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3000 Level Courses

3307A - Field Methods in Archaeology

This course provides a practical introduction to field methods and preliminary laboratory techniques of archaeology. Practical training will be given at a field camp to be held at an archaeological site near London. Lecture and lab, 0.5 course.

Antirequisite(s): -
Prerequisite(s): Anthropology 2229F/G and registration in Anthropology module Year 3 or 4. Application required

2017-2018
Fal:  Fri 8:30am-2:30pm   Instructor: P. Timmins

3308G - Archaeology: Theory and Practice

This course examines contemporary theoretical frameworks in archaeology and explores how they shape and are shaped by current issues, the development of new methods, and archaeological practice around the globe. 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Antirequisite(s): -
Prerequisite(s): Anthropology 2229F/G and registration in Year 3 or 4 in any Anthropology module

2017-2018
Winter: Tue 9:30-12:30pm    Classroom: SSC-2257    Instructor: J-F. Millaire

3325F/G - Readings in Anthropology

Individual reading and research of current interest in Anthropology. Students must make arrangements with a Professor in the Department of Anthropology. An application must be completed with approval from the Instructor and the Chair.  0.5 course.

Antirequisite(s): -
Prerequisite(s): Registration in third year in any program with approval from the instructor and the Department Chair.

3332F - Sociocultural Anthropological Perspectives on the Lifecourse

This course examines how various stages in the human lifecourse are understood and experienced differently in diverse socio-cultural contexts. It begins with a cross-cultural examination of theories of conception and then proceeds similarly through discussions of birth, infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, elderhood, death and the afterlife. 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Antirequisite(s): -
Prerequisite(s): Any Arts and Humanities or Social Science 0.5 or 1.0 essay course.

2017-2018
Fall:  Wed 10:30 am-12:30 pm and Thu 1:30-2:30 pm   Classroom: SSC-3026   Instructor: A. Walsh

3334G - Primate and Human Paleontology

This course will combine general principles of vertebrate paleontology and evolutionary biology to examine the fossil evidence for primate and human evolution. Important events, such as primate and hominid origins will be investigated in detail, emphasizing the cross-disciplinary nature of this field of study. 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Antirequisite(s): -
Prerequisite(s): Anthropology 2226A/B and registration in year 3 or 4 in any module.

2017-2018
Winter: Thu 12:30-3:30pm   Classroom: SSC-2257   Instructor: I. Colquhoun

3337F - Sociolinguistics

An investigation of the interrelationship between language and social structure with particular attention to linguistic differentiation on this basis and the direction of language change. The speech of minority groups will be investigated. 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Antirequisite(s): -
Prerequisite(s): Linguistics 2247A/B or the former Anthropology 2247A/B and registration in year 3 or 4 in any module.

2017-2018
Fall: Fri 10:30 am-1:30 pm    Classrom: KB-K208    Instructor: T. Granadillo

3338F – Skeletal Biology

An exploration of the role that skeletal material plays in providing anthropological information. Emphasis will be placed on the analytical techniques used in osteology and odontology for: measuring biological adaptability in archaeological populations; creating individual biographies; the reconstruction of cultural activities. 1 lecture hour, 2 laboratory hours, 0.5 course.

Antirequisite(s): -
Prerequisite(s): Anthropology 2226A/B and registration in year 3 or 4 in any module.

2017-2018
Fall: Wed 10:30-1:30pm   Classroom: SSC-2257   Instructor: A. Waters-Rist

3350F - Society and Culture I: Historical Perspectives

This course explores where anthropology came from, what influenced its early questions, and how those questions evolved over time, through an examination of some classic anthropological work on society and culture. 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

This course, along with 3351G, has replaced Anthropology 3301E.

Antirequisite(s): The former Anthropology 3301E.
Prerequisite(s): Third or fourth year standing in any anthropology module

2017-2018
Fall: Thu 9:30 am-12:30 pm   Classroom: SSC-2257   Instructor: K. Clark

3351G - Society and Culture II: Identity, Power and Social Formation

This course examines the various principles through which societies are organized, by examining the construction of social formations and social identities over time in contexts of differential power. 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

This course, along with 3350F, has replaced Anthropology 3301E.

Antirequisite(s): The former Anthropology 3301E.
Prerequisite(s): Anthropology 3350F and third or fourth year standing in any anthropology module.

2017-2018
Winter: Thu 9:30 am-12:30pm   Classroom: SSC-2257   Instructor: K. Clark

3389G –Advanced Special Topics in Refugee and Migrant Studies.

Topic: Risky Passages and Restrictive Borders: Refugees and the Contemporary Challenges. 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Antirequisite(s): -
Prerequisite(s): Any Arts and Humanities or Social Science 0.5 or 1.0 Essay course.

2017-2018
Winter term: Tue 9:30 am-12:30 pm   Classroom SSC-3102   Instructor: R. Farah

NOTE: ANTH 3301E is no longer available as a full-year course and instead, two half courses have replaced it: 3350F and 3351G. Students who are following last year's modules and have not yet taken ANTH 3301E, see the Program Modules pages for the appropriate substitutions.