Call for Undergraduate Course Proposals

Updates as of April 30, 2020: 

  1. The application deadline has been extended to Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 9 am.
  2. You are welcome to submit online courses for consideration.
  3. The time and day of the course (in the Winter 2021 "S" term) has been added to the Course Information section below.

The Department of Anthropology at UTM would like to invite currently enrolled doctoral students to apply to create and teach a 400-level undergraduate seminar course as a course instructor.

Course Information

The courses will be offered as “H” units (12 weeks, two hours per week) for the Winter 2021 "S" session, and will be taught under the rubrics of:

  • "Special Problems in Biological Anthropology and Archaeology"
  • "Special Problems in Sociocultural and Linguistic Anthropology"

Applicants are invited to propose topics within their own areas of expertise; the proposals will be adjudicated on a competitive basis on the basis of academic promise and appropriateness to the UTM undergraduate curriculum. You are welcome to submit online courses for consideration.


ANT430H5S - Special Problems in Biological Anthropology and Archaeology (Sci) is scheduled on Fridays from 11-1pm in the Winter 2021 "S" session at UTM.

ANT431H5S - Special Problems in Sociocultural and Linguistic Anthropology (SSc) is scheduled on Fridays from 1-3pm in the Winter 2021 "S" session at UTM.

Please ensure that your submission meets the following criteria

  • The format of the course must be clearly designed as a seminar course that targets the knowledge of fourth-year undergraduate students who are completing Specialist or Major programs. The course must be an excellent capstone fitting the trajectory of the program. Submissions will be evaluated on how well they address the skills and curricular needs of UTM students. 
  • The syllabus must include clear learning objectives. Evaluations must be explained in terms of content, format, and percentage of the final grade. The syllabus should include the UTM standard rules and policies for missed and late term work.
  • Weekly seminar topics must have a direct connection to the assigned readings and evaluations.
  • The successful syllabus should speak to more than one subfield in anthropology. Courses which appeal across sub-disciplines will receive preference.

Applicant Eligibility

Applicants should be an upper-level doctoral student with an ABD status (all course work and qualifying exams completed). The topics may be related to the applicant’s dissertation topic, but this is not obligatory.

Application Deadline & Method

The application deadline is Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 9 am (for courses to be taught in Winter 2021 "S" session).

Two-step application method (both steps must be completed by the deadline date):

  1. Applicants must submit the online Undergraduate Course Proposal Application Form.
  2. Applicants must also submit the following documentation via email to the Departmental Assistant at
    1. a proposed course syllabus; and
    2. an up-to-date curriculum vitae (CV).


If you have any questions, please contact the Associate Chair, Dr. Sherry Fukuzawa at: