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Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (2017/2018)
13 Programs and Regulations
13.1 Anthropology

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All students who major in Anthropology will be assisted by a faculty advisor who will help them in planning their academic programs. For this purpose, it is essential that students declare their major at an early stage of their studies.

Anthropology course descriptions are found at the end of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences section under Course Descriptions, Anthropology and are designated by ANTH.

13.1.1 Department of Anthropology Description

Anthropology explores how people and groups across the globe engage with the social, cultural, political, and economic processes that shape the contemporary world.

Anthropologists spend extended periods of time with the people they study in order to understand their practices and beliefs and how such practices and beliefs are entangled with systems of power. In short, the study of anthropology facilitates cross-cultural understanding and critical engagement with global problems. Students learn how concepts such as class, gender, and ethnicity relate to a variety of areas including development, environmental crises, economic processes, imaginary worlds, labour, media, politics, religion, tourism, and heritage. Our undergraduate programs foster skills needed to both think critically about these topics and engage with an increasingly globalized and complex world.

The study of anthropology provides a strong background for students who intend to specialize in any of the social sciences and humanities or in medicine, nursing, social work, education, law, business, government, communications and many other fields which require an understanding of global processes and a strong grounding in the cross-cultural study of human behaviour. Anthropology students have found employment with public, private and non-government organizations in diverse fields, including: academia; public policy; print, radio, and television journalism; documentary film-making; healthcare; international development; and social and environmental activism.

13.1.2 Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements

The Bachelor of Arts requires the successful completion of a minimum of 120 credit hours. A student must meet the requirements for a departmental Major, Minor, or Honours program and also meet the Program Regulations – General and Honours Degrees for the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. A student is therefore advised to consult with the Admission to the Bachelor of Arts General Degree Programs regulations, the Program Regulations - General and Honours Degrees which also includes the Bachelor of Arts General Degree Components, The Major Program, and The Minor Program regulations. Information regarding honours programs is available at Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree Regulations as well as under each department’s regulations.

A student is strongly encouraged to consult with an academic advisor to discuss available programs and requirements in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences including the Core Requirements, The Major Program, The Minor Program, and the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree Regulations. A student is advised to declare a program of study, including a Major and a Minor, before completing the first 45 credit hours of study. Information about declaring a Major and Minor in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and a list of advisors is available at www.mun.ca/hss/programs/undergraduate/ideclare.php.

13.1.3 General Degree
13.1.3.1 Major

The student majoring in Anthropology must meet the requirements listed under Program Regulations - General and Honours Degrees. A minimum of 39 credit hours in Anthropology is required including:

  1. Anthropology 1031;

  2. 9 credit hours at the 2000-level chosen from any of the Anthropology courses between 2410 and 2416;

  3. Anthropology 3300 and 3410;

  4. 9 credit hours from Anthropology offerings at the 4000-level, of which one must be Anthropology 4412; and

  5. the remaining 12 credit hours are to be chosen from any of the Anthropology 3000-or 4000-level offerings.

13.1.3.2 Minor

A minor in Anthropology requires the completion of 24 credit hours including:

  1. Anthropology 1031;

  2. 6 credit hours at the 2000 level chosen from any of the Anthropology courses between 2410 and 2416;

  3. Anthropology 3410;

  4. 6 credit hours from the 4000 level including Anthropology 4412; and

  5. 6 credit hours chosen from Anthropology offerings at the 3000 level or above.

13.1.4 Honours Degree
  1. Admission: see Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree Regulations.

  2. Students intending an Honours program are required to complete 60 credit hours in Anthropology following the requirements in Major above, but in addition must include either Anthropology 4994 and 4995, or 4996. Thirty-six of the 60 credit hours must be at the 3000 or 4000 level. Students must also meet the requirements of the Program Regulations - General and Honours Degrees.

13.1.5 Regulations for Joint Honours, Anthropology and Another Major Subject
  1. Students must fulfil the requirements of the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree Regulations.

  2. Students must complete 42 credit hours in Anthropology courses and include the following:

    1. Anthropology 1031;

    2. 9 credit hours at the 2000 level chosen from any of the Anthropology courses between 2410 and 2416;

    3. Anthropology 3300 and 3410;

    4. 9 credit hours in Anthropology courses at the 4000 level including Anthropology 4412; and

    5. 15 credit hours to be chosen from any of the 3000 or 4000 level Anthropology offerings.

13.1.6 Regulations for the International Bachelor of Arts (iBA)

In addition to completing the normal requirements for a Bachelor of Arts and one of a Joint Honours, Honours, Major or Minor in Anthropology, students may elect to complete requirements for the International Bachelor of Arts (iBA). As part of the minimum 120 credit hours, a student may use eligible credit hours in Anthropology to jointly satisfy other requirements of the iBA degree. When selecting courses, a student is encouraged to consult with an academic advisor early in the program, to consider Table 2 Possible Course Sequencing for the International Bachelor of Arts (iBA) (First 60 Credit Hours), and to consider Anthropology courses listed in Table 3 International Studies (IS) Designated Courses. Up to 12 credit hours in Anthropology IS courses may be used towards the International Studies (IS) Courses Requirement

13.1.7 Certificate in Food Studies

The Department of Anthropology administers the Certificate in Food Studies. Credit hours in Anthropology may be eligible to jointly fulfill requirements of a degree and a certificate. For further information about this program, see Certificate Programs Offered in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, or contact the program coordinator.