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Anthropology

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.

You and your advisor will use this program map as a starting point in creating your own personal education plan, customized to your needs. We meet you where you are and help you reach your goals.

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Total Credits: 90

First Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
GUID 105
Student Success
2
Choose 1 course from:
ART& 100
Art Appreciation
5
CMST 226
Gender Communication
5
CMST 227
Intercultural Communication
5
HUM 107
Introduction to Cultural Studies
5
Choose 1 course from:
HLTH 101
Health and Wellness
3
HLTH 104
Stress Management
3
HLTH 174
First Aid
3
HLTH 270
Nutrition for Fitness
3
Choose 1 course from:
ANTH& 100
Survey of Anthropology
5
ANTH& 204
Archaeology
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Second Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
ANTH& 205
Biological Anthropology
5
Choose 1 course from:
ART 108
Ancient/Medieval Art
5
ART 112
Non-Western Art
5
ART& 100
Art Appreciation
5
Choose 1 course from:
MATH& 107
Math in Society
5
MATH& 146
Introduction to Statistics
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Third Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
ENGL& 101
English Composition I
5
Choose 1 course from:
ANTH& 204
Archaeology
5
ANTH& 210
Indians of North America
5
Choose 1 course from:
CMST 226
Gender Communication
5
CMST 227
Intercultural Communication
5
HUM 107
Introduction to Cultural Studies
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Fourth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
ANTH& 206
Cultural Anthropology
5
Choose 1 course from:
HIST& 116
Western Civilization I
5
HIST& 214
Pacific Northwest History
5
POLS 125
Introduction to Global Issues
5
Choose 1 course from:
BOT 112
Survey of the Plant Kingdom
5
BOT 130
Mycology
5
GEOL& 101
Intro to Physical Geology
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Fifth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
ANTH 291
Independent Study
3
Choose 2 credit from:
ART 101
Fundamentals of Drawing
4
DRMA 108
Theatre Production
1 - 5
MUSC 145
Concert Band
1 - 3
PE 187
Cross Training
2
PHOTO 101
Introduction to Photography
5
Choose 1 course from:
CMST& 220
Public Speaking
5
ENGL& 102
Composition II
5
Choose 1 course from:
ASTR& 100
Survey of Astronomy
5
BIOL 107
Dinosaur Paleontology
5
CHEM 116
Reactions: Our Actions and Inactions
5
GEOL 116
Environmental Geology
5
GEOL& 100
Survey of Earth Science
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Sixth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
Choose 1 course from:
PHIL 215
Environmental Philosophy
5
PHIL& 101
Introduction to Philosophy
5
PHIL& 115
Critical Thinking
5
Choose 1 course from:
SOC 204
Research Methods in Social Science
5
SOC 230
Sociology of Gender
5
Choose 1 course from:
ANTH& 100
Survey of Anthropology
5
ANTH& 204
Archaeology
5
ANTH& 210
Indians of North America
5
Total Credits
 
15
 
  • Tuition

  • Resident

    $
  • Non-Resident

    $
  • International

    $
  • Avg. Books

    $
  • Max. Course Fees

    $
  • Institutional Fees

    $

These dollar amounts reflect the total cost of completing the program. More details
All dollar figures appearing below reflect the total cost of completing the program described by the Typical Student Schedule located on this web page, which are for the current graduation requirements of this program. Exact totals may vary depending on the catalog requirements you are following, if you have transferred in courses, or if you have been granted substitutions.

Tuition, program fees, and course fees are for the current academic year, as approved by the Community Colleges of Spokane Board of Trustees. Tuition and fees are subject to change by the Washington State Legislature and/or the Community Colleges of Spokane Board of Trustees.

Resident tuition is what Washington residents pay. Non-Resident tuition is what out-of-state students pay. International tuition is what out-of-country students pay. For clarification on residency, see Determining your Residency Status.

Avg. Books & Supplies: $942 for an academic year.
The cost for books and course-related material is an estimate based on the Washington Financial Aid Association’s annual student budget. The actual cost of textbooks and course-related supplies can vary widely depending on your program of study and the options you have for obtaining textbooks and other course material.

Program Fees are one-time costs required for the program that are not included in course fees or in tuition. These fees include things like tools, equipment, and uniforms. Only a few programs have program fees.

Max. Course Fees cover the cost of special equipment and materials needed to complete coursework. These fees are not included in tuition. Not all courses have fees and the actual costs that a student pays will vary depending on the courses taken.

Institutional Fees cover a variety of services for students, such as class registration, technology support, health clinic services, bus passes, and more. Most of these fees are instituted after a vote by the student body.

  • Mapuana Carey
    Mapuana Carey
    Program Specialist 2
    Mapuana.Carey@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3288

  • Elodie Goodman
    Elodie Goodman
    Dean Ss/Acct/Econ/Hum Serv
    B.A., M.A., University of Washington
    Elodie.Goodman@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3694
  • Sarah Martin
    Sarah Martin
    Dean Comp, Math and Sci
    B.S., Rowan University; M.A., Ph.D., The Ohio State University
    Sarah.Martin@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3680

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Pathways Specialist
suzie.heimbigner@sfcc.spokane.edu
509-533-3403
Building 24, Office 108C

Leah Ruiz

Pathways Specialist
leah.ruiz@sfcc.spokane.edu
509-533-3943
Building 16, Room 133D