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Heartland Community College

Anthropology Information

  • The famous anthropologist Ruth Benedict once shared "The purpose of anthropology is to make the world safe for human differences." Heartland's curriculum draws on global examples and focuses on the development of humans in relation to their physical and social environment. You'll explore the broad variations of cultural expressions as well as their common characteristics.
  • People with anthropology degrees include Michael Crichton (author of Jurassic Park), Tracy Chapman (singer-songwriter) and Stephen Riggio (CEO of Barnes and Noble). Courses offered are Introduction to Cultural Anthropology and Introduction to General Anthropology.
  • Studying anthropology provides you with the global information and thinking skills critical to succeeding in the 21st century in business, research, foreign language, teaching, advocacy and public service. With additional education and/or work experience, you may find employment as a(n):

    • Anthropologist
    • Archaeologist
    • Educator
    • Forensic Scientist
    • Management/Scientific Technical Consultant
    • Travel/Tourism Expert
  • Earn your Heartland degree and transfer to a four-year college or university:

    Associate in Arts - Concentration in Anthropology

    If you plan to complete the first two years of study at Heartland and then continue your studies as an anthropology major at a four-year institution in Illinois, the Associate in Arts (AA) or Associate in Science (AS) transfer preparation program is the path for you.

Contact Us

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Division Office

ICB 2000 & 2100
1500 W Raab Road
Normal, IL 61761
Phone: 309-268-8620
Fax: 309-268-7991
Email: LASS Office

Lynda Sinkiewich

Dean of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Carol Hahn

Associate Dean of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Debbie Chiaventone

ICB 2106
Phone: 309-268-8634