Anthropology

Program Level: Degrees, Pre-Majors/Transfer
Department: Natural Sciences
Institute: Science & Technology
College: SAC

What is the Anthropology course of study?

Anthropology at SAC includes three of the four major fields of Anthropology: Physical or Biological Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology, and Archaeology.

What will I learn?

You will learn to see the world differently than you do now. Though each of the fields are different - physical anthropology is concerned with human evolution and development; archaeology is the study of past cultural material and the people associated with them; cultural anthropology focuses on the understanding of existing cultural groups – we all embrace a common holistic perspective. We do this to try and answer the question, "What does it mean to be a human being?" What you'll learn are the past and ongoing processes of our humanity. If you have ever wondered, why religion exists, or why babies have a strong grip, or what does it mean to bury the dead, then these classes are for you.

What can I do with this course of study?

A bachelor's degree in anthropology is very much like other liberal arts bachelor's degrees. In trying to understand how we develop we look at all aspects of the human experience, history, anatomy, social development, language development, the effects of the environment, how people form societies, how worldview develops. This holistic approach can lead to further specialization in graduate school where you focus on a particular field; law school, business school, international studies. Anthropologists work as cultural resource managers, go on to nursing or medical school, work for the National Park Service or the U.S. State Department. The limits of what you can do with this degree are based on the limits you put upon yourself.

Last updated 5/18/2021

What's special about the Anthropology course of study?

Our enthusiasm is pretty special. The people who teach anthropology here at SAC love what they do and it shows. Anthropology is fieldwork-based. All of us have to do research outside of our institutions in order to exit from graduate school. Often students go out in the field as juniors or seniors before earning their bachelor's degree. Along with teaching you the history of the discipline, you'll learn concepts and theories anthropologists use to report on what they've learned in their research. We teach you to do anthropology not just study what it is.

 

You will learn to see the world differently than you do now.
 
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Natural Sciences Department Administration

The Natural Sciences Department consists of three administrative positions:  

  • The Dean of Academic Success / Arts and Sciences manages multiple departments including Natural Sciences.
  • The Department Chair manages the department and collaborates with the college to ensure that the department is functioning to meet the college’s needs. 
  • The Program Coordinator assists the Department Chair with managing the program based on the standards and regulations of the accrediting body.

The Natural Sciences administrators for the department are:

Conrad Krueger, Ed.D. Teanna Staggs, Ph.D. Shelly Sheppard
Dean of Academic Success / Arts and Sciences Department Chair / Natural Sciences Department Program Coordinator / Natural Sciences Department
1819 N. Main, San Antonio, TX 78212 Chance Academic Center (CAC) 345 Chance Academic Center (CAC) 345C
ckrueger@alamo.edu tstaggs@alamo.edu ssheppard11@alamo.edu
  210-486-0840 210-486-0837

Staff Contact Information

Corina Canizales-Boester

Academic Unit Assistant

ccanizales@alamo.edu

Location: Chance Academic Center (CAC) Room 345 Phone:               210-486-0840

Faculty Contact Information

Adjunct Faculty

***Please note that adjunct faculty may not in their assigned offices on campus if they are only teaching online or zoom courses.***

Laura Burmeister CAC 308 lburmeister@alamo.edu
Wes Copas CAC 308 wcopas@alamo.edu
Margaret Greco CAC 308 mgreco@alamo.edu
Caleb Miller CAC 308 cmiller234@alamo.edu

Questions

Assistance is available through the call center (210-212-5266), the LiveChat in the bottom right corner, and the zoom room available at https://alamo.zoom.us/j/96204747346.

Contact Us

Dr. Teanna Staggs tstaggs@alamo.edu

Location:   

Chance Academic Center (CAC) 345

210-486-0840
Shelly Sheppard ssheppard11@alamo.edu

Location: 

Chance Academic Center (CAC) 345C

210-486-0837
Corina Canizales-Boester ccanizales@alamo.edu

Location: 

Chance Academic Center (CAC) 345

210-486-0840