The Mission of the JCCC Anthropology Department

The mission of the Department of Anthropology at Johnson County Community College is:

  • to utilize anthropology’s five sub-fields – archaeology, biological anthropology, cultural anthropology, linguistic anthropology, and medical anthropology – to introduce students to the core concepts of the field of anthropology;
  • to promote the acceptance of, respect for, and an understanding of diverse peoples, communities, and cultures through our courses and various community engagement endeavors;
  • to work with, foster positive relationships with, and address the needs of diverse peoples, communities, and cultures through the application of applied anthropological theories, perspectives, and methodologies;
  • to partner with other academic institutions and governmental and non-governmental agencies to address the needs of diverse peoples, communities, and cultures.