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Athabasca University Calendar

The Athabasca University Calendar is available online and in print format. You can find out more information about the Bachelor of Arts (3-year) Anthropology Concentration Program and the Bachelor of Arts (4-year) Anthropology Major Program.

Anthropology Program Guide

Students who are taking the 3-year or 4-year undergraduate program in Anthropology may find this Anthropology Program Guide useful. This guide provides information on required and elective courses for program students. Students who are planning to take any senior level Anthropology courses should also check this guide to find out the required and suggested prerequisites.

Talk to a Professor

For guidance regarding your program of studies in Anthropology or for pursuing a career in anthropology, please contact our professors or academic coordinators. At Athabasca University we share the responsibilities of advising students. Our areas of expertise are shown beneath our names to help you find the right person to advise you.

If you are not sure which courses to take, or would like general advising in anthropology, please email

Dr. Meaghan Peuramaki-Brown

Dr. Meaghan Peuramaki-Brown’s areas of expertise include archaeology, Indigenous peoples of the Americas, and archaeological method and theory.

Dr. Janelle Marie Baker

Dr. Baker's areas of expertise are narrative ethnography, anthropology of contamination, environmental and ecological anthropology, ethnobiology, Alberta's oil sands region and Aboriginal traditional foods, and boreal forest food identities.

Dr. Hugh Notman

Dr. Notman's areas of expertise are biological anthropology and primatology.

Athabasca University Student Support

Our Student Advisor and Student Counsellor can help students in the many different ways, for example:

  • Credit transfer
  • Prior learning assessment and recognition
  • Program selection
  • Study skills
  • Exam anxiety management
  • University regulations and procedures

Visit the Student Services home page for more information.

External Resources

Resources for Students

AAA Resources for Students in Anthropology

Career Options

Interested in an anthropology degree but not sure how it will enhance your career options? Read the following book, available from the AU library.

Careers in Anthropology: What an Anthropology Degree Can Do For You by Richard Stephens (GN 41.8 S835 2002) [check book status]

Professional Associations

Canadian Archaeological Association
Canadian Archaeological Association bilingual web page provides information on the Association, links to archaeology conferences, a radiocarbon database, and a virtual archaeological expedition in the McKenzie Valley.

Canadian Anthropology Society
Canadian Anthropology Society bilingual web page promotes, supports and circulates the results of anthropological research in Canada. It provides information on conferences, anthropology departments in Canada, jobs, and links to other resources.

Canadian Association for Physical Anthropology

Society for Linguistic Anthropology

Society for Medical Anthropology

Updated January 04 2019 by Student & Academic Services

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