Anthropology examines processes of social and cultural life in human societies past and present, near and far. The pursuit of academic excellence in departmental courses, theoretical inquiry and empirical research is a hallmark of the Department of Anthropology at UBC. The Department offers honours, major, and minor undergraduate programmes in anthropology and a minor in anthropological archaeology. Courses in sociocultural, museum, and linguistic anthropology are listed under the ANTH code; courses in anthropological archaeology are listed under the ARCL code. Course information is accessible by clicking on the tabs to the left on this page.

Most courses are held in the Anthropology and Sociology building (ANSO). In this building, a central common area allows students and faculty to gather informally; a computer room gives students access to word-processing, printing, data sources and the Internet; and a reading room is reserved for quiet study. Questions about the undergraduate program from either current or prospective students should be directed to the undergraduate secretary, Joyce Ma at <anth.ugrad@ubc.ca>.

Anthropology Courses

Please visit this page for information on all anthropology courses offered.

Transfer Credits

Students who are planning on taking credits at other institutions may have these credits transferred to UBC. Follow this link for more information.