Anthropology is the study of humankind.  

Biological anthropology offers a scientific approach to better understanding the human condition by investigating contemporary human variation, bio-cultural interactions, and sixty-five million years of primate and human evolution.

Archaeology is a survey of human world prehistory, technological innovations, behavioral and biological adaptations, from our earliest human ancestors through the rise of great civilizations. Topics covered include archaeological concepts, survey and excavation techniques, analysis and interpretation of data, dating techniques, research methods, and hypotheses of cultural change.

Cultural anthropology explores the differences and similarities in humans from the Yanomamo of the Amazon Jungle to the Amish of Pennsylvania.

Anthropology prepares students to understand and work with people from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds. It provides a solid foundation for careers in international relations, social service, and teaching. It is also useful for pre-legal and pre-medical students.

For details and course requirements see:
Anthropology - Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer (Online Catalog)

Anthropology Field Trip Fort Rock
Field trip to Fort Rock Cave, Oregon

For additional information about the Anthropology program, please contact:

Amy Harper, Professor of Anthropology

Michel Waller, Associate Professor of Anthropology
541-383-7701, ext. 2619