Anthropology Cultural Studies

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Anthropology is the study of humankind in all times and places, which is a broad field of study, from human evolution to the future of humanity.  There is a  diversity of world cultures, yet there are similarity explained by anthropology.  For example all cultures have kinship groups, religion, and art.   

Curriculum Guides

2018-2020 Curriculum Guides: Students who enrolled in their program prior to Fall 2020 should use should use the following Curriculum Guide. 

Associate in Arts Degree - Emphasis of Study
2018-2020 Anthropology

2020-2022 Curriculum Guides: Newly admitted or returning re-admitted students for Fall 2020 or later should use the following Curriculum Guide.

Associate in Arts Degree - Emphasis of Study
2020-2022 Anthropology

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Students Preparing to Transfer

Barton Community College's Anthropology curriculum is designed to provide the general education requirement and core Anthropology courses for students who plan to transfer to a four year college or university to complete a bachelor's degree in Anthropology. In addition to a introductory Cultural Anthropology course, we offer a variety of elective courses including World and Regional Geography, Physical Geography, Ceramics and Death & Dying. Electives must meet the requirements of your transferring institution. Students should coordinate with their advisor for transfer requirements.


Opportunities for involvement are available in professional organizations like the American Anthropological Association.

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