Special Topics Course Information
ANTH 203C Applying Anthropology: Current Issues
Prerequisites: None, ANTH 102 reccomended
Monday 2:30 - 5:30 p.m. D139.
This course explores the application and engagement of anthropological research, analyses, expertise, and advocacy to contemporary and urgent social and cultural issues in a number of diverse areas such as Indigenous rights and title, cultural heritage, community development, environmental stewardship and resource use conflicts, social justice, education and global health. We will work towards understanding current engagements and developing analytical and practical skills to transfer academic knowledge to contemporary issues in an increasingly globalized world, and the roles of an applied and engaged public anthropology.
ANTH 299C Body Modifications
Prerequisite(s): (ANTH 101) or (ANTH 102) or (15 university-level credits).
Thursdays 10:00 - 12:50 Room A305
Anthropology 299 Body Modifications is designed to introduce students to cross-cultural representations of physical appearance and human diversity in body modification. Students will learn about the intersection of changing bodies, power/resistance, gender, race, globalization and transnational identities and ask questions about embodiment, adornment and the meaning and significance of body modification practices. Topics include grooming, cutting, tattooing, piercing, scarfication, branding, bone breaking, circumcision and self-injury amongst others
ANTH 470F & SOC 470F Indigenous and Migrant Subordination Canada
Prerequisite(s): 60 credits, to include at least 9 credits of Sociology and/or Anthropology.
Mondays 9:10 - 12:30 room D136
CRN: ANTH 90086 & SOC 91123
Questions of race and ethnicity arise frequently in the context of popular discussions of social problems, national identity, and national unity. Through examining the subordination of Canadian Indigenous peoples (past and present) and Migrants (legal and quasi-legal; permanent and temporary) and the responses of these groups to marginalization, the course will develop a critical analysis of: racial and ethnic ideologies in Canada; the politics of identity; the consequences of control and of how the topics are defined, including processes of the development and application of policies and laws.
SOC 399K Work and Occupations
Work defines our lives, yet for many it can be alienating, unhealthy, stressful – even dangerous. Work is experienced very differently if you are a male engineer at a big development firm or an immigrant mom struggling to make ends meet serving fast food. This course will look at the historical, social, technological, and global factors that shape the world of work, and will link these issues with students’ own aspirations for their future careers.