What to Expect: UNBC Anthropology Courses, Spring Semester 2021

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all UNBC Anthropology courses for the Spring 2021 semester will be delivered online. This list provides the planned delivery format for all the Spring Anthropology courses. Please reach out to any of the course instructors if you have questions about their course plans. Keep well and keep safe!

Angèle Smith, Chair of Anthropology


Synchronous (online meeting time scheduled): SYNC

Asynchronous (no meeting time is required): ASYNC

Synchronous / Asynchronous (online meeting time scheduled and optional / lectures will be recorded) SYNC/ASYNC


Spring 2021 Semester Delivery Format:

ANTH 213-3 Peoples and Cultures

  • Dr. Michel Bouchard
  • May 10 - June 18
  • Asynchronous

ANTH 298-3 Pandemics, Past & Present

  • Dr. Lianne Tripp
  • May 10 - June 18
  • SYNC/ASYNC: Mondays & Wednesdays 11:30 am – 12:20 pm
  • All lectures will be recorded.  Half of the lectures will be synchronous optional attendance.


Anthropology is the integrated biological and socio-cultural investigation of humankind from the time of our pre-human ancestors to the present, including the study of both small and large-scale societies. This program includes courses in archaeological, biological, linguistic and socio-cultural anthropology.

Anthropology as an academic discipline is diverse and inherently interesting because its subject matter is ourselves.

  • Who are we?
  • Where did we come from?
  • What is culture and what does it do?
  • Why are people different on the other side of town, let along the other side of the planet?

These are a few of the many very general questions motivating anthropologists in an attempt to comprehend the human condition in all of its facets, past and present.

As well as introductory courses we have a variety of themes in our courses:

  • Biological Anthropology
  • Medical Anthropology
  • Popular Culture
  • Anthropology of Europe and Canada
  • Forensic Anthropology
  • Primatology
  • Ancient Egyptians
  • Culture and Communication
  • Nutritional Anthropology
  • Landscapes, Place and Culture
  • Environmental Anthropology
  • Races, Racism, and Human Biology
  • Archaeology - Excavations, surveys, Heritage Management