Anthropology is an ambitious intellectual venture that examines the origin, development and organization of humans from both a biological and behavioral perspective. As such, Anthropology is arguably the most comprehensive discipline to examine the framework of human existence. At Santa Monica College, we are committed to developing an Anthropology Program that not only introduces non-majors to the enormous breadth of anthropological inquiry, but also prepares interested students for a career within the academic discipline. We believe that our diversified department provides the needed foundation to achieve this goal. In fact, Santa Monica College is recognized throughout the academic community as a leader in anthropological instruction.
ACADEMIC PROGRAMS WITHIN ANTHROPOLOGY
DEGREES AND CERTIFICATES
We are in the process of reinstating the Associates Degree in Anthropology
CAREER OPTIONS (This list is not comprehensive.)
University Professor Museum Curator
Cultural Resource Management Forensic Anthropologist
Linguist Peace Corp
Public Health Public Relations
International Law and Policy Primatologist
Geneticist Evolutionary Biologist
-Human Resource Development
PROGRAM LEVEL OUTCOMES
Upon completion of Anthropology classes:
1. Students will organize the cultural, historical, and biological aspects of humanness into an integrated perspective of humans as unique and adapted bio-cultural animals.
2. Students will use key concepts, methodologies and developments in anthropology to recognize, describe, evaluate and analyze various aspects of human behavior.
COURSES OFFERED IN ANTHROPOLOGY All classes meet IGETC and GE transfer requirements. Courses are not sequential; there are no prerequisites.
Anthropology 1: Physical Anthropology
Anthropology 2: Cultural Anthropology
Anthropology 3: World Archaeology
Anthropology 4: Methods of Archaeology
Anthropology 5: Physical Anthropology with a Lab
Anthropology 7: Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology
Anthropology 9: Paleoanthropology
Anthropology 14: Sex, Gender and Culture
Anthropology 20: Traditional Peoples and Culture of Africa
Anthropology 21: Peoples and Power in Latin America
Anthropology 22: Magic, Religion and Witchcraft
Anthropology 35: Archaeological Field Studies in Latin America