Anthropology (ANTH)

ANTH*1120  Biological Anthropology  Fall and Winter  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

In this course students will be introduced to the central concepts of biological anthropology. Potential topics to be explored include hominid evolution, contemporary human diversity, primatology, nutrition and diet, and an introduction to forensic anthropology and paleopathology.

Department(s): Department of Sociology and Anthropology  
Location(s): Guelph  
ANTH*1150  Introduction to Anthropology  Fall and Winter  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course deals with humankind from a broad historical and cross-cultural perspective. Theoretical models, case studies and specific methods will be presented. Course topics may include the origin and transformations of human society, the relationship between biological and cultural traits, human language, variation in family structure and religion, the economic and political aspects of human society.

Offering(s): Also offered through Distance Education format.  
Department(s): Department of Sociology and Anthropology  
Location(s): Guelph  
ANTH*2180  Public Anthropology  Winter Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course explores approaches to public, engaged anthropology, and the application of anthropological theory and practice. Students will develop insights into the roles of anthropology and anthropological perspectives for diverse occupations, fields, and policies, and within contemporary public debates and discussions.

Prerequisite(s): 1 of ANTH*1150, IDEV*1000, SOC*1100  
Department(s): Department of Sociology and Anthropology  
Location(s): Guelph  
ANTH*2230  Regional Ethnography  Fall Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course offers a survey of ethnographic studies on selected cultural/geographical area(s) of the world. Topics covered may include social, economic and political systems, the colonial encounter, and the theoretical, methodological and political contexts of ethnographic representation.

Prerequisite(s): ANTH*1150  
Department(s): Department of Sociology and Anthropology  
Location(s): Guelph  
ANTH*2660  Contemporary Indigenous Peoples in Canada  Winter Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

An anthropological analysis of the impact of settler society on Indigenous cultures. Particular emphasis will be given to contemporary issues relating to Indigenous peoples in Canada, including First Nations, Inuit, and Metis peoples. Topics to be covered may include education, treaties and reserves, land claims, government administration, economic development, and reconciliation.

Prerequisite(s): 1 of ANTH*1150, IDEV*1000, SOC*1100  
Department(s): Department of Sociology and Anthropology  
Location(s): Guelph  
ANTH*3550  Medical Anthropology  Winter Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course provides an introduction to medical anthropology and the anthropology of health. We will examine theory, methods, practice, and contemporary and historical topical issues.

Prerequisite(s): SOAN*2120, (1 of ANTH*2160, ANTH*2180, ANTH*2230, ANTH*2660, IDEV*2500)  
Department(s): Department of Sociology and Anthropology  
Location(s): Guelph  
ANTH*3650  The Anthropology of Indigenous Peoples Before Canada  Fall Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course is an anthropological exploration of the events that took place before the arrival of Europeans in what is now Canada. It draws on evidence from a variety of intellectual perspectives including Indigenous knowledges, oral histories, anthropology, archaeology, history, genetics, and linguistics to investigate current understandings and uses of the past. Archaeological time sequences are covered along with stories and debates about human history in the time period before Canada.

Prerequisite(s): (1 of ANTH*2160 , ANTH*2180, IDEV*2000), (1 of ANTH*2230, ANTH*2660, IDEV*2400, IDEV*2500)  
Restriction(s): ANTH*2650  
Department(s): Department of Sociology and Anthropology  
Location(s): Guelph  
ANTH*3690  Engaging Anthropological Theory  Fall Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course offers an analysis of the main trends in anthropological theory and practice. Areas of discussion will include the crisis of representation, interpretive anthropology, feminist anthropology, and agency and structure debates.

Prerequisite(s): ANTH*2230, (ANTH*2160 or ANTH*2180), SOAN*2120  
Department(s): Department of Sociology and Anthropology  
Location(s): Guelph  
ANTH*3770  Kinship, Family, and Power  Winter Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course explores the changing nature of what it means to be a family from anthropological and cross-cultural perspectives. Topics of discussion include kinship, descent, marriage, our relationships to ancestors, gender and power relations, and the politics of kinship ties. In addition, the course considers the relevance of kinship to contemporary issues such as gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered families, the use of reproductive technologies, and international adoptions.

Prerequisite(s): ANTH*2230, (ANTH*2160 or ANTH*2180), SOAN*2120  
Department(s): Department of Sociology and Anthropology  
Location(s): Guelph  
ANTH*3840  Seminar in Anthropology  Fall and Winter  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course will be offered as a structured seminar on various topics depending upon the interests of the faculty member teaching the course. Topics will be announced and course outlines will be available at course selection. The availability of third and fourth year seminar courses will vary. Students must check with the Department of Sociology and Anthropology to see when seminar courses are available.

Prerequisite(s): 10.00 credits including (ANTH*2160, ANTH*2180), SOAN*2120  
Department(s): Department of Sociology and Anthropology  
Location(s): Guelph  
ANTH*3850  Seminar in Anthropology  Fall and Winter  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course will be offered as a structured seminar on various topics depending upon the interests of the faculty member teaching the course. Topics will be announced and course outlines will be available at course selection. The availability of third and fourth year seminar courses will vary. Students must check with the Department of Sociology and Anthropology to see when seminar courses are available.

Prerequisite(s): 10.00 credits including (ANTH*2160, ANTH*2180), SOAN*2120  
Department(s): Department of Sociology and Anthropology  
Location(s): Guelph  
ANTH*3950  Special Projects in Anthropology  Summer, Fall, and Winter  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This special study option/reading course is designed to provide advanced undergraduates with an opportunity to explore independently the frontiers and foundations of a field of knowledge. Under supervision, the student will study in greater depth topics related to regular upper-level courses offered in the department which the student has taken or is taking. Permission of the instructor who will be supervising the study is required.

Prerequisite(s): 10.00 credits  
Restriction(s): Instructor consent required. Please note, a student is allowed a total of 1.00 credits only for reading courses.  
Department(s): Department of Sociology and Anthropology  
Location(s): Guelph  
ANTH*4300  Anthropological Issues  Fall Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

Current issues and future trends in the discipline of socio-cultural anthropology will provide the subject matter of this variable content course. This course is meant to provide an opportunity for socio-cultural anthropology majors to consider the latest developments in the sub-discipline. Course topics will be announced and course outlines will be available at course selection time.

Prerequisite(s): 12.50 credits including ANTH*3690, SOAN*3070  
Department(s): Department of Sociology and Anthropology  
Location(s): Guelph  
ANTH*4440  Culture, Rights and Development  Winter Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course examines the theoretical and practical problems associated with respecting local cultures while also respecting human dignity universally. Various definitions of 'development' will be explored in terms of how they reflect cultural values and global inequalities.

Prerequisite(s): 12.50 credits including (ANTH*3690 or IDEV*2300), (IDEV*2100 or SOAN*3070)  
Department(s): Department of Sociology and Anthropology  
Location(s): Guelph  
ANTH*4540  Seminar in Anthropology  Fall and Winter  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course will be offered as a structured seminar on various topics depending upon the interests of the faculty member teaching the course. Topics will be announced and course outlines will be available at course selection. The availability of third and fourth year seminar courses will vary. Students must check with the Department of Sociology and Anthropology to see when seminar courses are available.

Prerequisite(s): 12.50 credits including (ANTH*3690 or SOC*3310), SOAN*3070  
Department(s): Department of Sociology and Anthropology  
Location(s): Guelph  
ANTH*4550  Topics in the Anthropology of Health  Fall Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This seminar focuses on the anthropological analyses of medical and health issues among current and past populations. The course is based on case studies. It will provide students with a grounding in the theoretical approaches appropriate to anthropological considerations of issues relating to health.

Prerequisite(s): 12.50 credits including (ANTH*3690 or IDEV*2300), (IDEV*2100 or SOAN*3070)  
Department(s): Department of Sociology and Anthropology  
Location(s): Guelph  
ANTH*4640  Seminar in Anthropology  Fall and Winter  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course will be offered as a structured seminar on various topics depending upon the interests of the faculty member teaching the course. Topics will be announced and course outlines will be available at course selection. The availability of third and fourth year seminar courses will vary. Students must check with the Department of Sociology and Anthropology to see when seminar courses are available.

Prerequisite(s): 12.50 credits including (ANTH*3690 or SOC*3310), SOAN*3070  
Department(s): Department of Sociology and Anthropology  
Location(s): Guelph  
ANTH*4700  Issues in Contemporary Anthropological Theory  Winter Only  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course critically examines current anthropological theories, which may include post-structuralism, post-modernism, neo-Marxism and processual approaches. Attention may also be given to the theoretical and political implications of constructionism and calls for ethnographic reflexivity.

Prerequisite(s): 12.50 credits including ANTH*3690, SOAN*3070  
Department(s): Department of Sociology and Anthropology  
Location(s): Guelph  
ANTH*4740  Seminar in Anthropology  Fall and Winter  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course will be offered as a structured seminar on various topics depending upon the interests of the faculty member teaching the course. Topics will be announced and course outlines will be available at course selection. The availability of third and fourth year seminar courses will vary. Students must check with the Department of Sociology and Anthropology to see when seminar courses are available.

Prerequisite(s): 12.50 credits including (ANTH*3690 or SOC*3310), SOAN*3070  
Department(s): Department of Sociology and Anthropology  
Location(s): Guelph  
ANTH*4840  Seminar in Anthropology  Fall and Winter  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This course will be offered as a structured seminar on various topics depending upon the interests of the faculty member teaching the course. Topics will be announced and course outlines will be available at course selection. The availability of third and fourth year seminar courses will vary. Students must check with the Department of Sociology and Anthropology to see when seminar courses are available.

Prerequisite(s): 12.50 credits including (ANTH*3690 or SOC*3310), SOAN*3070  
Department(s): Department of Sociology and Anthropology  
Location(s): Guelph  
ANTH*4880  Special Projects in Anthropology  Summer, Fall, and Winter  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This special study/reading course option is designed to provide advanced undergraduates with an opportunity to explore independently the frontiers and foundations of a field of knowledge. Under supervision, the student will study in greater depth topics related to regular upper-level courses offered in the department which the student has taken or is taking. Permission of the instructor who will be supervising the project is required.

Prerequisite(s): 12.50 credits  
Restriction(s): Instructor consent required. Please note, a student is allowed a total of 1.00 credits only for reading courses.  
Department(s): Department of Sociology and Anthropology  
Location(s): Guelph  
ANTH*4890  Special Projects in Anthropology  Summer, Fall, and Winter  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

This special study/reading course option is designed to provide advanced undergraduates with an opportunity to explore independently the frontiers and foundations of a field of knowledge. Under supervision, the student will study in greater depth topics related to regular upper-level courses offered in the department which the student has taken or is taking. Permission of the instructor who will be supervising the project is required.

Prerequisite(s): 12.50 credits  
Restriction(s): Instructor consent required. Please note, a student is allowed a total of 1.00 credits only for reading courses.  
Department(s): Department of Sociology and Anthropology  
Location(s): Guelph  
ANTH*4900  Honours Anthropology Thesis I  Summer, Fall, and Winter  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

Development and design of an honours thesis proposal conducted under the supervision of a faculty member. Recommended to honours major students.

Prerequisite(s): 15.00 credits including ANTH*3690, (SOAN*3070 or SOAN*3120)  
Restriction(s): A cumulative average of 75% in all Sociology and Anthropology courses. Instructor consent required.  
Department(s): Department of Sociology and Anthropology  
Location(s): Guelph  
ANTH*4910  Honours Anthropology Thesis II  Summer, Fall, and Winter  (LEC: 3)  [0.50]  

Completion and presentation of honours thesis.

Prerequisite(s): ANTH*4900  
Restriction(s): Instructor consent required.  
Department(s): Department of Sociology and Anthropology  
Location(s): Guelph