Courses Outside the Classroom

UTM Anthropology undergraduate students have the opportunity to experience learning in a wide array of settings outside of traditional classroom spaces.  The following courses include such components:

ANT335H5F Anthropology of Gender (Fall 2017) with optional international learning experience in Tanzania, Africa

Note: The international learning experience is optional for this course, which is part of the International Education Centre's UTM Abroad Courses program

Survey of the function of gender roles from evolutionary and cultural perspectives. Cross-cultural variation in human sexual behaviour and gender will be examined. In some years, as part of this course, students may have the option of participating in an international learning experience that will have an additional cost and application process. 

In Fall 2017, students enrolled in ANT335H5F will have the opportunity to travel to Tanzania to experience the rich cultural landscape and learn how notions of gender are both locally situated and also shaped by global, religious, and different cultural influences. 

Funding is available for up to half of the cost of the international component based on financial need. The cost of this trip is posted pending approval based on the University’s Policy on Ancillary Fees. Updates will be posted on the IEC website as needed (links are below). 

If you are interested in participating in the trip:

Visit the International Education Centre's UTM Abroad Courses web page for more information on enrolment in UTM Abroad Courses.

Visit the International Education Centre's UTM Abroad Tanzania - ANT335H5F web page for the following important trip details:

  • application dates and process
  • fees and funding support
  • trip dates and itinerary
  • trip activities
  • benefits of participating
  • and more!

Tanzania landscape of trees and grass with mountains in background, and test for ANT335 Tanzania


ANT306H5F Forensic Anthropology Field School

Introduction to the field of forensic anthropological field techniques and crime scene interpretation. A two-week field school will be held on the U of T Mississauga campus (Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., two weeks in August). Weekly two-hour classes will be held during the fall term. In these classes, students will examine casts, maps, photos and other evidence collected in the field, for the purposes of scene reconstruction and presentation in court. You must apply in advance and have departmental approval to take this course.

View more detailed information including application process.


ANT318H5F Archaeological Fieldwork Field School

Practical experience on an archaeological site during the last two weeks of August, followed by weekly laboratory sessions in September to December.  You must apply in advance and have departmental approval to take this course.  

View more detailed information including application process.


Other UTM Opportunities

UTM offers the following programs which may be of interest to those seeking learning experiences outside the classroom:

UTM Abroad Program

Professor Sarah Hillewaert of UTM Anthropology participated in a February 2017 reading week co-curricular international experience during which students learned about Women’s Leadership and Gender Rights in Ghana as part of the UTM Abroad Program.

The UTM Abroad Program provides students with the opportunity to participate in short-term experiential learning opportunities abroad during term breaks.  Visit the UTM Abroad website for more information.

UTM Research Opportunity Program

The Research Opportunity Program (ROP) gives students from second to fourth year a chance to participate in the research of a faculty member while earning course credit.  Visit the UTM Research Opportunity Program website for more information and application deadline dates.