The Anthropology Program
Anthropology in the broadest sense is the study of human beings.
The anthropology program at UTSC is a fun, intellectually stimulating program which teaches you to
view the world from a mindset that is very different from other social sciences and yet complements
them greatly. The program is broken into two streams at our school, the first being the Cultural/Social
Anthropology stream, and the second being the Biological/Evolutionary Anthropology Stream. In order
to pursue a degree in either stream both ANTA01 and ANTA02 must be completed first.
The Cultural/Social Anthropology stream teaches you to, “make strange the familiar, and familiar
the strange”, a phrase which you will hear more than once during your years in anthropology. There
are courses focusing on all kinds of topics such as religion, sexuality, or even specific cultures or
geographical regions. This program is offered as a minor, major, or specialist program, and teaches you
anthropological field methods for understanding and studying other cultures, or sometimes even your
own which a critical eye.
The Biological/Evolutionary Anthropology stream teaches you about the evolutionary path of the human
species. There are courses focusing on epidemiology (the study of disease), osteology (bones!), and
primatology (monkeys and apes). All of these courses aim to teach you how humans have changed and
developed genetically and morphologically over time, and to make you critically question why and how
these changes have occurred. This stream is offered as a minor, major, and specialist.
For more information about the anthropology department please visit: http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/
Some new courses to check out this year are:
ANTC24- Culture, Mental Illness, and Psychiatry
ANTB36- Anthropology of the End of the World
ANTC52- Global Politics of Language
ANTD40-Topics in Emerging Scholarship in Evolutionary Anthropology
ANTD41- Topics in Emerging Scholarship in Socio-Cultural Anthropology
For more information on the Anthropology program and Courses refer please follow the link to the
2014/2015 course calendar: