The Public Issues Anthropology program of University of Guelph is focusing on the interface between anthropological knowledge and issues crucial to governance, public discourse, livelihoods, civil society and contemporary public issues.
Students may choose one of two study options: 1) Thesis and complete a minimum of 2.0 credits (4 courses) 2) Major research paper and complete a minimum of 4.0 credits (6 courses and a 1.0 credit major paper).
Our program draws on the expertise of anthropologists who conduct research on a wide range of public issues, including: migration, globalization, human rights, indigenous peoples’ issues, climate change, environmental ethics, food, culinary and dietary practices, agriculture and rural livelihoods, families, disabilities, social inequalities, and the anthropology of development. Faculty ethnographic areas include Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, and North America.
Are you interested in:
- Food and livelihoods
- Human Rights and Social Justice
- Families, Aging, or Disabilities
- Indigenous Peoples’ Issues
- Environmental Issues
- Health and Nutrition
- Law and Advocacy
- International Development
- Cultural and Natural Resource Management
- Public Issues Anthropology
- Anthropological Theory
- Qualitative Research Methods
- Diversity and Social Equality
- Global Agro-Food Systems, Communities and Rural Change
- Gender and Development
- 18 months
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DisciplinesAnthropology Public Policy View 35 other Masters in Anthropology in Canada
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- A four-year honours degree in Anthropology will be preferentially considered
- Students with a background in other disciplines should have taken at least five Anthropology courses, including Ethnography and Anthropological Theory
- Minimum B+ average over their last two years of academic study
International13674 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6837 CAD per semester during 18 months.
National4754 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2377 CAD per semester during 18 months.
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