Western University AntropologyWestern Social Science

1000 Level Courses

We offer one full-year and three half-year introductory courses in Anthropology. Students wishing to declare an Anthropology module must take either Anth 1020E or Anth 1025F/G and either Anth 1026F/G or Anth 1027A/B. Students with special interests in Linguistics should take Anth 1027A/B. We offer nine modules. See which one suits you best.

1020E - Many Ways of Being Human

Students explore the human experience, past and present, by learning about differences and similarities in societies and cultures across time and space, including how we live, die, communicate, make sense of our lives, and interact with each other and the world around us. 2 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour, 1.0 course.

Antirequisite(s): Anthropology 1025F/G and Anthropology 1026F/G.
Prerequisite(s): -

2017-18:

1020E-001 Lecture: Tuesdays, 12:30-2:30 pm  Classroom: 3M-3250
Must choose one tutorial section:
  003  Wednesdays 1:30-2:30
  005  Wednesdays 2:30-3:30
  007  Wednesdays 3:30-4:30
  009  Wednesdays 4:30-5:30
  Tutorial rooms will be announced in class.

1020E-002 Lecture: Tuesdays, 2:30-4:30 pm  Classroom: SSC-2032
Must choose one tutorial section:
  004  Wednesdays 1:30-2:30
  006  Wednesdays 2:30-3:30
  008  Wednesdays 3:30-4:30
  010  Wednesdays 4:30-5:30
  Tutorial rooms will be announced in class.

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1025F/G - Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology

An introduction to the basic concepts used in the anthropological study of non-Western social and cultural institutions that focuses on the unity and diversity of human experience. Topics include: kinship, economics, politics, religion, and the present-day conditions of indigenous societies. The ethnography of various peoples is discussed. 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Antirequisite(s): Anthropology 1020E.
Prerequiste(s): -

Fall 2017-18:
1025F-001  Mondays, 7:00-10:00 pm   Classroom: SSC-2032   Prof D. Campbell

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Fall 2017-18:
1025F-650   Distance Studies    Prof J. Beaudoin

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Winter 2017-18:
1025G-001  Wednesdays, 3:30-6:30 pm   Classroom: B&GS-0153  Prof R. Farah

1026F/G - Introduction to Biological Anthropology and Archaeology

An introduction to aspects of biological anthropology and archaeology which help us to understand the place of humankind in nature. Topics to be covered include heredity, human evolution and variability, archaeological method, the development of culture, the domestication of plants and animals, and the rise of civilization and the state. 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Antirequisite(s): Anthropology 1020E.
Prerequiste(s): -

Fall 2017-18:
1026F-001    Wednesdays 3:30-6:30 pm   Classroom: B&GS-0153   Prof I. Colquhoun

Winter 2017-18:
1026G-001   Mondays, 7:00-10:00 pm   Classroom: SSC-2028   Prof I. Colquhoun

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Winter 2017-18:
1026G-650   Distance Studies    Prof K. Olsen

1027A/B - Introduction to Linguistics

Introduction to basic concepts and methods of modern linguistics. Topics include articulatory and acoustic phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. This course is a prerequisite for subsequent linguistics courses in the Department of Anthropology and/or the Linguistics program. 2 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour, 0.5 course.

Antirequisite(s): Linguistics 2288A/B.
Prerequisite(s): -

Fall 2017-18:
1027A-001 Lecture: Tuedays, 11:30 am-1:30 pm  Classroom: SEB-1059   Prof V. Kharytonava

Must choose one tutorial section from:
  002  Thursday 2:30-3:30
  003  Thursday 3:30-4:30
  004  Thursday 4:30-5:30
  Tutorial rooms will be announced in class.

Fall 2017-18:
1027A-200 Lecture: Tuesdays, 7:00-9:00 pm   Classroom: SSC-3028   Prof V. Kharytonava
Blended course of lecture and online discussions. Must choose one tutorial online discussion group from sections 201, 202 or 203.

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Fall 2017-18:
1027B-001 Lecture:Mondays, 1:30-3:30 pm  Classroom: KB-K203   Prof V. Kharytonava

Must choose one tutorial section:
  002  Thursday 2:30-3:30
  003  Thursday 3:30-4:30
  004  Thursday 4:30-5:30
  Tutorial rooms will be announced in class.

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