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:


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 information including application process.


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

Note: The international learning experience is open to students enrolled in this course as part of the International Education Centre's UTM Abroad program. 

During the Fall 2019 reading week travel with Professor Gary Crawford and a small group of students to Hokkaido. Visit the Sakshu Kotoni Gawa and other archaeological sites. Learn about heritage management and the world of aracheological practice in Japan. We will also learn about the natural history of Hokkaido. A visit to an Ainu community will cap our visit.

Visit the International Education Centre for trip and application details.

View the course description and academic prerequisites.


Other UTM Opportunities

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

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.