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Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.

Anthropology (BA in combination)


Anthropology opens you to how people go about the task of being human, relating to one another and to the world around them. We explore how people in different places and times have fun, rule their worlds, conduct business, organize families, practice spirituality, settle legal disputes, build cities, resist exploitation, produce art and find meaning to life. Through learning about the craft of ethnographic research and developing intercultural understanding, you will gain the practical experience that translates into flexible skills needed in today’s world.

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Program Highlights

  • View the Anthropology experience guide and learn about the opportunities at Laurier that will help prepare you, both inside and outside the classroom, for your future career.
  • This is a flexible degree you'll take in combination with another Arts program.
  • The program will shape your intercultural understanding, a key asset in today’s job market.
  • Develop ethnographic research skills by pursuing your own fieldwork research project.
  • Experience hands-on learning, develop oral presentation skills, and gain proficiencies working in groups.

Sample Courses

  • Cultures Today
  • The Greatest Party in the World: Cultures and Celebration
  • Money Makes the World Go Around: Cultures of Consumption
  • Law, Culture and Society
  • Culture as Performance
  • City Life and Urban Space
  • Science, Technology and Culture
  • Anthropology of the Body


International Baccalaureate Requirements

  • HL or SL English at 3.
  • IB Minimum Score: 26.

Design Your Degree

There are a few popular academic opportunities which allow you to dive deeper into your major area of study or broaden your knowledge:

  • Applied Social Research Option
  • Intercultural Understanding Option

Check out other options to enhance your degree.

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