Janet Campbell: 503-491-7430 | Room AC2667 | Janet.Campbell@mhcc.edu
Anthropology is the study of human beings and their ancestors. It does this in a few ways. It studies this biologically by examining the fossil record, socially by studying cultures and their evolution, and historically by using the archaeological record. It seeks to answer such burning questions as:
- Why did we develop religion?
- How did we change economically?
- How is language used and why did we develop it?
- What did ancient societies look like?
- What values might they have had?
Students interested in pursuing the Anthropology major can complete the following courses toward the Social Science requirement and/or electives in the AAOT (recommended), AS, AGS or ASLA degrees. Admitted students may also log on to Navigate to start the process of building an academic plan based on this major and can notify an adviser for review.
|ANTH101||Introduction to Biological Anthropology (Course offered online)||4|
|ANTH102||Introduction to Archaeology and World Prehistory (Course offered online) (Cultural Literacy course)||4|
|ANTH103||Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (Cultural Literacy course)||4|
|ANTH180||Language and Culture (Course offered online) (Cultural Literacy course)||4|
ANTH101 Introduction to Biological Anthropology (Course offered online)
Biological anthropology covers four areas: genetic variation, primate paleontology, human evolution and modern human variation. Emphasis is placed on the fossil record and the interactions between biology, environment and culture in the evolution of the hominoid and human species as well as current genetic, environmental and cultural factors in contemporary human populations.
ANTH102 Introduction to Archaeology and World Prehistory (Course offered online) (Cultural Literacy course)
This class is an introduction to the study of archaeology. Class topics include a brief introduction to archaeological methods and an overview of world prehistory from the mammoth hunters to the earliest civilization.
ANTH103 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (Cultural Literacy course)
This class focuses on the anthropological concept of culture. Students learn how culture is studied while performing cross-cultural analyses of various aspects of culture such as religion, language, economy and technology. Emphasis is placed on understanding cultural differences.
ANTH180 Language and Culture (Course offered online) (Cultural Literacy course)
This course provides answers to these provocative questions by exploring the anthropological disciplines of descriptive, historical and ethno linguistics: How does language work? Where is it in the brain? How do children acquire it? How does language affect thought and our perception of the world? How is our language different from that of other animals? How did human language evolve and develop throughout history?.
Course offered online
Cultural Literacy course