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An introduction to human biological and cultural evolution. Students will examine the fossil record for human evolution as well as the behaviour of non-human primates in an attempt to understand what makes us human. Discoveries by archaeologists are also reviewed in tracing human cultural developments from the earliest stone tools to the...

Credits:
3.0

With a global and comparative perspective the course will study a variety of customs and beliefs of indigenous people. Specific topics will include rituals, kinship, politics, economics, mythology, art and religion. (3,0,0)

Credits:
3.0

A course dealing with the nature and diversity of Canadian First Nations. We will also examine the history of European colonialism in Canada and it’s impact on Canadian First Nations peoples. Finally, we will review some of the important issues in contemporary first nations affairs. (3,0,0)

Credits:
3.0

This course is an introductory study of First Nations peoples of B.C. from the time prior to contact with the Europeans to the present. Emphasis will be placed on examination of the traditional societies and the history of the European colonial impact. Finally, selected current issues such as land claims, education, aboriginal rights, Indian...

Credits:
3.0

This course will provide a cross-cultural exploration of human cultures in the world. This will include an examination of the diversity of economic systems, social structures, kinship patterns, and political and religious systems. Students will apply anthropological analysis to selected cultural case studies in Canada and the world. (3,0,0)

Credits:
3.0

This course will provide a cross-cultural exploration of Indigenous cultures in the changing modern world. In particular, this course will review the history of the rise of industrialism and the spread of European colonialism, and the effects of these developments on Indigenous cultures of the world. Students will apply anthropological analysis...

Credits:
3.0

This course is designed to introduce students to the First Nations cultures of the northern northwest coast. The course will review the principles and methods of anthropological understanding to utilize as a lens to interpret culture. The course will concentrate on the rich history and cultures of the Nations of this northern area and draw upon...

Credits:
3.0

This course is designed to introduce students to the First Nation cultures of the central and southern northwest coast. The course will review the principles and methods of anthropological literature of this particular area. As a special case study, students will participate in field research and field excursion to the Kitlope with Elders,...

Credits:
3.0

A survey of the archaeological record for northern British Columbia. Special topics include the initial settlement of the area by Native peoples and the subsequent rise of complex ranked societies on the northern Northwest Coast. This course will include a field trip to visit a local archaeological site (3,0,0)

Credits:
3.0

This course aims to cross-culturally explore some of the ideas surrounding the concept of religion. Definitions of religion, and other related concepts such as ritual, are explored in light of early and contemporary anthropological theory. The course examines broader theoretical issues within the context of living world religions, and a range...

Credits:
3.0

This course is about the Anthropology of Art with special focus on the indigenous Arts of North America, Oceania and Africa. Specific topics include the identification of the Art, its uses, and the cultures of its producers. (3,0,0)

Credits:
3.0

This course is an introduction to the Arts of North American First Nations including the Northwest Coast, Athapaskan, Plateau, Plains, Woodlands, Great Lakes, and Southwest regions. Specific topics include cross cultural definition of Art symbolism, and the social, political and religious elements of First Nations Art. (3,0,0)

Credits:
3.0

This course is an overview of Northwest Coast First Nations Art. Art forms from prior to contact through to the contemporary period will be examined. Specific topics will include the style and symbolic elements of Northwest Coast Art, the relationship between Northwest Coast First Nations Art forms and the social, religious and political...

Credits:
3.0

This course is an introduction to major issues in anthropological theory with focus on key concepts in the discipline, important authors and development of and debates over theoretical perspectives through time.

Credits:
3.0

This course offers an introduction to the practice of cultural resource management in British Columbia. Major topics include: the nature of cultural resources in B.C., potential threats to those resources, the legislation protecting heritage sites in B.C. and the role of the B.C. Archaeology Branch in coordinating conservation efforts. The...

Credits:
3.0

This course offers an introduction to the rich archaeological record of North and South America. The latest findings indicate that the Western Hemisphere was inhabited at least 14,000 years ago, and, during that time, a wide range of cultural adaptations emerged, including densely populated city states and empires. The goal is to explore these...

Credits:
3.0

This course examines various forms of visual documentation found in ethnographic films, videos, photographs Art forms. You will also explore methods of writing, directing and producing ethnographic films. Topics include problems of selectivity, ideological bias, effect of the producer’s presence and the reconstruction of events. (3,0,0)

Credits:
3.0

This course is an introduction to the methods and concepts that archaeologists use to explore the human past. It examines the nature of archaeological evidence, as well as the various methods employed in its recovery and analysis. Examples will be drawn from around the world, illustrating the international scope of modern archaeology. The...

Credits:
3.0

This course offers a practical application of the methods and concepts that archaeologists use to examine the human past. Students will participate in a research-oriented archaeological field project and will develop skills in both archaeological site survey and excavation. These include an ability to recognize and record a variety of...

Credits:
3.0

This course is an introduction to the methods and concepts used in Biological Anthropology (also known as Physical Anthropology). Major topics include: the biological foundations of life; the classification of humans as members of the primate order; the comparative study of primate anatomy and behaviour; and the recovery and analysis of fossils...

Credits:
3.0

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