1. The Ph.D. in Anthropology is offered in a) prehistoric and historic archaeology of Northeastern North America and the Arctic and b) historical anthropology and ethnography of Newfoundland and Labrador, and Western Europe.

2. An applicant must normally hold a Master’s degree with a specialization in archaeology or social and cultural anthropology. In exceptional circumstances, a student who has spent three semesters in the M.A. program may be recommended for transfer into the Ph.D. stream.

3. Residency: the Department requires a minimum residency of two years for Ph.D. students.

4. A supervisory committee will be established for each student as per General Regulation I.2.b.

5. Program of study:

A. Students will normally be required to successfully complete two (2) courses during their first three semesters in the program.

Archaeology: 6700, 6411
Social/Cultural: 6300, 6890

B. The supervisory committee may require the candidates to complete additional graduate courses.

6. All candidates must demonstrate a reading knowledge of a second language to be determined in consultation with the supervisory committee. This language will normally be a language in which there is a substantial body of literature in either Archaeology or Social and Cultural Anthropology. It could also be a field language pertinent to the candidate’s project. The exam will be set and marked by an authority determined by the Head of the Department and the Dean of Graduate Studies (see General Regulation G2d) and will normally be completed before the Comprehensive Examination is undertaken.

7. The Ph.D. Comprehensive Examination shall be administered in accordance with General Regulation H. The examination may be oral, written or both, and shall consist normally of three (3) sessions, each of up to three hours duration, within a one week period, or three (3) one week take home examinations. Candidates will prepare for these examinations by undertaking supervised readings in three fields prescribed by the three members of the comprehensive exam committee. The examination will deal with specified areas of either archaeology or social/cultural anthropology. The examination will normally be scheduled in the third week of November each year in the second year of the candidate’s program.

8. The candidate must submit a written thesis proposal for presentation to the department two months following completion of his/her comprehensive examination.

9. As stated in the GENERAL REGULATIONS for Graduate Studies, the time limit for completion of the degree is 7 years.

10. Submission of dissertation and the oral defence of dissertation will follow GENERAL REGULATION J4.


S/C 6010. Cultural Ecology
A/P 6020. Physical Anthropology
A/P 6040. Human Osteology
S/C 6071. Health and Illness: Cultural Contexts and Constructions
S/C 6081. Anthropology of Gender
S/C 6089. Anthropology of Underclass Life
A/P 6095. Advanced Studies in Ethnohistory (same as History 6095)
S/C 6100. Social Organization
S/C 6110. Culture and Personality
S/C 6140. The Community
A/P 6151. Palaeoethnobotany
A/P 6181. Palaeoeskimo Cultures of the Eastern Arctic
A/P 6182. Advances in Material Culture Analysis
A/P 6187. Readings in Maritime Provinces Prehistory
A/P 6189. Palaeopathology
A/P 6191. Approaches to Early Modern Material Culture
A/P 6192. Conservation Method and Theory
S/C 6210. Language and Culture
S/C 6240. Atlantic Regional Studies
S/C 6260. Social and Economic Development
S/C 6280. Newfoundland Ethnography
S/C 6281. Labrador Ethnography
S/C 6282. Ethnography of a Single Region
A/P 6290. Newfoundland and Labrador Prehistory
S/C 6300. Fieldwork and Interpretation of Culture
A/P 6310. Economic Analyses in Archaeology
A/P 6320. Ethnoarchaeology
A/P 6330. Archaeological Field Conservation
S/C 6400. Current Themes in Cultural Anthropology
A/P 6409. History of Archaeology
S/C 6410. History of Anthropology
A/P 6411. Theory and Method in the Study of Archaeology and Prehistory
S/C 6412. Anthropological Theory
S/C 6413. Applied Anthropology
S/C 6430. Audiovisual Anthropology
S/C 6440. Master’s Research Paper (9 credit hours)
A/P 6500. Special Topics in Historical Archaeology (Prerequisite A/P 6191)
S/C 6580-6599. Special Areas in Anthropology
S/C 6600. Contemporary Debates in Anthropology
S/C or A/P 6890. Graduate Seminar
A/P 6680-6699. Special Topics in Archaeology and Prehistory
A/P 6700. Interpretative Methods in Archaeology

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