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.
Winter 2019 Courses
|Course Code||Course Title||Instructor|
|ANTH 100 (.pdf)||Introduction to Anthropology||Chris Watts|
|ANTH201/CLAS221||Introduction to Archaeology||Russell Adams|
|ANTH202||Social and Cultural Anthropology||Jennifer Liu|
|ANTH 204 (LAB/LEC) (.pdf)||Biological Anthropology||Alexis Dolphin|
|ANTH 233 (.pdf)||Inuit Cultures||Robert Park|
|ANTH 300 (.pdf)||Practicing Anthropology||Nic Hayes|
|ANTH 321||Archaeology of Complex Cultures||Russell Adams|
|ANTH 350 (.pdf)||Anthropology of Gender||Seçil Daǧtaș|
|ANTH 447||Seminar in Medical Anthropology||Jennifer Liu|
|ANTH 455 (.pdf)||Skeletal Biology and Forensics||Maria Liston|
See all ANTH Course descriptions in the undergraduate calendar
See the Schedule of Classes for days/times. Select 1191.
- July 12, 2018
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.
- May 1, 2018
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.
- Apr. 18, 2018
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).
- Mar. 26, 2019
Join us for this year's Silver Medal Award ceremony and lecture! Guest speaker, Prof. Filippo Osella (Professor of Anthropology and South Asian Studies at the University of Sussex in the UK) will be presenting a lecture titled:
THE UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS OF TRUST: Mobilities, trade networks and the life-world of Indian exports agents in China.