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UNB Fredericton

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Undergraduate program

Explore the past and future of humans

Honours and majors

We offer both honours and majors degrees concentrating on social and medical anthropology and archaeology.

You will be introduced to these fields at both introductory and advanced levels. We also cover a wide variety of geographical areas, including Atlantic Canada, native people of North America, Latin America and Asia.

We offer courses on geographical areas on a rotational basis. We expect you to take courses in theory.

We recommend specific courses for honours to ensure that you acquire a thorough knowledge of anthropological and archaeological theory and research methods while you get ready for graduate studies.

Our program provides a sound background for post-graduate study.

Courses in area ethnographies

These courses provide a general knowledge of the societies and cultures of selected geographical regions. These classes do not have prerequisites.

Prerequisites

Courses beyond the second level may require ANTH 1001, 1002 or 1303 as well as second year courses as a prerequisite.

Honours

If you wish to be admitted to honours in anthropology, you should study the regulations concerning the BA Honours Program in the calendar and apply in writing to the Department of Anthropology Honours and Majors Advisor.

Single honours

To earn an honours degree in anthropology,you must complete two of the following:

  • ANTH 1001
  • ANTH 1002
  • ANTH 1303
  • at least 36 ch of upper-level anthropology courses

Your upper level courses must include either:

  • ANTH 5701
  • ANTH 5704
  • ANTH 5303

To remain in the Honours program a student, you must maintain a grade point average of at least 3.0 (B) in anthropology courses and approved substitutes, with no grade lower than 2.7 (B-) in a required course.

Joint honours

To graduate with joint honours in anthropology and another discipline, you must complete two of:

  • ANTH 1001
  • ANTH 1002
  • ANTH 1303
  • 24 ch of advanced-level anthropology courses (third, fourth and fifth), including ANTH 5701 and ANTH 5303

Major and double major

To major in anthropology, or to complete a double major with another discipline and anthropology, you must complete two of the following:

  • ANTH 1001
  • ANTH 1002
  • ANTH 1303
  • at least 24 ch of upper level anthropology courses, with a grade of 2.0 (C) or better in each course

Minor

To minor in anthropology, you must complete two of the following: ANTH 1001, ANTH 1002 or ANTH 1303 and at least 18 ch of upper level anthropology courses, with a grade of 2.0 (C) or better in each course.

Courses

UNB’s undergraduate calendar lists the different anthropology courses offered.