Summer 2021

Summer 2021 course registration is now open and are pleased to share this list of Anthropology course offerings.

For information with regards to term activation and registration, please visit the Registrar's Office website.

If you have any questions about anthropology courses or modules, feel free to email us at anthro-ugrad-office@uwo.ca.

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All Anthropology courses during the summer are online, and this year they are all 6 weeks in duration. Note the term and dates in the course list below. Course outlines will be available here throughout April.

ANTHRO 1025G-650 - Introduction to Sociocultural and Linguistic Anthropology
  6 weeks: June 14 - July 23, 2021
  Instructor:  K. Linton
  Course credit: 0.5
  Prerequisite: none
  Antirequisite: Anthropology 1021A/B, and Anthropology 1020 (formerly 1020E).
  Course Outline, PDF

Course Description:
An introductory course teaching basic concepts in the study of sociocultural and linguistic practices worldwide. It underscores shared human experiences as well as our rich diversity. Topics include, changing socio-cultural and economic institutions, political and religious systems, and the role of language in the workings of power, indexicality and identity.

 ANTHRO 1026F-650 - Introduction to Biological Anthropology and Archaeology
  6 weeks: May 3 - June 11, 2021
  Instructor: K. Olsen
  Course credit: 0.5 
  Prerequisite: none
  Antirequisite: Anthropology 1022A/B, and Anthropology 1020 (formerly 1020E).
  Course Outline, PDF

Course Description:
An introduction to aspects of biological anthropology and archaeology which help us to understand the place of humankind in nature and global history. Topics to be covered include: heredity, human evolution and variability, archaeological methods, the development of culture, mortuary practices, the domestication of plants and animals, and the rise of complex societies and the state.

ANTHRO 1027A-650 - Introduction to Linguistics
  6 weeks: May 3 - June 11, 2021
  Instructor:  O. Kharytonava
  Course credit: 0.5
  Prerequisite: none
  Antirequisite: Linguistics 2288A/B.

Course Description:
Introduction to basic concepts and methods of modern linguistics. Topics include articulatory and acoustic phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. This course is a prerequisite for subsequent linguistics courses in the Department of Anthropology and/or the Linguistics program.

 ANTHRO 2263B-650 - Bodies: Making, Buying, Living and Dying
  6 weeks: June 14 - July 23, 2021
  Instructor: K. Olsen
  Course credit: 0.5
  Prerequisite: none
  Antirequisite: none
  Course Outline, PDF

Course Description:
Bodies are physical and sensual, personal and public, the result of evolution, and yet flexibly attuned to local histories and desires. This course will take a biocultural approach to exploring what bodies are, how they are used, by whom, for what purposes, and how we come to know such things.

 ANTHRO 2272F-650 - Anthropology of Tourism
  6 weeks: May 3 - June 11, 2021
  Instructor: C. Kennedy
  Course credit: 0.5
  Prerequisite: Any Arts and Humanities or Social Science 0.5 or 1.0 essay course.
  Antirequisite: none
  Brief Course Outline, PDF

Course Description:
This course examines various aspects of tourism from an anthropological point of view. Topics will include the cultural effects of tourism on both hosts and guests, on the political and economic issues involved in tourism, on the connection between tourism and environmental concerns, and on conflict over local resources.