Anthropology is the study of humans. The discipline breaks down into four subfields. Cultural Anthropology deals with the social lives of people around the world, including our own society: economic systems, legal practices, kinship, religions, medical practices, folklore, arts and political systems, as well as the interrelationship of these systems in environmental adaptation and social change. Archaeology focuses on the material remains of human societies from the remote and recent past with emphasis on reconstructing and understanding past modes of human cultural adaptation and change. Physical Anthropology describes and compares world human biology with a focuses on humans and their primate order, and seeks to document and understand the interplay of culture and biology in the course of human evolution and adaptation. Anthropological Linguistics deals with varied aspects of human language and the characteristics of nonhuman communication systems, to achieve an understanding of past and present human language systems and their significance in social life.
|List B: (Select 1 to 2 classes, 3-5 units) Choose any courses not selected from List A; and/or any combination of coursework from List B||Units|
|BIOL 250||Human Anatomy||4 units|
|GEOL 100||Introduction to Geology||3 units|
|GEOL 101||Geology Laboratory||1 unit|
|PSYC 205||Social Science Research Methods||3 units|
|SOCI 205||Social Science Research Methods||3 units|
|List C: (3 units) Choose one course from the following list or any course not selected from List A or B.||Units|
|COMM 150||Intercultural Communication||3 units|
|GEOG 110||Cultural Geography||3 units|
|HIST 242||African-American History||3 units|
|HIST 245||Race, Ethnicity and Immigration in the U.S.||3 units|
|HIST 246||History of Latinos in the U.S.||3 units|
|HIST 247||Women in U.S. History||3 units|
|MUS. 250||World Music||3 units|
|PHIL 300||Introduction to World Religions||3 units|
|PSYC 106||Psychology of Prejudice and Discrimination||3 units|
|SOCI 100||Introduction to Sociology||3 units|
|SOCI 105||Social Problems||3 units|
|SOCI 141||Ethnicity and Race in Society||3 units|
And required General Education coursework and electives as needed to meet the minimum
60 units required for the Associate degree.
Please refer to the AA/AS Degree Requirements for more information.