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: sociocultural anthropology, archaeological anthropology, and biological (physical) anthropology.

Fall 2021 Blended Courses

Course Code Course Title Instructor
ANTH 100 Introduction to Anthropology (online)  Seçil Daǧtaș
ANTH 106 Technologies of Being Human (online) Göetz Hoeppe
ANTH 201/CLAS 221 Introduction to Archaeology (online)

Christopher Watts 

ANTH 202 Social & Cultural Anthropology (online) Mark Dolson
ANTH 204 Biological Anthropology (online) Maria Liston
ANTH 222 Anthropologies of the Body (online) Alexis Dolphin
ANTH 241 Food as Culture (on-campus) Adrienne Lo
ANTH 322 Archaeology of the Great Lakes (online) Christopher Watts
ANTH 347 Medical Anthropology (online) Mark Dolson
ANTH 355 Human Osteology (online) Maria Liston
ANTH 389

Special Topics in Anthropology; Bioarchaeological Theory (online)

Alexis Dolphin
ANTH 430/SOC 431 Science as Practice and Culture (online) Göetz Hoeppe

See all Anthropology Course descriptions in the undergraduate calendar.

See the Schedule of Classes. Term 1219. 
Fall 2021 TERM: blended

  1. Aug. 3, 2021Prof. Ilcan and Associate Prof. Dagtas Awarded an SSHRC Insight Grant

    Professor Suzan Ilcan has received a four-year SSHRC Insight grant award ($150,369) for her research project “Border Frictions: Shaping Transnational Relations via Migrant Journeys, Resettlement, and Community Building in the Context of Syrian Displacement”, with Co-investigator Dr. Secil Dagtas (Associate Professor, Anthropology, University of Waterloo). 

  2. July 29, 2021Water Institute researchers awarded more than 500K in funding

    Congratulations to Water Institute member Craig Janes, professor and director of the School of Public Health Sciences, along with WI colleague Jennifer Liu, professor and chair of the Department of Anthropology, and their research team, who have been awarded funding through a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Project Grant

  3. June 11, 2021The Franklin Expedition continues...

    Douglas Stenton, an Adjunct Professor in the department of Anthropology was interviewed about the mystery of the Franklin expedition.

    Tune in to Beyond the Bulletin Podcast, episode 91. 

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