Anthropology (HBA, HBSc)

Professors Emeriti
M. Kleindienst, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
J. Melbye, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., D.A.B.F.A.
B. Sigmon, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Professors
V.F. Bozcali, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
F.P. Cody, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
G.W. Crawford, B.Sc., M.A., Ph.D., F.R.S.C.
S. Fukuzawa, B.Sc., Ph.D.
T. Galloway, B.Sc.N., B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
S.M. Hillewaert, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
H.M-L. Miller, B.A., M.Sc., M.A., Ph.D.
A. Muehlebach, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
E. Parra, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.
T.L. Rogers, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
D.R. Samson, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
T. Sanders, B.A., M.A., M.Sc., Ph.D.
S. Scharper, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
L. Schroeder, B.Sc., Ph.D.
J. Sidnell, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
D.G. Smith, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
L. Xie, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Chair
Professor Esteban Parra
Room 352, Terrence Donnelly Health Sciences Complex
905-828-3889
[email protected]
Undergraduate Advisor
Angela Sidoriak
Room 396, Terrence Donnelly Health Sciences Complex
905-828-3726
[email protected]

What is anthropology? Derived from the Greek anthropos (human) and logia (study), anthropology is the study of humankind from its beginnings to the present day.

Nothing human is alien to anthropology. Indeed, of the many disciplines that concern themselves with humans, only anthropology seeks to understand the whole panorama of human existence -- in geographic space and evolutionary time -- through comparative and holistic study.

Our programs focus on the four traditional subfields of anthropology: biological, archaeological, sociocultural and linguistic. We also have strengths in forensic anthropology and medical anthropology. Our faculty studies a broad array of topics and can be viewed at: https://www.utm.utoronto.ca/anthropology/people/full-time-faculty/about-our-faculty.

The common goal that links our vastly different projects is to advance knowledge of who we are and how we came to be that way. We are all dedicated to disseminating anthropological knowledge though teaching, research, writing and other forms of outreach. Our goal as a department is to train our anthropology students in the fundamentals of all the discipline's subfields. We aim to produce students who are curious about the world in its complexity, and who are well versed in the skills, theories and databases of one or more of our discipline's subfields.

Apart from being employed as faculty in universities and colleges, anthropologists find jobs in national and international governmental bodies, in international agencies dedicated to, for example, human rights, as well as in business and industry. For additional information see Anthropology as a Career by Wm. C. Sturtevant and The Study of Anthropology by Morton Fried, available at the library in the Hazel McCallion Academic Learning Centre.

The following upper-level courses are recommended for Anthropology majors and specialists interested in pursuing the topical interests listed. These are not required courses for the degree, but are recommended by faculty as key courses for students interested in pursuing these fields of interest as careers. These lists are intended to provide some guidance when choosing among the many upper-level courses offered:

Archaeology: ANT210H5, ANT310H5, ANT312H5, ANT314H5, ANT318H5, ANT320H5, ANT327H5, 300-level prehistory courses for regions of interest (ANT309H5, ANT313H5, ANT316H5, ANT317H5), ANT358H5 and/or ANT364H5, ANT407H5, ANT414H5, ANT415H5, ANT416H5, ANT460H5 (breadth of knowledge in the other subfields of anthropology is highly recommended for archaeologists).
Students may also want to consider courses available through Biomedical Communications, Geography, History and Classics, Geology and other physical sciences, and the life sciences.

Bioarchaeology and/or Forensic Anthropology: ANT205H5, ANT306H5 or ANT318H5, ANT312H5, ANT314H5, ANT334H5, ANT340H5, ANT407H5, ANT414H5, ANT415H5, ANT434H5, ANT436H5, ANT438H5, ANT439H5, ANT441H5, and prehistory courses for regions of interest (e.g., ANT317H5 for Ontario and Eastern North America).
Students may also want to consider courses available through the Forensic Science program, Biomedical Communications, and Biology.

Biological Anthropology, Evolutionary Anthropology, and/or Anthropology of Health: ANT220H5, ANT312H5, ANT331H5, ANT332H5, ANT333H5, ANT334H5, ANT337H5, ANT338H5, ANT340H5, ANT341H5, ANT407H5, ANT415H5, ANT434H5, ANT436H5, ANT437H5, ANT438H5, ANT462H5.
Students may also want to consider courses available through Biomedical Communications and Biology.

Linguistic Anthropology: ANT362H5, ANT364H5, ANT365H5, ANT401H5, ANT460H5; JAL253H5, JAL353H5, JAL355H5. Students may also want to consider courses available through Linguistics.

Sociocultural Anthropology: ANT335H5, ANT351H5 or ANT354H5, ANT357H5, ANT358H5, ANT360H5, ANT364H5, ANT365H5, ANT460H5. Of all these strongly recommended courses, the methods course should be a top priority for specialists and majors.

Generalist Anthropology (broad grounding in the various subfields, for maximum career flexibility): Consider taking these core second-year courses: ANT200H5, ANT201H5, ANT202H5, ANT203H5, ANT204H5, ANT206H5, ANT207H5; ANT220H5; Advanced courses: ANT312H5, ANT314H5, ANT318H5, ANT331H5 and 335H5, ANT334H5, ANT337H5, ANT338H5, ANT358H5, ANT362H5, ANT364H5, ANT365H5, ANT438H5, ANT460H5

Each course description includes an indicator of whether a course is a Science (SCI) or a Social Science (SSC) course for distribution purposes. To learn more about distribution rules and regulations, see Distribution Requirements.

Students should also review the Degree Requirements section
prior to selecting courses


For courses in this area see:
ANT Anthropology
HSC Biomedical Communications
ISP Study of University Pedagogy
JAL Linguistics


Program WEB Page : http://www.utm.utoronto.ca/anthropology/

Specialist Program ERSPE0105
Anthropology (Science)

10-10.5 credits are required.

Limited Enrolment --Enrolment in this program is limited.

For students applying in 2019-2020 for program entry in the 2020-2021 Academic Year: 4.0 credits (including ANT101H5 and ANT102H5), and a CGPA of at least 2.0 is required. Students applying to enrol after second year must have completed 8.0 credits (including ANT101H5 and ANT102H5), and achieved a CGPA of at least 2.0.

For students applying in 2020-2021 (and beyond) for program entry in the 2021-2022 Academic Year (and beyond): 4.0 credits and a GPA of at least 2.0 in ANT101H5 and ANT102H5 and ISP100H5 is required. Students applying to enrol after second year must have completed 8.0 credits (including ANT101H5 and ANT102H5 and ISP100H5), and achieved a GPA of at least 2.0 in all ANT courses (including JAL and HSC courses) as well as ISP100H5.

First Year
Second Year
Higher Years
  • For students entering the program in 2020-2021: 6.0 additional ANT credits, of which 5.0 must be ANT science courses. At least 4.0 of the 6.0 credits must be at the 300/400 level, including 1.0 credit at the 400 level.
  • For students entering the program in 2021-2022 (and beyond): 5.5 additional ANT credits, of which at least 4.0 must be ANT science courses. At least 3.5 of the 5.5 credits must be at the 300/400 level, including 1.0 credit at the 400 level.


NOTE: HSC403H5 and HSC404H5 are science credits and can be used to fulfill ANT program requirements.

Specialist Program ERSPE1775
Anthropology (Arts)

10-10.5 credits are required.

Limited Enrolment --Enrolment in this program is limited.

For students applying in 2019-2020 for program entry in the 2020-2021 Academic Year: 4.0 credits (including ANT101H5 and ANT102H5), and a CGPA of at least 2.0 is required. Students applying to enrol after second year must have completed 8.0 credits (including ANT101H5 and ANT102H5), and achieved at least 65% in any two of ANT204H5 or ANT206H5 or ANT207H5, and achieved a CGPA of at least 2.0.

For students applying in 2020-2021 (and beyond) for program entry in the 2021-2022 Academic Year (and beyond): 4.0 credits and a GPA of at least 2.0 in ANT101H5 and ANT102H5 and ISP100H5 is required. Students applying to enrol after second year must have completed 8.0 credits (including ANT101H5 and ANT102H5 and ISP100H5), and achieved a GPA of at least 2.0 in all ANT courses (including JAL and HSC courses) as well as ISP100H5.

First Year
Second Year
Higher Years
  • For students entering the program in 2020-2021: 6.0 additional ANT credits. At least 4.0 of these credits must be at the 300/400 level, including 1.0 credit at the 400 level.
  • For students entering the program in 2021-2022 (and beyond): 6.5 additional ANT credits. At least 4.0 credits must be at the 300/400 level, including 1.0 credit at the 400 level.


NOTE: JAL253H5 and JAL353H5 and JAL355H5 are social science credits and can be used to fulfill ANT program requirements.

Major Program ERMAJ0105
Anthropology (Science)

7.0-7.5 credits are required.

Limited Enrolment --Enrolment in this program is limited.

For students applying in 2019-2020 for program entry in the 2020-2021 Academic Year: 4.0 credits (including ANT101H5 and ANT102H5), and a CGPA of at least 2.0 is required. Students applying to enrol after second year must have completed 8.0 credits (including ANT101H5 and ANT102H5), and achieved a CGPA of at least 2.0.

For students applying in 2020-2021 (and beyond) for program entry in the 2021-2022 Academic Year (and beyond): 4.0 credits and a GPA of at least 2.0 in ANT101H5 and ANT102H5 and ISP100H5 is required. Students applying to enrol after second year must have completed 8.0 credits (including ANT101H5 and ANT102H5 and ISP100H5), and achieved a GPA of at least 2.0 in all ANT courses (including JAL and HSC courses) as well as ISP100H5.

First Year
Second Year
Higher Years
  • For students entering the program in 2020-2021: 3.0 additional ANT credits, of which 2.5 must be ANT science courses. At least 1.0 of the 3.0 credits must be at the 300 level and 0.5 credit at the 400 level.
  • For students entering the program in 2021-2022 (and beyond): 2.5 additional ANT credits, of which at least 2.0 must be ANT science courses. At least 1.0 of the 2.5 credits must be at the 300 level, including 0.5 credit at the 400 level.


NOTE: HSC403H5 and HSC404H5 are science credits and can be used to fulfill ANT program requirements.

Major Program ERMAJ1775
Anthropology (Arts)

7.0-7.5 credits are required.

Limited Enrolment --Enrolment in this program is limited.

For students applying in 2019-2020 for program entry in the 2020-2021 Academic Year: 4.0 credits and a CGPA of at least 2.0 is required. Additionally, within the 4.0 credits, ANT101H5 and ANT102H5 must be completed with a minimum grade of 65% in both. Students applying to enrol after second year must have completed 8.0 credits (including ANT101H5 and ANT102H5), and achieved at least 65% in any two of ANT204H5 or ANT206H5 or ANT207H5, and achieved a CGPA of at least 2.0.

For students applying in 2020-2021 (and beyond) for program entry in the 2021-2022 Academic Year (and beyond): 4.0 credits and a GPA of at least 2.0 in ANT101H5 and ANT102H5 and ISP100H5 is required. Students applying to enrol after second year must have completed 8.0 credits (including ANT101H5 and ANT102H5 and ISP100H5), and achieved a GPA of at least 2.0 in all ANT courses (including JAL and HSC courses) as well as ISP100H5.

First Year
Second Year
Higher Years
  • For students entering the program in 2020-2021: 3.5 additional ANT credits. At least 1.0 of these credits must be at the 300 level, including 0.5 credit at the 400 level.
  • For students entering the program in 2021-2022 (and beyond): 3.5 additional ANT credits. At least 1.0 credit must be at the 300 level, including 0.5 credit at the 400 level.


NOTE: JAL253H5 and JAL353H5 and JAL355H5 are social science credits and can be used to fulfill ANT program requirements.

Minor Program ERMIN1775
Anthropology (Arts)

4.0 credits are required.
First Year
Second Year
Please be aware of the upper year prerequisite requirements when choosing your second-year courses for the minor. Students must have completed all published prerequisites in order to enrol in 300 and 400 level Anthropology courses. Students without prerequisites can be removed at any time. No waivers will be granted.
Higher Years
  • 1.5 additional ANT credits. At least 1.0 must be at the 300/400 level.

Note: JAL253H5, JAL353H5, and JAL355H5 are counted as ANT social science credits.
HSC403H5 and HSC404H5 are counted as ANT science credits.

Students without pre- and co-requisites or written permission of the department can be de-registered from courses at any time.