Nov 11, 2019  
Undergraduate Calendar 2017-2018 
Undergraduate Calendar 2017-2018 [-ARCHIVED CALENDAR-]

Course Listings

The courses listed in this section include all courses approved for the undergraduate curriculum for the 2017-2018 academic year. Not all courses in the approved curriculum will be offered during the year. Students are advised to refer to the course timetables available annually in Mosaic in March and June to determine which specific courses will be offered in the upcoming sessions.
Note: An A/B suffix appearing in a course number indicates that the course may be delivered across more than one term (see Multi-Term Course in the Glossary  of this calendar). The A/B S suffix indicates that the course may be delivered as either a multi-term course or within a single term.

See also McMaster’s Policy on Access to Undergraduate Courses in the General Academic Regulations  section of this calendar.

Please note, when searching courses by “Code or Number”, an asterisk (*) can be used as a wildcard character to return mass results. For example, a “Code or Number” search of ” 2* ” can be entered returning all level II courses.



Courses in Anthropology are administered by the Department of Anthropology.

Chester New Hall, Room 524, ext. 24423

Department Notes

  1. Not all Anthropology courses listed in this Calendar are taught every year. Students are advised to consult the department’s webpage and the timetable which is published annually by the Registrar’s Office to determine whether a course is offered.
  2. Registration in all courses with a course code ending ** listed as independent research require prior arrangement with the instructor; otherwise, no grade will be submitted for the course. Please refer to “Undergraduate Course Offerings” on the department website for further details on our independent study courses.
  3. To identify Anthropology courses by subdiscipline, students should refer to the lists of courses under Anthropology Subfields  in the Department of Anthropology in the Faculty of Social Sciences section of this Calendar.

   •  ANTHROP 1AA3 - Introduction to Anthropology: Sex, Food and Death
   •  ANTHROP 1AB3 - Introduction to Anthropology: Race, Religion, and Conflict
   •  ANTHROP 2AN3 - The Anthropology of Food and Nutrition
   •  ANTHROP 2B03 - Contemporary Indigenous Knowledge and Societies
   •  ANTHROP 2BB3 - Ancient Mesoamerica: Aztecs to Zapotecs
   •  ANTHROP 2C03 - Archaeology of Environmental Crisis and Response
   •  ANTHROP 2D03 - DNA Meets Anthropology
   •  ANTHROP 2E03 - Introduction to Biological Anthropology
   •  ANTHROP 2EE3 - Sport and/as Religion
   •  ANTHROP 2F03 - Cultural Anthropology
   •  ANTHROP 2FF3 - Human Skeletal Biology and Bioarchaeology
   •  ANTHROP 2G03 - Readings in Indo-European Myth
   •  ANTHROP 2HE3 - Heritage, Economy, and Ethics
   •  ANTHROP 2MA3 - Media, Art and Anthropology
   •  ANTHROP 2O03 - Themes in the Archaeological History of North America
   •  ANTHROP 2PA3 - Introduction to Anthropological Archaeology
   •  ANTHROP 2PC3 - Archaeology and Popular Culture
   •  ANTHROP 2R03 - Religion, Magic and Witchcraft
   •  ANTHROP 2RP3 - Religion and Power in the Past
   •  ANTHROP 2U03 - Plagues and People
   •  ANTHROP 2WA3 - World Archaeology
   •  ANTHROP 3AR3 - Culture and Religion
   •  ANTHROP 3AS3 - Archaeology and Society
   •  ANTHROP 3BB3 - Paleoethnobotany
   •  ANTHROP 3BF3 - Bioarchaeological Field School
   •  ANTHROP 3C03 - Health and Environment: Anthropological Approaches
   •  ANTHROP 3CA3 - Ceramic Analysis
   •  ANTHROP 3CC6 - Archaeological Field School
   •  ANTHROP 3DD3 - Archaeology of Death
   •  ANTHROP 3E03 - Special Topics in Archaeology I
   •  ANTHROP 3EE3 - Special Topics in Archaeology II
   •  ANTHROP 3EM3 - Current Debates in Eastern Mediterranean Prehistory
   •  ANTHROP 3F03 - Anthropology and the ‘Other’
   •  ANTHROP 3FA3 - Forensic Anthropology
   •  ANTHROP 3FF3 - Key Debates In Andean Archaeology
   •  ANTHROP 3G03 - Comparative Mythology
   •  ANTHROP 3GH3 - Interdisciplinary Global Health Field Course: Maternal and Infant Health in Morocco
   •  ANTHROP 3H03 - Anthropological Demography
   •  ANTHROP 3HI3 - The Anthropology of Health, Illness and Healing
   •  ANTHROP 3IS3 - Independent Study in Anthropology
   •  ANTHROP 3K03 - Archaeological Interpretation
   •  ANTHROP 3LA3 - Lithics Analysis
   •  ANTHROP 3P03 - Research Methods in Cultural Anthropology
   •  ANTHROP 3PD3 - Anthropological Perspectives and Debates
   •  ANTHROP 3PH3 - Dissent, Power and History
   •  ANTHROP 3PP3 - Paleopathology
   •  ANTHROP 3R03 - DNA, Ancestry and Migration
   •  ANTHROP 3SS3 - Sacred Journeys
   •  ANTHROP 3W03 - Special Topics in Anthropology
   •  ANTHROP 3X03 - Zooarchaeology
   •  ANTHROP 3Y03 - Aboriginal Community Health and Well-Being
   •  ANTHROP 4AH3 - Archaeology and Heritage: Ethics, Politics, and Practice
   •  ANTHROP 4B03 - Current Problems in Cultural Anthropology I
   •  ANTHROP 4BB3 - Current Problems in Cultural Anthropology II
   •  ANTHROP 4CC3 - Archaeology Of Foodways
   •  ANTHROP 4CP3 - Cultural Politics of Food and Eating
   •  ANTHROP 4D03 - Practicing Anthropology: Ethics, Theory, Engagement
   •  ANTHROP 4DN3 - Diet & Nutrition: Biocultural and Bioarcheaological Perspectives
   •  ANTHROP 4E03 - Advanced Topics in Archaeology I
   •  ANTHROP 4EE3 - Advanced Topics in Archaeology II
   •  ANTHROP 4F03 - Current Debates in Archaeology
   •  ANTHROP 4G03 - Independent Research I
   •  ANTHROP 4GG3 - Independent Research II
   •  ANTHROP 4GS3 - Genetics and Society
   •  ANTHROP 4H03 - Human Evolutionary Genetics
   •  ANTHROP 4HF3 - Archaeology of Hunter-Fisher-Gatherers
   •  ANTHROP 4HH3 - Archaeologies of Space and Place
   •  ANTHROP 4J03 - Advanced Topics in Biological Anthropology I
   •  ANTHROP 4JJ3 - Advanced Topics in Biological Anthropology II
   •  ANTHROP 4KK3 - The Archaeology of Neanderthals and Other Early Humans
   •  ANTHROP 4R03 - Advanced Bioarchaeology and Skeletal Biology
   •  ANTHROP 4S03 - The Anthropology of Infectious Disease


   •  ARABIC 3GH3 - Spoken Moroccan Arabic


Courses in Studio Art are administered by the School of the Arts.
Togo Salmon Hall, Room 414, ext. 27671


  1. Please note that students enrolled in the Studio Art program must be committed to full-time study for the duration of the first two years of their degree. This program does not allow part-time enrolment.
  2. Many Art courses are open only to students registered in a program in Studio Art. However, the following Art courses are open to students enrolled in any program:
  3. Studio Art courses may involve field trips off campus.
  4. All students taking Studio Art Courses must wear CSA approved steel-toed footwear in the studio at all times.
  5. Students in Honours Studio Art must complete ART 2DG3 2IS3,  2PG3,  2PM3,  2SC3  before registering in Level III or IV Art courses.
  6. Students in Honours Studio Art must complete ART 3GS3  and 3TS3  before registering in Level IV Art courses.
  7. Students wishing to obtain a Minor in Art History should note that six, and only six, of the Art History units required in the Honours Studio Art program may be counted toward the Minor of 24 units.


Students who wish to enroll in Level I Art courses must be registered in the Studio Art 1 program which leads into the Honours Studio Art program and a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA Honours) degree. The Honours Studio Art program is a limited enrolment program for which entrance requires the permission of the School of the Arts and a successful portfolio interview. The portfolio should contain a variety of works in different media that represent the applicant’s creative abilities and interests. Aptitude in art, academic ability and demonstrated commitment to the discipline are considered in the selection process.

In exceptional circumstances, where distance does not allow for an interview, portfolios may be submitted in the form of electronic digital images or photographs. Portfolio interviews occur between January and April each year for entrance in September of the same calendar year. Only those students who call the Office of the School of the Arts (905-525- 9140, ext. 27671) before March 1st to book appointments for portfolio interviews will be guaranteed consideration for entrance into the Level I Art courses. (Late applicants will only be interviewed if space availability permits). Permission to register in Level I Art courses will be verified with written confirmation from the School of the Arts. School of the Arts verification and a Letter of Admission to Studio Art 1 from the University are required to secure a space in the program. In order to guarantee their spot, students must respond via email to to accept by the deadline stated in their offer from the School of the Arts and must meet the minimum academic requirements as outlined under School of the Arts programs in the Faculty of Humanities section of the Calendar. When applying for admission using the OUAC application, applicants who wish to study Studio Art should select MHS for the OUAC code and choose STUDIO ART for the Subject of Major Interest.

   •  ART 1DM3 - Dimensional Material Investigations and Concepts
   •  ART 1MI3 - Material Investigations and Concepts
   •  ART 1OS3 - Observational Studies
   •  ART 1SI3 - Studio Investigations
   •  ART 1TI3 - Making Art and Understanding Technology & Images
   •  ART 1UI3 - Making Art and Understanding Images
   •  ART 2AT3 - Art Today
   •  ART 2DG3 - Contemporary Approaches to Drawing
   •  ART 2DP3 - Digital Practices
   •  ART 2ER3 - Environmentally Responsible Art
   •  ART 2IS3 - Independent Studio Methods
   •  ART 2PG3 - Contemporary Approaches to Painting
   •  ART 2PM3 - Contemporary Approaches to Print Media
   •  ART 2SC3 - Contemporary Approaches to Sculpture
   •  ART 2Z03 - Introduction to Digital Audio
   •  ART 3BA3 - Concentrated Study - Book Arts
   •  ART 3CC3 - Concentrated Study - Ceramics
   •  ART 3CE3 - Community Exhibitions
   •  ART 3CF3 - Concentrated Study - Foundry
   •  ART 3CI3 - Concentrated Study - Intaglio
   •  ART 3CL3 - Concentrated Study - Lithography
   •  ART 3D03 - Practical Issues
   •  ART 3FW3 - Field Work: On-Site Explorations
   •  ART 3GS3 - Guided Studio Practice
   •  ART 3ID3 - Integrated Dimensional Media Concentration
   •  ART 3IM3 - Integrated Media Concentration
   •  ART 3IP3 - Media Installation and Performance

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