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SchoolMcGill University
LocationMontréal, QC, Canada
School TypeUniversity
School SizeFull-time Undergraduate: 28,000
Full-time Graduate: 11,000
Length4 Year(s)
Entry Grade (%)*86%
  •  Grade12 English  or  Grade12 Français 
Prerequisites NotesIf you have obtained a Diplôme d'études collégiales (DEC) or you expect to obtain a DEC prior to the start of classes, you are eligible to apply to the program. Applicants with professional DECs are evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

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DescriptionAnthropology provides students with a unique opportunity to understand human cultural diversity -- to compare our own culture with those which are remote in time, in geographic distance, or simply in terms of cultural difference. As tropical rainforests and other ecosystems are degraded at ever-increasing rates, as globalization affects the most remote corners of the earth, and as our own society becomes increasingly multi-cultural, it is imperative for educated citizens to understand the nature of cultural diversity, the connections between our own fate and the fate of other peoples, and the short- and long-term processes of socio-cultural change which have made our world what it is.

Anthropology is distinct from all other disciplines in that our primary data are either ethnographic (based on long-term cultural immersion and observation in a local setting) or archaeological (based on the physical remains of prehistoric cultures). No other discipline has the same capacity to look at the world "from the ground up" -- from the point of view of ordinary people living in developing countries, or of ethnic minorities living in our own society. This makes anthropology a central link among the social and historical disciplines.

The program serves as a useful background for those who are planning a career in law, foreign service, community organization, public administration, journalism, or teaching and research in social sciences or the humanities.
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