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.

 

Fall 2019 Courses

Course Code Course Title Instructor
ANTH 100 Introduction to Anthropology Nic Hayes
ANTH 201 / CLAS 221 Introductory to Archaeology Christopher Watts
ANTH 202 Social and Cultural Anthropology Mark Dolson
ANTH 204 Biological Anthropology Maria Liston
ANTH 289 (.pdf) Special Topics in Anthropology  (Topic: Doing Ethnography) Adrienne Lo
ANTH 322 The Archaeology of the Great Lakes Christopher Watts
ANTH 347 Medical Anthropology Jennifer Liu
ANTH 355 Human Osteology Maria Liston
ANTH 377 (.pdf) Dental Anthropology Alexis Dolphin
ANTH 465 (.pdf) Borders, Boundaries, and Crossings Seçil Daǧtaș

See all ANTH Course descriptions in the undergraduate calendar

See the Schedule of Classes for days/times. Select 1199.

Get the Fall 2019 Teaching Grid.


 Winter 2020 Courses

Course Code Course Title Instructor
ANTH 100 Introduction to Anthropology  
ANTH 105 Prehistoric Peoples and Places  
ANTH 201 / CLAS 221 Introduction to Archaeology  
ANTH 202 Social and Cultural Anthropology  
ANTH 204 Biological Anthropology  
INDG 272 / ANTH 272 Issues in Contemporary Indigenous Communities in Canada  
ANTH 289 Special Topics in Anthropology  (Topic: Primate Behaviour)  
ANTH 311 / RS 361 Anthropology of Religion  
ANTH 321 / CLAS 321 Archaeology of Complex Cultures  
ANTH 447 Global Health and Medical Anthropology  
ANTH 455 Skeletal Biology and Forensics  

See all ANTH Course descriptions in the undergraduate calendar

See the Schedule of Classes. Select 1201. Days/times TBA.

  1. Sep. 4, 2019In Memory of Dr. Thomas Abler

    The members of the Anthropology department were saddened to learn of the passing on September 4, 2019, of Professor Emeritus Dr. Thomas Abler, at the age of 78.

  2. June 17, 2019Convocation 2019
    Faculty of Arts Convocation Cake

    The Faculty of Arts convocation occurred on June 12. See some highlights and pictures.

  3. May 27, 20192019 Arts Convocation Awards Winners

    Congratulations to Honours Anthropology student Kristin So, who will receive the Faculty of Arts award for Distinguished Academic Achievement in Anthropology at June convocation!

    Congratulations also go to Honours Anthropology student Caitlin Brast, who will receive the same award for her outstanding work in Classical Studies!

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