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Anthropology, Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer (AA-T)

Banner Code: 1_AAT_ANTH

Control Number: 32488

Financial Aid Eligible


Students graduating with an Associate in Arts in Anthropology for Transfer Degree are well positioned to complete a Bachelor’s Degree in a similar major within the California State University system with 60 units of upper-division coursework. Students who complete the Anthropology AA-T degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Students must maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework. While a minimum 2.0 is required for CSU admission, some majors may require a higher GPA. Please consult a counselor for more information.

Program Outcomes

  1. Gain an understanding of and an appreciation for human diversity across time and space.
  2. Students will be eligible and prepared for admission (SB 1440 and Education Code 66746) to California State University system schools.

Associate Degree for Transfer Requirements

The following is required for all AA-T or AS-T degrees:

  1. Minimum of 60 CSU-transferable semester units.
  2. Minimum GPA of at least 2.0 in all CSU transferable coursework. While a minimum of 2.0 is required for admission, some majors require a higher GPA. Consult with a counselor for more information.
  3. Completion of a minimum of 18-semester units in the major as detailed in the Degree and Certificate section of this catalog. All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of C (or “P”) or better.
  4. Certified completion of the California State University General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU General Education Breadth — Option 2) OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC — Option 3).
  5. A minimum of 12 units in residence at OCC.
Course Title Units
Required Courses
Core Courses
ANTH A100Cultural Anthropology3
or ANTH A100H Cultural Anthropology Honors
ANTH A185Physical Anthropology3
or ANTH A185H Physical Anthropology Honors
ANTH A280Introduction to Archaeology3
Core Courses Subtotal9
List A
Select three to five units of the following:3-5
Phys Anthropology Lab
Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology
Introduction to Statistics
Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
List B
Select three to five units of the following (or any course not used from List A):3-5
Human Anatomy
Digital Mapping: Introduction to GIS
General Geology
and General Geology Laboratory 1
General Geology Honors
and General Geology Laboratory Honors
Environmental Geology
Evolution of the Earth
and Evolution of the Earth Lab 1
Introduction to Experimental Methods
Introduction to Research Methods
List C
Select three to five units of the following (or any course not used from List A or B):3-5
Native American
Anthropology of Nonverbal Behavior
Introduction to Primate Studies
Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion
Intercultural Communications
Cultural Geography
Ethnic Groups of the United States: Their Histories
Introduction to Sociology
Introduction to Sociology Honors
Program Major Units18-24
CSU or IGETC for CSU37-39
Transferable electives as needed to satisfy unit requirementVaries
Total Degree Units60

Program Sequence - CSU

These sequences at Orange Coast College are general course curriculum maps for students to finish all major and general education requirements for two-year completion of degrees, and/or fulfillment of transfer requirements. The course sequence may include course prerequisites and other placement requirements. Students are advised to meet with an Orange Coast College Counselor to review course selections and sequences to ensure that completion of this program will meet a student's transfer and career goals.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Semester 1Units
ANTH A100
Cultural Anthropology
or Cultural Anthropology Honors
3
CSU GE AREA A2 - CHOOSE ONE 3
CSU GE AREA C1 - CHOOSE ONE 3
CSU GE AREA B4 - CHOOSE ONE 1 3-4
 Units12-13
Semester 2
ANTH A185
Physical Anthropology
or Physical Anthropology Honors
3
ANTH A185L Phys Anthropology Lab 2 1
HIST A170
History of the United States to 1876 3
or History of the United States to 1876 Honors
or History of the United States Since 1876
or History of the United States Since 1876 Honors
3
CSU GE AREA A1 - CHOOSE ONE 3
ELECTIVE (CSU TRANSFERABLE) 3
ADT List A or ELECTIVE (CSU TRANSFERABLE) 4 3
Phys Anthropology Lab
or Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology
or Introduction to Statistics
or Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
 
 Units16
Year 2
Semester 1
ANTH A280 Introduction to Archaeology 3
CSU GE AREA A3 - CHOOSE ONE 3-4
CSU GE AREA C1 or C2 - CHOOSE ONE 3
ELECTIVE (CSU TRANSFERABLE) 3
ADT List B Course - CHOOSE ONE (See Requirements) 3-5
 Units15-18
Semester 2
PSCI A180
American Government 3
or American Government Honors
3
CSU GE AREA E - CHOOSE ONE or ELECTIVE (CSU TRANSFERABLE) 5 3
CSU GE AREA F - CHOOSE ONE 3
ELECTIVE (CSU TRANSFERABLE) 6 5
ADT List C Course - CHOOSE ONE (See Requirements) 7 3-5
 Units17-19
 Total Units60-66

Program Sequence - IGETC

These sequences at Orange Coast College are general course curriculum maps for students to finish all major and general education requirements for two-year completion of degrees, and/or fulfillment of transfer requirements. The course sequence may include course prerequisites and other placement requirements. Students are advised to meet with an Orange Coast College Counselor to review course selections and sequences to ensure that completion of this program will meet a student's transfer and career goals.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Semester 1Units
ANTH A100
Cultural Anthropology
or Cultural Anthropology Honors
3
IGETC GE AREA 1A - CHOOSE ONE 3
IGETC GE AREA 2 - CHOOSE ONE 1 3-4
IGETC GE AREA 3A - CHOOSE ONE 3
 Units12-13
Semester 2
ANTH A185
Physical Anthropology
or Physical Anthropology Honors
3
HIST A170
History of the United States to 1876 2
or History of the United States to 1876 Honors
or History of the United States Since 1876
or History of the United States Since 1876 Honors
3
IGETC GE AREA 1B - CHOOSE ONE 3-4
ELECTIVE (UC TRANSFERABLE) 3
ADT List A or ELECTIVE (UC TRANSFERABLE) 3 3-5
Phys Anthropology Lab
or Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology
or Introduction to Statistics
or Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
 
 Units15-18
Year 2
Semester 1
ANTH A280 Introduction to Archaeology 3
IGETC GE AREA 1C- CHOOSE ONE or ELECTIVE (UC TRANSFERABLE) 4 3
IGETC AREA 3A or 3B - CHOOSE ONE 3
ELECTIVE (UC TRANSFERABLE) 3
ADT List B Course - CHOOSE ONE (See Requirements) 3-5
 Units15-17
Semester 2
PSCI A180
American Government 5
or American Government Honors
3
IGETC GE AREA 5A with lab - CHOOSE ONE 4
LOTE: Foreign Language or ELECTIVE (UC TRANSFERABLE) 6 3-5
ELECTIVE (UC TRANSFERABLE) 7 5
ADT List C Course - CHOOSE ONE (See Requirements) 3-5
 Units18-22
 Total Units60-70