Major in Sociocultural Anthropology


Admission Requirements:

Completion of first-year requirements including either Anthropology 1025F/G and 1026F/G or Anthropology 1020 (the former 1020E) with a mark of at least 60% in each.

Module 6.0 Courses:

a) 1.0 courses:

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

b) 0.5 course:

2226A/B   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) 1.0 course:

3350F   Society and Culture I: Historical Perspectives
3351G   Society and Culture II: Identity, Power and Social Formation

e) 2.0 courses:  

2201F/G   Urban Anthropology
2203F/G   Indigenous Peoples, Globalization and the Environment
2223F/G   Doing Fieldwork in Anthropology
2224F/G   Anthropology of Religion
2255E      Feminist Perspectives in Anthropology
2260F/G   “Nature” in the City
2262F/G   The Production and Consumption of Global Commodities
2269F/G   Special Topics in Environment and Culture
2272F/G   Anthropology of Tourism
2275A/B   Anthropology of Sex and Gender (New!)
2280F/G   Economic Anthropology
2281F/G   Anthropology of Development
2282F/G   Anthropology of Migration                     
2283F/G   Refugees and the Displaced
2284F/G   Mobile Phones and the Internet in the Global South
2285F/G   Clothing and Culture: Anthropology of Fashion
2289F/G   Special Topics in Refugee and Migrant Studies
2290F/G   Plagues and Peoples: Cultures of Health and Healing
3305F/G   History, Territory and the Politics of Identity
3321        Field Course in Anthropology
3322        Field Course in Environmental Anthropology
3323A/B   Field Course in Anthropology
3331F/G   Reading Ethnography
3332F/G   Sociocultural Anthropological Perspectives on the Lifecourse
3333F/G   Symbolic Anthropology
3355F/G   Zombies in Culture and Historial Perspective (New!)
3369F/G   Advanced Special Topics in Environment and Culture
3389F/G   Advanced Special Topics in Refugee and Migrant Studies
4400E      Anthropological Thought
4470A/B   Research Practicum inAnthropology

* May substitute an additional 0.5 course from Anth 2211F/G-2219F/G.

f) 1.0 course from any subfield in Anthropology at the 2200 level or above.

Note 1:
Students who are planning to do a Masters degree in Anthropology are strongly encouraged to take Anthropology 4400E.

Note 2:
Students who have previously enrolled in the Major in Sociocultural Anthropology and were following the module that required ANTH 3301E should now take 3350F and 3351G. ANTH 3301E is no longer offered. Previous years modules can be found in the 2016-17 Academic Calendar or in the Department of Anthropology.

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