Anthropology Associate in Arts Degree


The Associate in Arts Degree in Anthropology 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 Associate in Arts Degree requires 19-21 units of which 6 units are in required courses, and the remaining 13-15 units are chosen from restricted electives.

Required Courses (6 units):
ANTH 101 F Physical Anthropology3
ANTH 102 FCultural Anthropology3
Restricted Electives (13-15 units):13-15
Physical Anthropology Lab1
Introduction to Archaeology3
Language and Culture3
Anthropology of Magic, Witchcraft and Religion3
Primate Behavior3
Anthropology Independent Study1
Cultures of Latin America3
Celtic Cultures3
Field Course in Archaeology3
Total Units19-21

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.