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Study Anthropology

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Anthropology Courses

Study Humans and Culture

Anthropology is the study of humans. More specifically, human groups and culture. Take courses that satisfy UC and Cal State transfer requirements. Examine the theories of human origin, and how societies develop.

Note: Mission College does not offer an AS/AA degree or Certificate of Achievement in Anthropology.


Courses to Consider

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Physical Anthropology (ANT 001)

Issues and topics include genetics, evolutionary theory, human variation, and biocultural adaptations, and fossil evidence for human evolution.


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Intro to Cultural Geography (GEO 002)

Explore how anthropologists study and compare human culture. Ethnographic case studies are introduced.


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Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion (ANT 005)

A cross-cultural study of beliefs and practices dealing with the supernatural. Study ritual, totems, magic, witchcraft, and pantheism.


Cave drawings by early humans.Intro to Archeology (ANT 002)

A discussion of archaeological research, dating techniques; methods of survey, excavation, analysis, and interpretation, cultural resource management; professional ethics, and selected cultural sequences.



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Related Programs

Subjects under the umbrella of Anthropology include linguistics, cultural studies, History, Economics, Sociology, and other related social sciences.


Career Outlook
Skills Needed
  • Project management
  • Research skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Cross-cultural communication
  • Community organization skills
  • Writing ability
Select Jobs in the Field
  • Anthropologist
  • Archaeology Technologist
  • Archaeologist
  • Environmental Impact Analyst
  • Transcultural Nursing
  • Transcultural Health-Care Worker
  • Instructor
  • Museum Curator
  • Population Analyst