Frequently Asked Questions
A: Feather River College is a small campus that offers personalized attention. Class sizes are small, faculty are readily available and accessible, and there are numerous student support and learning services. Anthropology students enjoy local resources and opportunities for field work. Students may transfer to four-year institutions, including CSU, Chico. The Quincy community hosts a vibrant arts culture and special events. There are volunteer opportunities off campus where students can gain experience and skills.
Anthropology is the study of human society, life, and culture. It answers questions about how people lived, what they thought, and how they interacted with their environment. This gives us an understanding of the world today, and how the future world may develop. This program introduces students to the study of anthropology and includes courses that are common to four-year institutions.
Skills you will acquire include:
- Effective communication: Learn how to convey your ideas effectively in writing and presentations.
- Critical thinking: This is the skill to look beyond the surface of issues to discover the "why." Build your analytical skills. Understand various perspectives on problems and identify opportunities and solutions.
- Conduct research: Learn both qualitative and quantitative research methods.
- Gain a diverse perspective: Learn about groups, cultures and societies through a global and historical perspective.
For more information, see the American Anthropological Association website: https://www.americananthro.org/AdvanceYourCareer/Content.aspx
A: Because of the skills you acquire while studying anthropology, employment opportunities are in a variety of areas. Today's anthropologists do not just work in exotic locations. Anthropologists can be found in a surprising array of fields and careers. Anthropologists work in corporations, all levels of government, educational institutions and non-profit associations. Anthropologists work in disaster areas, including Ground Zero in New York and the Gulf Coast in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina.
For more information, see the American Anthropological Association website: https://www.americananthro.org/AdvanceYourCareer/Content.aspx?ItemNumber=1778
A: Anthropology includes applied studies in a variety of fields. This may include cultural anthropology, archeology, etc. For most careers in these fields, a BA or graduate degree is needed.
A: The A.A.T. in Anthropology is structured so students can transfer seamlessly to a CSU anthropology program. It’s always important to look at the program requirements at each institution to make sure you are on track with your education plan. The general education curriculum offered at FRC is designed to transfer to most schools. Please speak with your advisor regarding the courses you have taken and courses that will be required at your chosen four-year institution.
A: Go to https://adegreewithaguarantee.com/Find-Your-Path to find out which CSU campuses offer a major or similar major related to the anthropology AA-T.
A: When you enroll in FRC, you will have an opportunity to declare your desired major. If you have already declared a major and would like to change your major to anthropology, please meet with an academic advisor.