Department of Sociology and Anthropology, College of Social and Applied Human Sciences
The Co-op program in Anthropology is designed to allow students to gain experience applying anthropological perspectives and methods in diverse workplace experiences. The Department of Sociology and Anthropology offers three types of courses: sociology courses with the prefix SOC*; anthropology courses with the prefix ANTH*; and departmental courses with the prefix SOAN*. The departmental category of courses recognizes the fact that the disciplines of sociology and sociocultural anthropology have developed in tandem and it is possible to identify large areas of overlap and convergence in the work of practitioners both historically and in the present. Departmental courses include most of the core theory and methods courses as well as many elective courses. They contribute equally to the subject matter of sociology as well as the subject matter of sociocultural anthropology for purposes of the undergraduate programs of study in both disciplines. Please see the listings for all courses required for the Anthropology program.
The Anthropology Co-op program is a four and a half year program, including three required work terms. Students must complete a Fall, Winter and Summer work term and must follow the academic work schedule as outlined below (also found on the Co-operative Education website: https://www.recruitguelph.ca/cecs/). Prefer refer to the Co-operative Education program policy with respect to adjusting this schedule.
Anthropology Academic and Co-op Work Term Schedule
|1||Academic Semester 1||Academic Semester 2, COOP*1100||Off|
|2||Academic Semester 3||COOP*1000 Work Term I||Academic Semester 4|
|3||Academic Semester 5||Academic Semester 6||COOP*2000 Work Term II|
|4||COOP*3000 Work Term III||Academic Semester 7||COOP*4000 Work Term IV|
|5||Academic Semester 8||N/A||N/A|
To be eligible to continue in the Co-op program, students must meet a minimum 70% cumulative average requirement after second semester, as well as meet all work term requirements. Please refer to the Co-operative Education program policy with respect to work term performance grading, work term report grading and program completion requirements.
For additional program information students should consult with their Co-op Co-ordinator and Co-op Faculty Advisor, listed on the Co-operative Education web site.
(21.50 Total Credits)1
|Required Core Courses||4.50|
|Additional ANTH credits||2.00|
|Additional SOAN credits||2.00|
|Co-op Work Terms||1.50|
A fourth Co-op work term is optional and if completed, the total number of credits will equal 22.00.
Note: 1.00 of these additional credits must be completed at the 4000 level. A minimum of three Co-op work terms including a Summer, Fall and Winter are necessary to complete the Co-op requirement.
The recommended program sequence is outlined below.
Major (Honours Program)
|Semester 1 - Fall|
|ANTH*1150||Introduction to Anthropology||0.50|
|2.00 electives 2||2.00|
|Semester 2 - Winter|
|COOP*1100||Introduction to Co-operative Education||0.00|
|No academic semester or work term|
|Semester 3 - Fall|
|COOP*1000||Co-op Work Term I||0.50|
|Semester 4 - Summer|
|SOAN*2400||Introduction to Gender Systems||0.50|
|Semester 5 - Fall|
|ANTH*3690||Engaging Anthropological Theory||0.50|
|Semester 6 - Winter|
|ANTH*3770||Kinship, Family, and Power||0.50|
|SOAN*3070||Qualitative and Observational Methods||0.50|
|COOP*2000||Co-op Work Term II||0.50|
|COOP*3000||Co-op Work Term III||0.50|
|Semester 7 - Winter|
|ANTH*4700||Issues in Contemporary Anthropological Theory||0.50|
|2.00 electives 3||2.00|
|COOP*4000||Co-op Work Term IV||0.50|
|Semester 8 - Fall|
|2.50 electives 4||2.50|
It is recommended that ANTH*1120 Biological Anthropology is one of these electives.
It is recommended that ANTH*4440 Culture, Rights and Development is one of these electives.
It is recommended that ANTH*3650 The Anthropology of Indigenous Peoples Before Canada, ANTH*4300 Anthropological Issues and ANTH*4550 Topics in the Anthropology of Health be included in these electives.