Anthropology is the study of humanity from our earliest beginnings millions of years ago to our contemporary societies. Anthropologists seek to understand humans from biological, historical, and sociocultural perspectives.
Accordingly, anthropologists study everything related to being human. Anthropology is a multicultural discipline that promotes respect for all cultures and peoples in the world, past and present.
Anthropology has four main sub-fields: Cultural Anthropology; Archaeology; Physical Anthropology; and Linguistic Anthropology. Shasta College offers Anthropology Classes in three of the four sub-fields: Archaeology, Cultural Anthropology, and Physical Anthropology.
Many Shasta College students take anthropology courses because the classes fulfill basic requirements for completing an associate degree or for transferring to another institution.
For more information, contact the ACSS Division.