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 / ANTH 647 Global Health and Medical Anthropology Jennifer Liu

See all Anthropology Course descriptions in the undergraduate calendar.

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

Fall 2020 Online Courses

Course Code Course Title Instructor
ANTH 100 Introduction to Anthropology Seçil Daǧtaș
ANTH 105 Prehistoric Peoples and Places Robert Park
ANTH 201 / CLAS 221 Introduction to Archaeology Christopher Watts
ANTH 202 Social & Cultural Anthropology Mark Dolson
ANTH 204 Biological Anthropology Maria Liston
ANTH 222 / GSJ 232 Anthropologies of the Body Alexis Dolphin 
ANTH 355 Human Osteology  Maria Liston
ANTH 365 Human Evolution Alexis Dolphin
ANTH 382  Anthropology of Contemporary China Jennifer Liu
ANTH 415 Archaeologies of Landscape Christopher Watts
ANTH 430 / SOC 431 Science as Practice and Culture Götz Hoeppe

See all Anthropology Course descriptions in the undergraduate calendar.

See the Schedule of Classes. Term 1209. 
FALL 2020 TERM: online

  1. 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.

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

    Congratulations to Tamara on receiving the OGS Award 

  3. Apr. 23, 2020Public Issues Anthropology MA alumna, Kate Elliott, wins $5000 award!
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    Kate is researching the challenges that women experiencing homelessness face when trying to manage their health.

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