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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.

What You’ll Learn

  • Explain the core tenets of the four-field approach (cultural, archaeological, linguistics and biological) within anthropology as a discipline
  • Explain the skills necessary to test hypotheses relevant in the discipline of anthropology
  • Apply quantitative and qualitative methods in the analysis and critical evaluation of anthropological research
  • Analyze the human condition through an evolutionary context
  • Analyze the human condition through the stance of a global citizen

You and your advisor will use this program map as a starting point to create a personal education plan customized to your needs. We meet you where you are and help you reach your goals.
Need more details? Check out the degree worksheet for the AA-DTA degree and work with your advisor to make sure you take the right classes to prepare to transfer in Anthropology.
  Course descriptions and course learning outcomes can be found in our online catalogue.

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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
Indigenous Peoples 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 107
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
Indigenous Peoples of North America
5
Total Credits
 
15

Maximum estimated costs for completing this program

  • Tuition

  • Resident

    $
    9,650
  • Non-Resident

    $
    11,868
  • International

    $
    21,963
  • Books

    $
    1,819
  • Course Fees

    $
    65
  • Institutional Fees

    $
    1,554

  • The amounts listed for tuition and lab & course fees reflects a maximum estimated cost and may be lower based on courses selected.
  • The amount listed for books is a maximum estimated cost based on the price of new textbooks purchased during the previous school year. Costs may be lower based on student choices and availability (used books vs new, rental vs purchase).
  • For more information about costs, visit our page How Much Does It Cost?

  • Suzie Heimbigner
    Suzie Heimbigner
    Humanities Pathway Specialist
    Suzie.Heimbigner@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3403

  • Tiffany Fulkerson
    Tiffany Fulkerson
    Anthropology
    A.A., Spokane Falls Community College; B.A., Eastern Washington University; M.A., Eastern Washington University; Ph.D., Washington State University
    Tiffany.Fulkerson@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3469

Have a question? Let's hear it.

Suzie Heimbigner

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