|Faculty:||Faculty of Social Sciences
|Description:||In the Department of Anthropology at the University of Western Ontario, graduate students are trained to observe human behaviour and social practices of the past and present, to collect data, to reflect on what has actually, as well as apparently occurred, to research the context, to apply various explanatory models critically and to adopt a broad perspective for framing an understanding of the chosen research topic. Whatever the topic of research, anthropologists share a particular holistic vision that requires using a repertoire of methods in order to forge a deeper understanding of situations. This holism characterizes the best anthropology and imparts the perspective for which the profession is valued.
We offer graduate degrees at the Masters and Doctoral levels. At the Masters level we have three streams: Sociocultural Anthropology, Archaeology and Bioarchaeology and Applied Archaeology.