Anthropology is the study of human beings - all people who have ever lived in any place or time on earth, from our earliest ancestors to contemporary populations. As an academic discipline, it focuses on the origin, evolution, and interaction of human biology and culture. Anthropology is traditionally divided into four subfields of specialization: physical anthropology - the study of all aspects of our biology, past and present; cultural anthropology - the study of the learned and shared beliefs and behavior of living peoples; anthropological linguistics - the study of language and its origins; and archaeology - the study of ancient human cultures.

At SRJC we offer a wide range of courses to provide a broad background in anthropology, from introductory courses in physical anthropology, cultural anthropology, and archaeology, to courses that deal with specific topics and culture areas. See the College Catalog for details.  

SRJC offers an AA Degree and an AA for Transfer (AA-T) Degree with a major in Anthropology. The majors provide a basic foundation for transfer into anthropology majors at the university level.

Course Schedules

Summer 2024 (Coming Soon)

Course Outlines

ANTHRO 1      Biological Anthropology
ANTHRO 1L    Biological Anthropology Lab
ANTHRO 2      Cultural Anthropology
ANTHRO 3      Introduction to Archaeology
ANTHRO 4      Ancient Peoples and Society
ANTHRO 5      The Anthropology of Language, Communication, and Culture
ANTHRO 19    Forensic Anthropology
ANTHRO 21    American Folklore and Folklife
ANTHRO 30    Anthropology of Globalization
ANTHRO 31    Mesoamerican Origins of Latino Culture
ANTHRO 32    Native Cultures of North America
ANTHRO 34    Native Cultures of California
ANTHRO 42    Cannabis and Culture
ANTHRO 43    Native American Art and Culture

For past course outlines, visit SRJC Course Outlines.