Application Courses

The Department of Anthropology is pleased to offer the following 4000-level courses for 2021/2022:

These courses are restricted to 4th year anthropology students. They are at the graduate level involving both undergraduate students and MA and PhD students. A minimum of 80% average in third year is required and enrolment is limited to approximately 5-8 undergraduate students.

Students are asked to submit an application to secure enrolment in these courses by July 18, 2021. Meeting this deadline will ensure full consideration with our goal to notify all applicants of the decisions by July 23rd. Applications will continue to be considered after July 18 as space permits.

The application can be accessed here: 

4408G - Paleopathology and Paleodiet   

Professor A. Waters-Rist
Winter term, Tuesdays 1:30-4:30 pm, SSC-3227

Course outline

This course will explore disease and diet in past human populations. A range of topics within paleopathology, the study of ancient disease, and paleodiet, the study of ancient diet, will be investigated to learn what can and cannot be discerned about human health in the past

4426G - Mortuary Archaeology

Professor A. Nelson
Winter term, Mondays 1:30-4:30 pm, SSC-3227

Course outline

This course takes a cross-cultural and deep temporal perspective on how different societies have dealt with death. Mortuary archaeology draws on different threads in Anthropology, including ethnography, bioarchaeology, and archaeological theory. It also reaches beyond Anthropology to take an interdisciplinary perspective on how societies deal with death.

4494G - Special Topics in Anthropology, Topic: Deviance, Difference & Resistance   

CANCELLED. Instead, see ANTH 3393G-200. Registration open to third and fourth year students in any program. 

3393G-200 course outline

Professor P. Block
Winter term, Wednesdays 10:30am-12:30pm, SSC-3315 (+ 1 hr asynchronous)