Although every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information on this website, the University of Alberta Calendar is the only authoritative source of the rules and regulations that apply to students. The Anthropology course outlines can be found by clicking on the links below. For the official listing of Anthropology courses offered in a given term, see Bear Tracks. Graduate students can contact Grad Advisor and undergraduate students can contact Undergrad Advisor for more information.

Course Outlines

Many courses require a prerequisite, and course descriptions often include the phrase: "Or by consent of the Department". What does this phrase mean?

Consent of the Department is determined and provided by the course instructor. If you have a prior completed course or courses considered to be equivalent to the prerequisite, then consent may be given for admission.
A course or courses deemed to be the equivalent to the prerequisite could be from another University of Alberta faculty/department, or from another university or college. In exceptional circumstances, "life experience" (i.e. significant work or practical experience in the area covered by the prerequisite course) may substitute for the prerequisite.
If you feel that you meet any of these consent requirements it is critical that you fill out an Anthropology Course Registration Request available in the Forms Cabinet or the Anthropology Main Office (Tory 13-15). Present the completed form to the course instructor. If consent is given, then the instructor will sign the form, and you can take it to the Anthropology Main Office where it will be filed. Failure to complete this form may create problems for you when it comes time to apply for graduation.


Course Pathways- Resource Tool

  • The Course Pathways resource document provides a list of potential courses which allows students to specialize in a certain area within Anthropology.