Courses Outside the Classroom

UTM Anthropology undergraduate students have the opportunity to experience learning in a wide array of settings outside of traditional classroom spaces.  The following courses include such components:

ANT306H5F Forensic Anthropology Field School

Introduction to the field of forensic anthropological field techniques and crime scene interpretation. A two-week field school will be held on the U of T Mississauga campus (Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., two weeks in August). Weekly two-hour classes will be held during the fall term. In these classes, students will examine casts, maps, photos and other evidence collected in the field, for the purposes of scene reconstruction and presentation in court. You must apply in advance and have departmental approval to take this course.

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ANT318H5F Archaeological Fieldwork Field School

Practical experience on an archaeological site during the last two weeks of August, followed by weekly laboratory sessions in September to December.  You must apply in advance and have departmental approval to take this course.  

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ANT335H5F Anthropology of Gender with optional international learning experience in Tanzania, Africa (Fall 2018)

Note: The international learning experience in Tanzania has been cancelled. 


ANT399Y5Y Research Opportunity Program with optional international learning experience in Hokkaido, Japan (Fall 2018)

Note: The international learning experience is open to students enrolled in this course as part of the International Education Centre's UTM Abroad Courses program. 

This course provides senior undergraduate students who have developed some knowledge of a discipline and its research methods an opportunity to work in the research project of a professor in return for course credit. Students enrolled have an opportunity to become involved in original research, develop their research skills and share in the excitement and discovery of acquiring new knowledge.

During the fall reading week travel with Professor Gary Crawford and a small group of students to Hokkaido. Visit the Sakshu Kotoni Gawa and other archaeological sites. Learn about heritage management and the world of aracheological practice in Japan. We will also learn about the natural history of Hokkaido. A visit to an Ainu community will cap our visit.

Visit the ROP (Research Opportunity Program) and IEC websites for more information including deadlines and application processes.


Other UTM Opportunities

UTM offers the following programs which may be of interest to those seeking learning experiences outside the classroom:

UTM Abroad Program

The UTM Abroad Program provides students with the opportunity to participate in short-term experiential learning opportunities abroad during term breaks.  Visit the UTM Abroad website for more information.

UTM Research Opportunity Program

The Research Opportunity Program (ROP) gives students from second to fourth year a chance to participate in the research of a faculty member while earning course credit.  Visit the UTM Research Opportunity Program website for more information and application deadline dates.