Applicants who lack certain prerequisite courses may be required to take a qualifying program of up to 12 undergraduate credits in addition to the regular graduate program. For the qualifying program a grade point average of 3.00 (B average) is required.
Applicants with deficiencies in their undergraduate preparation may be required to take up to 24 undergraduate independent credits.
Applications to the program must be accompanied by a preliminary statement (roughly 500 words in length) of the student's intentions regarding research, fieldwork and thesis.
Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 45 credits.
Please see the Sociology and Anthropology Courses page for course descriptions.
credits chosen from one of the following options:
MA in Social and Cultural Anthropology with Thesis - Field Research (Option A)
MA in Social and Cultural Anthropology with Thesis - Bibliographic Research (Option B)
Note 1. All students are required to plan courses related to their own interests with the help of advisors.Note 2. Students registered in Option B are required to take 3 credits of SOCI elective studies.Note 3. No more than 3 credits of elective studies taken outside the Department of Sociology and Anthropology may be credited towards the degree.
credits of Required Courses:
• ANTH 600 Identity and Difference (3.00) • ANTH 601 Decolonizing Anthropology (3.00) • ANTH 610 Ethnographic Research and Ethics (3.00) • ANTH 620 Writing Ethnography (3.00) • ANTH 630 New Directions in Anthropological Research (3.00) • ANTH 660 Professional Development Seminar (3.00) • ANTH 690 Field Research Proposal (3.00)
• ANTH 6910 Fieldwork: Stage (3.00)
• ANTH 6920 Thesis - Field Research (21.00)
• ANTH 600 Identity and Difference (3.00) • ANTH 601 Decolonizing Anthropology (3.00) • ANTH 610 Ethnographic Research and Ethics (3.00) • ANTH 630 New Directions in Anthropological Research (3.00) • ANTH 660 Professional Development Seminar (3.00)
• ANTH 693 Bibliographic Research Proposal (3.00) • ANTH 6940 Bibliographic Research (3.00) • ANTH 6950 Thesis - Bibliographic Research (18.00)
Credits. Additional courses may be taken from outside the program, subject to the advice and approval of the student's supervisor or the Graduate Program Director.
Supervision. Students are assigned an interim advisor upon admission. Students in the thesis option must select their permanent advisor by the beginning of the second term, along with a second committee member. Their thesis is evaluated by the two-person committee and a third examiner. Students in the non-thesis option select a permanent advisor by the beginning of the second term, and their final research papers are evaluated by the advisor and a second examiner.
Language Requirement. A working knowledge of English and French is recommended, although written work may be submitted in either language. Where appropriate, students are encouraged to acquire competence in the language of the community they choose to study; this may be achieved in the context of ANTH 640.
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