Associate in Arts Degree

Anthropology       22 Units

An Associate in Arts degree may be earned by completing a minimum of 60 units of degree credit coursework, including the major requirements and breadth requirements, with a minimum grade point average of 2.0. Students must complete all courses required for the major with a grade of“C” or better.

Courses required for the major:

3 units   ANTHR 125                Introduction to Anthropology

3 units   ANTHR 130                Cultural Anthropology

3 units   ANTHR 140                Introduction to Physical Anthropology

1 unit     ANTHR 140L                Physical Anthropology Laboratory

3 units   ANTHR 150                Magic, Witchcraft and Religion

3 units   GEOG 120                Physical Geography

At least 6 semester units from the following:

3 units   ECON 220                Introduction to Macroeconomic Principles

3 units   GEOG 130                Cultural Geography

3 units   HIST 140                History of Western Civilization
 to the Renaissance

3 units   PSYCH 130                Psychology of Personality and Growth

3 units   SOCIO 220                Introduction to Sociology

 

ANTHR-100                     Topics in Anthropology

.5-4 Units: 9-72 hours of lecture and/or 27-216 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG

This course covers topics in Anthropology.Topics will be chosen to supplement and serve as additions to current offerings in the area, and will be announced each term in the current schedule of classes.

 

ANTHR-125                      Introduction to Archaeology

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

This course meets the CSU General Education requirement for Areas D1-Anthropology and Archaeology, D5-Geography, and the IGETC for Area 4A-Anthropology and Archaeology.

This course provides a study of the nature and past of human culture, including biological preconditions of culture.Included are methods of obtaining anthropological evidence with particular emphasis upon archaeology as a method, and the nature and meaning of the evidence obtained.

 

ANTHR-130 Cultural Anthropology

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

This course meets the CSU General Education requirement for Areas D1-Anthropology and Archaeology, D5-Geography, and the IGETC for Area 4A-Anthropology and Archaeology. This course has been additionally approved to be offered in a distance education online format.

An introductory cultural anthropology course featuring dramatic and unique film footage from around the world, embracing cultures from all continents, highlighting major lifestyles, and illustrating human adaptation to environment from the beginnings of the human species to the present.Will help students to appreciate the diversity of human cultures around the world.

 

ANTHR-140                      Introduction to Physical Anthropology

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

This course meets the CSU General Education requirement for Areas D1-Anthropology and Archaeology, D5-Geography, the IGETC for Area 4A-Anthropology and Archaeology and Area 5B-Biological Science. This course has been additionally approved to be offered in a distance education online format.

An introductory physical anthropology course that deals with the theory and method of anthropology in the study of organic evolution as it relates to humans.The biological nature of humankind is studied through concepts of genetics, evolution and comparative anatomy.

 

ANTHR-140L           Physical Anthropology Laboratory

1 Unit: 54 hours of laboratory, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

This course meets the CSU General Education requirement for Area B3-Laboratory Activity, and the IGETC for Area 5B- Biological Science.

This is an introductory laboratory curse in which scientific methodology is taught and used to explore/experiment with topics found introductory physical anthropology courses. Topics will include: paleontology, hands-on study of fossils, Mendelian and population genetics, human variability, forensics, medical anthropology, epidemiology, non-human primates, primate dental and skeletal anatomy, paleoanthropology, hominid dietary patterns, the study of hominids as bio-culturally adapted animals, and a survey of general methodologies utilized in physical anthropological research. Field trips may be included.

 

ANTHR-150                      Magic, Witchcraft and Religion

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

This course meets the CSU General Education requirement for Area D1-Anthropology and Archaeology, the IGETC for Area 3B: Humanities and Area 4A-Anthropology and Archaeology.

A cross-cultural study of the forms and functions of supernatural beliefs and associated rituals in various societies of Africa, Asia, aboriginal Australia, Oceania, South America, native North America and elsewhere.Emphasis is on understanding beliefs and rituals within their given social contexts, but also on broad comparison, to derive insight into the general functions of beliefs and rituals in human life.

 

ANTHR-298 Independent Study

.2-4 Units: 3.6-72 hours of independent study, per term, SC, DG

Prerequisite: Educational contract of study signed by an instructor, department chair and Vice President. Topics must extend beyond regular course offerings.

This course is designed for selected students to pursue independent study in Anthropology under the direction of an instructor.

 

ANTHR-300 Anthropology Field Studies

1-4 Units: 1.8-72 hours of lecture and/or 5.4-216 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG

This course provides the opportunity for students to participate in field experience in various disciplines.In all cases, field classes will be oriented toward direct involvement by the student in some outside activity which should supplement the classroom experience.Petition to repeat for maximum units.