Free Online Anthropology (General) Courses from Top Universities

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Find out essential details of general anthropology courses offered free from some top schools. Get an overview of these courses that cover culture, media studies and art as they relate to anthropology
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Free General Anthropology Courses

General anthropology covers a wide range of topics, including human and animal cultures, evolution and ecologies. Several free courses are available online from college and universities.

Utah State University

Utah State University offers a free course in cultural anthropology. Taught by Professor Richley Crapo, the course includes quizzes that align with the Cultural Anthropology: Understanding Ourselves and Others (5th Edition) texbook, which needs to be purchased separately. Topics of the course include culture's relation to biology, personality, religion, language and politics.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MIT's available OpenCourseWare courses in anthropology include topics in technology, archaeology, interpersonal and organizational power, anthropological theory, and photography. Typically consisting of textual readings, you may need to purchase additional reading materials to complete a course. Assignments, projects and labs are offered for several that you can complete on your own.

Free Online Courses at a Glance

Course & School Program Level Format Assignments Quizzes & Exams Downloadable
Cultural Anthropology course from Utah State University Undergraduate Text No Yes No
Cultures of Computing course from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Undergraduate Text Yes No Yes
The Human Past: Introduction to Archaeology course from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Undergraduate Text Yes No Yes
Power: Interpersonal, Organizational and Global Dimensions course at Massachusetts Institute of Technology Undergraduate Text Yes Yes Yes
Anthropological Theory course from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Undergraduate Text No No Yes
Photography and Truth course from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Undergraduate Text Yes No Yes

Popular Schools

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    1. Columbia Southern University

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    Master's
      • MBA - General
      • MBA - General
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    2. Regent University

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    Master's
      • M.A. in Government
      • M.A. in Government
    Bachelor's
      • B.A. in Government - American Government and Politics
      • B.A. in Government - American Government and Politics
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    3. Colorado State University Global

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BS - Interdisciplinary Professional Studies
      • BS - Interdisciplinary Professional Studies
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    4. Florida Tech

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    Associate's
      • AA in Liberal Arts
      • AA in Liberal Arts
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    5. Brenau University

    Program Options

    Associate's
      • Associate of Arts - Liberal Studies
      • Associate of Arts - Liberal Studies
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    6. Liberty University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • JM: International Legal Studies
      • MS: Political Science
      • MA: Interdisciplinary Studies
    Bachelor's
      • BS: Interdisciplinary Studies
      • BS: Political Science
    Associate's
      • AA: Interdisciplinary Studies
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    7. Keiser University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • B.A. - Political Science
    Associate's
      • Associate of Arts in General Studies
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    8. Central Christian College of Kansas

    Program Options

    Associate's
      • Associate of Arts
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    9. Purdue University Global

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BS in Liberal Studies Leadership
      • Bachelor: Liberal Studies
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    10. Saint Leo University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BA: Sociology
      • BA: Sociology - Applied & Clinical
      • BA: Sociology - Diversity & Inequality
      • BA: Liberal Studies
    Associate's
      • AA: Liberal Arts

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Columbia Southern University

  • MBA - General

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Regent University

  • M.A. in Government
  • B.A. in Government - American Government and Politics

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Colorado State University Global

  • BS - Interdisciplinary Professional Studies

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Florida Tech

  • AA in Liberal Arts

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Brenau University

  • Associate of Arts - Liberal Studies

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Liberty University

  • JM: International Legal Studies
  • BS: Interdisciplinary Studies
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Keiser University

  • B.A. - Political Science
  • Associate of Arts in General Studies

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Central Christian College of Kansas

  • Associate of Arts

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