Academic Programs

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 they are entangled with systems of power.
Anthropologists facilitate cross-cultural understanding and critical engagement with global problems.

The Department of Anthropology offers programs at the BA, MA and PhD levels. Students are introduced to diverse case studies and encouraged to question taken for granted assumptions about the world and their place in it. Through reading, writing, watching documentary films, participating in classroom discussions and debates, students are taught to think critically and come up with innovative approaches to contemporary problems. Detailed information about program requirements and course offerings can be found the undergraduate and graduate sections of this web site.


Department of Anthropology

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000