The study of the way of life of contemporary and historically recent human populations.
For an Anthropology Major/Minor with a focus on social/cultural anthropology, students are advised to choose from the following ANTH course offerings:
- 1100: Social & Cultural Anthropology
- 2100: Methods and Ethics in Anthropology
- 2120: Cross-Cultural Women's and Gender Studies
- 2133: Religion, Magic, and Witchcraft
- 2140: Indigenous Peoples in BC
- 2142: Indigenous Peoples in Canada
- 2160: Culture and the Environment
- 2163: Culture, Health and Well-Being
- 2190: Non-Governmental Organizations in Context
- 2310: Archaeology of Death
- 3100: Anthropological Theory
- 3150: Ethnographic Field Studies
- 3160: Environmental Activism
- 3168: Deviance Across Cultures
- 3188: Visual Anthropology
- 3190: Non-Governmental Organizations in Practice
- 3501: Special Topics in Cultural Anthropology
- 3510: Anthropology of Genocide
- 4101: Contemporary Readings in Anthropology
- 4500: Culture, Community, & Well-Being
- 4501: Selected Problems in Anthropology
- 4502: Regional Focus in Anthropology
Entry (Undergraduate) Level Examples:
- Community Development Specialist
- Community Service Administrator
- Curatorial Assistant
- Ecotourism Director
- Employment Recruiter
- Friend of the Court Caseworker
- Immigration Inspector
- Information Officer
- Legislative Aide
- Management Trainee
- Marketing Researcher
- Multicultural Program Leader
- Museum Technician
- National/State Park Interpreter
- Peace Corps Volunteer
- Program Coordinator/Assistant
- Public Relations Specialist
- Research Associate
- Social Worker
- Travel Agent/Guide/Consultant
- Writer, Editor
- American Anthropological Association (A great place to explore anthropology and discover potential career ideas).
- American Association of Physical Anthropologists (Under the Job Postings tab there are several postings for jobs that may be handy if you are graduating soon or looking for career ideas).
- Canadian Association For Physical Anthropology (Under the Publications tab, the section on Newsletter provides a good read for people interested in physical anthropology).
- Oral History Association (Under the publications tab you can access issues of the Newsletter in pdf form and overall the site is a great source for anyone interested in oral history).
- Physicians For Human Rights, Boston (Has up to date reports on current news stories on human rights and other goodies underneath the Resources tab).
- The Society For Applied Anthropology (The Organizations tab contains a bunch of links for those out there who want to explore applied anthropology further).
- Virtual Museum of Canada (Ever wanted to explore a museum in your free time? Go ahead! With the virtual museum of Canada you can experience everything right from your computer screen).