Anthropology

Anthropology

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480-461-7060

This program is part of the Cultural Science Department.

Ancient Egyptian mummies and hieroglyphics. Thousands of miles of Roman aqueducts. The Bunlap people’s tower diving ritual. Million-year-old pre-human hominid fossils. The still-unsurpassed precision of the ancient Mayan calendar. These are only a few examples of the kinds of things Anthropologists study.

Anthropology is the study of humanity. It is a broad and diverse discipline that examines the origin, behavior, and development of humans and what it means to be human in the cultural, biological, and historical sense.

In the MCC Anthropology program, you’ll learn about who you are as a participant in a culture, where and when human life arose, and how you fit into nature. You’ll learn what we humans share in the ways we behave and the ways we’ve come to play such a major role in the world. You’ll examine what past societies and civilizations were like, what drives us to war, how religion is shaped differently across different societies, and how unequal distribution of resources and wealth within societies can impact those societies.

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Associate in Arts Arizona State University Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology

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Before signing up for classes, you’ll want to meet with an academic advisor. Together, you’ll lay out a program and career path that suits you best. This step is essential to your academic success.

Advising for the Anthropology program is available through the Cultural Science department. You can also contact Academic Advisement for general advising. Both will help you determine the exact courses you need to get the education you’re looking for.