Anthropology Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer


The Associate in Arts for Transfer Degree in Anthropology, also called the Anthropology AA-T Degree, prepares students to transfer to CSU campuses that offer bachelor’s degrees in anthropology. Ed Code Section 66746-66749 states students earning the Anthropology AA-T degree will be granted priority for admission as an Anthropology major to a local CSU, as determined by the CSU campus to which the student applies. This degree requires students complete 60 CSU transferable units, including completion of CSU GE or IGETC and 19-22 units in the major with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better. Title 5 requires that students earn a grade of C or better in all major coursework. There are no additional graduation requirements. The Anthropology AA-T Degree is designed to provide students with a holistic introduction to Anthropology. This degree will provide the background knowledge needed by undergraduate Anthropology majors for university transfer and coursework, while emphasizing the practical applications of anthropological skills and knowledge in a diversity of careers and the utility of anthropological perspectives as a lifelong learning tool for interpreting world events. The Anthropology AA-T Degree requires 19-22 units, of which 9 units are in required “core” courses, and the remaining 9-14 units are chosen from restricted electives.

Core Courses
Select 9 units from the following:
ANTH 101 F Physical Anthropology3
or ANTH 101HF Honors Physical Anthropology
ANTH 102 FCultural Anthropology3
or ANTH 102HF Honors Cultural Anthropology
ANTH 103 F Introduction to Archaeology3
List A
Select 4-5 units minimum from the following; any courses that are articulated as lower division major preparation for the Anthropology major at a CSU:4-5
Physical Anthropology Lab1
Language and Culture3-4
Anthropology of Magic, Witchcraft and Religion
Honors Anthropology of Magic, Witchcraft and Religion
Physical Geology
Cultural Geography
Introductory Probability and Statistics
Honors Introductory Probability and Statistics
Introduction to Probability and Statistics
List B
Select 3-5 units from the following; Any courses not selected from List A: and/or any combination of coursework from List B (the courses do not have to be from two areas):3-5
General Human Anatomy4
Physical Geology
and Physical Geology Lab
Earth Science Survey
and Earth Science Survey Lab
Environmental Geology3
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (formerly GEOG 281AF)3
Research Methods in Psychology4
Honors Research Methods in Psychology
List C
Select 3-5 units from the following; any courses not selected from List A or B; and/or any Anthropology course; and/or any other non-Anthropology course from the Humanities or Social Sciences on cultural diversity:3-5
Cultures of Latin America3
Celtic Cultures3
Global Geography3
Honors Global Geography
World Religions3
Cross Cultural Psychology3
Introduction to Sociology3
Honors Introduction to Sociology
Sociology of Race and Ethnicity3
Total Units19-24

Outcome 1: Identify and apply the key terminology, theories, theoretical orientations, methods and perspectives used in anthropology.

Outcome 2: Compare and contrast scientific knowledge with other ways of knowing, and be able to apply scientific knowledge to the study of humans.

Outcome 3: Apply cultural relativism to an analysis of globalization and its effects on the general characteristics of culture in the modern world.