Department of Anthropology

Anthropology is the study of humankind from its beginnings to the present day.  Many disciplines concern themselves with the human, but only anthropology seeks to understand the whole panorama of human existence - in geographic space and evolutionary time - through comparative and holistic study.

The research interests of our full-time faculty members reflect the broad mandate of anthropology as a discipline. We cover the traditional four subfields of anthropology, archaeology, biological anthropology, linguistic anthropology, and socio-cultural anthropology; this includes strengths in forensic anthropology and the anthropology of health.

Did you know?

  • Anthropologists find rewarding careers in governmental and international agencies, business and industry, universities and colleges, and many other areas!
  • The word anthropology is derived from the Greek anthropos ("human") and logia ("study").
  • Nothing human is alien to anthropology!

Download our departmental brochure (PDF file).

Global impact: U of T Anthropology among top ten in the world!

world mapThe University of Toronto tri-campus is ranked at number eight in the world for the subject of Anthropology in the QS World University Rankings by Subject for 2018. The ranking methodology considers academic and employer reputations, research citations per paper, and H-index score.

 

Summer 2018 Anthropology courses offered at UTM

Students outside under trees on a sunny dayAre you interested in enrolling in an Anthropology course at UTM this summer? Don't delay! F & Y courses begin on May 7 and S courses begin on July 3.

Check the UTM Timetable for Anthropology course offerings.

View our complete course descriptions via the UTM Academic Calendar.

ANT335 Anthropology of Gender 2018 trip to Tanzania

Tanzania landscapeExperience the unique culture Tanzania has to offer on this UTM Abroad experience in October 2018.

Visit the International Education Centre website for trip details and application

View trip highlights and photos from the October 2017 trip to Tanzania.