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Anthropology is the integrated biological and socio-cultural investigation of humankind from the time of our pre-human ancestors to the present, including the study of both small and large-scale societies. This program includes courses in archaeological, biological, linguistic and socio-cultural anthropology.

Anthropology as an academic discipline is diverse and inherently interesting because its subject matter is ourselves.

  • Who are we?
  • Where did we come from?
  • What is culture and what does it do?
  • Why are people different on the other side of town, let along the other side of the planet?

These are a few of the many very general questions motivating anthropologists in an attempt to comprehend the human condition in all of its facets, past and present.

As well as introductory courses we have a variety of themes in our courses:

  • Biological Anthropology
  • Medical Anthropology
  • Popular Culture
  • Anthropology of Europe and Canada
  • Forensic Anthropology
  • Primatology
  • Ancient Egyptians
  • Culture and Communication
  • Nutritional Anthropology
  • Landscapes, Place and Culture
  • Environmental Anthropology
  • Races, Racism, and Human Biology
  • Archaeology - Excavations, surveys, Heritage Management