Welcome to Anthropology

Anthropology is the study of the human species, its relatives and antecedents, everywhere and throughout time. As a discipline, it includes social sciences, biological sciences, earth sciences, and health sciences. It is often presented as a set of sub-disciplines: cultural anthropology, linguisticanthropology, physical anthropology, and archaeology. The goal of anthropology is to answer the question, “What is humankind?” from a biological, prehistoric, and behavioral perspective. As such, anthropology involves the study of people, their origins, their biological variations and characteristics, their languages and cultural patterns, their social structures and institutions, and their adaptation to their environment.

Catalog information for Anthropology

Is an anthropology major for me?

  • You are curious about diverse cultures and societies in the world. 
  • You're intrigued by the history of ancient societies and culture and would like to preserve this history. 
  • You enjoy people and observing social interaction. 
  • You're interested in conducting research.
  • You want to learn new languages.
  • You enjoy traveling and want to work outdoors.
  • You are interested in studying how biological traits developed in humans and our relatives.
  • You are interested in learning more about the behavior of primates.
  • You want to learn more about Forensic Sciences and the human skeleton.

Why FRC?

Feather River College offers a range of anthropology courses from experts in the field. Many are offered in the online format. If you are interested in pursing an online degree, these courses are for you! 

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Anthropology program coursework, students will be able to:

  1. Describe the interrelated sub-disciplines of cultural anthropology, biological anthropology, linguistics, and archaeology.
  2. Discuss the evolution of the human species and its antecedents and their relationships to other non-human primates.
  3. Analyze the processes that lead to cross-cultural differences.