Welcome to John Abbott College's Anthropology website!
Anthropology is an integral part of the John Abbott College Social Science Program and offers courses for both social science and liberal arts students. Students from all programs are welcome to take our “hands-on” course in Forensic Anthropology.
Our dedicated teachers, Sarah Bean, Sabrina Gloux, Ed Holland, Jimena Marquez and Robbyn Seller create and teach challenging and enriching Anthropology courses in a stimulating learning environment.
The Sociology and Anthropology Department is located in Hochelaga 102 and includes a comprehensive Anthropology lab (Hochelaga 101) as well as a student computer lab in Hochelaga 126.
WHAT IS ANTHROPOLOGY?
Anthropology is, literally, the study of humankind. It studies all aspects of human life-the biological, the social and the humanistic- at all times and in all places. Students in Anthropology learn about human evolution as well as the physical and genetic diversity of living human beings. Students gain an appreciation of ancient, historic, and modern peoples and how their lives changed over time. And students also learn about the arts, religions, and philosophies of all these people. Anthropology provides students with the broadest basis for understanding human diversity and their place within it.