Directed studies

Directed Studies courses can be taken in any term and are normally open only to Major students in Anthropology.

The supervisor and the student need to fill out the pro-forma form and return it to the Anthropology Undergraduate Secretary in Cornett B228 (or via ).

Before you enrol in a Directed Studies course, you should have exhausted the possibilities of regular course offerings within the general area of the proposed Directed Studies.

For more details see Individually Supervised Courses section in UVic's Calendar.

GPA requirement

Students taking Directed Studies should have a minimum GPA in upper level Anthropology courses of 6.5 and a minimum overall cumulative GPA of 5.5.

Anthropology undergraduate advising

Undergraduate advising


Available Mon from 1:30-3:00pm by appointment for online advising.

To schedule an online appointment:

  • choosing classes
  • registration help
  • transfer credits
  • pre-requisite overrides
  • advice on  directed studies and your major or minor
  • oversees the operation of and changes to the undergraduate program

Honours adviser: Dr. Brian Thom

  • information about the honours program
  • already enrolled in the honours program and have a question

Coop adviser: Anaïs Holdaway or Linda Marlee

Get more information about Anthropology Co-op. Drop by to see Anaïs Holdaway, your Anthropology co-op coordinator in COR B138 (250-721-7358) or Linda Marlee at (250-721-8689).

The UVic calendar has general descriptions and prerequisites for Anthropology courses.

Anthropology's course lists have pdfs with the instructor's specific description of their course.

Anthropology Handbook: Describes the programs and opportunities for undergraduates interested in Anthropology.

Please note: The University reserves the right to limit enrolment and to limit the registration in, or to cancel or revise, any of the courses listed. The university reserves the right to cancel courses if enrollment is not sufficient. Preliminary lists of instructors and courses are subject to change. The curricula may also be changed, as deemed advisable by the Senate of the University. General information about the calendar includes: academic sessions, calendar changes, course values and hours, course experience survey, limit of the University's responsibility, program planning, privacy and access to information, notification of disclosure of personal information to statistics Canada, schedule of classes and the University's right to limit enrollment.

You'll find information on our programs and opportunities in the Undergraduate Studies in Anthropology Handbook

Your Undergraduate Studies in Anthropology Handbook introduces many of the possibilities in the department.