Summer 2021 Anthropology Courses

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The Department of Anthropology at UTM is offering the following courses in the Summer 2021 session. Be sure to check the following links when planning to enrol:


Anthropology Social Science (SSc) courses offered in Summer 2021

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ANT102H5F - Introduction to Sociocultural and Linguistic Anthropology (SSc)

Online Synchronous course (starts in May 2021)

Anthropology is the global and holistic study of human biology and behaviour, and includes four subfields: biological anthropology, archaeology, sociocultural anthropology and linguistic anthropology. The material covered is directed to answering the question: What makes us human? This course is a survey of sociocultural and linguistic anthropology.

Note: students who are interested in enroling in UTM Anthropology programs can also consider enroling in ISP100H5 - Writing for University and Beyond: Writing About Writing, as ISP100H5 is a requirement for enroling in our programs. Learn more about first year Anthropology courses

View the UTM Timetable for course details such as prerequisites, exclusions, and schedule.


ANT215H5F - How Should One Live? An Introduction to the Anthropology of Ethics (SSc)

Online Synchronous course (starts in May 2021)

Few questions are more obviously important than that which Socrates poses in Plato's Republic: "how should one live?" This course considers the various ways this question has been asked and the answers it has received across a range of very different contexts. It begins with Socrates' address to the Athenian assembly in The Apology and his conclusion that the examined life is the only one worth living. We then turn to the Greek past and the Homeric background against which the reflective life, that Socrates exemplified, stood in stark contrast. With this background in place we will proceed to consider the various ways in which the question of how one should live has been answered across of a range of social settings. Drawing on ethnography as well journalism and documentary film we will consider, for instance, Rastafarianism, Jainism, living "off-grid" in North America, deaf communities in the US, transgenderism, and non-binary gender identity.

View the UTM Timetable for course details such as recommended preparation and schedule.


Anthropology Science (SCI) courses offered in Summer 2021

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ANT101H5S - Introduction to Biological Anthropology and Archaeology (SCI)

Online Synchronous course (starts in July 2021)

Anthropology is the global and holistic study of human biology and behaviour, and includes four subfields: biological anthropology, archaeology, sociocultural anthropology and linguistic anthropology. The material covered is directed to answering the question: What makes us human? This course is a survey of biological anthropology and archaeology.

Note: students who are interested in enroling in UTM Anthropology programs can also consider enroling in ISP100H5F - Writing for University and Beyond: Writing About Writing, as ISP100H5 is a requirement for enroling in our programs. Learn more about first year Anthropology courses.

View the UTM Timetable for course details such as exclusions and schedule.


ANT202H5F - Biological Anthropology: Human Variation and Adaptation (SCI)

Online Synchronous course (starts in May 2021)

Biological anthropology deals with the diversity and evolution of human beings and their living and fossil relatives, and how they have adapted to their environments. This course will introduce students to basic concepts of human genetics and Mendelian inheritance. The course will also describe the biological and evolutionary factors that have produced the fascinating diversity observed in human populations, and illustrate different ways in which humans have adapted to their environments.

View the UTM Timetable for course details such as exclusions and schedule.


ANT203H5S - Biological Anthropology: Primatology and Palaeoanthropology (SCI)

Online Synchronous course (starts in July 2021)

Biological anthropology deals with the diversity and evolution of human beings and their living and fossil relatives, and how they have adapted to their environments. This course will introduce students to the remarkable biological diversity of our taxonomic order: the primates. The course will also discuss the rich fossil evidence for human evolution and its interpretation.

View the UTM Timetable for course details such as prerequisites, exclusions, and schedule.


ANT317H5S - Pre-contact Indigenous History of Eastern North America (SCI)

Online Synchronous course (starts in July 2021)

This course is a survey of pre-contact and early contact Indigenous history in the Eastern Woodlands of North America from earliest times (ca. 12-15,000 years ago) until AD 1650. Topics covered will include earliest inhabitants, hunter-gatherer-fisher lifeways, the origins of food production, development of village-dwelling tribal communities, and first contact with Europeans.

View the UTM Timetable for course details such as prerequisites, exclusions, and schedule.


ANT331H5F - The Biology of Human Sexuality (SCI)

Online Synchronous course (starts in May 2021)

Human sexual behaviours will be examined through the lens of evolutionary theory. Through lectures and readings, students will examine such topics as genetic, hormonal, and environmental determinants of sex, sexual selection, and the influence of sex on life history and behaviour. Students will discuss research that has been published in this area, and will develop critical assessments of the literature and films.

View the UTM Timetable for course details such as prerequisites, exclusions, recommended preparation and schedule.


ANT436H5F - Theory and Methods in Molecular Anthropology (SCI)

Online Synchronous course (starts in May 2021)

Survey of theory and methods in molecular anthropology, a subdiscipline of anthropology that attempts to understand human evolution and the variation observed in our species using molecular information.

Departmental approval is required. The course will appear on student's ACORN record with a status of INTerim until the department has had an opportunity to review students' requests and APProve or REFuse the course. Fees charges will not appear on the student invoice until an APProved status is assigned.

View the UTM Timetable for course details such as prerequisites, exclusions, and schedule.


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