Anthropology Arts Programs at UTM

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Are you naturally curious, interested in solving mysteries or puzzles, and passionate about understanding the world around us?

Are you interested in pursuing an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree? Consider enrolling in an Anthropology Arts program at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM). Our courses incorporate experiential learning opportunities that can provide you with valuable hands-on experience and transferable skills for your future career. Our programs pair well with many other disciplines for double majors.

What can you study?

As part of your Anthropology Arts program, you may focus your studies in one of the subfields of anthropology, or you can pursue generalist anthropology:

Linguistic Anthropology  Sociocultural Anthropology  Generalist Anthropology

Linguistic anthropology is the study of human communication across the globe, attempting to understand how language/linguistic practices intersect with cultural processes, worldviews, ideologies and identities.

Sociocultural anthropology is the study of human individuals and societies, their behaviours and beliefs, and culture. Our strengths include political, legal, and environmental anthropology as well as the anthropology of health.

Generalist anthropology refers to a broad grounding in the various subfields of Anthropology.

Plan your studies

Anthropology Arts programs at UTM:

  • Specialist Program in Anthropology (Arts) ERSPE1775
  • Major Program in Anthropology (Arts) ERMAJ1775
  • Minor Program in Anthropology (Arts) ERMIN1775

Visit our Programs page for more information on enroling in UTM Anthropology programs.

Requirements for Major Program ERMAJ1775 Anthropology (Arts):

For new, incoming students who are starting their first year of studies in the 2020-21 academic year:

7.5 credits are required

  1. First Year: ANT101H5, ANT102H5, ISP100H5.
  2. Second Year: ANT200H5 and ANT201H5 or 1.0 credit from ANT202H5 or ANT203H5 or ANT220H5, and ANT204H5, ANT206H5, ANT207H5.
  3. Higher Years: 3.5 additional ANT credits. At least 1.0 must be at the 300 level including 0.5 at the 400 level.

Program admission

All program areas require an Ontario Secondary School Diploma, or equivalent, with six Grade 12 U/M courses, or equivalent, including English.

All registered UTM students are eligible to enrol in ANT101H5, ANT102H5, and ISP100H5. These courses are required to enter Anthropology Arts programs when you select your program of study after first year, so we recommend that you take all three in your first year of studies at UTM.

Visit our Programs page for more information on Anthropology undergraduate programs at the University of Toronto Mississauga.

Visit UTM Future Students for information on applying to the University of Toronto Mississauga.


World-class studies

University of Toronto including UTM is ranked at number 11 in the world for the subject of Anthropology in the 2020 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

Our 20 faculty members study a broad array of topics around the world. Visit About our Faculty to learn more about our research.


Career information

U of T graduate employability

University of Toronto including UTM is the highest-ranked Canadian university for graduate employability according to the 2020 QS Graduate Employability Rankings.

What Anthropology Arts graduates bring to employers

The skills and proficiencies you acquire while studying anthropology at UTM will benefit you in any career you might enter. Anthropology graduates bring a unique and valuable combination of cultural awareness, communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills to many diverse career areas in an increasingly global job market. Visit our Careers page for more information on career areas for anthropology graduates.

Skills developed in Anthropology Arts programs include:

  • Communication and writing
  • Cultural awareness
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving
  • Interviewing
  • Fieldwork procedures
  • Qualitative and quantitative research
  • Data analysis
  • Technical
  • and more!

Career areas

  • Community organizations
  • Governmental and international agencies
  • Academia
  • Educational institutions
  • Museums and art galleries
  • Non-profit agencies
  • Parks and historical sites.

Jobs

  • Anthropologist
  • Conservator
  • Data analyst
  • Ethnologist
  • Exhibit coordinator
  • Inter-cultural liaison
  • Linguist
  • Lobbyist
  • Market researcher
  • Multicultural education specialist
  • Museum Technician
  • Policy analyst
  • Public health educator
  • Research coordinator

Our alumni at work

Graduates of UTM Anthropology Arts programs are working in a wide variety of fascinating and fulfilling career areas, including:

  • Culture and arts
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Finance
  • Health services
  • Journalism and writing
  • Law
  • and many more!

Visit Alumni at Work and Alumni Profiles to see what our graduates are up to now.


Choose from our many engaging courses for your Anthropology Arts program

In first year, be sure to take:

  1. ANT101H5 Introduction to Biological Anthropology and Archaeology; and
  2. ANT102H5 Introduction to Sociocultural and Linguistic Anthropology; and
  3. ISP100H5 Writing for University and Beyond: Writing About Writing (this course requirement applies only to students who begin their first year at UTM in September 2020 or later)

Spotlight on community-engaged learning: 

Participate in a unique opportunity to learn about local Indigenous communities, as well as those in broader Canada, through the Community-engaged Learning course ANT241H5 Anthropology and the Indigenous Peoples of Turtle Island (North America) (in Canada). Lectures are led by Indigenous scholars and community members and include land-based learning activities that provide students with an engaging, hands-on learning experience.


These are just a few examples of our many engaging Social Science courses:

As you progress through your undergraduate studies in anthropology at UTM, you'll have the opportunity to choose from a broad variety of engaging courses that cover critical and current topics from across the globe. Below are just a few examples of our Social Science courses; click on a title below to view the description in the UTM Academic Calendar:

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Questions?

If you have questions about programs offered by the Department of Anthropology at the University of Toronto Mississauga, please contact the Undergraduate Advisor at utm.anthro@utoronto.ca.