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Anthropology is the study of humanity. Anthropology is distinguished from other disciplines by its emphasis on a holistic approach to the study of human behavior. Anthropologists consider culture, history, language, and biology essential for a complete understanding of humankind. The Anthropology program provides a wide variety of courses that range from general surveys to specialized topics. The program goes far beyond an emphasis on coverage and content; it is designed to teach students to think critically, and communicate effectively. Additionally, most core course requirements carry the General Education designation. This means that this program is also a vehicle for students to broaden their perspectives and deepen their understandings of the world around them.

Program Contacts

Administrative Assistant

Laura Rice
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Academic Administrative Building
Phone: 801-957-4307

Academic Advisor for Anthropology AA and AS

Alex Coulombe

For instruction on how to make an online appointment, please visit Academic Advising.

  • ANTH 1010 Culture & Human Experience(SS)
  • ANTH 1020 Human Origins: Evolution & Diversity(LS)
  • ANTH 1030 World Pre History (SS)
  • ANTH 1040 Language & Culture(SS)
  • Anth 1050 Evolution of Human Behavior
  • ANTH 1900 Special Studies
  • ANTH 2030 Intro to Archaeology (SS)
  • ANTH 2083 Primate Ecology & Ecosystems
  • ANTH 2120 Sacred Traditions (HU)
  • ANTH 2220 Intro to Forensic Anthropology
  • ANTH 2281 Primates (LS)
  • ANTH 2341 Fundamentals of Archaeology
  • ANTH 2530 Historical Archaeology (ID)
  • ANTH 2900 Special Topics
  • Anth 2930: Special Topics Anthropology Research and Methods
  • ANTH 2950 Archaeology Archive Internship
  • ANTH 2969 Cultural Resource Management

Associate of Arts Transfer Degree or Associate of Science Transfer Degree or Cultural Resource Management Certificate


Statement on Race & Racism

Anthropology, as a discipline, studies human variation. As stated by the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, “Our knowledge of human biology, variation, and history shows that race does not have roots in biology but in policies and practices of colonialism and oppression. This fact must be broadcast widely, loudly, and frequently until it is common knowledge. … it is on our shoulders to lead the way to a better future.” Please see the organization’s Open Letter to Our Community in Response to Police Brutality Against African-Americans and a Call to Antiracist Action.

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