Anthropology, Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer
Banner code: 2_AAT_ANTH
Financial aid: Eligible
The Associate in Arts in Anthropology for Transfer Degree focuses on a critical and holistic analysis of humankind, their many cultural adaptations both globally and throughout time, and the vast diversity that humankind exhibits, both past and present. Students in the Associate in Arts in Anthropology Transfer Degree will gain a basic, though in-depth understanding of the various fields and sub-fields of anthropology, as well as the theoretical underpinnings and methodological approaches of this multidisciplinary subject. They will also gain a greater understanding of what it means to be human; the scientific origin of humans as a species; the role of culture in human evolution; and the importance of tolerance among sociocultural variation. Students will gain an appreciation of the diversity contained and exhibited by humankind on a global and historical scale. Students will engage in courses such as Cultural Anthropology; Physical Anthropology; Archaeology; Linguistics; Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion; and Native Peoples of North America; among others. After earning the Associate in Arts in Anthropology for Transfer Degree, students will be prepared to continue on for a baccalaureate degree in Anthropology at a CSU.
Program Level Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Analyze and evaluate the origins and development of the human species from a cultural, biological, ecological, technological, and theoretical perspective.
- Compare and contrast variations in social customs unique to individual cultures.
- Assess the importance of culture and cultural variation to the human species.
- Assess the importance of biocultural evolution, cultural relativity, and holism in an anthropological approach to the study of humanity.
Associate Degree for Transfer Graduation Requirements
Associate Degrees for Transfer require students to meet the following requirements:
- Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units of degree-applicable courses,
- Minimum overall grade point average of 2.0,
- Minimum grade of “C” (or “P”) for each course in the major, and
- Completion of IGETC and/or CSU GE-Breadth.
Students should consult a GWC counselor in order to select the best pathway to meet their educational goals. For students who intend to transfer, the choice of general education will be specific to both their major and transfer institution.
|Required Courses — Core|
|ANTH G100||Introduction To Cultural Anthropology||3|
|ANTH G130||Introduction To Archaeology||3|
|ANTH G185||Physical Anthropology||3|
|Select one of the following:||3-4|
|MATH G160||Introduction To Statistics||4|
|ANTH G190||Introduction to Linguistics||3|
|ANTH G185L||Physical Anthropology Lab||1|
|Select one to two of the following:||4-6|
Any course from List A not already used
|PSYC G280||Research Methods in Psychology||4|
|BIOL G220||Human Anatomy||4|
|GEOL G110||Physical Geology||4|
|GEOL G106||Earth Science For Teachers||4|
|GEOG G190||Introduction to Geographic Information Systems||2|
|Select one to two of the following:||3-6|
|Any course from List A or B not already used|
|ANTH G140||Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion||3|
|ANTH G150||Native Peoples of North America||3|
|COMM G255||Intercultural Communication||3|
|GEOG G185||Human Geography||3|
|HIST G120||Asian Civilizations||3|
|HIST G150||History of Latin America||3|
|MUS G103||World Music||3|
|SOC G133||Racial And Ethnic Relations In America||3|
|GE Pattern (CSU GE-Breadth or IGETC)||37-39|
|Total units that may be double-counted||9-15|
|Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60 transferable units) 1||14-20|
Credit earned in AAT