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Anthropology

  • NameTitleLocationEmailPhone
    Joseph SmileyDean, Social & Behavioral SciTSSmiley.Joseph@spcollege.edu(727) 712-5851
    David LiebertChair, Social & Behavioral SciTSliebert.david@spcollege.edu712-5776
    Anja NormanChair, Social & Behavioral SciCLNorman.Anja@spcollege.edu(727) 791-2671
    Roberto LoureiroChair, Social & Behavioral SciSPLoureiro.Roberto@spcollege.edu(727) 341-3556
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  • Anthropology demands the open-mindedness with which one must look and listen, record in astonishment and wonder that which one would not have been able to guess.
    – Margaret Mead

    Explore the world’s past and present humans through physical, archaeological, linguistic and cultural study. Learn to use critical inquiry and analytical thinking to explore physical anthropology through human biology, archaeology, linguistics and culture.







  • Anthropology courses can help satisfy the general education requirements for an Associate in Arts transfer degree. You can find the requirements for about 250 university majors and track your progress toward completion through the A.A. transfer evaluation tool on Florida Virtual Campus.

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  • ANT 2000   Introduction to Anthropologycredits: 3

    This course is an introduction to the science of man and his culture, defining the branches of anthropology, its methods, and its relation and contribution to the other disciplines. Emphasis will be given to the universal and unique aspects of man's adaptation to his environment, and to his biological origins. This course partially satisfies the writing requirements outlined in the General Education Requirements.

    Prerequisite: (ENC 0025 and REA 0017) or EAP 1695 or appropriate score on the placement test

    ANT 2003   Survey of Anthropologycredits: 3

    This course is a survey of the broad field of anthropology and an explanation of selected contemporary problems. The origin of these problems and alternate solutions, derived from a cross-cultural approach, will be considered. This course partially satisfies the writing requirements outlined in the General Education Requirements.

    Prerequisite: (ENC 0025 and REA 0017) or EAP 1695 or appropriate score on the placement test

    ANT 2410   Cultural Anthropologycredits: 3

    This course is the study of the influence of culture on human behavior. The course deals with cultural variations and similarities in the areas of subsistence techniques and technology, family and kinship, social order and disorder, and world view. This course partially satisfies the writing requirements outlined in the General Education Requirements. Note: Study Abroad opportunities may apply to this course (http://www.spcollege.edu/studyabroad/).

    Prerequisite: (ENC 0025 and REA 0017) or EAP 1695 or appropriate score on the college placement test.

  • A liberal arts education with courses in anthropology can serve as the foundation for advanced degrees and professions such as law, education, historic preservation, museum field work, medicine, health and human services, media, or even research for agencies such as the Center for Disease Control, UNESCO and the World Health Organization.