Degree Requirements (2017-2018 and after)

General Education Courses

For students admitted to the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies as of Fall 2014, 21 credits of General Education chosen from Humanities, Natural Science and Social Science. All General Education courses are offered at the 1000 level.

6.00 credits from Natural Science (NATS) ; 9.00 credits from Social Science (SOSC) or Humanities (HUMA) ; and 6.00 credits in the opposing category to the 9.00 credits course in Social Science or Humanities already taken.

For students admitted to the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies as of Fall 2009,  24 credits of General Education chosen from Humanities, Modes of Reasoning, Natural Science and Social Science.  General Education courses are offered at the 1000 and 2000 level.

A minimum of 6.0 credits must be chosen from each of Humanities, Natural Science and Social Science.  A maximum of 9 credits in each of the four areas (Humanities, Modes of Reasoning, Natural Science and Social Science) will count towards fulfillment of General Education requirements.

For students admitted to the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies during Fall 1997 to Fall 2008 :

24 credits of General Education chosen from Humanities, Natural Science and Social Science. Foundation courses are 1000 and 2000 level 9 credit courses offered by the Department of Humanities and the Department of Social Science.

Students may complete a maximum of three 9 credit Foundations course for degree requirement. Students who take a 1000 level HUMA Foundation course must take a 2000 level SOSC Foundation course; and students who take a 1000 level SOSC Foundation course must take a 2000 level HUMA Foundation course.

Elective Credits, Credits Outside the Major and Free Choice Credits

Elective Credits and Credits Outside the Major, must be courses outside of the major subject so the credits cannot be Anthropology courses. Free Choice Credits may be Anthropology courses.

Elective Credits, Credits Outside the Major and Free Choice Credits requirements may be satisfied by completing either a six-credit (6.00) or two three-credit (3.00) courses (for a total of six credits). If two three-credits courses are used to satisfy a six credit Elective Credits, Credits Outside the Major or Free Choice Credits requirement, then the two three -credit courses may be in different subjects and in different levels. If a Free Choice Credit requirement must be taken at a specific level, then two three-credit courses at that specific level can be combined to satisfy the requirement.

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Course Loads

A full course load is defined as 30 credits during the Fall/Winter session. Students may take a maximum of 36 credits overall (and 18 credits per term) without petitioning. A full course load is defined as 15 credits in the Summer session. Students may take a maximum of 18 credits overall without petitioning.

Specialized Honours BA Program

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(Students have to complete 54 credits in Anthropology and a total of 120 credits.)

  • AP/ANTH 2110 6.00 Core Concepts in Anthropology;
  • 12 additional credits at the 1000 or 2000 level in anthropology from among AP/ANTH 1120, 2100, 2120, 2130, 2170, 2200 or 2330;
  • AP/ANTH 3110 6.00 Acquiring Research Skills;
  • 12 additional credits at the 3000 level in anthropology;
  • AP/ANTH 4110 6.00 Development of Theory in Social Anthropology;
  • 12 additional credits at the 4000 level in anthropology.

Honours International BA Program (iBA)

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(Students have to complete 42 credits in Anthropology and a total of 120 credits.)

  • AP/ANTH 2110 6.00 Core Concepts in Anthropology;
  • 12 additional credits at the 1000 or 2000 level in anthropology from among AP/ANTH 1120, 2100, 2120, 2130, 2170, 2200 or 2330;
  • AP/ANTH 3110 6.00 Acquiring Research Skills;
  • AP/ANTH 4110 6.00 Development of Theory in Social Anthropology;
  • 12 additional credits at the 3000 or 4000 level in anthropology of which at least 6.00 are at the 4000 level.

Students are also required to take 18 credits of language study in a modern language offered by York University, including the Advanced I university-level course in the chosen language to fulfill the Language Requirements part of this degree.

Students in the Honours iBA program will be required to complete 12 credits of internationally-oriented courses chosen outside the major that focus on a country or region that is compatible with the student’s chosen language stream and/or on an international issue that is of interest to the student.  As part of the 12 credits of internationally-oriented courses, students are required to enroll in ANTH 2300 3.00 "Intercultural Training Skills" course before embarking on their international exchange term in year three.

Assuming that students in the Honours iBA program are spending all or part of their third year of study abroad, the department has noted that they will likely be required to take the core 3000 and 4000-level courses simultaneously in their fourth year of study. The Undergraduate Program Direction will act as internal advisor to students in the Honours iBA programs.

The Honours iBA program in Anthropology described above may be pursued jointly with any Honours Minor BA program for the Honours Major/Minor International iBA program.(General Education 21 credits; Anthropology Major 42 credits; Minor 30 credits; Language Requirements 18 credits; Free Choice 9 credits; total 120 credits).

International exchange
Students in the Honours iBA program will be required to spend at least one full term abroad as a full-time student at one of York University’s international exchange partners. For information on international exchange please contact York International, 200 York Lanes, 416-736-5177

While on exchange, the student must carry a full-time course load. The exchange will normally take place during the student's third year.

Admission Requirements
The admission requirements for the Honours iBA in Anthropology will be the same as the admission requirements for the Honours BA in Anthropology.

Students who wish to transfer from the Honours BA program to the Honours iBA program following completion of Year 1, or subsequently, may do so, provided that they are in good academic standing and eligible to proceed in the Honours program; and provided that they are able to satisfy the iBA language requirement prior to completion of the program. Students considering transferring to the iBA beyond the end of Year 1 should discuss their options with the Anthropology Undergraduate Program Director and Office of the Associate Vice-President International.

The academic policies and regulations concerning grade requirements, rate of progress, academic standing in the program, and all appeal procedures for the Honours iBA program in Anthropology will be the same as for the Honours BA program.

Honours Major/Minor International BA Program (iBA)

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(Students have to complete 42 credits in Anthropology and a total of 120 credits.)

  • AP/ANTH 2110 6.00 Core Concepts in Anthropology;
  • 12 additional credits at the 1000 or 2000 level in anthropology from among AP/ANTH 1120, 2100, 2120, 2130, 2170, 2200 or 2330;
  • AP/ANTH 3110 6.00 Acquiring Research Skills;
  • AP/ANTH 4110 6.00 Development of Theory in Social Anthropology;
  • 12 additional credits at the 3000 or 4000 level in anthropology of which at least 6.00 are at the 4000 level.

Students are also required to take 18 credits of language study in a modern language offered by York University, including the Advanced I university-level course in the chosen language to fulfill the Language Requirements part of this degree.

Students in the Honours iBA program will be required to complete 12 credits of internationally-oriented courses chosen outside the major that focus on a country or region that is compatible with the student’s chosen language stream and/or on an international issue that is of interest to the student.  As part of the 12 credits of internationally-oriented courses, students are required to enroll in ANTH 2300 3.00 "Intercultural Training Skills" course before embarking on their international exchange term in year three.

Assuming that students in the Honours iBA program are spending all or part of their third year of study abroad, the department has noted that they will likely be required to take the core 3000 and 4000-level courses simultaneously in their fourth year of study. The Undergraduate Program Direction will act as internal advisor to students in the Honours iBA programs.

The Honours iBA program in Anthropology described above may be pursued jointly with any Honours Minor BA program for the Honours Major/Minor International iBA program.(General Education 21 credits; Anthropology Major 42 credits; Minor 30 credits; Language Requirements 18 credits;  Free Choice 9 credits;  total 120 credits).

International exchange
Students in the Honours iBA program will be required to spend at least one full term abroad as a full-time student at one of York University’s international exchange partners. For information on international exchange please contact York International, 200 York Lanes, 416-736-5177

While on exchange, the student must carry a full-time course load. The exchange will normally take place during the student's third year.

Admission Requirements
The admission requirements for the Honours iBA in Anthropology will be the same as the admission requirements for the Honours BA in Anthropology.

Students who wish to transfer from the Honours BA program to the Honours iBA program following completion of Year 1, or subsequently, may do so, provided that they are in good academic standing and eligible to proceed in the Honours program; and provided that they are able to satisfy the iBA language requirement prior to completion of the program. Students considering transferring to the iBA beyond the end of Year 1 should discuss their options with the Anthropology Undergraduate Program Director and Office of the Associate Vice-President International.

The academic policies and regulations concerning grade requirements, rate of progress, academic standing in the program, and all appeal procedures for the Honours iBA program in Anthropology will be the same as for the Honours BA program.

Honours BA Program

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Major credits: students will take at least 42 credits in anthropology, including:

  • AP/ANTH 2110 6.00;
  • 12 additional credits at the 1000 or 2000 level in anthropology chosen from among: AP/ANTH 1120 6.00; AP/ANTH 2100 3.00 or AP/ANTH 2100 6.00; AP/ANTH 2120 3.00 or AP/ANTH 2120 6.00; AP/ANTH 2130 6.00; AP/ANTH 2170 3.00 or AP/ANTH 2170 6.00; AP/ANTH 2210 6.00; AP/ANTH 2200 6.00, or AP/ANTH 2330 6.00;AP/ANTH 3110 6.00;
  • six additional credits at the 3000 level in anthropology;
  • AP/ANTH 4110 6.00;
  • six additional credits at the 4000 level in anthropology.

Note: at least 12 credits in the major must be at the 4000 level.

Honours (Double Major) BA Program - Unlinked

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Two Independent Majors (unlinked)
(Students have to complete 42 credits in each major, and a total of 120 credits.)

The Honours BA program described above may be pursued jointly with any other Honours Bachelor's degree program in the Faculties of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, Environmental Studies, Fine Arts, or with approved major degree programs in the Faculty of Health, or Faculty of Science and Engineering.

  • AP/ANTH 2110 6.00 Core Concepts in Anthropology;
  • 12 additional credits at the 1000 or 2000 level in anthropology from among AP/ANTH 1120, 2100, 2120, 2130, 2170 2200 or 2330;
  • AP/ANTH 3110 6.00 Acquiring Research Skills;
  • six additional credits at the 3000 level in anthropology
  • AP/ANTH 4110 6.00 Development of Theory in Social Anthropology;
  • six additional credits at the 4000 level in anthropology.

Honours (Double Major) BA Program - Linked

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Interdisciplinary Programme Major (linked)
(Students have to complete 36 credits in each major and a total of 120 credits.)

Anthropology may be linked with any Honours (Double Major) Interdisciplinary BA program in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies.

Students must take at least 36 credits in Anthropology, and at least 36 credits in the Interdisciplinary programme. Courses taken to meet Anthropology requirements cannot also be used to meet the requirements of the Interdisciplinary programme. Students in these Interdisciplinary programmes must take a total of at least 18 credits at the 4000-level, including at least 12 credits in Anthropology and 6 credits in the Interdisciplinary programme For further details of requirements, see the listings for specific Honours (Double Major) Interdisciplinary BA programmes.

Major 1 The 36 credits in Anthropology must include:

  • AP/ANTH 2110 6.00 Core Concepts in Anthropology;
  • six additional credits at the 1000 or 2000 level in anthropology;
  • AP/ANTH 3110 6.00 Acquiring Research Skills;
  • six additional credits at the 3000 level in anthropology;
  • AP/ANTH 4110 6.00 Development of Theory in Social Anthropology;
  • six additional credits at the 4000 level in anthropology.

Major 2: (36 credits in Interdisciplinary Program)
INTERDISCIPLINARY LINKED PROGRAMS WITH ANTHROPOLOGY:
African Studies, European Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, South Asian Studies.

Students enrolled in Law and Society before September 2005 may continue in the Honours Double Major Interdisciplinary BA Program (36 credits for Major 2). As of Fall/Winter 2005-2006, Law and Society no longer is considered part of the Interdisciplinary Program but is an Honours Double Major Program (42 credits for Major 2).

Students enrolled in Communication Studies before September 2004 may continue in the Honours Double Major Interdisciplinary BA Program (36 credits for Major 2). As of Fall/Winter 2004-2005, Communication Studies no longer is considered part of the Interdisciplinary Program but is an Honours Double Major Program (42 credits for Major 2).

Honours (Major/Minor) BA Program

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(Students have to complete 42 Credits in Anthropology and a total of 120 credits.)

The Honours BA program in Anthropology described above may be pursued jointly with any Honours Minor Bachelor's degree program in the Faculties of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, Environmental Studies, Fine Arts, or with approved minor degree programs in the Faculty of Health, or Faculty of Science and Engineering.

  • AP/ANTH 2110 6.00 Core Concepts in Anthropology;
  • 12 additional credits at the 1000 or 2000 level in anthropology from among AP/ANTH 1120, 2100, 2120, 2130, 2170, 2200 or 2330;
  • AP/ANTH 3110 6.00 Acquiring Research Skills;
  • six additional credits at the 3000 level in anthropology
  • AP/ANTH 4110 6.00 Development of Theory in Social Anthropology;
  • six additional credits at the 4000 level in anthropology.

BA Program

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(Students have to complete 30 credits in Anthropology and a total of 90 credits.)

  • AP/ANTH 2110 6.00 Core Concepts in Anthropology;
  • six additional  credits at the 1000 or 2000 level in anthropology;
  • AP/ANTH 3110 6.00 Acquiring Research Skills;
  • 12 additional credits at the 3000 or 4000 level in anthropology.

Honours (Minor/Major) BA Program

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(Students have to complete 30 Credits in Anthropology and a total of 120 credits.)

The Honours Minor in Anthropology must be pursued jointly with an Honours BA program in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies or any other Faculty. The Honours Minor in Anthropology comprises of at least 30 credits including:

  • AP/ANTH 2110 6.00 Core Concepts in Anthropology;
  • six credits at the 1000 or 2000 level in anthropology;
  • AP/ANTH 3110 6.00 Acquiring Research Skills;
  • six additional credits at the 3000 level in anthropology;
  • six credits at the 4000 level in anthropology.

Honours (Minor/Major) BA Program in Medical Anthropology

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(Students have to complete 30 credits in Anthropology and a total of 120 credits.)

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The Honours Minor in Medical Anthropology must be pursued jointly with an Honours BA program in the Faculty of Liberal Arts or any other Faculty. The Honours Minor in Medical Anthropology comprises of at least 30 credits including:

  • ANTH 2110 6.0 Core Concepts in Anthropology
  • ANTH 2170 6.0 Sex, Gender & the Body
  • ANTH 3330 6.0 Health & Illness in Cross Cultural Perspective: An Introduction to Medical Anthropology
  • ANTH 4330 3.0 Critical Issues in Medical Anthropology
  • And 9 elective credits chosen from the following Anthropology and Social Science lists: ANTH 3080 6.0, ANTH 3190 3.0, ANTH 3200 3.0, ANTH 3280 6.0, ANTH 3560 6.0, ANTH 4160 3.0, ANTH 4430 6.0, SOSC 3117 3.0, SOSC 3118 3.0, SOSC 3168 3.0

Honours (Minor/Major) BA Program in Advocacy & Public Engagement

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(Students have to complete 30 credits in Anthropology and a total of 120 credits.)

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The Honours Minor in Advocacy & Public Engagement must be pursued jointly with an Honours BA program in the Faculty of Liberal Arts or any other Faculty. The Honours Minor in Advocacy & Public Engagement comprises of at least 30 credits including:

  • ANTH 2210 6.0 Advocacy & Public Engagement
  • ANTH 3110 6.0 Acquiring Research Skills
  • ANTH 4340 6.0 Advocacy & Social Movements
  • ANTH 4130 3.0 The Professional Anthropologist
  • And 9 elective credits chosen from the following Anthropology and Social Science lists: ANTH 3020 6.0, ANTH 3030 3.0, ANTH 3080 6.0, ANTH 3240 6.0, ANTH 3280 6.0, ANTH 3400 3.0, ANTH 3410 6.0, ANTH 3420 6.0, ANTH 3560 3.0, ANTH 4160 6.0, ANTH 4240 3.0, ANTH 4330 3.0, ANTH 4410 3.0, ANTH 4420 3.0 ANTH 4430 6.0

Certificate in Culture, Medicine & Health

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Course Requirements:
i) Core Requirements (15 credits total):

  • ANTH 2330 6.0 Anthropology and Infectious Diseases: An exploration of the Social Networks of Microbes
  • ANTH 3330 6.0 Health & Illness in Cross Cultural Perspective: An Introduction to Medical Anthropology
  • ANTH 4330 3.0 Critical Issues in Medical Anthropology

ii) And 9 elective credits chosen from the following Anthropology, Sociology and Social Science lists:

  • ANTH 3190 3.0 Nutritional Anthropology: Food and Eating in Cross-Cultural PerspectiveANTH
  • 3200 3.0 The Anthropology of International Health
  • ANTH 3280 6.0 Psychiatric Anthropology & Social Stress
  • ANTH 3560 6.0 Anthropology of the Senses
  • ANTH 4130 6.0 The Professional Anthropologist (work placement)
  • ANTH 4160 3.0 Anthropology and Indigenous Peoples' Health
  • ANTH 4430 6.0 The Anthropology of Reproduction, Personhood and Citizenship
  • ANTH 4570 3.0 The Brain, Self and Society
  • SOSC 3921 6.0 Indigenous Health and Healing: Interdisciplinary and Traditional Dialogues
  • SOCI 3820 6.0 Sociology of Health and Health Care
  • SOCI 4300 3.0 Sociology of Health Care Systems

Certificate in Advocacy & Public Engagement

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The Certificate in “Advocacy & Public Engagement Training” comprises of at least 30 credits including 24 credits of mandatory core courses:

  • ANTH 2210 6.0 Advocacy & Public Engagement
  • ANTH 3110 6.0 Acquiring Research Skills
  • ANTH 4340 6.0 Advocacy & Social Movements
  • ANTH 4130 3.0 The Professional Anthropologist

And 9 elective credits chosen from the following Anthropology and Social Science lists:

  • ANTH 3020 6.0, ANTH 3030 3.0, ANTH 3080 6.0, ANTH 3240 6.0, ANTH 3280 6.0, ANTH 3400 3.0, ANTH 3410 6.0, ANTH 3420 6.0, ANTH 3560 3.0, ANTH 4160 6.0, ANTH 4240 3.0, ANTH 4330 3.0, ANTH 4410 3.0, ANTH 4420 3.0 ANTH 4430 6.0