Anthropology at Red Rocks Community College
Anthropology is the study of all aspects of human life and culture. The science examines such topics as how people live, what they think, what they produce and how they interact with their environments. Anthropologists try to understand the full range of human diversity as well as what all people share in common. Anthropologists ask such basic questions as: When, where, and how did humans evolve? How do people adapt to different environments? How have societies developed and changed from the ancient past to the present? Answers to these questions can help us understand what it means to be human. They can also help us to learn ways to meet the present-day needs of people all over the world and to plan how we might live in the future.
Much of the work of anthropologists is based on three key concepts: society, culture, and evolution. Together, these concepts constitute the primary ways in which anthropologists describe, explain and understand human life.
At Red Rocks Community College we offer courses that transfer to Colorado’s state colleges and universities, leading to an Associate of Arts degree.
Anthropology is located at the Lakewood campus. We are always available during regular business hours.