2020/2021 Anthropology Course List

We are pleased to provide the final course listing for the 2020-2021 year! We have decided to offer all of our courses online.

It is indicated for each course whether it will be synchronous or asynchronous.
Synchronous indicates course components where students will connect online with instructors or TAs in real time so there will be a specific class time in the timetable.
Asynchronous means that students will be provided with a variety of lesson materials and activities that can be done throughout the week, although there may be tasks that must be completed by specific times.

For brief descriptions of courses and information about prerequisites and antirequisites, consult Western’s Academic Calendar.

We will be posting course outlines here as they become available throughout July and August.

1000-level

1021B: Introduction to Sociocultural and Linguistic Anthropology, Prof. Block & Granadillo (non-essay, online with one hour of synchronous learning and additional asynchronous activities)

1022A: Introduction to Biological Anthropology and Archaeology, Prof. Hodgetts & Stock (non-essay, online with asynchronous activities)

1025F: Introduction to Sociocultural and Linguistic Anthropology, Prof. Linton (essay, online with asynchronous activities)

1026G: Introduction to Biological Anthropology and Archaeology, Prof. Olsen (essay, online with asynchronous activities)

1027A: Introduction to Linguistics, Prof. Kharytonava (non-essay, online with asynchronous activities)

1027B: Introduction to Linguistics, Prof. Kharytonava (non-essay, online with asynchronous activities)

2000-level

2100: Archaeology and World Prehistory, Prof. Timmins (online with asynchronous activities)

2101B: Great Archaeological Sites, Prof. Timmins (online with asynchronous activities)

2203G: Indigenous Peoples, Globalization and the Environment, Prof. Jorgensen (online with asynchronous activities)

2216F: Cultures of Latin America, Prof. Premat (online with asynchronous activities)

2219G: Cultures of the Middle East, Prof. Farah (online with asynchronous activities)

2222G: Debates in Sociocultural Anthropology, Prof. Campbell (online with asynchronous activities)

2226B: Biological Anthropology, Prof. Colquhoun (online with asynchronous activities)

2229F: Principles of Archaeology, Prof. Timmins (online with asynchronous activities)

2234F: Andean Prehistory, Prof. Downey (online with asynchronous activities)

2239B: Mummies: The Scientific and Cultural Analysis of Human Mummies, Prof. Nelson (online with asynchronous activities)

2245F: Anthropological Approaches to Language, Prof. Bell (online with asynchronous activities)

2249G: Discourse Analysis, Prof. Pennesi (online with two hours of synchronous learning and additional asynchronous activities)

2252F: Languages in Canada, Prof. Pennesi (online with one hour of synchronous learning and additional asynchronous activities)

2253A: Endangered Languages and Revitalization, Prof. Granadillo (online with asynchronous activities) *NEW!

2265F: Primate Behaviour, Prof. Colquhoun (online with asynchronous activities)

2267A: Anthropology of Zoos, Prof. Colquhoun (online with asynchronous activities)

2267B: Anthropology of Zoos, Prof. Colquhoun (online with asynchronous activities)

2272F: Anthropology of Tourism, instructor Prof. Kennedy (online with asynchronous activities)

2272G: Anthropology of Tourism, instructor Prof. Kennedy (online with asynchronous activities)

2277G: Anthropology of Disaster, Prof. Beckett (online with asynchronous activities)

2278F: Anthropology of Race, Ethnicity and Identity, Prof. Block (online with asynchronous activities) *NEW!

2280F: Economic Anthropology, Prof. Kennedy (online with asynchronous activities)

2281G: Anthropology of Development, Prof. Linton (online with asynchronous activities)

2290F: Cultures of Health, Illness, Disability, and Healing, Prof. Block (online with asynchronous activities)

3000-level

3237A: Field Techniques in Linguistics, Prof. Granadillo (online with two hours of synchronous learning and additional asynchronous activities)

3305G: History, Territory and the Politics of Identity, Prof. Farah (online with synchronous learning)

3311G: Bioarchaeology: Practice and Theory, Prof. Stock (online with synchronous learning)

3313B: Artifact Analysis, Prof. Timmins (online with synchronous learning – note that this will include hands-on work with artifact sets!)

3326F: Special Topic – Anthropology of Food, Prof. Premat (online with asynchronous activities) *NEW! *Note: It is recommended that students have some anthropology background.

3332G: Sociocultural Anthropological Perspectives on the Lifecourse, Prof. Walsh (online with two hours of synchronous learning and additional asynchronous activities)

3336G: Debates in Human Evolution, Prof. Colquhoun (online with one hour of synchronous learning and additional asynchronous activities)

3339G: Language Variation and Change, Prof. Granadillo (online with one hour of synchronous learning and additional asynchronous activities)

3350F: Society and Culture I: Historical Perspectives, Prof. Beckett (online with 90 minutes of synchronous learning and additional asynchronous activities)

3351G: Society and Culture II: Identity, Power, and Social Formations, Prof. Beckett (online with 90 minutes of synchronous learning and additional asynchronous activities)

4000-level

4401F: Anthropological Thinking and Practice, Prof. Walsh (online with two hours of synchronous learning and additional asynchronous activities) *NEW!

Note: This course has replaced 4400E and is a required course in the Honours Specialization and Specialization Anthropology modules.

The following courses are not open enrollment. Students are asked to apply to assess eligibility.  Considerations are being made on an ongoing basis as space permits. Interested fouth-year anthropology students should email the Anthropology Department at anthro-ugrad-office@uwo.ca and include your name, student number, and reason for your interest in each course.

4407G: Digital Archaeology and Digital Heritage (Application Required), Prof. Ferris (online with synchronous learning) *NEW!

4429F: Principles of Applied Archaeology (Application Required), Prof. Timmins (online with synchronous learning)

4493F: Special Topic: Life History (Application Required), Prof. Stock (online with synchronous learning) *NEW!

4494F: Special Topic: Reading and Writing Ethnography (Application Required), Prof. Beckett (online with synchronous learning) *NEW!