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Being 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 the ways 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, find meaning in life, and much more.

Learning outcomes for this program include:

  • A holistic understanding of socio-cultural processes;
  • An increased self-awareness and interpersonal skills;
  • An ability to advocate for cultural diversity, to engage in persuasive argumentation for a variety of audiences, and to work in teams; and
  • A proficiency in ethnographic research projects with human participants.

Ethnography is a unique anthropological undertaking based on developing familiarity with culturally diverse realities and on writing analytical descriptions capturing another culture’s point-of-view of the world. By learning the ethnographic craft 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

  • This is a flexible degree that you take in combination with another Arts program.
  • Transferable knowhow offered by the program, such as intercultural understanding, is 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.
  • Check out options to enhance your degree.

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.


Our graduates have pursued careers in a variety of fields:

  • sustainable development
  • foreign service
  • social work
  • law
  • land claims research
  • journalism
  • non-governmental advocacy
  • museology
  • curatorship
  • documentary filmmaking
  • tourism

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