Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2015/2016
Canadian Excellence

Anthropology Program

Anthropology opens students to the many ways in which people in different places and different times have gone about the task of being human. Anthropologists explore human nature and human society through the comparative study of such things as family, marriage, religious and spiritual practices, livelihoods, creativity, settlement of legal disputes, human-environment interactions, social power and inequality both locally and globally, and much more. Anthropology at Laurier is a unique program in Canada. It specializes in researching and teaching the ethnography of the contemporary world. Our mission is to equip students with the tools for understanding and intervening in an increasingly global and interconnected world. More than the comparative study of specific cultures, contemporary anthropology deals with the study of the global flows of goods, persons, and ideas. Our research and teaching emphasize how, through the techniques of ethnographic fieldwork, we can connect the complexity of everyday life to large-scale patterns and processes. Anthropology links theoretical analysis and forms of representation through the hands-on practical experience of participant observation, emphasizing how the unique phenomenon of ethnographic fieldwork can encompass qualitative and quantitative methods of research and analysis. 

Combined Honours BA and Minor:

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Faculty

Full-Time Faculty

 
Course Offerings
Course #TitleCredits
AN100 Cultures Today [1] 0.5
AN110 Money Makes the World Go Around [2] 0.5
AN120 The Greatest Party in the World [3] 0.5
AN200 Theories of Culture [4] 0.5
AN201 Aboriginal Peoples of Canada: Ethnohistorical Perspectives [5] 0.5
AN202 Foundations of Anthropological Thought [6] 0.5
AN210 Intercultural Competencies [7] 0.5
AN224 Anthropology of the Lifecourse [8] 0.5
AN229 Aboriginal Peoples of Canada: Contemporary Issues [9] 0.5
AN232 Special Topics [10] 0.5
AN237 Cross-cultural Studies of Change [11] 0.5
AN241 City Life and Urban Space [12] 0.5
AN242 Race, Ethnicity and Nationalism [13] 0.5
AN243 Law, Culture and Society 0.0
AN300 Ethnographic Methods [14] 0.5
AN307 Special Topics in Anthropology 0.5
AN312 Language, Culture and Society 0.5
AN316 Art, Anthropology and Material Culture [15] 0.5
AN322 Religion, Ritual and Magic [16] 0.5
AN324 Symbolic Systems and Ideologies 0.5
AN326 Culture as Performance [17] 0.5
AN327 Directed Studies in Anthropology 0.5
AN328 Anthropology and Visual Culture [18] 0.5
AN333 Human Rights I: Canadian Responsibility 0.5
AN334 Folklore, Myth and Oral Narrative [19] 0.5
AN336 Culture, Power and Politics [20] 0.5
AN340 Contemporary Issues in India 0.5
AN341 Kinship, Marriage and Gender [21] 0.5
AN342 Africa at the Crossroads [22] 0.5
AN343 Culture and Society in Latin America [23] 0.5
AN344 Writing Cultures [24] 0.5
AN345 Life after Socialism [25] 0.5
AN346 Transnationalism and Cosmopolitanism [26] 0.5
AN347 Science, Technology and Culture [27] 0.5
AN348 Space, Place and Culture [28] 0.5
AN350 Violence and Terrorism [29] 0.5
AN400 Doing Fieldwork [30] 0.5
AN450 Contemporary Theory and Ethnography 0.5
AN455 Directed Studies 0.5
AN456 Applied Anthropology 0.5
AN458 Special Topics in Anthropology 0.5
AN461 The Anthropology of the Body 0.5
AN463 Environments, Environmentalisms and Nature/culture [30] 0.5
AN465 Cultures of Business and Work 0.5
AN467 Culture, Ethics and Morality [31] 0.5
AN491 Major Research Paper [32] 0.5
 

Senate/Editorial Changes

Senate Deletion April 15, 2015: AN104, AN410, AN454 deleted; effective September 1, 2015.
Senate Deletion May 28, 2015: AN464 deleted; effective September 1, 2015.

  1. Senate Revision April 15, 2015: AN100 renumbered from AN101, title and description change; effective September 1, 2015. 

  2. Senate Addition April 15, 2015: AN110 New course; effective September 1, 2015.

  3. Senate Addition April 15, 2015: AN120 New course; effective September 1, 2015.

  4. Senate Revision April 15, 2015: AN200 Title and prerequisite change; effective September 1, 2015.

  5. Senate Revision April 15, 2015: AN201 Prerequisite AN100 renumbered from AN101; effective September 1, 2015. 

  6. Senate Revision April 15, 2015: AN202 Prerequisite AN100 renumbered from AN101; effective September 1, 2015. 

  7. Senate Revision May 28, 2015: AN210 New course; effective September 1, 2015.

  8. Senate Revision April 15, 2015: AN224 Prerequisite AN100 renumbered from AN101; effective September 1, 2015. 

  9. Senate Revision April 15, 2015: AN229 Prerequisite AN100 renumbered from AN101; effective September 1, 2015. 

  10. Senate Revision April 15, 2015: AN232 Prerequisite AN100 renumbered from AN101; effective September 1, 2015. 

  11. Senate Revision April 15, 2015: AN237 Prerequisite AN100 renumbered from AN101; effective September 1, 2015. 

  12. Senate Revision April 15, 2015: AN241 Prerequisite AN100 renumbered from AN101; effective September 1, 2015. 

  13. Senate Revision April 15, 2015: AN242 Prerequisite AN100 renumbered from AN101; effective September 1, 2015. 

  14. Senate Addition April 15, 2015: AN300 New course; effective September 1, 2015.

  15. Senate Revision April 15, 2015: AN316 Prerequisite AN100 renumbered from AN101; effective September 1, 2015. 

  16. Senate Revision April 15, 2015: AN322 Prerequisite AN100 renumbered from AN101; effective September 1, 2015. 

  17. Senate Revision April 15, 2015: AN326 Prerequisite AN100 renumbered from AN101; effective September 1, 2015. 

  18. Senate Revision April 15, 2015: AN328 Prerequisite AN100 renumbered from AN101; effective September 1, 2015. 

  19. Senate Revision April 15, 2015: AN334 Prerequisite AN100 renumbered from AN101; effective September 1, 2015. 

  20. Senate Revision April 15, 2015: AN336 Prerequisite AN100 renumbered from AN101; effective September 1, 2015. 

  21. Senate Revision April 15, 2015: AN341 Prerequisite AN100 renumbered from AN101; effective September 1, 2015. 

  22. Senate Revision April 15, 2015: AN342 Prerequisite AN100 renumbered from AN101; effective September 1, 2015. 

  23. Senate Revision April 15, 2015: AN343 Prerequisite AN100 renumbered from AN101; effective September 1, 2015.

  24. Senate Revision April 15, 2015: AN344 Prerequisite AN100 renumbered from AN101; effective September 1, 2015. 

  25. Senate Revision April 15, 2015: AN345 Prerequisite AN100 renumbered from AN101; effective September 1, 2015. 

  26. Senate Revision April 15, 2015: AN346 Prerequisite AN100 renumbered from AN101; effective September 1, 2015. 

  27. Senate Revision April 15, 2015: AN347 Prerequisite AN100 renumbered from AN101; effective September 1, 2015. 

  28. Senate Revision April 15, 2015: AN348 Prerequisite AN100 renumbered from AN101; effective September 1, 2015. 

  29. Senate Revision April 15, 2015: AN350 Prerequisite AN100 renumbered from AN101; effective September 1, 2015. 

  30. Senate Addition April 15, 2015: AN400 New course; effective September 1, 2015.

  31. Senate Revision April 15, 2015: AN467 Prerequisite AN100 renumbered from AN101; effective September 1, 2015. 

  32. Senate Revision April 15, 2015: AN491 Prerequisite AN300 renumbered from AN410; effective September 1, 2015.