Journey Into The Human Experience

Humans developing a sense of identity and individuality. Assimilating into the cultures around us. Finding solutions to contemporary social problems. Where does one begin to explore such issues? The Anthropology Department at City College of San Francisco.

Join us as we challenge our views of humanity and delve into the rich and complicated customs, traditions, and value systems around the world. It’s all about diversity, cultural patterns and practices – from the exotic to the outrageous to the strangely familiar. Through understanding, gain a cross-cultural perspective.

Anthropology Course Schedule

Anthropology Faculty

Amato, Jessica (Adjunct Instructor, B.A. (summa cum laude), The University of Florida and M.A., Ph.D., Michigan State University. Research interests: Latin American and Caribbean studies, island economies, political ecology of water conservation; anthropology of tourism and tourists; transnational social movements and political advocacy groups, NGOs and the role of the State, medical anthropology (specifically medical tourism and trafficking), gender, sexuality, and global tourism. Courses Taught: ANTH 3)

Kennedy, Matthew (Full-Time Instructor, B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, M.A., University of California, Davis. Research Interests: Film and culture, gender, ritual. Courses taught: ANTH 2, 3, 3AC, 5, 8, and 20. Professional Activities: co-contributor, Strategies for Teaching Anthropology, first and fourth editions; author of three biographies in film history.)

Lass, Barbara (Full-Time Instructor, B.A., University of South Dakota M.A. and Ph.D., University of Minnesota. Research Interests: Archaeology, Hawaii and Pacific Islands. Courses Taught: ANTH 2, 3, 12, 25. Professional Activities: Archaeological fieldwork in Midwest and Hawaii, publications and conference papers)

Murray, Theresa (Adjunct Instructor. Courses Taught: ANTH 4)

Torres, Edgar (Full-Time Instructor and Department Chair in Latin American and Latino/a American Studies, A.A., City College of San Francisco, A.B., M.A., C.P.I.L., University of California, Berkeley)