First Year Courses
All of our 1000-level courses combine lectures with small seminars. In these courses you will engage with a wide range of materials and improve your analytical writing skills. You will learn to develop your ideas in a clear orderly way, marshal evidence and construct persuasive arguments. You will also, of course, acquire a basis for the further study of Anthropology: an understanding of the complexities of human existence, an awareness of the importance of context (both geospatial and cultural), a working knowledge of the material record, and a preliminary understanding of the relevance, range and nature of anthropological research and theory.
Peterborough & Durham Campus 1000-level offerings are as follows:
ANTH 1001H – General Anthropology (Sc)
Anthropology is the study of humankind and anything to do with humans across time and space. This course surveys anthropology as a whole, emphasizing how biological, archaeological, linguistic, and cultural anthropology’s topics, methods, and findings combine to create a holistic understanding of humanity’s origins, prehistory, languages, and ways of life. Excludes ANTH 1000Y, 1010H, 1020H.
ANTH 1002H: Applied Anthropology
This course surveys uses of anthropology to solve problems and achieve goals in business, sustainability, technology, development, health, education, forensics, politics, and careers. It explores ways anthropological research can improve the effectiveness of anything people set out to achieve, since humans are always part of the process. Offered only at Trent University Durham GTA.
ANTH-AHCL 1030H: Archaeology I: Accessing the Past (Sc)
Explores the origin, development, challenges, and lessons of archaeological practice around the world, with a focus on specific, illustrative case studies drawn from the history of the discipline. Excludes AHCL 1001H.