Summer 2024

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Registration for summer courses opens on March 1st. For information with regards to summer term activation and registration, please visit the Office of the Registrar website.

Anthropology is pleased to offer the following courses:

Course outlines will be posted here once they come available closer to the start of classes.

Online courses:

First term, 6 weeks May 6-June 14:

ANTH 1026F-650 - Introduction to Biological Anthropology and Archaeology
Professor K. Olsen

An introduction to aspects of biological anthropology and archaeology which help us to understand the place of humankind in nature. Topics to be covered include heredity, human evolution and variability, archaeological method, the development of culture, the domestication of plants and animals, and the rise of civilization and the state.

Second term, 6 weeks June 17-July 26:

ANTH 1025G-650 - Introduction to Sociocultural and Linguistic Anthropology
Instructor K. Linton

An introductory course teaching basic concepts in the study of socio-cultural 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.

ANTH 2263B-650 - Bodies: Making, Buying, Living and Dying
Professor K. Olsen

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.

We are excited to offer two summer field schools:

3320 - Archaeological Summer Field School:

This 1.0 credit course is run by Dr. Neal Ferris and will take place in St. Kitts on the Island of Nevis in the Caribbean from June 23 to July 14. Please email Dr. Ferris for information nferris@uwo.ca.

3322 - Summer Field School:

This 1.0 credit course is run by Dr. Andrew Walsh and will take place in Madagascar from early May to early June. Graduating students will be back in time for Convocation in mid-June. An application is required and closes in mid-March. Please email Dr. Walsh for information awalsh33@uwo.ca.