Study what makes us unique as human beings, as well as the qualities and characteristics that unify such diverse groups of people.
How have people evolved to show such variation and have adapted biologically and culturally to so many environments.
Anthropology is an interdisciplinary field that enables students to learn about the cultural and biological diversity of humans. Focusing on medical, applied, visual and environmental anthropology, our Anthropology program is one of the only ones in Canada where the full-time professors are members of First Nations.
The program includes courses on ethno-medicine and cross-cultural healing practices, public health and epidemiology, food choices and disease prevention, theories of material culture, visual ethnography, anthropology of the arts, Indigenous photography and decolonization. A field course is offered in Costa Rica every second year.
A minor in Archaeological and Cultural Landscapes is also available. A field course allows students to acquire hands-on experience and to familiarize themselves with the profession of archaeology. There are tens of thousands of recognized archaeological sites in Ontario.
Graduates can rest assured knowing there is a multitude of career options they can explore post-graduation. Some career options include, but are not limited to:
- Archival organizations
- Art galleries
- Community centres and services
- Cultural heritage sites and cultural resource management agencies
- Environmental organizations
- Government institutions
- Graduate studies
- Health agencies
- Market research firms
- Refugee/immigrant assistance organizations
Many of these careers can be found in the public and private sector.
What our students have to say
"I enjoyed it immensely and have such a newfound appreciation and insight into First Nations culture, and culture in general. It's taught me to value the ways in which things are done, and the meaning behind why they were done. The presentations and project have taught me so much about respect, patience, gratitude, and understanding."