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 Art and Architecture in the Islamic World
- Atlantis: Fact, Fiction or Fantasy
- Being Religious in the 21st Century
- Being Religious in the 21st Century: An Intro to the Sociology of Religion
- Dead (Wo)men Do Tell Tales: The Archaeology of Death
- Forensic Anthropology of the Human Skeleton
- Friends and Friendships
- Human Evolution
- Nerdology: The Sociology of Video Games and Digital Media
- Nlaka’pamux Responses to Museum-Building, 1880-1920
- Public Health in Colonial Nigeria: Morals, Ethics and State Power
- Silencing the Inner Critic
- The Neuroscience of Human Learning
- The Prime Minister’s Office in Canada: From Sanctuary to Command
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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