Experiential Learning

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The Department of Anthropology has implemented rigorous safety protocols for in-person course activites to ensure that students can engage in experiential learning activities despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Online courses may have virutal experiential activities. Please note that not all courses are offered each year; consult the UTM Timetable for course offerings.

Funding Opportunity: Experiential Learning Bursaries

The following UTM Anthropology courses are eligible for the Experiential Learning Bursary program in 2021-22. Visit the EL Bursary page for student eligibility and application information.

Fall 2021 Term:

  • ANT241H5F
  • ANT306H5F
  • ANT318H5F
  • ANT418H5F

 Winter 2022 Term:

  • ANT312H5S

Benefits of experiential learning activities

UTM Anthropology courses with local or international experiential learning components can provide students with opportunities to:

  • gain hands-on experience;
  • acquire new skills;
  • develop closer ties to communities;
  • learn about the diversity of cultures that exist in our world;
  • network with professionals in a specific industry;
  • and more!

UTM Anthropology courses with experiential learning components

View course descriptions in the UTM Academic CalendarNot all courses are offered each year; consult the UTM Timetable for current course offerings.


ANT308H5 Case Studies in Archaeological Botany and Zoology

ANT312H5 Archaeological Analysis

ANT318H5 Archaeological Fieldwork

ANT414H5 People and Plants in Prehistory

ANT415H5 Faunal Archaeo-Osteology

ANT416H5 Advanced Archaeological Analysis

ANT418H5 Advanced Archaeological Fieldwork

ANT441H5 Advanced Bioarchaeology

Biological Anthropology

ANT338H5 Laboratory Methods in Biological Anthropology

Forensic Anthropology

ANT306H5 Forensic Anthropology Field School

ANT439H5 Advanced Forensic Anthropology

Linguisitc Anthropology

ANT364H5 Fieldwork in Language, Culture, and Society

Sociocultural Anthropology

ANT241H5 Anthropology and the Indigenous Peoples of Turtle Island (in Canada)

ANT335H5 Anthropology of Gender

ANT368H5 World Religions and Ecology

ANT462H5 Living and Dying: Topics in Medical Anthropology & Global Health

ANT463H5 Anthropologies of Water: On Meaning, Value, and Futures

ANT464H5 The End of Coal: An Ethnographic Approach

Other UTM Experiential Learning Opportunities

Update for 2021-22: Dr. Laura Bolt is available to supervise undergraduate students through UTM’s Research Opportunities Program and to act as an advisor for independent research projects. Interested students can contact Dr. Bolt by email. 

Dr. Bolt also provides the opportunity for interested students at UTM to complete a primate field school in Costa Rica or Nicaragua under her direction and to earn course credit for this experience.

The UTM 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. 

UTM Abroad provides students with the opportunity to participate in short-term experiential learning opportunities abroad during term breaks.