Anthropology

ANTH 111.3 — 1/2(3L)
One World Many Peoples Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Acquaints students with historical and contemporary approaches in Anthropology to the study of social and cultural variation.

Note: Students with previous credit for ANTH 110 may not take this course for credit.


ANTH 227.3 — 1/2(3L)
Cultures of Central and Eastern Europe

Broadly considers society and culture in Eastern and Central Europe, how the region today is related to both the socialist and pre-socialist pasts, and how ethnography as a key research tool used by anthropologists helps to account for sociocultural changes the region is undergoing since the late 1980’s.

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 111 or completion of 30 credit units at the university level, including an introductory social science course.
Note: Students with credit for ANTH 298 Special Topics: Cultures of Central and Eastern Europe may not take this course for credit.


ANTH 233.3 — 1(2L-1S)
Anthropological Perspectives on Contemporary Ukraine

Explores the effects of post-soviet transition in today’s Ukraine on the lives, identities and practices of its people. The emphasis is placed on how ethnography – a key research tool of anthropologists – helps to account for the changes the Ukrainian society has undergone since the late 1980s.

Formerly: ANTH 298.3 Special Topics: Anthropological Perspectives on Contemporary Ukraine.
Prerequisite(s): A 100-level course in the social sciences.
Note: Students with credit for ANTH 298.3 Special Topics: Anthropological Perspectives on Contemporary Ukraine may not take this course for credit.


ANTH 235.3 — 1/2(3L)
Anthropological Approaches to Ethnicity and Ethnic Groups

Introduction and assessment of various anthropological approaches to the study of ethnicity and ethnic groups in a cross-cultural comparative framework.

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 111 or completion of 30 credit units at the university level including a 100-level social science course.


ANTH 236.3 — 1/2(3L)
Ethnicity in Action Ukrainian Canadian Experience

This course introduces students to Ukrainian Canadian culture and ethnicity from the perspective of ethnic and diaspora studies. Examining cultural practices and heritage of Ukrainians in Canada, we will look at Ukrainian Canadian community development and early settlers’ spiritual and material culture. We will discuss major social cultural changes in the community life of Ukrainian Canadians as they were taking place throughout the last century and place those in broader historical context. To deal with the questions of cultural vitality, continuity and change, we will look at Ukrainian Canadian folklore and ‘high’ art as cultural practice and analyze the relationship between cultural heritage, cultural practice, and ethnic identity of Ukrainians in Canada.

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 111; or 30 credit units of university courses including 3 credit units from 100-level ARCH, ECON, GEOG, INDG, LING, NS, POLS, PSY, SOC, or WGST


ANTH 330.3 — 1/2(1.5L-1.5S)

Oral History and Storytelling Anthropological Perspectives

Offers an anthropological perspective on stories and storytelling events, their meanings, interpretations, and applications. Drawing on a wealth of scholarship generated by folklorists, anthropologists and oral historians, students will examine current theories and principles of oral historical research and consider the implications of storytelling and oral narrative in modern societies.

Prerequisite(s): Any anthropology course numbered 200-235 or permission of the instructor.
Note: Students with credit for ANTH 398 Special Topics: Oral History and Storytelling may not take this course for credit.


ANTH 354.3 — 1/2(2L-1S)
Ritual Spaces in Ukrainian Culture

By applying ritual and symbolic analysis to the study of culture, this course investigates selected sites of Ukrainian traditional and contemporary culture in which ritual plays a prominent role. A comparative perspective is applied with the objective to better comprehend complex processes of cultural continuity and change in Eastern Europe and multiethnic Canada.

Formerly: ANTH 398.3 Special Topics: Ritual Spaces in Ukrainian Culture.
Prerequisite(s): Any ANTH course numbered 200 to 235 or permission of the instructor.
Note: Students with credit for ANTH 398.3 Special Topics: Ritual Spaces in Ukrainian Culture may not take this course for credit .