News Release


Cerro Coso has Openings in Anthropology Classes This Fall

August 1, 2012

Cerro Coso Community College has openings in two Anthropology classes being offered at the Ridgecrest campus this fall. For those interested in "who we are and how we came to be that way", Sarah King will instruct courses in Cultural Anthropology and Physical Anthropology.

ANTH C111 – Cultural Anthropology will analyze social and cultural factors of human behavior in the recent past and present. Students will compare and contrast cultural traditions, practices, and beliefs, and discuss the associated environmental and social factors that shape human cultures. The class will meet on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 10:55 a.m. The registration fee is $138 plus the cost of the book.

ANTH C121 – Physical Anthropology will examine humans as biological organisms from an evolutionary perspective. Areas covered include concepts, methods, findings, and issues in the study of the order primates, including relationships between fossil monkeys, apes and humans, and significance of genetic diversity between modern populations. This class will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:30 to 10:55 a.m. The registration fee is $138 plus the cost of the book.

Anthropology is a fascinating study of human culture throughout history. The material is intellectually exciting, and the course of study provides global information and thinking skills critical to succeeding in today's workplace.

Fall classes at Cerro Coso begin August 20, 2012. For complete registration and course information visit us on the web at or contact the college counseling department at (760) 384-6219.


Natalie Dorrell, Public Information (760) 384-6260