Recommended Courses by Field of Interest

The following upper-level courses are recommended for Anthropology majors and specialists interested in pursuing the topical interests listed. These are not required courses for the degree, but are recommended by faculty as key courses for students interested in pursuing these fields of interest as careers or for graduate study. These lists are intended to provide some guidance when choosing among the many upper-level courses offered (view complete listing of Anthropology courses on the UTM Academic Calendar).

Students should also review the following information on the UTM Academic Calendar prior to selecting courses:

Be sure to take all the 200-level courses and other pre-requisites needed for the upper level courses you want to take!

Recommended Courses for:

 


Archaeology

Click on the course code for description, pre-requisites and exclusions (links to UTM Academic Calendar).

ANT210H5 Fantasies, Hoaxes and Misrepresentations of the Ancient World (SCI)

ANT327H5 Agricultural Origins: The Second Revolution (SCI) & ANT310H5 Political Anthropology of Ancient States (SSc)

ANT312H5 Archaeological Analysis (SCI,EXP)

ANT314H5 Archaeological Theory (SCI)

ANT318H5 Archaeological Fieldwork (SCI,EXP)

ANT320H5 Archaeological Approaches to Technology (SCI)

300-level prehistory courses for regions of interest:

ANT309H5 Southeast Asian Archaeology (SCI)

ANT313H5 China, Korea and Japan in Prehistory (SCI)

ANT316H5 South Asian Archaeology (SSc)

ANT317H5 Archaeology of Eastern North America (SCI)

ANT358H5 Field Methods in Sociocultural Anthropology (SSc) and/or ANT364H5 Fieldwork in Language, Culture, and Society (SSc,EXP)

ANT414H5 People and Plants in Prehistory (SCI,EXP)

ANT415H5 Faunal Archaeo-Osteology (SCI,EXP)

ANT416H5 Advanced Archaeological Analysis (SCI,EXP)

ANT460H5 Theory in Sociocultural Anthropology (SSc) (breadth of knowledge in the other subfields of anthropology is highly recommended for archaeologists).

Students may also want to consider courses available through Biomedical Communications, Geography, History and Classics, Geology and other physical sciences, and the life sciences.

Be sure to take all the 200-level courses and other pre-requisites needed for the upper level courses you want to take!

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Bioarchaeology and/or Forensic Anthropology:

Click on the course code for description, pre-requisites and exclusions (links to UTM Academic Calendar).

ANT205H5 Introduction to Forensic Anthropology (SCI)

ANT306H5 Forensic Anthropology Field School (SCI,EXP) or ANT318H5 Archaeological Fieldwork (SCI,EXP)

ANT312H5 Archaeological Analysis (SCI,EXP)

ANT314H5 Archaeological Theory (SCI)

ANT334H5 Human Osteology (SCI)

ANT340H5 Osteological Theory (SCI)

ANT414H5 People and Plants in Prehistory (SCI,EXP)

ANT415H5 Faunal Archaeo-Osteology (SCI,EXP)

ANT434H5 Palaeopathology (SCI)

ANT436H5 Theory and Methods in Molecular Anthropology (SCI)

ANT438H5 The Development of Thought in Biological Anthropology (SCI)

ANT439H5 Advanced Forensic Anthropology (SCI,EXP)

ANT441H5 Advanced Bioarchaeology (SCI,EXP)

Prehistory courses for regions of interest (e.g., ANT317H5 Archaeology of Eastern North America (SCI) for Ontario & Eastern North America).

Students may also want to consider courses available through the Forensic Science program, Biomedical Communications, and Biology.

Be sure to take all the 200-level courses and other pre-requisites needed for the upper level courses you want to take!

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Biological Anthropology, Evolutionary Anthropology, and/or Anthropology of Health:

Click on the course code for description, pre-requisites and exclusions (links to UTM Academic Calendar).

ANT220H5 Introduction to the Anthropology of Health (SCI)

ANT312H5 Archaeological Analysis (SCI,EXP)

ANT331H5 The Biology of Human Sexuality (SCI)

ANT332H5 Human Origins I: Early Ancestors to Homo (SCI)

ANT333H5 Human Origins II: The genus Homo (SCI)

ANT334H5 Human Osteology (SCI)

ANT337H5 Anthropology of Growth and Development (SCI)

ANT338H5 Laboratory Methods in Biological Anthropology (SCI,EXP)

ANT340H5 Osteological Theory (SCI)

ANT341H5 Anthropology of Infectious Disease (SCI)

ANT415H5 Faunal Archaeo-Osteology (SCI,EXP)

ANT434H5 Palaeopathology (SCI)

ANT436H5 Theory and Methods in Molecular Anthropology (SCI)

ANT437H5 Advanced Seminar in the Anthropology of Health (SCI)

ANT438H5 The Development of Thought in Biological Anthropology (SCI)

ANT462H5 Living and Dying: Topics in Medical Anthropology & Global Health (SSc,EXP)

Students may also want to consider courses available through Biomedical Communications and Biology.

Be sure to take all the 200-level courses and other pre-requisites needed for the upper level courses you want to take!

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Linguistic Anthropology:

Click on the course code for description, pre-requisites and exclusions (links to UTM Academic Calendar).

ANT362H5 Language in Culture and Society (SSc)

ANT364H5 Fieldwork in Language, Culture, and Society (SSc,EXP)

ANT365H5 Meaning, Self, Society (SSc)

ANT401H5 Vocal and Visual Communication (SSc)

ANT460H5 Theory in Sociocultural Anthropology (SSc)

JAL253H5 Language and Society (SSc)

JAL353H5 Discourse Analysis/Conversation Structures (SSc)

JAL355H5 Language and Gender (SSc)

Students may also want to consider courses available through Linguistics.

Be sure to take all the 200-level courses and other pre-requisites needed for the upper level courses you want to take!

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Sociocultural Anthropology:

Click on the course code for description, pre-requisites and exclusions (links to UTM Academic Calendar).

ANT335H5 Anthropology of Gender (SSc)

ANT351H5 Money, Markets, Gifts: Topics in Economic Anthropology (SSc)

ANT354H5 Capitalism and its Rebels (SSc)

ANT357H5 Nature, People and Power: Topics in Environmental Anthropology (SSc)

ANT358H5 Field Methods in Sociocultural Anthropology (SSc)

ANT360H5 Anthropology of Religion (SSc)

ANT364H5 Fieldwork in Language, Culture, and Society (SSc,EXP)

ANT365H5 Meaning, Self, Society (SSc)

ANT460H5 Theory in Sociocultural Anthropology (SSc)

Be sure to take all the 200-level courses and other pre-requisites needed for the upper level courses you want to take!

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Generalist Anthropology (broad grounding in the various subfields, for maximum career flexibility):

Click on the course code for description, pre-requisites and exclusions (links to UTM Academic Calendar).

Take all seven core second-year courses:

ANT200H5 Introduction to the Practice of Archaeology (SCI)

ANT201H5 World Prehistory (SCI)

ANT202H5 Biological Anthropology: Human Variation and Adaption (SCI)

ANT203H5 Biological Anthropology: Primatology and Palaeoanthropology (SCI)

ANT204H5 Sociocultural Anthropology (SSc)

ANT206H5 Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology (SSc)

ANT207H5 Being Human: Classic Thought on Self and Society (SSc)

Advanced courses:

ANT312H5 Archaeological Analysis (SCI,EXP)

ANT314H5 Archaeological Theory (SCI)

ANT318H5 Archaeological Fieldwork (SCI,EXP)

ANT331H5 The Biology of Human Sexuality (SCI) & ANT335H5 Anthropology of Gender (SSc)

ANT334H5 Human Osteology (SCI)

ANT337H5 Anthropology of Growth and Development (SCI)

ANT338H5 Laboratory Methods in Biological Anthropology (SCI,EXP)

ANT358H5 Field Methods in Sociocultural Anthropology (SSc)

ANT362H5 Language in Culture and Society (SSc)

ANT364H5 Fieldwork in Language, Culture, and Society (SSc,EXP)

ANT365H5 Meaning, Self, Society (SSc)

ANT438H5 The Development of Thought in Biological Anthropology (SCI)

ANT460H5 Theory in Sociocultural Anthropology (SSc)

Be sure to take all the 200-level courses and other pre-requisites needed for the upper level courses you want to take!


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