Anthropology is a holistic discipline, which means that anthropologists study all aspects of humans and our behavior.

The field of Anthropology has been broken up into four main subfields: Cultural Anthropology, Physical Anthropology, Archaeology, and Linguistics. Cultural Anthropology is concerned with the study of human culture and its variations across time and space. Physical Anthropologists aim to study our species from a biological perspective – examining our DNA, relationship to our closest animal relatives, the primates, and the fossil evidence of our earliest human ancestors. Archaeology is the study of our past, focused specifically on reconstructing past behavior by looking at objects used by past people. Linguistic Anthropologists study human language and communication.
The Sacramento City College Anthropology Department offers classes in all four fields:

  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Physical Anthropology
  • Linguistic Anthropology
  • Archaeology

Anthropology Program of Study

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    Anthropology AA

    Associate in Arts Degree
    Program Information
    Anthropology majors are encouraged to participate in community activities, archaeological internships, Sacramento Zoo activities, and to attend relevant guest lectures.

    Career Opportunities
    The Anthropology major is designed… MORE >>

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    Anthropology AA-T

    Associate in Arts for Transfer Degree
    Program Information
    Anthropology is the study of humans. Anthropologists study our species throughout time, focusing on our diverse modern culture and cultural adaptations, our biological… MORE >>