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The Department of Anthropology (www.anth.ubc.ca) offers programs of study that lead to the degrees of Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Arts, and Bachelor of Arts. Anthropology at UBC advances the study and constructive understanding of human diversity and commonality, across the globe and throughout the long span of human existence. We pursue this aim through research, teaching, and community collaboration, grounded in multiple analytical and interpretive methods that share a commitment to field and museum based inquiry.

Our undergraduate program is divided into three streams (museology/visual anthropology; socio-cultural anthropology, and archaeology/bioarchaeology) but share core program outcomes for our graduates:

For current offerings, visit the Department (www.anth.ubc.ca).

For information on advanced degrees, see graduate Anthropology.

Major in Anthropology

A minimum of 42 credits within Anthropology (ANTH or ARCL), at least 30 credits of which must be numbered 300 or higher. All students considering the Major in Anthropology are encouraged to meet with the Anthropology undergraduate advisor prior to enrolling in the program and periodically during their third and fourth years.

Lower-level Requirements

Students must complete a minimum of 12 credits at the lower level, including:

Upper-level Requirements

Students must complete at least 30 credits of upper-level ANTH or ARCL courses, including:

A course in statistics, such as ANTH 418, is also recommended as part of the major and Honours programs in anthropology and the Minor in Anthropological Archaeology.

Honours in Anthropology

A total of 60 credits in anthropology, at least 48 of which must be numbered 300 or higher. All students considering the Honours program in Anthropology are encouraged to seek advising with the Anthropology undergraduate advisor prior to enrolling in the program and periodically during their third and fourth years.

Admission

Admission to the Honours program requires a high B average, credit for ANTH 100 and ARCL 103 or 140, and 6 credits chosen from other ANTH or ARCL courses at the 200-level.

Lower-level Requirements

Students must complete a minimum of 12 credits at the lower level, including:

Upper-level Requirements

Students must complete at least 48 credits of upper-level ANTH or ARCL courses, including:

Minor in Anthropology

A minimum of 30 credits within Anthropology (ANTH or ARCL). All students considering the Minor in Anthropology are encouraged to seek advising with the Anthropology undergraduate advisor prior to enrolling in the program.

Lower-level Requirements

Students must complete a minimum of 12 credits at the lower level, including:

Upper-level Requirements

Students must complete at least 18 credits of upper-level ANTH or ARCL courses.

Minor in Anthropological Archaeology

All students considering the Minor in Anthropological Archaeology are encouraged to seek advising with the Anthropology undergraduate advisor prior to enrolling in the program. Students combining the Minor with a Major or Honours program in Anthropology should be aware of double-counting. ANTH 418 can be counted toward either program.

Students must complete at least 30 credits in Anthropological Archaeology (ARCL), including:

There are three recommended pathways through the minor, although course choice is unrestricted beyond the above requirements:

Anthropological Archaeology Variant
Required courses plus 21 credits from: ARCL 103, 204, 231, 232, 235, 306, 309, 318, 319, 321-324, 405, 406, 419, 420, 430, ANTH 418.

Bioarchaeology Variant
Required courses plus 21 credits from: ARCL 140, 204, 228, 309, 325, 326, 345, 406, 419, 425, 430, ANTH 418.

First Nations Heritage Management/Cultural Resource Management Variant
Required courses plus 21 credits from: ARCL 140, 204, 231, 306, 309, 318, 345, 405, 406, 419, 420, 424, 425, 430, ANTH 418.

Undergraduate Courses

The majority of ANTH and ARCL are general courses open to all students.

Indigenous Studies

Students interested in Indigenous studies, including but not limited to those in the First Nations and Indigenous Studies or First Nations and Endangered Languages programs, may wish to consider the following courses which appear on the FNIS Approved Course List: ANTH 217, 220, 221, 232, 301, 304, 321, 329, 401, 404, 411, 431; ARCL 231, 420.

The following courses also regularly include material relating to Indigenous studies: ANTH 215, 315, 317, 331, 332, 341, 350, 351, 407, and 461.


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