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 Brooklynn UnderhillBrooklynn UnderhillNatural SciencesAS Biological Science
“The teachers here are great, they’re always willing to work with you, especially if you have a question on your homework. They will take the time to go over the material until you understand it even if you’re visiting three times a week. The Cambridge Campus is also a little more secluded while having an amazing natural environment around it that makes for a peaceful and productive learning environment.”
Meet Saeed SaeedSaeed SaeedAllied Health & NursingAS in Nursing
"Student support services and programs are great at Anoka-Ramsey. You can always find an answer to your question, and everyone is very friendly."
Meet Paige HansonPaige HansonMnTCAssociate in Arts
“I was hesitant about attending Anoka-Ramsey, because I was not sure if going to a community college would be the right fit for me. I was worried that I would regret the decision of going to a community college before a university, however, after two years spent at Anoka-Ramsey I do not regret my decision at all. Anoka-Ramsey has exceeded my expectations. The classes and professors are engaging and kind. There is an active student body, and I feel perfectly at home!”