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Anthropology Program

The anthropology program at Centralia College is designed for students wishing to transfer to a four-year college or university. A student acquiring the Associate of Arts degree in anthropology will achieve a privileged understanding of the diversity of humans and human cultures past and present around the globe.

While preparing the student for further study and eventual employment in the field the program also is relevant for students preparing for a broad range of jobs which benefit from an international perspective and a cross-cultural understanding of peoples of the world, including education, health care, communications, travel, the arts and business.

For additional information concerning the anthropology major feel free to consult the anthropology faculty advisor.

Dr. van Alstyne received his D.Phil. in Socio Cultural Anthropology from the University of Oxford. His fieldwork was carried out among the Chinyanja peoples of Malawi, Central Africa where he studied their traditions of oral poetics.