Major in Archaeology and Biological Anthropology


Admission Requirements:

Completion of first-year requirements including 1.0 in Anthropology: 1020 (formerly 1020E) OR one of  1021A/B or 1025F/G combined with one of 1022A/B or 1026F/G with a mark of at least 60% in each.

Module 6.0 Courses:

(a) 1.0 course (should be taken in second year):

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

(b) 0.5 course (should be taken in second year):

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

(c) 0.5 course:

2230F/G   Arctic Archaeology
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 (NEW!)
2238A/B   Reading Life and Death through the Human Body
2239A/B   Mummies: The Scientific and Cultural Analysis of Human Mummies
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
2269F/G   Special Topics in Environment and Culture
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   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
3369F/G   Advanced Special Topics in Environment and Culture
4400E       Anthropological Thought
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

* 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 2200 level or above.

Note 1:
Students who have been enrolled in the Bioarchaeological Anthropology Major prior to 2016/17 and wish to continue with it but who still require ANTH 3301E should take ANTH 3350F and either ANTH 3308F/G or ANTH 3311F/G.

Note 2:
Students who are planning to do a Masters degree in Anthropology are encouraged to take Anthropology 4400E. The prerequisite is Anthropology 3350F and therefore should be taken in third year.  Previous years modules can be found in the 2016-17 Academic Calendar.

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