Course subject: Anthropology (ANTH)

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Anthropology (ANTH) 600 Public Issues Anthropology (0.50) SEM

Course ID: 012727
An examination of the application of anthropological knowledge to public issues. The issues studied will vary from year to year; they may include such topics as race and ethnicity, citizenship and the state, marriage and sexuality, conservation and the environment, and the ownership, interpretation and display of artifacts and human remains. Students will present their research in forms appropriate to both academic and general audiences.

Anthropology (ANTH) 604 Human Development in a Cross-Cultural Perspective (0.50) SEM

Course ID: 012968
Seminar in current issues in the anthropology of the life cycle. This course will deal with child rearing, young adulthood, aging and the female and male life cycles, among other topics, from the perspective of various cultures.

Anthropology (ANTH) 605 Selected Topics in Theory and Research (0.50) LEC,SEM

Course ID: 012732
This course will be offered with varying content focusing on theory or research.

Anthropology (ANTH) 608 Anthropological Theory (0.50) LEC,SEM

Course ID: 012729
An examination of classical and contemporary anthropological theory, including an emphasis on the most recent directions in the discipline.

Anthropology (ANTH) 614 Research Methods (0.50) LEC,SEM

Course ID: 012728
An examination of the methods of qualitative research, including participant observation and unstructured interviews, as well as the ethical considerations of fieldwork. Other topics, such as comparative and historical methods, may be included.

Anthropology (ANTH) 647 Global Health and Medical Anthropology (0.50) SEM

Course ID: 015820
This course is an exploration of global health in anthropological perspective. It includes case studies as well as theoretical and critical readings on global health topics.

Anthropology (ANTH) 655 Skeletal Biology and Forensics (0.50) LAB,LEC,SEM

Course ID: 012730
This laboratory course will focus on the evaluation of human skeletal remains in archaeological and forensic contexts. Topics will include determination of basic biological categories, e.g., age, sex, race, evaluation of paleopathological conditions, and aspects of forensic anthropology.

Anthropology (ANTH) 659 Conservation, Communities and Globalization (0.50) SEM

Course ID: 013815
Biological anthropology has a long history of examining our closest living relatives, the nonhuman primates. Increasingly, these species are threatened by extinction, which brings to light larger questions regarding our place in the natural world. Anthropology is uniquely positioned to examine the interaction between efforts to conserve biodiversity and natural resources, community rights, and globalization. This course will focus on attempts to balance the preservation of nature within the health and socioeconomic well-being of neighbouring communities, and how these relationships are affected by processes of globalization. Other topics such as the effects of climate change, heritage management, and indigenous rights may be addressed.

Anthropology (ANTH) 660 Reading Course (0.50) RDG

Course ID: 012737
A program of directed reading, complemented with the writing of papers or participation in research. Reading courses are arranged by students through their advisors or advisory committees and must be approved by the graduate chair of the department. This course may be repeated provided different content is involved.

Anthropology (ANTH) 661 Research Seminar in Public Issues Anthropology (0.50) SEM

Course ID: 013807
The objective is to write a research paper in Public Issues Anthropology. In this course, you will learn how to craft a research statement, construct a theoretical model, and interpret, analyze and communicate your results.

Anthropology (ANTH) 662 Human Adaptation and Evolution (0.50) SEM

Course ID: 012731
An examination of the Principles of Variation in human evolution past and present. This will include the development of the genus Homo, adaptation of modern populations to heat, cold, altitude and stress, and the continuing micro-evolutionary development of humans.