Anthropology, Archaeology and Sociology
View humanity from different perspectives.
Humans are fascinating, complicated creatures. In our Anthropology, Archaeology and Sociology courses, you’ll learn about humanity from a variety of perspectives. From vast civilizations to deeply personal issues, the subjects covered in these courses will make you see the world in a different way.
Anthropology and archaeology
Anthropology and archaeology are the study of human life in the past and present: the origins of civilizations, cultures and behaviours.
Sociology is the study of the social causes and consequences of human behavior. Our sociology courses cover a wide range of social issues, including:
- political and social movements
- immigration and globalization
- policing and surveillance
- international conflicts
- gender and sexuality
View our available courses below.
- An Introduction to the Art and Architecture in the Islamic World
- Conspiracies and Radicalization in the Post-truth Era (Mary Winspear Centre)
- Conspiracy Thinking: A Rational Guide to Thinking Irrationally
- Dead (Wo)men Do Tell Tales: The Archaeology of Death
- Forensic Anthropology of the Human Skeleton
- Human Evolution
- Into the Woods with German Myths and Fairy Tales
- James Teit and Indigenous Rights in BC, 1880s - 1920s
- Kids These Days and the Ongoing Evolution of Language
- Life Stories: Art and the Stages of Life
- Nerdology: The Sociology of Video Games and Digital Media
- New Frontiers: The Sociology of Video Games and New Popular Media
- Shakespeare’s Adopted Children
- Why Did the Computer Do That? Explaining Software in a Probabilistic World
In Pursuit of Knowledge - Winter
This series of daytime lectures will acquaint you with UVic faculty and their many areas of interest.
UVic on the Peninsula
Each term we offer a selection of lectures and short courses in Sidney, most of which take place at the Mary Winspear Centre.
Intercultural Studies and Practice
The Diploma in Intercultural Studies and Practice (ISP) prepares students to play a productive and socially responsible role in an increasingly multicultural and diverse world. The program aims to develop social responsibility and a clearer understanding and awareness of the complex issues at play in a multicultural society.
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