Anthropology Fall 2021 Classes

1120: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

1131: Introduction to Physical Anthropology & Human Origins

1132: Introduction to Archaeology

1160: Regional Studies in Anthropology: Latin America

1170: An Introduction to Myth & Folklore

1180: Aboriginal Cultures of BC

1295: Special Topics: Plagues & People

1400: Forensic Anthropology

2210: Archaeology of the Americas (NEW COURSE!)

2220: Museum Collections and Heritage (No prerequisites needed)

2260: Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective


Keep up to date with anthropology at Langara College through our Facebook and Instagram accounts. You can also check out what our anthropology students in Museum Studies have been up to, and see our Ancient Civilizations class Twitter page!

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.