Online Delivery - Anth 101 

Sociocultural anthropologists examine social patterns and practices across cultures, with a special interest in how people live in particular places and create meaning. The goal of this course is to provide students with a basic understanding of the fundamental concepts used by Anthropologists in the study of human behaviour. Topics include the anthropological perspective; research methods; economies; expressive culture; religion; kinship and social relationships; illness and healing; and organization and power. Examples will be drawn from a variety of societies.

Classroom Delivery - Anth 101 Section 1

Sociocultural anthropologists examine social patterns and practices across cultures, with a special interest in how people live in particular places and create meaning. The goal of this course is to provide students with a basic understanding of the fundamental concepts used by Anthropologists in the study of human behaviour. Topics include the anthropological perspective; research methods; economies; expressive culture; religion; kinship and social relationships; illness and healing; and organization and power. Examples will be drawn from a variety of societies.

Online Delivery

Medical Anthropology focuses on beliefs and practices related to human health. One of the most important questions asked by medical anthropologists is, “How do disease and illness change culture, and how does culture change illness and disease?” This course begins by presenting evidence from our past and continues with examinations of causation, witch craft, the cultural construction of illness, mental illness in different cultures, the different roles of practitioners (shamanism, etc.), and how culture impinges on illness and disease.

Field Based Delivery

Field school participants will experience a guided study of classical antiquity in an international setting. This course focuses on the development of knowledge centered on three main areas pertinent to Anthropology: socio-cultural anthropological field work; archaeological field work; and maintaining a field notebook. Additionally, through lectures and required readings, students will learn about history and how the Classical Antiquity era influenced the modern Western world. Students may complete this course more than once provided that the location and activities differ.