Major in Archaeology and Biological Anthropology


Admission Requirements:

Completion of first-year requirements, including Anthropology 1020 (formerly 1020E) OR 0.5 from Anthropology 1021A/B or 1025F/G combined with 0.5 from Anthropology 1022A/B or 1026F/G, with a mark of at least 60% in each.

Module 6.0 Courses:

(a) 1.0 course (recommended to take in second year):

2226A/B   Biological Anthropology
2229F/G   Principles of Archaeology

(b) 0.5 course (recommened to take in second year):

2222F/G   Debates in Sociocultural Anthropology
2245F/G   Anthropological Approaches to Language

(c) 0.5 course:

2230F/G   Arctic Archaeology
2232F/G   Special Topics in Archaeology. Topic this year: Mesoamerica
2233F/G   Archaeology of Ontario and the Great Lakes
2234F/G   Andean Prehistory

(d) 0.5 course:

3350F  Culture and Society I: Historical Perspectives

(e) 0.5 course:

3308F/G   Archaeology: Theory and Practice
3311F/G   Bioarchaeology: Practice and Theory 

(f) 2.0 courses:

2236A/B   Anthropological Perspectives on Human Growth Development, Development and Aging
2237A/B   Human Adaptability and Resilience: Life at the Extremes
2238A/B   Reading Life and Death through the Human Body
2239A/B   Mummies: The Scientific and Cultural Analysis of Human Mummies
2240A/B   Evolution, Ecology and Human Health
2261F/G   Adventures in Pop Culture Archaeology
2263A/B   Bodies: Making, Buying, Living and Dying
2264F/G   Issues in Primate Conservation
2265F/G   Primate Behavior
2267A/B   Anthropology of Zoos
3307A      Field Methods in Archaeology
3308F/G   Archaeology: Theory and Practice
3309F/G   Hunting and Gathering Societies
3310A/B   Zooarchaeology
3311F/G   Bioarchaeology: Practice and Theory
3312F/G   Historical Archaeology – Interpreting the Recent Past
3313F/G   Artifact Analysis
3320        Archaeology Summer Field School
3322        Field Course in Environmental Anthropology
3324A/B   Archaeological Field School - Site Management
3334F/G   Primate and Human Paleontology
3336F/G   Debates in Human Evolution
3338F/G   Human Skeletal Biology
3340A/B   Biomedical Anthropology and Evolutionary Medicine
3341F/G   Anthropology of Food and Nutrition
3351G      Society and Culture II: Identity, Power and Social Formation
4401F/G   Anthropological Thinking and Practice (the former 4400E)
4407A/B   Digital Archaeology and Digital Heritage
4408F/G   Paleopathology and Paleodiet
4422F/G   Activity and Energetics in the Past
4424F/G   Analytical Techniques in Archaeology & Biological Anthropology
4429F/G   Principles of Applied Archaeology
4470A/B   Research Practicum in Anthropology

Note: May substitute an additional 0.5 course from 2230F/G, 2233F/G or 2234F/G.

(g) 1.0 course from any subfield in Anthropology at the 2100 level or above.

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