Anthropology

Program Level: Pre-Majors/Transfer
Department: Science and Technology
Institute: Science & Technology
College: NLC

What is the program?

Anthropology is an academic discipline that cuts across multiple fields of study. It is the holistic study of humankind from biological, cultural, archaeological, linguistic, and applied perspectives.

What will I learn?

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Examine the goals of the discipline of anthropology.
  • Evaluate the methods used in the discipline of anthropology.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of cultural diversity 

What can I do with this course of study?

Students planning to transfer to a university and further their study of anthropology should prepare themselves with complementary courses. Anthropology is not intended to be a training program, since professional anthropologists draw their experiences from a variety of academic backgrounds and personal experiences. Anthropologists excel at integrating complex ideas about what it means to be human; they stimulate critical thinking about the human condition; and they encourage scholarly discourse among the variety of paradigms, challenging each other in the continuing search for scientific knowledge.

 What’s special about Anthropology?

Anthropology is a fascinating and enlightening subject, the study of which can give a greater understanding of humanity as well as history and cultural diversity. Understanding the origin and history of human beings is important to also understand global cultures and communities.

 

Anthropologists excel at integrating complex ideas