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The Anthropology Department at Monterey Peninsula College is committed to the study of the human experience. The Department’s primary mission is to develop learning communities that examine the intersections of interdisciplinary dialogue. To that end, course offerings address issues in the areas of human nature and tradition, our human heritage, trends in global society, and the advances of a single political economy. With this dynamic approach, students and faculty are encouraged to foster the brand of local examination that is required of an informed global citizen. The Department’s central objective is to ultimately prepare students for life at a four-year institution by developing a curriculum that supports diverse course offerings, programming, and cooperation with our local and transnational communities.

The courses offered by the Anthropology Department introduce students to the fields of archaeology, biological anthropology, and cultural anthropology. These courses may be taken to satisfy General Education requirements or to fulfill the requirement to transfer with a declared major in anthropology.

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