Anthropology invites you to learn more about other ways of life, and its study gives you a framework for looking critically at your own. A look at life in a Pygmy band or a Pueblo village helps bring life in our cities into focus. Looking in depth at the challenges facing indigenous and Third World Peoples can help you become a better world citizen. Cultural anthropology investigates the lore and logic of other cultures.

Anthropology means not only looking out at other cultures, but looking back at our origins and what it means to be human. What needs, urges and patterns have been built into us? How and why did we change from being scavengers to hunter-gatherers to farmers to “city-zens”? Can we create a global village or are we driving to a world-long strip mall interrupted by occasional theme parks and game reserves? Physical anthropologists and archaeologists join cultural anthropologists in answering these questions.

UCFV offers an extended minor and minor in anthropology as part of its Bachelor of Arts program,
and anthropology courses make up part of the UCFV sociology major.

Students cannot combine Anthropology with Sociology to form a Bachelor of Arts with two extended minors.

Anthropology Extended Minor Requirements

This section specifies the extended minor and minor discipline requirements only. Please refer to pages 102–103 for additional Bachelor of Arts requirements.

Lower-level requirements: 19 credits

Upper-level requirements: 16 credits

Anthropology Minor Requirements

Lower-level requirement: nine credits

Nine lower-level credits, as follows:

Upper-level requirements: 16 credits

Sixteen credits in upper-level Anthropology courses.

Full-time Faculty

Douglas R. Hudson, BA (Hons) (UVic), MA (McMaster), PhD (Alberta)
Kevin Busswood, BA (Hons) (UBC)
Stephen Piper, BA (Sask), MA (Queen’s)
Colin Ridgewell, BSc (Hons) (Southampton), MA (SFU)
David Wyatt, BA (Washington), MA, PhD (Brown)

Part-time Faculty

Christine Elsey, BA (SFU), MA (SFU), PhD candidate

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