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. Jan. 4, 2018Douglas Stenton appointed to the Order of CanadaDouglas Stenton

    We are most proud to announce that Douglas Stenton, Adjunct Professor in the Department of Anthropology, was among the 125 appointees to the Order of Canada on December 29th, 2017, cited “for his enduring contributions to the preservation of Canada’s northern heritage".

  2. Oct. 4, 2017Götz Hoeppe wins the Melvin Pollner Prize in EthnomethodologyGoetz Hoeppe

    Götz Hoeppe, Associate Professor of Anthropology, was awarded the 2017 Melvin Pollner Prize in Ethnomethodology for his article “Working Data Together: The Accountability and Reflexivity of Digital Astronomical Practice”, which appeared in the journal Social Studies of Science.

  3. July 17, 2017Spring 2017 ConvocationCupcakes at convocation

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  1. Mar. 7, 20182018 Silver Medal Award Guest LectureBonnie McElhinny

    Join us for this year's Silver Medal Award ceremony and lecture! Guest speaker, Dr. Bonnie McElhinny (Principal of New College at the University of Toronto, and Associate Professor of Anthropology and Women and Gender Studies) will be presenting a lecture titled: 

    SORRY IS AS SORRY DOES:  Apologies and Beyond, in an Era of Reconciliation, Redress and Resurgence

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