Anthropology Spring 2023 Classes

1120: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

1131: Introduction to Physical Anthropology & Human Origins

1132: Introduction to Archaeology

1160: Regional Studies in Anthropology: Latin America

1180: Colonialism & Reconcilation in BC

1195: Human Rights and Human Bodies

1400: Forensic Anthropology

1500: Introduction to Medical Anthropology

2250: Anthropology of Religion


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Anthropologists ask the fundamental question… what is a human being? As a social science, anthropology links perspectives with sociology, psychology, cultural geography, economics, and other disciplines. As a biological science, we study human behaviour as a part of nature. For example, we compare human anatomy and behaviour with other animals - especially our closest relatives, apes and monkeys. Anthropology is often called a holistic discipline because we relate to many different perspectives of human behaviour, so nothing is off–limits to investigation. This broad scope is reflected by course offerings at Langara College and by the diverse backgrounds of our faculty.

Anthropology instructors at Langara College bring together wide-ranging interests, considerable experience in various aspects of the discipline, and conduct ongoing research programs in cultural (social), physical (bioanthropology), and archaeology. Our teaching foci provides students with a strong understanding of the basic anthropological principles, theories, and methods required for exploration of global and regional cultural diversity, change, and explores human origins.