Jesus (Frank) Malaret, Dean
Program Contact: Bill Doonan
Counseling Liaison: Mary-Sue Allred
Anthropology majors are encouraged to participate in community activities, archaeological internships, Sacramento Zoo activities, and to attend relevant guest lectures.
The Anthropology major is designed to prepare students for further study in Anthropology leading to BA, MA, and/or PhD degrees. Anthropologists with graduate degrees teach at high schools, colleges, and graduate levels. Archaeologists manage cultural resources for State, Federal, and Private organizations. Physical Anthropologists work in Forensics and Primatology. Both Archaeologists and Cultural Anthropologists manage and coordinate museums and research facilities.
Recommended High School Preparation
Preparatory courses including history, English, mathematics, and foreign languages.
Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:
- demonstrate understanding of the processes of science, the scientific method, and the relationship between scientific research and established knowledge.
- clearly express self when writing or speaking about anthropology demonstrating knowledge of basic anthropological terminology and understanding major anthropological concepts.
- write essays explaining anthropological processes in clear and concise terms.
- demonstrate both content knowledge and test taking skills when completing essay, objective, and multiple choice exams.
- demonstrate content knowledge in the broad areas of anthropology, including evolution, culture, genetics, archaeology and human evolution.
- reach and express logical conclusions drawn on anthropological data.