The Anthropology Department offers a wide range of courses where you will learn about people: who we are, where we come from, and where we may be going. Our courses and program promote awareness and appreciation for cultural diversity, as well as an eye toward what unites us as a human species. 

We usually offer courses online, in Watsonville, and in Aptos. This semester we hope you will join us online!

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Resources for Anthropology Students

Anthropology Tutoring

The College provides anthropology tutoring at no additional cost to students! Our tutors are successful students trained to help you. Tutoring is being offered online.

Have questions about degree requirements and transfer?

Academic Counselors are here to help! Services are being provided remotely.

I knew nothing about Anthropology when I walked into that first Archeology Course, but I found a deeply caring, compassionate and driven career archeologist in Dustin McKenzie [the instructor].
Daniel D (Anthropology major who successfully transferred to a UC)
The Anthropology Program

By combining a number of subfields (biological anthropology, cultural anthropology, archaeology, linguistics, and applied anthropology), anthropology bridges the natural sciences, the social sciences, and the humanities. Anthropology majors learn a broad comparative approach to the study of humanity the world over, both past and present. 

Some of our courses deal with the biological origins, evolution, and variations of humankind; others examine how we "know" about the distant human past; while others focus on the comparative study of contemporary world cultures. The department offers courses that satisfy degree and transfer requirements in the social, behavioral, and life sciences.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

After completing the Anthropology Program, students will be able to:

  • critically analyze theories of human behavior and cultural change using the anthropological perspective, an holistic approach to observing humans as beings integrated by biology, culture, and language throughout time and space.
  • access, evaluate, and synthesize various forms of anthropological literature and data including material culture, ethnographic data, and human and nonhuman primate anatomy.
  • apply quantitative and qualitative methods and perspectives to analysis of anthropological materials and research questions.
  • communicate and present anthropological knowledge and the results of anthropological research to different audiences.
You can do a lot with a degree in anthropology!
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Meet Our Faculty!

We are here to support you on your educational journey.

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Tori Bianchi
Anthropology Faculty
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Shannon Camacho
Anthropology Faculty
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Heather Claussen
Anthropology Faculty
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Jim Funaro
Anthropology Faculty
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Ana Lucia Gonzalez
Anthropology Faculty
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Dustin K McKenzie
Anthropology Faculty, Anthropology Department Chair
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Rachel K Mitchell
Anthropology Faculty
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Shankari Patel
Anthropology Faculty
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Jay Reti
Anthropology Faculty
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Beth Roselyn
Anthropology Faculty
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Daniel Allen Solomon
Anthropology Faculty
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Liz Soluri
Anthropology Faculty, Faculty Lead for Guided Pathways
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Kristin J Wilson
Anthropology Faculty, Women's Studies Faculty
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