Anthropology, Associate in Arts for Transfer

PENDING APPROVAL

The Associate in Arts in Anthropology for Transfer is designed for students planning to transfer to a California State University (CSU) with a major in Anthropology.

Anthropology is the study of humanity, including its culture, biology, language and history. It is an interdisciplinary field that combines anthropological perspectives and concepts with those of biology, geology, psychology, sociology, and mathematics. Courses in anthropology provide students with an opportunity to gain a variety of important skills which are essential for success in today's workforce. These include critical thinking and problem solving skills, verbal and written communication skills, as well as the ability to collaborate and work effectively and responsibly as a member of a team. All of this is achieved within the context of gaining a thorough understanding of the fundamental concepts of anthropology. The completion of this degree ensures preparation for upper division work for students seeking to transfer and pursue a baccalaureate degree in Anthropology from a California State University (CSU).

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will integrate concepts from other disciplines (e.g., Mathematics, Sociology, Geology) and apply them to issues in anthropology.
  2. Students will develop critical thinking skills and problem solving techniques for problems in anthropology.
  3. Students will transfer to the CSU system as anthropology majors.

General Education

Complete one of the following general education patterns:

  • California State University General Education (CSU-GE) pattern (40 units)
  • Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum - CSU Version (IGETC-CSU) pattern (37 units)

Students are advised to double-count courses in the major or area of emphasis to also satisfy general education when possible. Course subject credit will be awarded in satisfaction of both major/area of emphasis and lower division general education requirements, but the units will only be counted once in computing the total number of units for the degree.

Major Requirements - Core

Complete 9 units

ANTHR 001

Cultural Anthropology

3

ANTHR 002

Biological Anthropology

3

ANTHR 010

Introduction to Archeology

3

Major Requirements - Restricted Electives

Area A - Complete 3 units selected from:

ANTHR 002L

Physical Anthropology Laboratory

1

ANTHR 004

Introduction to Linguistics

3

MATH 012

Introduction to Probability and Statistics

4

Area B - Complete 3 units selected from:

ANTHR 002L

Physical Anthropology Laboratory

1

ANTHR 004

Introduction to Linguistics

3

BIOL 031

Human Anatomy

4

GEOL 001A

Physical Geology w/Lab

4

GEOL 005

Earth Science

3

GEOL 005L

Earth Science Laboratory

1

MATH 012

Introduction to Probability and Statistics

4

PSYCH 004

Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology

3

Area C - Complete 3 units selected from:

ANTHR 006

Introduction to North American Indians

3

GEOG 002

Cultural Geography

3

PSYCH 001

Introduction to Psychology

3

RELGN 014B

Great Religions of the World

3

SOCIO 001A

Introduction to Sociology

3

SOCIO 027

Gender in Contemporary Society

3

SOCIO 033

Social Inequity in the United States

3

Minimum Major Units Required: 18

A minimum grade of "C" in each course.

Minimum Degree Units Required: 60