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 2018 Courses

Course Code Course Title Instructor
ANTH 100 Introduction to Anthropology Götz Hoeppe
ANTH201/CLAS221 Introduction to Archaeology Russell Adams
ANTH202 Social and Cultural Anthropology Nic Hayes
ANTH 204 (LAB/LEC) Biological Anthropology Alexis Dolphin
ANTH 222 Anthropologies of the Body Alexis Dolphin
ANTH 303 Anthropology of Digital Media Goetz Hoeppe
ANTH 305 Paleopathology of Health and Disease Maria Liston
ANTH 335 Arctic Archaeology Robert Park
ANTH 355 Human Osteology Maria Liston
ANTH 600 Public Issues Anthropology Adrienne Lo
ANTH 608 Anthropological Theory Jennifer Liu

See all ANTH Course descriptions in the undergraduate calendar

See the Schedule of Classes for days/times. Select 1189.

  1. July 12, 2018UW Anthropologists receive SSHRC Insight awardSouthern Jordan

    UW Anthropologists receive SSHRC Insight award

    Russell Adams, Alexis Dolphin (both from the Department of Anthropology), and Chris Yakymchuk (Earth Sciences) have been awarded a 2018 SSHRC Insight grant for their research tracing anthropogenic pollution at a 5000-year-old industrialized landscape in southern Jordan. 

  2. May 1, 2018Anthropology graduate student Emily Schaljo named scholarship recipient

    Congratulations to graduate student Emily Schaljo on receiving a prestigious Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) and a University of Waterloo President’s Graduate Scholarship (PGS).

    On behalf of the Department of Anthropology, please join us in congratulating Emily on her outstanding achievements and potential.

  3. Apr. 18, 2018CFI award for a "Social Interaction, Language and Culture Laboratory (SILC Lab)"Emma Betz, Grit Liebscher, Adrienne Lo

    Three happy researchers received a Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) award to establish the University of Waterloo Social Interaction, Language and Culture Laboratory (SILC Lab). 

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  1. Nov. 26, 20182018 Sally Weaver Award Guest LecturePaul Racher image Mush Hole

    Join us for this year's Sally Weaver Award presentation and guest lecture! 

    Guest speaker, Mr. Paul Racher (Past President of the Ontario Archaeological Society and a Principal at ARA Ltd.) will be presenting a lecture titled: 

    Truth, Reconciliation and Archaeology

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