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.

Winter 2021 Online Courses

Course Code Course Title Instructor
ANTH 100 Introduction to Anthropology Seçil Daǧtaș
ANTH 106 Technologies of Being Human Götz Hoeppe
ANTH 201 / CLAS 221 Introduction to Archaeology Christopher Watts
ANTH 202 Social & Cultural Anthropology Mark Dolson
ANTH 204 Biological Anthropology Alexis Dolphin 
ANTH 272 / INDG 272 Issues in Contemporary Indigenous Communities in Canada Lori Campbell 
ANTH 305 Paleopathology of Health and Disease Maria Liston
ANTH 321 / CLAS 321 Archaeology of Complex Cultures Russell Adams
ANTH 330 Environmental Anthropology Nicole Hayes
ANTH 447 Global Health and Medical Anthropology Nicoel Hayes

See all Anthropology Course descriptions in the undergraduate calendar.

See the Schedule of Classes. Term 1211. 
Winter 2021 TERM: online

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

    Congratulations to Julia Tucciarone and Elizabeth Lukashal. 

  2. Oct. 22, 2020Study sheds light on the solitary life of male primates
    Monkey sitting in tree

    A new study on primate behaviour sheds light on a previously little-known life stage of male mantled howler monkeys, adding to our knowledge of lone male behavioural ecology.

    See the full story here

  3. June 1, 2020Tamara Graham is awarded the OGS!

    Congratulations to Tamara on receiving the OGS Award 

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