Students of anthropology study societies and civilizations across time, around the world. They use scientific skills to better understand the human condition, examining human culture, biology and evolution, music, art and the remains of past civilizations.
Who We Are
Anthropology is the study of humanity through time and space. Anthropology is a holistic discipline — we look at the whole of the human condition including culture, human biology and evolution, music, art, and the cultural remains of peoples past. There are four sub-disciplines in the field of anthropology — cultural anthropology, biological anthropology, linguistics and archaeology. As a science, each of these sub-disciplines uses the skill set of any scientist which includes observing natural/cultural phenomena, employing research methodologies, creating and testing hypotheses, applying theories, and developing vast datasets.
Meet Lisa Becker, PhD
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Biological Anthropology, Indiana University; Master of Arts (MA) in Biological Anthropology, Indiana University; Master of Science (MS) in Anthropology, Minnesota State University Mankato; Bachelor of Science (BS) in Anthropology/Social Studies, Minnesota State University Mankato
Courses We Offer
The Anthropology Department does not offer a degree, but does offer four courses Principles of Archaeology, Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, Introduction to Physical Anthropology and Environmental Anthropology.
Certain Anthropology courses at Anoka-Ramsey satisfy Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) requirements.
Meet Our Students and Alumni
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"Having taken creative writing classes at Anoka- Ramsey, I can honestly say that talent alone isn’t enough, no matter how talented. There’s so much I didn’t know. I’ve also learned that part of writing is having a network. You’ll never meet half the people you should without going to school."
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"The instructors who teach in the Exercise Science program are the best. They make the learning experience fun and simple to understand, and they're always available to help, even if it is not directly related to the program."
Meet Hans BoyumHans BoyumMnTCAssociate in Arts
"I think that Anoka Ramsey is a great college for anyone looking to start a college education."