Course Selection - What should I take?

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Please review the following information to assist you with selecting courses to take for Anthropology programs at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM):


Selecting courses to take in first year for a UTM Anthropology program

Take the following three courses, which are required for all UTM Anthropology Specialist and Major programs (updated for the 2020-21 academic year and beyond):

  1. ANT101H5 Introduction to Biological Anthropology and Archaeology
  2. ANT102H5 Introduction to Sociocultural and Linguistic Anthropology
  3. ISP100H5 Writing for University and Beyond: Writing About Writing (this course is offered by the Institute for the Study of University Pedagogy at UTM)

Please note that for entry into Anthropology Specialist and Major programs in 2021, you must complete all three courses by the end of April 2021. ANT101H5, ANT102H5, and ISP100H5 are required to enter all Anthropology Specialist and Major programs when you select your program of study after first year. We recommend that you take these courses in your first year of studies at UTM. Enrol via ACORN.

About the new ISP100H5 course requirement for Anthropology programs: Writing for University and Beyond

Benefits of taking ISP100H5 include:

  • Stress-free assignments
  • Strategies for success at university and beyond
  • Small class sizes
  • Taught by writing experts

Persuasive and effective writing is indispensable to a student's success at university and beyond. Employers prize the ability to communicate clearly and persuasively. ISP100H5 Writing for University and Beyond will help you to develop your capacity as a clear and persuasive communicator, giving you tools to succeed in our program and beyond!

For more details on this course, visit the ISP100H5 page on the Institute for the Study of University Pedagogy (ISUP) website.

Selecting courses to take in second, third and fourth year (and beyond) for a UTM Anthropology program

The following may help you with your decisions:

Also for third and fourth year (and beyond):

Not all courses are offered every year. Check the UTM timetable for current offerings.

Stay on track

Make sure to use Degree Explorer to stay on track with your program and degree completion requirements. Degree Explorer is the University of Toronto's degree planning tool. Review your academic history, degree requirements or use the planner to determine how future course choices might meet your requirements.

Equivalent Courses

Check our Undergraduate Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for information on equivalent courses at St. George or Scarborough campuses.

Questions about UTM Anthropology courses?

Visit our Anthropology Undergraduate Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) if your question is about :

  • pre-requisites;
  • enrolment issues;
  • equivalent courses;
  • the new ISP100H5 writing course.

Request advice regarding UTM Anthropology courses

If you want more information or assistance with planning your Anthropology course selection, you can request an appointment with the UTM Anthropology Undergraduate Advisor.