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ayarchin@gwc.cccd.edu
714-892-7711 x58125

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Anthropology

Anthropology is study of workings of societies around the world and long-term development of the human organism.

The Associate in Arts in Anthropology for Transfer degree focuses on a critical and holistic analysis of humankind, their many cultural adaptations, both globally and throughout time, and the vast diversity that humankind exhibits, both past and present. Students in the Anthropology Transfer program will gain a basic, though in-depth, understanding of the
various fields and sub-fields of anthropology, as well as the theoretical underpinnings of this holistic discipline.

Students will engage in courses such as Cultural Anthropology; Physical Anthropology; Archaeology; Magic, Witchcraft and Religion; Racial and Ethnic Relations in America; among others. After earning the AA transfer degree, students will be prepared to continue on for a baccalaureate degree in Anthropology.

ASSOCIATE IN ARTS IN ANTHROPOLOGY FOR TRANSFER DEGREE

Faculty and Contacts

CULTURE AND LIBERAL ARTS DEPARTMENT

Chair: David W. Moore
Professor, History
B.A. (Honors), University of Greenwich, London England; M.A. University of Newcastle upon Tyne, England; further graduate study: University of Northumbria; University of Newcastle upon Tyne, England.
dmoore@gwc.cccd.edu (714) 892-7711 x58264
Office ADM 228

Anthropology

Leah Walden-Hurtgen
Instructor, Anthropology
A.A. Miami-Dade College; B.A., Florida Atlantic University; M.A., California State University Fullerton
lwalden-hurtgen@gwc.cccd.edu, (714) 892-7711 x 52142
Office ADM 216

Part-time faculty:

  • Andrea Kaine Fini
  • Teri Humphrys
  • Mariela Mendoza
  • Eric Paison