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ANTHROPOLOGY – Major #7100

A program designed to acquaint students with the diversity of human behavior, anthropology offers a broad approach to the study of people including the prehistoric, biological, and cultural perspectives. Because of its wide coverage, anthropology provides a versatile background, which can serve as a solid foundation not only for transfer students in anthropology but for many fields and vocations.

ASSOCIATE IN ARTS DEGREE
TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED..........................................21

class units
ANTHRO 1 Biological Anthropology 3
ANTHRO 2 Cultural Anthropology 3
ANTHRO 3 or
ANTHRO 4
Int to Archaeology & Prehistory, or
Int to Archaeology: Methods & Theory
3
 

Total

9
      
Electives: 12 units MINIMUM - One course from each of Categories I, II, and III, with at least one
additional course from either Category I or II.
     
Category I: Culture Studies Units  
*ANTHRO 3 Int to Archaeology & Prehistory 3
ANTHRO 13 Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion 3
ANTHRO 20 California Indians 3
ANTHRO 28 Ancient Mexico 3
ANTHRO 29 Study Abroad 1-3
ANTHRO 30 Topics in Anthropology 1-3
*If not used for core requirement.  
     
Category II: Practical Applications Units  
ANTHRO 5 Analytical Methods in Archaeology 4
ANTHRO 6 Field Archaeology 2-6
ANTHRO 7 Museum Studies in Anthropology 3
ANTHRO 27 Archaeological Reconnaissance 1
      
Category III: Supplemental Studies from other Disciplines Units   
AFRAM 1 African-American Culture 3
AFRAM 6 African Cultures and Languages 3
AMIND 31 American Indian Culture 3
ASAMER 10 Hmong Culture 3
BIOL 7 Field Biology 4
CHDEV 15 Diversity Issues in Early Care & Ed Prog 3
CULTS 10 Islamic Culture 3
GEOG 2 Cultural Geography 3
PHIL 4 Critical Reasoning (highly recommended) 3
     


Other courses may be substituted for electives in Category III at the discretion of the anthropology faculty based on student’s area of focus; i.e., if a student is particularly interested in forensic Anthropology, CRIM 8 would be an appropriate elective. If a student is particularly interested in biological anthropology, BIOL 8 or BIOL 20/22 would be appropriate electives. 

The associate of arts degree in anthropology requires the completion of the major (21 units) with a 2.0 or better G.P.A. as well as the completion of the associate of arts general education requirements. It is highly recommended that anthropology majors include the following in their general education courses: LING 10, PSY 2, SOC 1A, as well as at least a year of a foreign language.

Suggested SEQUENCE OF COURSES

First Semester (Fall) Units

class units
ANTHRO 2 Cultural Anthropology 3
  Elective(s) Category 1 or II 3-6
 

Total

6-9

 

Second Semester (Spring) Units 

class units
ANTHRO 3 or
ANTHRO 4
Int to Archaeology & Prehistory, or 
Int to Archaeology: Methods & Theory
3
  Elective(s) Category I or II 3-6
 

Total

6-9


Third Semester (Fall) Units 

class units
ANTHRO 1 Biological Anthropology 3
  Elective(s) Category I or II or III 3-6
 

Total

6-9


Fourth Semester (Spring)

class units
  Elective(s) Category I or II or III 3
 

Total

3
 

 

Last updated: 9/5/2008 2:44:54 PM