The Department of Sociology and Anthropology is pleased to offer an MA in Public Issues Anthropology, with an emphasis on sociocultural anthropology. Our focus is on the interface between anthropological knowledge and issues crucial to governance, public discourse, livelihoods, civil society and contemporary public issues.
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.
Students may choose to write a thesis and complete a minimum of 2.0 credits (4 courses), or write a major research paper and complete a minimum of 4.0 credits (6 courses and a 1.0 credit major paper).
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN:
Food and livelihoods
Human Rights and Social Justice
Families, Aging, or Disabilities
Indigenous Peoples’ Issues
Health and Nutrition
Law and Advocacy
Cultural and Natural Resource Management
Expected September 2020
University of Guelph
50 Stone Road East,
N1G 2W1, Canada
Students must have
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.
English Language Proficiency
Canadian Academic English Language Test (CAEL) - 70
International English Language Testing System (Academic) (IELTS) - 6.5
Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) - 85
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE-A) Note: A minimum score of 60 must be achieved in each individual component - 60
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT)) Note: A minimum score of 21 must be achieved in each of the four categories (listening, speaking, reading, writing) – 89