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
Meet Tina KlaysmatTina KlaysmatAllied Health & NursingAS Exercise Science
“I chose ARCC because it is close to home, affordable, and they have a lot to offer in terms of classes and Transfer Pathways.”
Meet Logan DouglasLogan DouglasArts & CommunicationAFA Theatre
“I think the best aspect of Anoka-Ramsey is the people. Everyone here, staff and students alike, feels super down to earth, and I'm never too scared or nervous to engage in conversation with them… We all help each other with our problems and I think that's one of my biggest reasons I'm glad I came here.”
Meet Madison RoweMadison RoweInformation SystemsAS Computer Science
“I was nervous about my decision to come to Anoka-Ramsey because of the stigma of community colleges, but it was the right decision for me.”