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Social & Behavioral Sciences: Associate in Arts in Anthropology for Transfer

The Associate in Arts in Anthropology for Transfer (AA-T in Anthropology) degree program has been developed to provide the student with a fundamental understanding of the field of Anthropology and its four main sub-fields: Cultural Anthropology, Physical Anthropology, Archaeology and Linguistics. Anthropology is the study of humans, both past and present. It is a holistic discipline, which means that anthropologists study the similarities and differences in human biological and cultural origins, evolution, adaptations and features across the globe throughout all of human history. From this wide perspective anthropology helps us to understand other peoples and thereby enables us to better understand ourselves. 

The Associate in Arts in Anthropology for Transfer (AA-T in Anthropology) degree meets the requirements of SB 1440 for Associate Degrees for Transfer (ADT). These degrees are intended to make it easier for students to transfer to California State University campuses, but do not exclude admittance to other colleges or universities.

To earn an Associate in Arts in Anthropology for Transfer (AA-T in Anthropology) degree a student must complete the following:

  • Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
    • The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education – Breadth Requirements.
    • A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
  • Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

ADTs also require that students must earn a C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis. A “P” (Pass) grade is not an acceptable grade for courses in the major.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate understanding of the processes of science, the scientific method, and the relationship between scientific research and established knowledge.
  2. Clearly express self when writing or speaking about anthropology demonstrating knowledge of basic anthropological terminology and understanding major anthropological concepts.
  3. Evaluate anthropological data, draw reasonable conclusions, recognize ethical implications of these conclusions and apply these conclusions to personal, community and scientific problems.
  4. Recognize and appreciate what it means to be human and how ethnographic, archaeological, and biological knowledge contribute to that understanding.
  5. Utilize appropriate fieldwork techniques for anthropology.

 

Required Core Courses Units
ANTH 102, Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3
ANTH 101, Introduction to Physical Anthropology 3
ANTH 140, Introduction to Archaeology 4
   
Required Electives A Units

Select 4 units from the following:

 
MATH 115, Statistics 4
   
Required Electives B Units
Select 3-5 units from the following:  
BIOL 201, 201L, General Human Anatomy 4
GEOG 205, Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 3
GEOL 101, Physical Geology and GEOL 101L, Physical Geology Lab 3 & 1
   

Required Electives C

 

Select 3 units from the following:

 
ANTH 101L, Physical Anthropology Lab 1
ANTH 103, Introduction to Prehistory 3
ANTH 112, Native North Americans 3

Except in cases of prerequisite requirement, it is not required that courses be taken in exactly this sequence; they are recommended in this order to facilitate success.

 

Recommended Plan of Study

 
First Semester Units
ANTH 101, Introduction to Physical Anthropology (CSU GE Area B2) 3
ANTH 101L, Physical Anthropology Lab  1
Course from GE requirement Area A1 3
Course from GE requirement Area C1 3
Course from GE requirement Area E 3
*Electives 2
  Total 15
   
Second Semester Units
ANTH 102, Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (CSU GE Area D1) 3
Required Elective B 3-5
Course from GE requirement Area A2 3
Course from GE requirement Area C2 3
Course from GE requirement Area C 3
  Total 15-17
   
Third Semester Units
MATH 115, Statistics (CSU GE Area B4) 4
ANTH 103, Introduction to Prehistory 3
ANTH 112, Native North Americans 3
Course from GE requirement Area A3 3
*Electives 2
  Total 15
   
Fourth Semester Units
ANTH 140, Introduction to Archaeology (CSU GE Area D1) 4
Course from GE requirement Area B1 3
Course from GE requirement Area D 3
Course from GE requirement Area D 3
*Electives 2
  Total 15
   
  Degree Total 60

*Electives should be taken from other courses within the major or foreign language.

Last updated: October 5, 2017