X. Degree Programs

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Anthropology (ANTH)

Department of Sociology and Anthropology, College of Social and Applied Human Sciences

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology offers three types of courses: sociology courses with the prefix SOC*; anthropology courses with the prefix ANTH*; and departmental courses with the prefix SOAN*. The departmental category of courses recognizes the fact that the disciplines of sociology and sociocultural anthropology have developed in tandem and it is possible to identify large areas of overlap and convergence in the work of practitioners both historically and in the present. Departmental courses include most of the core theory and methods courses as well as many elective courses. They contribute equally to the subject matter of sociology as well as the subject matter of sociocultural anthropology for purposes of the undergraduate programs of study in both disciplines. Please see the listings for all courses required for the Anthropology program.

Courses will normally be offered in the semesters designated. Please check with the department for information about additional semester offerings. In addition to regularly scheduled courses, students may elect to do independent study. A student who wishes to do a reading course should first consult the professor with whom he/she wishes to work. Please note, a student is allowed a total of 1.00 credits only for reading courses.

SOAN courses will be used towards the Anthropology specialization.

Area of Concentration (General Program)

A minimum of 5.00 credits is required, including:
ANTH*1150 [0.50] Introduction to Anthropology
ANTH*2180 [0.50] Public Anthropology
ANTH*2230 [0.50] Regional Ethnography
ANTH*3690 [0.50] Engaging Anthropological Theory
ANTH*3770 [0.50] Kinship, Family, and Power
SOAN*2120 [0.50] Introductory Methods
One of:
MUSC*2270 [0.50] World Music
PHIL*2100 [0.50] Critical Thinking
1.00 additional credits in ANTH
0.50 additional credits in SOAN
Note: 1.00 credits of these additional credits must be completed at the 3000 level or above.

Major (Honours Program)

A minimum of 9.00 credits is required, including:
ANTH*1150 [0.50] Introduction to Anthropology
ANTH*2180 [0.50] Public Anthropology
ANTH*2230 [0.50] Regional Ethnography
ANTH*3690 [0.50] Engaging Anthropological Theory
ANTH*3770 [0.50] Kinship, Family, and Power
ANTH*4700 [0.50] Issues in Contemporary Anthropological Theory
SOAN*2120 [0.50] Introductory Methods
SOAN*3070 [0.50] Qualitative and Observational Methods
Two of:
LING*1000 [0.50] Introduction to Linguistics
MUSC*2270 [0.50] World Music
PHIL*2100 [0.50] Critical Thinking
2.00 additional credits in ANTH
2.00 additional credits in SOAN
Note: 1.00 of these additional credits must be completed at the 4000 level.

Note: SOAN*3120 is recommended, especially for students planning to enter graduate programs.

Minor (Honours Program)

A minimum of 5.00 credits is required, including:
ANTH*1150 [0.50] Introduction to Anthropology
ANTH*2180 [0.50] Public Anthropology
ANTH*2230 [0.50] Regional Ethnography
ANTH*3690 [0.50] Engaging Anthropological Theory
ANTH*3770 [0.50] Kinship, Family, and Power
SOAN*2120 [0.50] Introductory Methods
One of:
MUSC*2270 [0.50] World Music
PHIL*2100 [0.50] Critical Thinking
1.00 additional credits in ANTH
0.50 additional credits in SOAN
Note: 1.00 of these additional credits must be completed at the 3000 level or above.
University of Guelph
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Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1
Canada
519-824-4120