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Anthropology (BA in Combination)

Anthropology (BA in Combination)

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In our Anthropology program, you'll explore how people in different places and times have fun, conduct business, solve disputes, resist exploitation and find meaning in life.

You'll develop an intercultural understanding of how people relate to one another and to the world around them. You'll gain practical experience that translates into the flexible skills needed in today's world.

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Program Highlights

  • co-op-icon.jpgCo-op is available (apply after first year).
  • The program will shape your intercultural understanding, a key asset in today’s job market.
  • This is a flexible degree you'll take in combination with another Arts program.
  • Develop ethnographic research skills by pursuing your own fieldwork research project.
  • Experience hands-on learning, develop oral presentation skills, and gain proficiencies working in groups.

Sample Courses

  • Cultures Today
  • The Greatest Party in the World: Cultures and Celebration
  • Money Makes the World Go Around: Cultures of Consumption
  • Law, Culture and Society
  • Culture as Performance
  • City Life and Urban Space
  • Science, Technology and Culture
  • Anthropology of the Body

Admission Requirements

We encourage applicants of all academic backgrounds to apply.

Ontario High School Curriculum

  • Minimum admission range: low 70s.
  • Competitive admission range, based on last year’s admitted students: low 80s.
  • English at 60%.

Other Curriculums

Visit our admission requirements section to find specific requirements for international curriculums, other Canadian curriculums, transfer students and more.

Design Your Degree

There are a few popular academic opportunities which allow you to dive deeper into your major area of study or broaden your knowledge:

  • Applied Social Research Option
  • Intercultural Understanding Option

Check out other options to enhance your degree.

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