Anthropology (ANTH)

Anthropology (ANTH)

Departmental Policy

1. To obtain a minor in Anthropology, students are required to have completed at least twenty-four (24) credit hours in Anthropology. Six (6) credit hours must be selected from among ANTH 1202, 1271, 1280, or 1290. Twelve (12) credit hours must be at the 2000 level or above.

2. To complete a double concentration in Anthropology, the requirement for the ninety (90) credit hour B.A., students are required to have completed at least twenty-four
(24) credit hours in Anthropology. These must include ANTH 1202, 1271, 1280, and 1290. The remaining twelve (12) credit hours must be from courses at the 2000 level or above.

3. To obtain a major in Anthropology, students are required to have completed at least thirty-six (36) credit hours in Anthropology. These must include ANTH 1202, 1271, 1280, and 1290. The remaining credits must be at the 2000 level or above. The program of study for majors will be discussed with the student’s departmental advisor who will be assigned at the time the major is declared.

4. To obtain an Honours in Anthropology, a student must first be admitted to the honours program and then graduate from the honours program.

a. To be admitted to the program, a student must satisfy pertinent Faculty of Arts requirements and secure an approved thesis committee.
b. To graduate from the program, a student must satisfy pertinent Faculty of Arts requirements and complete the equivalent of sixty (60) credit hours in Anthropology

including the following obligatory core: ANTH 1202, 1271, 1280, 1290, 4452, 4501, and 4502. In addition, students must complete, from the lists below, six (6) credit hours at the 2000-level or above in each of the four subfields of archaeological, biological, socio-cultural, and linguistic anthropology as well as three (3) credit hours in anthropological methods.
c. To graduate from the program, students must also receive minimum grades of B (3.0) in ANTH 4501 and 4502.
d. Students are permitted to count LING 2309, 2310, 2330, 2340 and 3320 as Linguistic Anthropology courses at the 2000 level or above.

5. With the approval of the Chairperson of the Department, the following courses may be used to satisfy requirements for Anthropology courses at the 2000 level or above: ANTH 3826-3849, 3876-3899, 4826-4849, 4850- 4875, and 4876-4899.

6. The Department offers a prize for excellence in anthropological writing to major or honours students. The prize is named in honor of Prince John Loewenstein, the founder of the Department, and consists of a cash award and certificate of merit. Details for submission of essays may be obtained from the Chairperson of the Department.

Note: The prerequisite for a given course may have a prerequisite itself. It is important to keep this in mind when planning your academic career.

Archaeology Courses

2273 Who Owns the Past?
3371 Prehistory of Canada
3373 Fieldwork in Archaeology
3374 Archaeology Laboratory
3375 World Prehistory
3376 Archaeology of Death
3377 Urban Archaeology
3378 Landscape Archaeology
3379 The Archaeology of Acadia
3571 Archaeological Mysteries
3572 Archaeology of Empire
3573 Archaeology of Halifax
3574 Public Archeology
4378 Advanced Landscape Archaeology
4462 Method and Theory in Historical Archaeology
4464 Advanced Fieldwork in Archaeology
4465 Advanced Archaeology Laboratory
4466 Researching Halifax Heritage
4467 Cultural Resource Management (CRM) Archaeology

Biological Anthropology Courses

2282 Introduction to Forensic Anthropology
3381 Anthropological Genetics
3382 Paleoanthropology
3470 Identification of Human Skeletal Remains
3471 Forensic Skeletal Identification
3472 Forensic Skeletal Analysis
3473 Forensic Facial Anatomy
3701 Forensic Archaeology Field School
4473 Paleopathology
4474 Human Variation
4701 Internship in Forensic Anthropology

Socio-cultural Anthropology Courses

2301 Anthropology of Children and Childhood
2311 Ethnology: Melanesia
2316 Native Peoples of Canada
2326 Contemporary East Asia
2327 Japanese Society
2401 Anthropology of Work
3201 Anthropology of Food
3301 Nature of Culture
3302 Social Organization
3303 Sex, Gender and Society
3304 Egalitarian Societies
3305 Chiefdoms
3307 Visual Anthropology
3309 Peasant Society and Culture
3316 Anthropology of Religion
3329 The Arctic Culture Area
3334 Warfare and Aggression: Anthropological Approaches to Human Conflict
3366 Worldview: Anthropological Approaches
3710-3719 Field Study in Anthropology
4306 Foraging Adaptations
4320 Anthropology in Hollywood
4365 Myth: Anthropological Approaches
4411 Ethnographic Research Methodology
4412 Qualitative Data Analysis
4710-4719 Advanced Field Study in Anthropology

Linguistic Anthropology Courses

2391 Learning a Field Language
2392 Linguistic Anthropology
3308 Signs and Symbols
3395 Language Issues in the Arctic
3396 Language Issues in Canada
4491 Language and Culture 
4492 Ethnography of Communication


Anthropological Methods Courses

The course used to satisfy the anthropological methods requirement cannot at the same time be used to satisfy the archaeological, biological, socio-cultural, or linguistic anthropology requirement.

2391 Learning a Field Language
3373 Fieldwork in Archaeology
3374 Archaeology Laboratory
3396 Language Issues in Canada
3471 Forensic Skeletal Identification
3472 Forensic Skeletal Analysis
3473 Forensic Facial Anatomy
3701 Forensic Archaeology Field School
3710-3719 Field Study in Anthropology
4411 Ethnographic Research Methodology
4412 Qualitative Data Analysis
4462 Method and Theory in Historical Archaeology
4464 Advanced Fieldwork in Archaeology
4465 Advanced Archaeology Laboratory
4466 Researching Halifax Heritage
4701 Internship in Forensic Anthropology
4710-4719 Advanced Field Study in Anthropology RELS
RELS 3351 Field Research Methods