Anthropology is engagement with human differences from the perspective of lived experience, past, present and future.
Anthropologists are no longer found only in far off and exotic locations; they now work in cultural resource management, environmental consulting, health policy development, government, law enforcement, and non-profit organizations, to name just a few career pathways.
An Anthropology degree provides unique skills and perspectives, as well as deep understanding of how we are all shaped by the cultural, social, political, and historical contexts in which we live. Employers identify critical thinking, communication, and problem solving as the most important skills they look for in university graduates. The Anthropology courses at McMaster emphasize these important skills, improve knowledge about cultural differences and provide a broad understanding of the experience of being human.
Undergraduate Courses & Course Outlines
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Graduate Courses & Course Outlines
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Faculty in the Anthropology Department pursue research and offer courses in the following four Research Programs (sub-fields): Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, Sociocultural Anthropology and the Anthropology of Health.
We integrate six key areas of expertise and investigation into our research programs and courses.
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