Plan Code: 5011B/C
Anthropology is the global study of humankind throughout time. It is concerned with both the biological and cultural aspects of humankind. Anthropology is a holistic discipline that explores the entire nature of humanity from different perspectives. Cultural anthropology, or ethnology, focuses on an in-depth, long-term, total immersion into another culture through the fieldwork methodology of participant observation. Archaeology studies humankind in the past and seeks to understand past cultures through the study of the material remains, or artifacts, those past societies have left behind. Physical anthropology explores humankind from a biological perspective, including our origin as a species and our evolution as a species, within the broader framework of culture. Anthropology is a unique framework that allows us to study humankind in its entirety. We are living in an increasingly globalized world and Anthropology will provide the preparation for anyone who is preparing for a career that involves the interface between cultures and will enable one to succeed in that career.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate the ability to attain the Institutional Student Learning Outcomes (ISLOs).
- Analyze and describe the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, and empirical evidence on the cultural and/or biological evolution of the human species.
- Utilize the scientific method to analyze the advantages and limitations of various anthropological research methodologies used to address our understanding of the cultural and/or biological evolution of the human species.
This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:
|Code Number||Course Title||Units|
|REQUIRED CORE COURSES|
|ANTHR 1/1H||Physical Anthropology||3|
|or ANTHR 11||Physical Anthropology Lecture and Lab|
|ANTHR 2/2H||Cultural Anthropology||3|
|ANTHR 3/3H||Intro to Archaeology||3|
|IN ADDITION, complete ONE (1) course from LIST A:|
|Linguistic Anthropology (3)|
|Statistics Pathway B (5)|
|Elementary Statistics (4)|
|IN ADDITION, complete THREE to FIVE (3-5) units from LIST B:|
Any LIST A course not already used
|Human Anatomy (4)|
|General Physical Geology (4.5)|
|Intro to Geographic Information Systems (3)|
|IN ADDITION, complete ONE (1) course from LIST C:|
Any LIST A or LIST B course not already used
|Magic, Witchcraft and Religion (3)|
|Archaeology Field Survey Methods (3)|
|Elements of Intercultural Communication (3)|
|Elements of Cultural Geography (3)|
|Philosophy of Religion (3)|
|Introduction to Sociology (3)|
|Race & Ethnic Relations in the U.S. (3)|
|Complete one of the following: 1||37-39|
|Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60 transferable units) 2|
Units for the major may be double-counted for CSU GE or IGETC; see counselor for limitations.
Elective units from course(s) numbered 1-99, if needed, to reach 60 transferable units.
To earn an associate degree for transfer, a student must complete 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to a CSU that consist of either the IGETC pattern or CSU GE breadth and a major of at least 18 units. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework to receive an associate degree for transfer and all courses in the major must be completed with a C or better. Students earning an associate degree for transfer will not be required to complete any other local graduation requirements.