The Department of Anthropology at Foothill College turns
the traditional classroom inside out by emphasizing experiential learning. We offer
an excellent range of courses that expose students to all facets of anthropology,
including cultural anthropology, archaeology, human evolution, forensics, medical
anthropology, magic and religion, lost civilizations, and modern and ancient cultures
of California and the world. Our faculty prepare students for anthropology majors
in 4-year institutions and entrance into graduate school. We conduct many anthropology
field programs, direct independent study projects, teach honor's sections, and give
students the ability to apply what they learn in the community around them. Undergraduate
students can earn an AA and various Certificates in areas of specialization (see
Majors and Transfers).
Continuing students preparing for graduate schools are urged to become Research Associates
by taking classes and staffing the various international research programs and the
Center for Applied Anthropology.
Silicon Valley is the hub of global technology change and its people are in the business of redefining traditional cultural barriers with technology. As the world increasingly becomes integrated it is important that we understand ourselves and others from an anthropological perspective. Employers look to see that you have developed the tools necessary to compete in the world today. You are the next generation of anthropology students, those that understand the new world in which we live and use that knowledge to improve our way of life.
What can someone do with an Anthropology major? Download the Major in Anthropology (pdf) document to learn what you can do.
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