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Anthropology is the study of humankind in all places and times. Anthropology brings together cultural, biological, linguistic, and archaeological research to understand human variation, origins, and potentials. You will learn about peoples and customs near and far, past and present. You will find out how we came to live as we do and how we can change. You will discover diverse techniques to answer questions and solve problems involving people. 

For more information about the Anthropology program, please contact:

Durham Campus Enrollment Advisor, Tawny Flude
905-435-5102 Ext 5003
Durham Campus Rm 101.3

Studying Anthropology at TrentU Durham? Your typical first year will look like this:

  • ANTH 1001H - General Anthropology
  • ANTH 1002H - Applied Anthropology

4.0 Elective Credits

Interested in pursuing a joint-major with Anthropology? You would be required to take the necessary introductory courses during your first year of study as well.

Note: Many Anthropology courses offered at the second year level can be taken in your first year of study. Consult page 21 of the Academic Calendar for additional course offerings and see what other Anthropology courses you can take in your first year of study!

First Year Anthropology Course Descriptions

  • 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.
  • 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.

Career Paths:

  • University Professor
  • Museum Curator
  • Cultural Resources Management Archaeologist
  • Marketing Researcher
  • Forensic Anthropologist
  • Lawyer
  • Politician
  • Teacher
  • Businessperson
  • Technology Designer
  • Urban Planner
  • Public Service
  • International Relations
  • Advertising
  • Consulting
  • Public Health and Medicine
  • Development
  • Nonprofit Administration