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General Description
Anthropology is the scientific study of humanity and human culture. It is unique among the social sciences in that it focuses on all societies and all aspects of human physical, social and cultural life. The anthropology program goals and objectives have been developed to provide students with a broad introduction to the anthropological perspective including the cross-cultural and comparative approach. The program aims to introduce a wide variety of biologically and culturally relevant topics including, but not confined to, evolution, social organization, genetics, language, cultural bias, globalization, religion, technology, and recovery and study of material remains relevant to the human past. The anthropology program emphasizes the role of the scientific method in evaluating humans biologically and culturally, as well as in the development of theoretical perspectives relevant to studying human societies past and present including evolution and contemporary existence in a technological age.

Career Options
Anthropology has a high degree of relevance to many careers and occupations. Some of the following careers require education beyond the bachelor’s degree. A sample of possible career options includes: archaeologist, cultural anthropologist, environmental anthropologist, exhibit designer, expedition guide, film ethnographer, folklorist, forensic anthropologist/archaeologist, health researcher, linguist, medical anthropologist, museum curator, paleoanthropologist, peace studies, primatologist, professor, public health employee, trans-cultural nurse specialist, teacher, travel consultant, urban planner, zoological collections. 

Degree/Certificate Options

Major Code Anthropology 01720
Associate in Arts Degree: Transfer Preparation

Consult with a counselor to develop a Student Education Plan (SEP), which lists the courses necessary to achieve your academic goal.

Full-Time Faculty:
Erin Browder, Ph.D. 
University of California Berkley
Office: 470H
619-421-6700 ext 5721

Maria Jelaca-Tavakoli, Ph.D.  
University of Reading, UK
Office: 460M
619-421-6700 ext 5969

Chris Hayashi Ed.D.
Department Chair
University of California Berkley
Office: 450E
619-421-6700 ext 5683

Last updated: 5/20/2013 1:24:20 PM