Major in Linguistic Anthropology


Admission Requirements:

Completion of first-year requirements including Anthropology 1020 (the former 1020E) and 1027A/B; or Anthropology 1025F/G,1026F/G and 1027A/B with a minimum mark of 60% in each.

Module 6.0 Courses:

(a) 2.0 courses (should be taken in second year):

2222F/G    Debates in Sociocultural Anthropology
2245F/G    Anthropological Approaches to Language
Linguistics 2247A/B   Phonological Analysis (the former Anth 2247A/B)
Linguistics 2248A/B   Syntactic Analysis (the former Anth 2248A/B

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

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

(c) 0.5 course:

2211F/G   Cultures of the Caribbean
2212F/G   Cultures of the Pacific
2216F/G   Cultures of Latin America
FNS 2217F/G   First Nations Traditional Cultures of Canada (the former Anth 2217F/G)
FNS 2218F/G   Contemporary First Nations Issues in Canada (the former Anth 2218F/G)
2219F/G   Cultures of the Middle East

(d) 0.5 course

3350F   Society and Culture I: Historical Perspectives

(e) 2.5 courses:

Note: Students should take these courses when they are offered as many of them are offered in alternating years.

2246F/G    Anthropology of Reading and Writing
2249F/G    Discourse Analysis
2250F/G    Verbal Art, Performance and Speech Play
2251F/G    Language, Gender and Sexuality
2252F/G    Languages in Canada
3237A/B    Field Techniques in Linguistics
3243F/G    Applied Linguistics (the former 2243F/G)
3339F/G    Language Variation and Change (New!) (See Note 2 below)
3343A/B    Language Revitalization in Practice
3351G       Society and Culture II: Identity, Power and Social Formation
4400E       Anthropological Thought
4412F/G    Language and Power
Also included: the former 2243F/G, 3335F/G and 3337F/G.

Note 1:
Students who are planning to do a Masters degree in Anthropology are strongly encouraged to take Anthropology 4400E. The prerequisite is 3350F and therefore should be taken in the previous year.

Note 2:
Students who have already taken both 3335F/G and 3337F/G may not also take 3339F/G. However, if you have taken one of 3335F/G or 3337F/G, you may take 3339F/G.

Note 3:
Students who have previously enrolled in the Major in Linguistic Anthropology and were following the module that required ANTH 3301E should now take both 3350F and 3351G. Previous years' modules can be found in the 2016-17 Academic Calendar or in the Department of Anthropology.

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