A study of the various types of society, both past and present, that have emerged or been transformed through their interaction with their environments. The course will explore features associated with the major forms of society from foraging, through horticultural and agrarian, to industrial and post-industrial societal types. It will explore such themes as demography, resource exploitation, ecological adaptation, energy access, and environmental impact, in the context of social organization and societal formation.(Format: Lecture 3 Hours) Tuesday and Thursday 2:30 to 3:50PM Barclay 02.
A critical and comparative analysis of social inequality, one of the original and central issues in social thought. The course will consider the major theoretical interpretations of the various forms of structured social inequality. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) Tuesday and Thursday 8:30 to 9:50AM Avard Dixon G10.
This course introduces students to the central elements in anthropological field research methods, past and present. Topics covered include: research goals and project design; participant-observation and related techniques for acquiring original data; practical and ethical considerations regarding the field experience. (Format: Lecture/Case Studies 3 Hours) Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 to 11:20AM Crabtree M2.
This course is a survey of the dynamics of Aboriginal life in Canada linking its rich and varied past with the challenges of the present. It follows the development of Aboriginal societies in Canada drawing on archaeological, linguistic and ethnographic data to reveal a complex picture of regional cultural diversity. Attention is given to contemporary issues of rights, economic development, and governance. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) (Exclusion: ANTH 2801) Tuesday and Thursday 1:00 to 2:20PM Avard Dixon 116.
An ethnographic study of an area other than those covered in other 3800 courses. [Note 1: Students may register for ANTH 3831 more than once, provided the subject matter differs.] (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) Monday Wednesday and Friday 9:30 to 10:20AM Avard Dixon 230.
This course either focuses on topics not covered by the current course offerings in a department or program or offers the opportunity to pilot a course that is being considered for inclusion in the regular program. [Note 1: Prerequisite set by the Department/Program when the topic and level are announced. Note 2: When a Department or Program intends to offer a course under this designation, it must submit course information, normally at least three months in advance, to the Dean. Note 3: Students may register for ANTH 3991 more than once, provided the subject matter differs.] (Format: Variable) Monday Wednesday and Friday 10:30 to 11:20AM Avard Dixon 116.
Prerequisite: ANTH 1011; 6 credits from ANTH at the 2000 level; or permission of the Department
This survey course presents contemporary professional practice and issues in cultural heritage conservation, with a focus on historic buildings preservation. An overview of architectural history will be presented with examples drawn from the Atlantic region. Concepts covered will include style-based chronology, landscape and sense of place, value judgements of what is worth preserving, and conservation of intangible heritage as well as tangible objects. Conservation ethics, heritage law, the politics of development planning, and current issues such as de-colonisation will be reviewed. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours)
Presented through a decolonized lens, inclusive of indigenous voices and philosophy the course highlights Indigenous histories, people, and events across time. Students will investigate through critical inquiry, a previously denied deep history of the first people of the Western Hemisphere. In this course students will also review social and political impacts of colonization on contemporary Indigenous populations, and become informed of activism that challenges governments and institutions to decolonize their practices. The restoring of human rights for Indigenous people and how this is being carried out by both Indigenous and settler communities will also be reviewed.
One focus of this course is to present history in a decolonized framework, free of the language conquest. This is taught and shared through Two-Eyed Seeing, which incorporates both Indigenous and Western ways of knowing. In this study the history of anthropology and its sub filed archaeology will be discussed as they are linked to the historic knowledge production of Indigenous histories.
How Indigenous scholars and their like- minded peers work to decolonize knowledge production and the academy will be highlighted through readings and discussions. Learning about entire continents that were colonized, and the impacts of colonization, and gaining an understanding of current Indigenous scholarship to decolonize history, lands, and identities, is woven through readings and discussions in this class.