Academic Catalog

Anthropology, AA-T

Program Description

The Associate in Arts in Anthropology for Transfer Degree (AA-T) prepares students for transfer to California State Universities (CSUs). Students who complete the Associate in Arts in Anthropology for Transfer degree will be ensured preferential transfer status to CSUs for anthropology majors and majors in related disciplines. The Associate in Arts in Anthropology for Transfer degree requirements will fulfill the lower division major requirements at many CSUs. Students are advised, however, to meet with a counselor to assess the course requirements for specific CSUs. The Associate in Arts in Anthropology for Transfer degree will enable students to develop a strong foundation in research methods, statistics and both cultural and biological aspects of behavior and will also offer a wide variety of elective courses in anthropology and other related fields for students to develop a broad knowledge base. In addition, students will develop strong critical thinking, communication, and problem-solving skills that will prepare them for the requirements of upper division course work.

Learn more about the program on the Anthropology website.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to apply an understanding of cross-cultural realities both past and present.
  • Students will know how to critically analyze and interpret anthropological data.
  • Students will apply anthropological principles for solving human problems on the local, regional and world scales.

Units Required

  • Major: 27-28

Associate Degree Requirements

Associate in Arts in Anthropology for Transfer requires completion of a minimum of 90 units to include:

  • CSU General Education Breadth Requirements or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC)1 (49-58 units) (full certification is required)
  • Core and support courses (27-28 units, of which 27 units may satisfy the GE requirement)
  • Transferable electives necessary to meet the 90-unit minimum requirement

Note: All courses pertaining to the major must be completed with a grade of "C" (or "P") or better. In addition, the student must obtain a minimum GPA of 2.0.

Core and Support Courses

Core Courses
ANTH 1INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY4
or ANTH 1H HONORS INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY
ANTH 2ACULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY4
or ANTH 2AH HONORS CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
ANTH 8INTRODUCTION TO ARCHAEOLOGY4
Support Courses
List A
Complete five units from List A:5
PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY LABORATORY
HONORS PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY LABORATORY
LINGUISTIC ANTHROPOLOGY
ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY
GENERAL BIOLOGY: BASIC PRINCIPLES
CALIFORNIA ECOLOGY/NATURAL HISTORY
ELEMENTARY STATISTICS
INTEGRATED STATISTICS II
STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
or SOC 7
STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
List B
And complete one course from List B:4-5
Any course not used in List A (minimum of four units), or any of the following:
INTRODUCTION TO GEOSPATIAL TECHNOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO GEOSPATIAL TECHNOLOGY
RESEARCH METHODS & DESIGNS
RESEARCH METHODS & DESIGNS
List C
And complete six units from List C:6
Any course not used in List A or List B, or any of the following:
PATTERNS OF CULTURE
WORLD PREHISTORY: THE RISE & FALL OF EARLY CIVILIZATIONS
FIRST PEOPLES OF NORTH AMERICA
MAGIC, SCIENCE & RELIGION
PEOPLES OF AFRICA
APPLIED ANTHROPOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO FORENSIC ANTHROPOLOGY
FORENSIC ANTHROPOLOGY LABORATORY
MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY: METHODS & PRACTICE
BASIC ARCHAEOLOGY LABORATORY
INTERMEDIATE ARCHAEOLOGY LABORATORY
NATIVE PEOPLES OF CALIFORNIA
THE AZTEC, MAYA, INCA & THEIR PREDECESSORS: CIVILIZATIONS OF THE AMERICAS
ARCHAEOLOGY SURVEY
ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELD METHODS
APPLIED CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY FIELD METHODS
APPLIED PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY FIELD METHODS
APPLIED ARCHAEOLOGY FIELD METHODS
INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ANTHROPOLOGY
INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION
HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
WORLD MUSIC: ROOTS TO CONTEMPORARY GLOBAL FUSION
COMPARATIVE WORLD RELIGIONS: EAST
COMPARATIVE WORLD RELIGIONS: WEST
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
HONORS INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
RACE & ETHNIC RELATIONS
Total Units27-28