Program Overview

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.

Anthropology (AA) Requirements

AA Degree Requirements Major: Core and Selective Requirements
Complete Core requirements, 9 units: Units
ANTH 110 Cultural Anthropology 3 units
ANTH 125 Physical Anthropology 3 units
ANTH 351 Archaeology 3 units
Selective Courses, choose a minimum of 10-11 units from the following:
List A: Choose a minimum of 4 units from the following: Units
MATH 200 Elementary Probability and Statistics 4 units
ANTH 126 Physical Anthropology Laboratory 1 unit
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
Total Required Major Units: 19 - 20

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.