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Why Choose Anthropology at PPCC?

Anthropology is the study of humanity - our society, cultures, and behavior. Students that start their academic careers at PPCC can move on to careers in research, academia, and the private sector.

What will I study?

PPCC Anthropology students study biology, prehistory, and the culture of human society. Along with developing an understanding of cultural history, you will also review the behavior of human societies past and present.

Students pursing anthropology will:

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of cultures and the intricacies of human life.
  • Discover the origins of the human experience.
  • Develop the ability to understand different cultures, and societies
  • Explore biological and linguistic diversity, prehistory, marriage, family, and politics.

Example Classes I Might Take

Studies human cultural patterns and learned behavior. Includes linguistics, social and political organization, religion, culture and personality, culture change, and applied anthropology.
Studies analytical methods in archaeological research including those employed in the field and in the laboratory. This course utilizes practical exercises to illustrate theoretical principles of archaeology, including methods of archaeological survey, excavation, artifact analysis, collection strategies, mapping strategies, and field interpretation.
Studies the basic principles of forensic anthropology, an applied field within the discipline of physical anthropology. Includes the study of the human skeleton, practical application of physical anthropology and archaeology, and judicial procedure, as they relate to the identification of human remains within a medico-legal context.

What does Anthropology do for humanity?

“The purpose of anthropology is to make the world safe for human differences.”

- Ruth Benedict (American Anthropologist and Scholar)

Program Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes (PLO) are competencies with which students will be proficient at the completion of an academic program. Program Learning Outcomes link with course learning outcomes and competencies.

Program Learning Outcomes

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