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 2018 Courses 

Course Title Instructor
ANTH 100 (Evening) Introduction to Anthropology Nic Hayes

ANTH 201 (6 wks)

Introduction to Archaeology Christopher Watts
ANTH 202 Social and Cultural Anthropology Mark S. Dolson
ANTH 221  Language and Society Adrienne Lo
ANTH 241  Food as Culture Adrienne Lo

ANTH 372


Archaeological Field School (Essex County Earth Works--Ontario) Christopher Watts

ANTH 395


Anthropological Study Abroad (Southern Italy & Sicily) Maria Liston

See Course Descriptions in the undergraduate calendar.

See the Schedule of Classes for days/times. Select term 1185.

  1. July 12, 2018UW Anthropologists receive SSHRC Insight awardSouthern Jordan

    UW Anthropologists receive SSHRC Insight award

    Russell Adams, Alexis Dolphin (both from the Department of Anthropology), and Chris Yakymchuk (Earth Sciences) have been awarded a 2018 SSHRC Insight grant for their research tracing anthropogenic pollution at a 5000-year-old industrialized landscape in southern Jordan. 

  2. May 1, 2018Anthropology graduate student Emily Schaljo named scholarship recipient

    Congratulations to graduate student Emily Schaljo on receiving a prestigious Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) and a University of Waterloo President’s Graduate Scholarship (PGS).

    On behalf of the Department of Anthropology, please join us in congratulating Emily on her outstanding achievements and potential.

  3. Apr. 18, 2018CFI award for a "Social Interaction, Language and Culture Laboratory (SILC Lab)"Emma Betz, Grit Liebscher, Adrienne Lo

    Three happy researchers received a Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) award to establish the University of Waterloo Social Interaction, Language and Culture Laboratory (SILC Lab). 

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