Applied anthropology focuses on the use of anthropological theories, perspectives and data-gathering methods in real-world contexts of practice or problem-solving. This 1-unit course provides students with the opportunity to learn and apply field methods from the sub-discipline of applied archaeology to problems found in their own communities. Students will learn how to identify a research topic, write a proposal and project plan with specific milestones and deliverables, carry out research with the most appropriate field methodologies of applied research, and produce a "product" at the end of the course. Projects for this course will be in one of the major arenas of applied archaeology, including: cultural resource management (CRM), historic preservation, museum studies, preservation law and ethics, and students will utilize field methodologies unique to applied archaeology.
- Hours: 1 hour lecture per week. 12 hours total per quarter. (12 hours total per quarter.)
Information regarding how this course is applied toward CSU GE/Breadth or IGETC certification is available at:
Foothill Transfer GE Guide
For more information about the online anthropology degree, see foothill.edu/onlinelearning/students/aa_courses/aa_anthropology.html