This is an intensive and in-depth program of study. It is a 20-credit degree program. At least 9.0 of your credits must be in Anthropology. The focus of our program is in socio-cultural anthropology, which includes fields such as anthropology of childhood, anthropology of gender, anthropology of indigeneity, development anthropology, economic anthropology, language and culture, medical anthropology, psychological anthropology, visual anthropology, and so on.
Required courses in the major introduce socio-cultural anthropology and set out the methods, theories, and uses of the discipline in understanding social and cultural life in different parts of the world and their potential interconnections. In the BA Honours degree in Anthropology students have the option to do an Honours Research Paper course (ANTH 4900) in which students demonstrate their anthropological knowledge and analytical skills in a major research essay on a topic of their choice, which may include ethnographic field research.
In addition to taking the above core courses, students select from a range of elective courses in Anthropology, including 1.0 credit in our “Ethnography Series”, which includes courses that examine the ethnography of particular socio-spatial contexts, such as the Anthropology of “mainstream” North America, Ethnography of Sub-Saharan Africa, Studies in Asian Societies, or Ethnography of Brazil. The program allows students to choose among a wide variety of topical courses, ranging from the study of human-animal relations, to race and ethnicity, language and symbols, material culture, and personhood. The Anthropology program also offers courses in the field of global studies such as The Global Middle Class, Children and Childhood in a Globalized World, Health and Globalization, Language, Culture and Globalization, and Ethnography, Gender, and Globalization. Several of our Faculty members also specialize in topics related to indigenous peoples, and teach various courses engaging with these issues.
Please consult the Undergraduate Calendar for Anthropology B.A. Honours Program Requirements and Admissions Information.
The Honours program can be combined with other disciplines for a Combined BA (Honours) degree. Students must complete 7.0 credits in Anthropology and fulfill the requirements for the other discipline.
Please consult the Undergraduate Calendar for Anthropology B.A. Combined Honours Program Requirements and Admissions Information.
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