What can Anthropology teach me?
When you enroll in the Anthropology program at Columbia Basin College (CBC), you’ll study humans in the past and present day to gain an understanding of human behavior patterns and a wider perspective on the world. Anthropologists strive to understand humans from a cultural and biological perspective. A central concern of today’s anthropologists is applying their knowledge to find solutions to human problems.
"I took an interest in anthropology after I found out about it through the courses and programs list. I am interested in studying human behavior, so I signed up. I was surprised to learn that there are many sub-fields of anthropology and even more careers that branch from it. Out of all the courses I’ve taken at CBC so far Dr. Taff’s biological anthropology course has been my favorite."
Anthropology is typically divided into four categories:
- Sociocultural Anthropology
- Biological/Physical Anthropology
- Linguistic Anthropology
Anthropologists often integrate the perspectives of several of these areas into their research, teaching and professional lives. When you enroll in Anthropology classes at CBC, you’ll develop an understanding of human biological and sociocultural evolution through writing, research and critical thinking.
“The CBC Anthropology department is good at helping students understand and study human variation. Dr. Taff helps students learn to look at questions from multiple perspectives and how to view things from an unbiased perspective. The classes are very engaging and informative even if you aren’t majoring in Anthropology.”