Understanding humanity in context

From prehistoric humanity all the way to contemporary cultural diversity, anthropologists engage with a wide range of issues and phenomena that affect individual and public life.

Waterloo's Anthropology research and teaching expertise covers three major sub-fields of the discipline: socio-cultural anthropology, archaeological anthropology, and biological (physical) anthropology.

 

 Spring 2019 Courses

Course Code Course Title Instructor
ANTH 100 Introduction to Anthropology Nic Hayes
ANTH 202 Social and Cultural Anthropology Mark Dolson
ANTH 221 Language and Society Adrienne Lo
ANTH 241 Food as Culture Adrienne Lo
ANTH 372 Archaeological Field School Alexis Dolphin / Russell Adams

See all ANTH Course descriptions in the undergraduate calendar

See the Schedule of Classes for days/times. Select 1195.

Fall 2019 Courses

Course Code Course Title Instructor
ANTH 100 Introduction to Anthropology Nic Hayes
ANTH 201 Introductory to Archaeology Christopher Watts
ANTH 202 Social and Cultural Anthropology Mark Dolson
ANTH 204 Biological Anthropology Maria Liston
ANTH 289 Special Topics in Anthropology  (Topic: Doing Ethnography) Adrienne Lo
ANTH 322 The Archaeology of the Great Lakes Christopher Watts
ANTH 347 Medical Anthropology Jennifer Liu
ANTH 355 Human Osteology Maria Liston
ANTH 377 Dental Anthropology Alexis Dolphin
ANTH 465 Borders, Boundaries, and Crossings Seçil Daǧtaș

See all ANTH Course descriptions in the undergraduate calendar

See the Schedule of Classes for days/times. Select 1199.

  1. June 17, 2019Convocation 2019
    Faculty of Arts Convocation Cake

    The Faculty of Arts convocation occurred on June 12. See some highlights and pictures.

  2. May 27, 20192019 Arts Convocation Awards Winners

    Congratulations to Honours Anthropology student Kristin So, who will receive the Faculty of Arts award for Distinguished Academic Achievement in Anthropology at June convocation!

    Congratulations also go to Honours Anthropology student Caitlin Brast, who will receive the same award for her outstanding work in Classical Studies!

  3. May 21, 2019Graduate student, Panchala Weerasinghe, was awarded a Travel Bursary
    Panchala at work

    Panchala Weerasinghe was awarded a Canadian Institute in Greece travel bursary for her summer 2019 research costs. Panchala is at work in the Eretria archaeological museum. She is studying Roman-era skeletons found in a well in an abandoned gymnasium in Eretria, on the island of Euboia, Greece.  Prof. Maria Liston is working on infant remains from the same well while Panchala studies the adults and older children.

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Robert Park witnesses effects of climate change on archaeological sites

Rober Park doing research.
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