Anthropology

Program Structure

Honours in Anthropology

To gain entry to the honours programme, students must have a minimum 3.5 grade point average for all university courses. To earn an honours degree, students must obtain a minimum 3.5 grade point average on forty-eight credit hours in Anthropology courses, including the required courses, and a minimum B grade on the honours thesis (ANTH-4666).

Students intending to complete the honours programme in Anthropology must consult a faculty advisor and present an application to the Department of Anthropology no later than the last day of February of the year preceding the anticipated graduation date.

Students wishing to pursue the honours programme are required to complete a minimum of 48 credit hours in Anthropology, including all of the following required courses:

• ANTH-1013. Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
• ANTH-1023. Introduction to Physical Anthropology
• One archaeology course at the 2000 level
• Two area ethnography courses
• ANTH-3806. Readings in Anthropological Theory
• ANTH-3913. Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods
• ANTH-4003. Issues in Anthropology
• ANTH-4666. Honours Thesis

Major in Anthropology

Majors must meet with their department chair to declare their Anthropology major. Students majoring in Anthropology are required to complete a minimum of 36 credit hours in Anthropology, including all of the following required courses:

• ANTH-1013. Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
• ANTH-1023. Introduction to Physical Anthropology
• One archaeology course at the 2000 level
• Two area ethnography courses
• ANTH-3806. Readings in Anthropological Theory
• ANTH-3913. Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods
• ANTH-4003. Issues in Anthropology

Minor in Anthropology

Students minoring in Anthropology are required to complete a minimum of 18 credit hours in Anthropology, including all of the following:

• ANTH-1013. Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
• ANTH-1023. Introduction to Physical Anthropology
• One area ethnography course

Minor in Forensic Anthropology

Forensic Anthropology intersects with both anthropological and forensic studies. It is a specialty within the subdiscipline of physical anthropology and, because it deals with the analysis of human skeletal remains in a medico-legal context, it has applications for forensic science.

Prospective students are advised that ANTH-1023 is not a prerequisite for any of the required courses; that the required courses are to be taken in the order listed, with each a prerequisite of the subsequent course; and that ANTH-4443 has an enrolment limit of 25 with admission requiring permission of the instructor.

Students minoring in Forensic Anthropology are required to complete a minimum of 18 credit hours, of which 9 credit hours are from the required courses and a minimum of 9 credit hours from the optional courses:

Required Courses
ANTH-2443. Human Skeletal Biology
ANTH-3443. Forensic Osteology and Archaeology
ANTH-4443. Applied Forensic Anthropology

Optional Courses
ANTH-1023. Introduction to Physical Anthropology
ANTH-1033. Introduction to Archaeology
ANTH-2413. Human Physical Variation and Variability
BIOL-1503. Principles of Biology: Part I
BIOL-1513. Principles of Biology: Part II
CRIM-1013. Introduction to Criminology

CRIM-1023. Introduction to Criminal Justice
HMRT-2003. Introduction to Human Rights
HMRT-3123. International Human Rights