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Combined Honours in Anthropology and Another Subject

Students graduate with a double major in Anthropology and another subject.

Hons.B.A.Combined Honours in Anthropology and Another Subject

Students graduate with a double major in Anthropology and another subject.

The BA Honours program will provide students with a developed understanding of the discipline of Anthropology and its main subfields. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking, communication, and problem solving, all of which are identified by potential employers as key skills needed for successful employment.

120 units total (Levels I to IV), of which 48 units may be Level I

30 units

  • from the Level I program completed prior to admission to the program.
    (See Admission above.)

9 units

  • ANTHROP 2E03 - Introduction to Biological Anthropology
  • ANTHROP 2F03 - Cultural Anthropology
  • ANTHROP 2PA3 - Introduction to Anthropological Archaeology

3 units

from

  • ANTHROP 2D03 - DNA Meets Anthropology
  • ANTHROP 2FF3 - Human Skeletal Biology and Bioarchaeology
  • ANTHROP 3CA3 - Ceramic Analysis
  • ANTHROP 3H03 - Anthropological Demography
  • ANTHROP 3K03 - Archaeological Interpretation
  • ANTHROP 3LA3 - Lithics Analysis
  • ANTHROP 3P03 - Research Methods in Cultural Anthropology
  • ANTHROP 3PP3 - Paleopathology
  • ANTHROP 3R03 - DNA, Ancestry and Migration
  • ANTHROP 3X03 - Zooarchaeology

15 units

  • Levels II, III or IV Anthropology

3 units

  • ANTHROP 3PD3 - Anthropological Perspectives and Debates

36 units

  • courses specified for the other subject

3 units

from

  • SOCSCI 2J03 - Introduction to Statistics or
  • the Research Methods/Statistics requirement specified for the other subject (in combined programs within the Faculty of Social Sciences)

6 units

  • Level IV Anthropology

15 units

  • Electives

Students start in the Social Sciences Level 1 program and apply to the Anthropology Honours BA Program at the end of their first year. Students must complete the requirements of a Level 1 program including two Level 1Anthropology courses.

Completion of any Level I program with a Grade Point Average of at least 5.0 including an average of at least 5.0 in six units from ANTHROP 1AA3 and 1AB3 (for students registered prior to 2012, ANTHROP 1A03, 1B03, and 1Z03 can be used). Satisfaction of admission requirements for the Honours program in the other B.A. subject. For continuation in the program, see Minimum Requirements for Entering and Continuing in a Program Beyond Level I.

Notes

  1. Subject to meeting admission requirements, students may combine two subjects and be graduated with a combined honours B.A. degree. These combinations are available within the Faculty, with programs in the Faculty of Humanities and with the Arts and Science Program.
  2. Students enrolled in an Honours Anthropology program prior to September 2013 may substitute any Level II, III, IV Anthropology course for ANTHROP 3PD3.

Anthropology Subfields

(Applicable to all Anthropology programs)

Anthropology includes the three major subfields of Social/Cultural Anthropology, Biological Anthropology, and Archaeology. It should be noted that each subfield has its own sequence of courses and prerequisites.

Note

  1. Not all Level II, III, and IV courses are offered each year.

Cultural/Social Anthropology

  • ANTHROP 2B03 - Contemporary Indigenous Knowledge and Societies
  • ANTHROP 2EE3 - Sport and/as Religion
  • ANTHROP 2F03 - Cultural Anthropology
  • ANTHROP 2G03 - Readings in Indo-European Myth
  • ANTHROP 2HE3 - Heritage, Economy, and Ethics
  • ANTHROP 2MA3 - Media, Art and Anthropology
  • ANTHROP 2R03 - Religion, Magic and Witchcraft
  • ANTHROP 3AR3 - Culture and Religion
  • ANTHROP 3F03 - Anthropology and the 'Other'
  • ANTHROP 3G03 - Comparative Mythology
  • ANTHROP 3GH3 - Interdisciplinary Global Health Field Course: Maternal and Infant Health in Morocco
  • ANTHROP 3HI3 - The Anthropology of Health, Illness and Healing
  • ANTHROP 3P03 - Research Methods in Cultural Anthropology
  • ANTHROP 3PH3 - Dissent, Power and History
  • ANTHROP 3SS3 - Sacred Journeys
  • ANTHROP 3Y03 - Aboriginal Community Health and Well-Being
  • ANTHROP 4B03 - Current Problems in Cultural Anthropology I
  • ANTHROP 4BB3 - Current Problems in Cultural Anthropology II
  • ANTHROP 4D03 - Practicing Anthropology: Ethics, Theory, Engagement

Biological Anthropology

  • ANTHROP 2AN3 - The Anthropology of Food and Nutrition
  • ANTHROP 2D03 - DNA Meets Anthropology
  • ANTHROP 2E03 - Introduction to Biological Anthropology
  • ANTHROP 2FF3 - Human Skeletal Biology and Bioarchaeology
  • ANTHROP 2U03 - Plagues and People
  • ANTHROP 3BF3 - Bioarchaeological Field School
  • ANTHROP 3C03 - Health and Environment: Anthropological Approaches
  • ANTHROP 3FA3 - Forensic Anthropology
  • ANTHROP 3H03 - Anthropological Demography
  • ANTHROP 3PP3 - Paleopathology
  • ANTHROP 3R03 - DNA, Ancestry and Migration
  • ANTHROP 4DN3 - Diet & Nutrition: Biocultural and Bioarcheaological Perspectives
  • ANTHROP 4GS3 - Genetics and Society
  • ANTHROP 4H03 - Human Evolutionary Genetics
  • ANTHROP 4J03 - Advanced Topics in Biological Anthropology I
  • ANTHROP 4JJ3 - Advanced Topics in Biological Anthropology II
  • ANTHROP 4R03 - Advanced Bioarchaeology and Skeletal Biology
  • ANTHROP 4S03 - The Anthropology of Infectious Disease
  • (Relevant courses are also offered by Biology and Kinesiology.)

Archaeology

  • ANTHROP 2C03 - Archaeology of Environmental Crisis and Response
  • ANTHROP 2O03 - Themes in the Archaeological History of North America
  • ANTHROP 2PA3 - Introduction to Anthropological Archaeology
  • ANTHROP 2PC3 - Archaeology and Popular Culture
  • ANTHROP 2RP3 - Religion and Power in the Past
  • ANTHROP 2BB3 - Ancient Mesoamerica: Aztecs to Zapotecs
  • ANTHROP 2WA3 - World Archaeology
  • ANTHROP 3AS3 - Archaeology and Society
  • ANTHROP 3CA3 - Ceramic Analysis
  • ANTHROP 3CC6 - Archaeological Field School
  • ANTHROP 3BB3 - Paleoethnobotany
  • ANTHROP 3FF3 - Key Debates In Andean Archaeology
  • ANTHROP 3DD3 - Archaeology of Death
  • ANTHROP 3E03 - Special Topics in Archaeology I
  • ANTHROP 3EE3 - Special Topics in Archaeology II
  • ANTHROP 3EM3 - Current Debates in Eastern Mediterranean Prehistory
  • ANTHROP 3K03 - Archaeological Interpretation
  • ANTHROP 3LA3 - Lithics Analysis
  • ANTHROP 3X03 - Zooarchaeology
  • ANTHROP 4AH3 - Archaeology and Heritage: Ethics, Politics, and Practice
  • ANTHROP 4CC3 - Archaeology Of Foodways
  • ANTHROP 4E03 - Advanced Topics in Archaeology I
  • ANTHROP 4EE3 - Advanced Topics in Archaeology II
  • ANTHROP 4F03 - Current Debates in Archaeology
  • ANTHROP 4HF3 - Archaeology of Hunter-Fisher-Gatherers
  • ANTHROP 4HH3 - Archaeologies of Space and Place
  • ANTHROP 4KK3 - The Archaeology of Neanderthals and Other Early Humans
  • (Relevant courses are also offered by the School of Geography and Earth Sciences, History and Classics.)

Other Courses

Courses not distinguished by subfield include the independent study courses ANTHROP 3IS3, ANTHROP 4G03, ANTHROP 4GG3 and topic courses ANTHROP 3PD3, ANTHROP 3W03.

In planning a program, it is important for students to take note of the prerequisites of certain upper-level courses.

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For more information:
Department of Anthropology, Undergraduate Program
CNH-524
905-525-9140 ext.24423
anthdep@mcmaster.ca
Length:
4 years
Required Credential:
Completion of any Level I program with a Grade Point Average of at least 5.0 including an average of at least 5.0 in six units from ANTHROP 1AA3 and 1AB3 (for students registered prior to 2012, ANTHROP 1A03, 1B03, and 1Z03 can be used). Satisfaction of admission requirements for the Honours program in the other B.A. subject.
Program Type:
Course based
Program Options:
Full-time, Part-time
Typical Entry:
September