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Anthropology Program

ANTHROPOLOGY

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

Archaeology
Cultural Anthropology
Linguistic Anthropology
Physical 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

Applied Anthropology

    -Human Resource Development

    -AIDS Awareness

FACULTY

FULL-TIME​ DISCIPLINE ​CONTACT INFO
Suellen ​Gauld, PhD
​Physical Anthropology

310-434-4085

Brandon Lewis, PhD
​Archaeology

​310-434-4087

​Eric Minzenberg, PhD ​​Cultural Anthropology

​310-434-4367

​Ciarán Brewster, PhD Physical Anthropology

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​ADJUNCT​ DISCIPLINE ​CONTACT INFO
​Martin Cohen, PhD ​Linguistic Anthropology cohen_martin@smc.edu
Ariane Dalla Dea, PhD
Cultural Anthropology​​
dalladea_ariane@smc.edu
John Denman, MA Cultural Anthropology​​ johndenman@socal.rr.com
​Gillian Grebler, MA Cultural Anthropology​​ grebler_gillian@smc.edu
​Catherine Haradon, PhD ​Physical Anthropology haradon_catherine@smc.edu
​Gabrielle Kohpahl, PhD ​Cultural Anthropology​​ kohpahl_gabriele@smc.edu
Jennifer Rashidi, PhD  ​Physical Anthropology rashidi_jennifer@smc.edu
​Eleanor Strauss, MA ​Cultural Anthropology​​ strauss_eleanor@smc.edu
Wallace Zane, PhD    ​Cultural Anthropology zane_wallace@smc.edu

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 19: The Culture of Food
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

OTHER RESOURCES

Anthropology Club
Global Council (Link for all Study Abroad Programs): www.smc.edu/GlobalCitizenship​