Department of Anthropology

Anthropology is the study of humankind from its beginnings to the present day.  Many disciplines concern themselves with the human, but only anthropology seeks to understand the whole panorama of human existence - in geographic space and evolutionary time - through comparative and holistic study.

The research interests of our full-time faculty members reflect the broad mandate of anthropology as a discipline. We cover the traditional four subfields of anthropology, archaeology, biological anthropology, linguistic anthropology, and socio-cultural anthropology; this includes strengths in forensic anthropology and the anthropology of health.

Did you know?

  • Anthropologists find rewarding careers in governmental and international agencies, business and industry, universities and colleges, and many other areas!
  • The word anthropology is derived from the Greek anthropos ("human") and logia ("study").
  • Nothing human is alien to anthropology!

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ANT220H5F: Introduction to the Anthropology of Health

measuring body fat

Learn about the strategies anthropologists use to understand patterns of health and disease in human populations. This course is suitable for students seeking training in pre-health disciplines and is open to all students possessing the necessary prerequisites. Fall 2019: lectures on Mondays from 11am-1pm, tutorials on Wednesdays.

Learn more about the Anthropology of Health focus at UTM.

View the Academic Calendar for course description and prerequisites.

ANT414H5F: People and Plants in Prehistory with UTM Abroad international learning experience in Japan

students look at plantsStudents enrolled in ANT414H5F will have the opportunity to particpate in a UTM Abroad international learning experience in Japan during the Fall 2019 reading week. Professor Gary Crawford and a small group of students will travel to Hokkaido to visit the Sakshu Kotoni Gawa and other archaeological sites.

Visit the International Education Centre website for trip details, funding information, and application information .

View the Academic Calendar for course description and prerequisites.

Anthropology Alumni Profiles and Career Areas

Convocation hallLearn more about the many possible career areas for Anthropology graduates and read about the interesting pathways that some Anthropology HBA and HBSc gradutes have taken after completing their undergraduate studies here at UTM!

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