Welcome to Anthropology
Anthropology invites you to learn more about other ways of life, and its study gives you a framework for looking critically at your own. A look at life in a hunting band or a Himalayan village helps bring life in our cities into focus. Looking in depth at the challenges facing indigenous and Third World peoples can help you become a better world citizen. Cultural anthropology investigates the lore and logic of other cultures.
Anthropology means not only looking out at other cultures, but looking back at our origins and what it means to be human. What needs, urges and patterns have been built into us? How and why did we change from being scavengers to hunter-gatherers to farmers to “city-zens”? Can we create a global village or are we driving to a world-long strip mall interrupted by occasional theme parks and game reserves? Physical anthropologists and archaeologists join cultural anthropologists in answering these questions.
UFV offers a minor and extended minor in anthropology as well as a combined major in sociology/anthropology as part of its Bachelor of Arts program. Students cannot combine an anthropology minor or extended minor with the sociology/anthropology major, but can combine an anthropology minor or extended minor with a sociology major. Please see the UFV Academic Calendar for more information.
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Message from the Canadian Anthropology Society
CASCA 2014 will be held at York University, April 30th-May 3rd, 2014, with the theme: "Promising Uncertainties: Unsettling the Future of Anthropological Terrain."
For information and updates please visit the CASCA 2014 website at:
We look forward to seeing you in Toronto next May!
ATNH 303C Peoples and Cultures of India
Prerequisite(s): 45 credits, to include ANTH 102 and at least three additional credits of Anthropology and/or Sociology.
Wednesday 1:00 - 4:40
Room D134, Abbotsford Campus
India is a nation of great ethnic, religious, socioeconomic, and cultural diversity. This course will help students to understand Indian society. We will examine, among other issues, the impacts and resonances of colonialism in India; how caste and gender hierarchies, as well as religious, economic, and political differences influence culture and identity; and, the contemporary importance of modernity and development.