contemporary Anthropology3 Units
3 course units from:3 Units
Socio-Anthropology of the Family
Techniques, Cultures and Environments
Anthropology of Cities
Anthropology of Popular Culture
Museums, Representation and Power
3 course units from:3 Units
Contemporary Japanese Society
Anthropology of Latin America and the Caribbean
Anthropology of Oceania
Anthropology of Africa
Anthropology of South Asia
Anthropology of the Maghreb and the Middle East
9 optional course units in anthropology (ANT) at the 3000 level9 Units
6 optional course units in anthropology (ANT) at the 4000 level6 Units
Sociology (45 course units)
SOC 1101Principles of Sociology3 Units
SOC 2111Principles of Methodology3 Units
SOC 2112Classical Sociological Theories3 Units
SOC 3142Applied Statistical Analysis3 Units
SOC 3312Theoretical Currents in Contemporary Sociology3 Units
3 course units from:3 Units
Sociological Approaches to Health, Illness and Medicine
Socio-anthropology of the Family
Women, Men and Society
Principles of Demography
Techniques, Cultures and Environments
Globalization: Sociological and Anthropological Aspects
Analysis of Scientific Thought
Canadian Society
Political Sociology
Sociologie des communautés francophones en situation minoritaire du Canada
6 course units from:6 Units
Weber and Weberian Analysis
Marx and Marxist Analysis
Durkheim and Durkheimian Analysis
6 optional course units in sociology (SOC)6 Units
3 optional course units in sociology (SOC) at the 3000 or 4000 level3 Units
6 optional course units in sociology (SOC) at the 4000 level6 Units
Methodology courses (6 course units)
3 course units from:3 Units
Research Methods in Anthropology
Qualitative Research Laboratory
3 course units from:3 Units
Quantitative Research Laboratory
Elective courses
33 elective course units33 Units
Total: 120 Units