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ANT-150 Cultural Anthropology

3 hours lecture/tutorial, or distance (D), 3 credits


This audio-visual course focuses on the cross-cultural study of human diversity. Topics include patterns of subsistence, linguistics, social, political and economic organization, religion, aesthetics, and the future of humanity.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of English Studies 12, Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098; or C+ in ESL 092 and ESL 095; or English assessment.

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ANT-151 Physical Anthropology & Archaeology

3 hours lecture/tutorial, or distance (D), 3 credits


This course is an introduction to the sub-fields of anthropology: physical anthropology and archaeology. Through readings and audio-visual material, the origins and development of humans and their cultures are explored, including the development of the civilizations of the Old and New World.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of English Studies 12, Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 096, ENG 098; or C+ in ESL 092 and ESL 095; or English assessment.

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ANT-250 Ethnology of North America

3 hours lecture/tutorial, 3 credits


An examination of traditional and post-contact aboriginal societies using a culture area approach. This background will lead to consideration of the status of Aboriginal People in contemporary Canadian Society.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of English Studies 12, Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 096, ENG 098; or C+ in ESL 092 and ESL 095; or English assessment.

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ANT-251 Principles of Archaeology

3 hours lecture/tutorial, 3 credits


This course surveys the methods and theoretical conceptions which archaeologists use to interpret world prehistory using selected sites from throughout the world. Weather permitting, location and excavation of a contemporary site may be attempted.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of English Studies 12, Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 096, ENG 098; or C+ in ESL 092 and ESL 095; or English assessment.

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ANT-260 Forensic Anthropology

1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab, 3 credits


This is an introductory course of forensic anthropology, a branch of physical anthropology. Forensic anthropology involves human osteology, and is directed towards identifying human remains for legal purposes. Students will learn to assess through physical remains the sex, stature, and 'age at death' of human specimens, as well as the validity of determining 'genetic heritage'. Students will learn to understand how teeth and bones can give evidence of behaviourial patterns, trauma and disease, and how to assess cause and manner of death, and the effect of a postmortem interval on determining the above.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of English Studies 12, Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 096, ENG 098; or C+ in ESL 092 and ESL 095; or English assessment.

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ANT-293 Third Rock Archaeology

18 hours lecture, 12-21 days travel, 3 credits


This archaeology course combines academic study with first person experience of archaeological sites as part of a tour group. This course is only offered in the Spring or Summer semester, and will feature a series of preparatory and follow-up lectures and seminars.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of English Studies 12, Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 096, ENG 098; or C+ in ESL 092 and ESL 095; or English assessmen; and signed Liability Waiver.

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