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.

Spring 2021 Online Courses

Course Code Course Title Instructor
ANTH 105 Prehistoric Peoples and Places Robert Park
ANTH 202 Social & Cultural Anthropology Mark Dolson
ANTH 221 / GSJ 221 Language and Society

Adrienne Lo

ANTH 241 Food as Culture Adrienne Lo

See all Anthropology Course descriptions in the undergraduate calendar.

See the Schedule of Classes. Term 1215. 
Spring 2021 TERM: online

  1. July 29, 2021Water Institute researchers awarded more than 500K in funding

    Congratulations to Water Institute member Craig Janes, professor and director of the School of Public Health Sciences, along with WI colleague Jennifer Liu, professor and chair of the Department of Anthropology, and their research team, who have been awarded funding through a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Project Grant

  2. June 11, 2021The Franklin Expedition continues...

    Douglas Stenton, an Adjunct Professor in the department of Anthropology was interviewed about the mystery of the Franklin expedition.

    Tune in to Beyond the Bulletin Podcast, episode 91. 

  3. June 7, 2021Anthropology student awarded the Spring 2021 Convocation Award

    In view of Karen Rueb's various academic achievements in Anthropology, it is our pleasure to announce that she has been selected by the Faculty of Arts to receive the Spring 2021 Convocation Award in Anthropology.

    Congratulations Karen!  

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