Application Courses

For the 2023/2024 academic year, there are two courses requiring an application to be considered for registration. Information about each as well as the applications are found below. 

These 4000-level courses involve both undergraduate students and MA and PhD students. Because they are taught at the graduate level, the intensity of work will be greater than in a dedicated undergraduate course. Therefore, in order to be eligible, a minimum of 80% average is required in the previous year. The class size is small and is seminar-style so enrolment is limited to approximately 5 undergrads.

The application deadline is at midnight on July 12. All applicants will be notified of all decisions on July 14. However, if the courses do not fill, applications will still be accepted and reviewed on an on-going basis until the courses are full, which will be indicated on this page. (Note: These courses are set as 'Full' in the Timetable. It is designed that way to disable students from self-registering). If you are accepted, the Anthropology Department will arrange your registration in the course.

Anth 4413F - Language and Ethnography

* Still spots available *

Application for Anth 4413F

Professor T. Granadillo
Prerequisite: Enrolment in fourth year and by application.

In this course, we will read a variety of ethnographies to understand how language is employed. The goal will be to see: 1) how language is used effectively in ethnographies; 2) what role language-based data has; and 3) how research about language is presented.

4426G - Mortuary Archaeology

Professor A. Nelson
Prerequisite: Enrolment in fourth year and by application.

Application closed.

This course takes a cross-cultural and deep temporal perspective on how different societies have dealt with death. Mortuary archaeology draws on different threads in Anthropology, including ethnography, bioarchaeology, and archaeological theory. It also reaches beyond Anthropology to take an interdisciplinary perspective on how societies deal with death.