Anthropology

Department of Anthropology

General Office: Annex C. Room 28,
Mailing Address: Department of Anthropology
University of New Brunswick
P.O. Box 4400
13 McAulay Lane, Room 28
Fredericton, New Brunswick, E3B 5A3 
Phone: (506) 453-4975
Fax: (506) 453-5071
Email: Judy Babin
Administrative Assistant
anthro@unb.ca 
Website: http://www.unb.ca/fredericton/arts/departments/anthropology/ 
Chair: Dr. Susan E. Blair

 Faculty

  • Betts, Matthew, BA (Toronto), MA (Toronto), PhD (Toronto), Adj. Prof – 2008
  • Black, David, BA (Simon Fraser), MA, PhD (McMaster), Honorary Research Professor – 2016
  • Blair, Susan E., BA (McM), MA (UNB), PhD (Toronto), Prof and Chair – 2006
  • Ebert, David, BA, MSc, PhD (University of Manitoba), Adj. Prof – 2017
  • Hrynick, M. Gabriel, BA (Maine), MA (UNB), PhD (Conn), Asst. Prof – 2016
  • Mitra, Koumari, BSc, MSc, PhD (Delhi), Prof – 2000
  • Scott, Amy, BA (Trent), MA (Western), PhD (Manitoba), Asst. Prof – 2016
  • Sumner, Alex BA, MA, PhD (University of Toronto), Adj. Prof – 2016
  • Tubb, Daniel, BA (Trent), MA (Carleton), PhD (Carleton), Asst. Prof – 2016
  • Wiber, Melanie, BA (Leth), MA, PhD (Alta), Prof – 1987
General Information

Anthropology is the global study of the human condition, including biological and cultural similarities and differences in the past and the present. The Department of Anthropology offers comprehensive programs in three sub-fields:

  • sociocultural anthropology is the study of contemporary and recent cultures around the world; 
  • archaeology is the study of human cultures through material remains; 
  • biological anthropology is the study of human biological diversity in the framework of human evolution; 

Courses in Area Ethnographies

ANTH 3662 through ANTH 3704 are intended to provide a general knowledge of the societies and cultures of selected geographical regions. These courses are designed for non-Majors as well as for Anthropology Majors and Honours students. Note that there are no prerequisites for these courses.

Prerequisites

To graduate in Anthropology, students must complete at least two first level courses. Upper level courses frequently require specific first and second level courses as prerequisites. Students should take note of these requirements when planning their studies.

Minors, Majors and Honours Programs

Minor

To Minor in Anthropology, a student must successfully complete both ANTH 1001 and ANTH 1002 (or equivalent) and at least 18 ch of upper level Anthropology courses, with a grade of 2.0 (C) or better in each course.

Single Major and Double Major

For a single Major in Anthropology, or to complete the Anthorpology component of a Double Major with another discipline, a student must successfully complete both ANTH 1001 and ANTH 1002 (or equivalentand at least 24 ch of upper level Anthropology courses, with a grade of 2.0 (C) or better in each course.

Honours

Students wishing to be admitted to Honours should review the regulations concerning the BA Honours Program in this Calendar and apply in writing to the Department of Anthropology’s Honours and Majors Advisor.

Single Honours

To earn an Honours degree in Anthropology, a student must successfully complete both ANTH 1001 and ANTH 1002, (or equivalentand at least 36 ch of upper level Anthropology courses. Upper level courses must include ANTH 5701, ANTH 5303 or ANTH 5704. To remain in the Honours program a student must maintain a grade point average of at least 3.0 (B) in Anthropology courses and approved substitutes, with no grade lower than B- (2.7) in a required upper-level course.

Joint Honours

To graduate with Joint Honours in Anthropology and another discipline, a student must successfully complete both ANTH 1001 and ANTH 1002 (or equivalent) and at least 24 ch of upper level Anthropology courses. Upper level courses must include ANTH 5701, ANTH 5303 or ANTH 5704. To remain in the Honours program, a student must maintain a grade point average of at least 3.0 (B) in Anthropology courses and approved substitutes, with no grade lower than B- (2.7) in a required upper-level course.

Credit in Classics and Ancient History

Students interested in the archaeology subfield of Anthropology might also wish to take courses in Classical Archaeology of the Department of Classics and Ancient History. With permission from the Anthropology Undergraduate Advisor, a maximum of 12 ch advanced CLAS courses in archaeology may be counted for credit in programs in the Department of Anthropology. Likewise, up to a maximum of 12 ch advanced ANTH archaeology courses may be counted for credit in programs in the Department of Classics and Ancient History. Consult the CLAS section of the calendar for relevant regulations. A Double Major or Joint Honours in Anthropology and Classics/Classical Studies is an option.