Western University AntropologyWestern Social Science

Major in Anthropology

Admission Requirements:

Completion of first year requirements, including either Anthropology 1020E OR Anthropology 1025F/G and one of Anthropology 1026F/G or Anthropology 1027A/B, with a mark of a least 60% in each.

Module: 6.0 Courses

a) 0.5 course from:

2211F/G   Cultures of the Caribbean
2212F/G   Cultures of the Pacific
2214F/G   Cultures of Native North America
2216F/G   Cultures of Latin America
2217F/G   First Nations Traditional Cultures
2218F/G   Contemporary First Nations Issues
2219F/G   Cultures of the Middle East

b) 0.5 course from:

2230F/G   Arctic Archaeology
2231F/G   Archaeology of North America
2233F/G   Archaeology of Ontario and the Great Lakes
2234F/G   Andean Prehistory

c)  1.5 courses:

2222F/G   The Foundations of Anthropology
2245F/G   Topics in Language and Culture
2226A/B    Biological Anthropology
2229F/G    Principles of Archaeology

d) 1.0 courses from:

3237A/B    Field Techniques in Linguistics
3266F/G    Anthropology of Space and Place
3301E       Concepts of Society and Culture
3302F/G    Anthropology’s Intellectual and Institutional Histories
3303         Material Culture
3305F/G    History, Territory and the Politics of Identity
3307A       Field Methods in Archaeology
3308F/G    Debates in Archaeology
3309F/G    Hunting and Gathering Societies
3310A/B    Zooarchaeology
3311F/G    Bioarchaeology: Practice and Theory
3312F/G    Historical Archaeology
3331F/G    Reading Ethnography
3332F/G    Sociocultural Anthropological Perspectives on the Lifecourse
3333F/G    Symbolic Anthropology
3334F/G    Primate and Human Paleontology
3335F/G    Historical Linguistics
3336F/G    Topics in Human Evolution
3337F/G    Topics in Language and Society
3338F/G    Skeletal Biology
3340A/B    Biomedical Anthropology and Evolutionary Medicine
3341F/G    Anthropology of Food and Nutrition
3342F/G    Bioarchaeological Genetics

e) 2.5 additional courses not previously taken from the 2200 level and above in any subfield.

Note: Anthropology 4400E is strongly recommended for fourth-year students planning graduate work in anthropology.