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Department of Anthropology

Holistic studies with hands-on learning

You will benefit from our approachable and passionate faculty in our environment. We thrive on sharing our knowledge in our classes or on an individual basis.

In advanced levels, our small classes allow for close communication and student participation. We use a wide range of learning styles, from innovative teaching methods to information incorporated from our faculty’s research.

Anthropology course catalogue

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You will learn how to handle, create and analyze artifacts, hominid casts, human and other animal remains.

You will benefit from our instruction in labs and field experiences where you will observe the practical application of the information you’ve learned in your lectures.

We offer internships and practicums in the community and non-for-profit organizations to help you shape your professionalism, team work and leadership skills.

We apply critical and logical thinking skills through course content to improve your learning experience and success.

Specializations and expertise

Our six full-time faculty’s research interests reflect the broad discipline of anthropology. We specialize in three subfields:

Sociocultural anthropology

  • ethnography
  • development
  • legal
  • resource management
  • globalization

Biological anthropology

  • medical
  • molecular
  • epidemiological
  • bioarchaeology
  • forensics


  • geoarchaeology
  • zooarchaeology
  • prehistory
  • human ecology

Our regional expertise covers

  • Atlantic Canada
  • North America
  • Europe
  • South Asia
  • Asia
  • Latin America