Your guide to Summer and Fall quarters during COVID-19
Associate in Arts-Direct Transfer Agreement
What does it mean to be human? That’s the question you’ll aim to answer when you study anthropology.
In this program, you’ll explore past and present human societies, with classes in introductory anthropology, cultural anthropology, primitive technology, and the cultures of North America's native peoples. The field includes four areas: archeology, cultural anthropology, linguistics and biological anthropology.
Whether you want to teach, work in a museum, dig at an archeology site or study cultures in an exotic place, this program could put you on the path toward a career in anthropology. A degree in this field is also excellent preparation for opportunities in law, business, public service, medicine, environmental sustainability and resources management.
Most of the anthropology classes offer Open Educational Resources (OER) for students.
ANTH& 100 — Survey of Anthropology — 5.0
An introductory survey course of anthropology that examines the biology and cultures of humans through scientific and humanistic perspectives. This course explores anthropology as a four-field discipline, encompassing biological anthropology (primates, human biological diversity, paleoanthropology), archaeology (ancient cultures), cultural anthropology (contemporary cultures and cultural diversity), and linguistic anthropology (language and communication).View SCC Course Learning OutcomesView SFCC Course Learning Outcomes
ANTH& 204 — Archaeology — 5.0
Archaeology is the study of the cultural past of humankind primarily through the location, examination, and interpretation of material remains. Using a highly interdisciplinary perspective, this course investigates the nature of archaeological evidence, research by selected archaeologists, and archaeological theories to reconstruct past life, events and cultures. This course also explores the social relevance of archaeology to today’s world.View SCC Course Learning OutcomesView SFCC Course Learning Outcomes
ANTH& 205 — Biological Anthropology — 5.0
Introduces the anthropological study of how human biological characteristics arose and how the human species continues to be shaped by evolutionary forces. Major topics include the exploration of human genetics, biological adaptation and variation, human origins, evolutionary principles, comparative primate behavior and morphology, and applied biological anthropology. View SCC Course Learning OutcomesView SFCC Course Learning Outcomes
ANTH& 206 — Cultural Anthropology — 5.0
This course explores the concept of culture through a comparative study of both traditional and contemporary peoples across the globe. Topics such as social organization, power and politics, technology, economics, religion and ritual, expressive culture, ethnicity, and sex and gender are examined through the combination of the holistic perspective and cultural theory.View SCC Course Learning OutcomesView SFCC Course Learning Outcomes
ANTH& 210 — Indians of North America — 5.0
This course is an introduction to the diverse American Indian cultures of North America north of Mexico from pre-European contact to the present. Emphasizing a four-field anthropological framework, this course examines aspects of American Indian culture such as environmental adaptations, religious-ideological systems, kinship systems, and social identity.View SCC Course Learning OutcomesView SFCC Course Learning Outcomes
ANTH 221 — Stone Age Survival — 5.0
Introduction to experimental archaeology through the exploration of different forms of technology used throughout prehistory. The opportunity to practice making and using primitive tools is an integral part of this course.View SFCC Course Learning Outcomes