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.

Spring 2021 Online Courses

Course Code Course Title Instructor
ANTH 105 Prehistoric Peoples and Places Robert Park
ANTH 202 Social & Cultural Anthropology Mark Dolson
ANTH 221 / GSJ 221 Language and Society

Adrienne Lo

ANTH 241 Food as Culture Adrienne Lo

See all Anthropology Course descriptions in the undergraduate calendar.

See the Schedule of Classes. Term 1215. 
Spring 2021 TERM: online

  1. May 5, 2021'Kiss baby for me': First use of DNA to link Franklin expedition sailor to descendant

    Canadian archeologists have used DNA analysis to identify the remains of a Franklin expedition sailor and to link him with his modern-day descendants.

    See the full article here

  2. Apr. 21, 2021Mark Dolson recipient of 2020 WUSA Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award

    Congratulations to Mark Dolson for being one of just two UW instructors to receive the 2020 WUSA Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award.

  3. Nov. 16, 2020Public Issues Anthropology graduate students receive the Sally Weaver Tuition Award

    Congratulations to Julia Tucciarone and Elizabeth Lukashal. 

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