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Anthropology Program

ANTHROPOLOGY

Anthropology is an ambitious intellectual venture that examines the origin, development and organization of humans from both a biological and behavioral perspective.  As such, Anthropology is arguably the most comprehensive discipline to examine the framework of human existence.  At Santa Monica College, we are committed to developing an Anthropology Program that not only introduces non-majors to the enormous breadth of anthropological inquiry, but also prepares interested students for a career within the academic discipline.  We believe that our diversified department provides the needed foundation to achieve this goal. In fact, Santa Monica College is recognized throughout the academic community as a leader in anthropological instruction.  

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS WITHIN ANTHROPOLOGY

Archaeology
Cultural Anthropology
Linguistic Anthropology
Physical Anthropology 

DEGREES AND CERTIFICATES

We are in the process of reinstating the Associates Degree in Anthropology

CAREER OPTIONS (This list is not comprehensive.) 

University Professor                         Museum Curator

Cultural Resource Management         Forensic Anthropologist

Linguist                                          Peace Corp

Public Health                                   Public Relations

International Law and Policy             Primatologist

Geneticist                                       Evolutionary Biologist

Applied Anthropology

    -Human Resource Development

    -AIDS Awareness

FACULTY

FULL-TIME​ DISCIPLINE ​CONTACT INFO
Janice Austin ​Physical Anthropology

​310-434-4727

Suellen ​Gauld ​Physical Anthropology

​310-434-4085

​Brandon Lewis ​Archaeology

​310-434-4087

​Eric Minzenberg ​Cultural Anthropology

​310-434-4367

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​PART-TIME​ DISCIPLINE ​CONTACT INFO
Janie Aydin, PhD Cultural Anthropology​ jaynieaydin@gmail.com
John Denman Cultural Anthropology​​ johndenman@socal.rr.com
​Thomas Flamson ​Physical Anthropology  flamson_thomas@smc.edu
​Gillian Grebler, MA Cultural Anthropology​​ grebler_gillian@smc.edu
​Gabrielle Kohpahl, PhD ​Cultural Anthropology​ kohpahl_gabriele@smc.edu
​Tabby Mulryan, MA  ​Cultural Anthropology​ tmulryan@ucla.edu
​Siamak Naficy, MA  ​Physical Anthropology  naficy_siamak@smc.edu
Sohini Ray, PhD ​Linguistic Anthropology  ray_sohini@smc.edu
​Erna Toback, PhD ​Physical Anthropology toback_erna@smc.edu
Wallace Zane, PhD    ​Cultural Anthropology zane_wallace@smc.edu

PROGRAM LEVEL OUTCOMES

Upon completion of Anthropology classes:
1. Students will organize the cultural, historical, and biological aspects of humanness into an integrated perspective of humans as unique and adapted bio-cultural animals.

2. Students will use key concepts, methodologies and developments in anthropology to recognize, describe, evaluate and analyze various aspects of human behavior.

COURSES OFFERED IN ANTHROPOLOGY All classes meet IGETC and GE transfer requirements.  Courses are not sequential; there are no prerequisites.

Anthropology 1: Physical Anthropology
Anthropology 2: Cultural Anthropology
Anthropology 3: World Archaeology
Anthropology 4: Methods of Archaeology
Anthropology 5: Physical Anthropology with a Lab
Anthropology 7: Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology
Anthropology 9: Paleoanthropology
Anthropology 14: Sex, Gender and Culture
Anthropology 20: Traditional Peoples and Culture of Africa
Anthropology 21: Peoples and Power in Latin America
Anthropology 22: Magic, Religion and Witchcraft
Anthropology 35: Archaeological Field Studies in Latin America

OTHER RESOURCES

Anthropology Club
Global Council (Link for all Study Abroad Programs): www.smcglobal.org