Anthropology and Psychology Department

Anthropology is the scientific exploration of the origin, the behavior, and the physical, social, and cultural development of humans. It seeks answers to the illusive question of what it means to be human. Anthropology includes four broad fields of study: cultual anthropology, linguistics, physical anthropology and archaeology.

Psychology is the science that deals with mental processes and behavior. The goal of understanding why we behave and feel as we do is a quest that continues to dominate scientific and social debate. Psychologists study questions that are inherently fascinating such as:

  • Why are some people shy and others outgoing and agressive?
  • Why are some forms of deviant behaviors termed mental illness and others termed eccentric or even genius?
  • How are cognitive processes affected by racial, ethnic and gender-based prejudices?

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Students can choose from these courses to satisfy their general education core requirements, the Liberal Arts and Science associate in art or the Liberal Arts and Science associate in science degree program requirements.

Many students who are interested in studying anthroplogy and psychology will transfer to a four-year college or university to receive a bachelor's degree. Of note, MCC offers a psychology concentration in the Liberal Arts and Science degree program for students who wish to continue their study of psychology. By starting their course work at MCC, they are able to take advantage of the college's high quality instruction and more affordable tuition and fees. Students who are thinking of transferring are encouraged to meet with their academic advisors to discuss how MCC courses transfer to other institutions. More information on the transfer options available at MCC can be found in the Transfer Services portion of the web site.

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Jean Wynn, Professor
Department Chair

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Last Update: July 29 2013
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