Teaching and Research Specialties at UTM

At UTM Anthropology, we have strong faculty and courses in all four traditional fields of Anthropology, which you can combine in many different ways to earn a B.A. or B.Sc. degree in Anthropology.  We also have strengths in Forensic Anthropology and the Anthropology of Health.  

View our Recommended Courses page for key courses for each field of study, including Generalist Anthropology (for maximum career flexibility), and learn more about our Faculty research interests.


The study of all aspects of human life in the past

  • origins of food production and villages
  • ancient technology, style, material culture
  • complex societies and early states
  • working in East Asia, South Asia, North America (especially Ontario)

Biological Anthropology

The study of human biology and how it relates to cultural and physical environments

  • molecular anthropology and genetics
  • health
  • human osteology
  • ​forensics
  • working in the Americas and worldwide

Linguistic Anthropology

The study of human communication

  • language and youth culture
  • language and gender
  • sociolinguistics, conversation analysis
  • body language, yoga
  • working in Africa and South Asia

Socio-cultural Anthropology

The study of human individuals and societies, their behaviours and beliefs, and everything about human culture

  • work, labour, economics, ethics
  • inter-relations between the environment, religion, and science
  • media (newspapers, video, film)
  • neoliberalism, globalization
  • working in Europe, South Asia, North America

UTM also has strengths in the following sub-fields:

Forensic Anthropology

Including human biology, archaeology and ethnohistory

Anthropology of Health

The study of the effects of cultural and socioeconomic processes on biological and health outcomes in human populations