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Photo for anthropologyIncrease your understanding of culture and its influence on people.

Through the study of anthropology, you will learn the importance of attention to detail, record keeping, observation, interviewing, critical analysis, and writing skills - abilities that easily transfer to a wide range of career areas.

The Social Sciences Program at TCC encourages students to investigate human existence from a variety of theoretical, methodological, and cross-cultural perspectives.

Contact Dr. Elizabeth Fortenbery Program Chair

Program Description
Social Science Offerings for Summer 2016
Social Science Offerings for Fall 2016

TCC offers courses that cover the first 2 years of a typical 4-year college anthropology program (college-level courses) as well as courses to develop skills needed for college-level courses.

Degree Option: Associate in Arts & Sciences degree
Social Science Offerings for Summer 2016

Social Science Offerings for Fall 2016

Program Planning

Recommended Class Schedule: We suggest the following schedule of classes for students who wish to major in anthropology and earn the Associate Degree in Arts & Sciences. Anthropology majors may use anthropology classes toward social science distribution requirements at most Washington state universities, as well as Seattle Pacific University and Pacific Lutheran University.

First Year

ANTH& 100, 205 or 206
ENGL& 101*
Humanities Distribution
P.E. Activity
ANTH&100, 205, 206 or 210$
ENGL& 102 or ENGL 103*
BIOL& 100
P.E. Activity
ANTH& 100, 204$, 205 or 207$
GEOL 101
SOC& 110 or PSYC& 100
P.E. Activity

Second Year

Social Science Dist.
MATH& 146
PHIL& 101
CHEM& 110
ANTH& 210$, 220*$, 237*$
BIOL& 241*
Humanities Distribution
ANTH& 204$, 207, 245$
BIOL& 242*
Humanities Distribution
  • Courses that have prerequisites are indicated by *.
  • The humanities and social science distribution courses must be chosen from the humanities and social science sections of the Approved Distribution Course List.
  • Offered only once a year indicated by $.
  • Bolded courses are required courses.

Approved Distribution Course List Dr Fortenbery with bones
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