Socio-Cultural Anthropology

Social-cultural anthropology at the University of Waterloo focuses on the dynamic nature of socio-cultural systems in both developed and developing societies. Areas of special interest are Canadian Indians and Inuit and Eskimo cultures, while topical focus is on cultural ecology, ethnohistory, religious systems, social organization, social and cultural change, public policy and indigenous peoples, and human aging and dying. Students also receive training in early and contemporary anthropological theory and in research design and ethnographic field methods.