Welcome to Anthropology

Anthropology is the study of the human species, its relatives and antecedents, everywhere and throughout time. As a discipline, it includes social sciences, biological sciences, earth sciences, and health sciences. It is often presented as a set of sub-disciplines: cultural anthropology, linguistic anthropology, physical anthropology, and archaeology. As such, anthropology involves the study of people, their origins, their biological variations and characteristics, their languages and cultural patterns, their social structures and institutions, and their adaptation to their environment.

Catalog information for Anthropology

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Anthropology program coursework, students will be able to:

  1. Describe the interrelated sub-disciplines of cultural anthropology, biological anthropology, linguistics, and archaeology.
  2. Discuss the evolution of the human species and its antecedents and their relationships to other non-human primates.
  3. Analyze the processes that lead to cross-cultural differences.

Transfer Information

This major will build student skills in critical thinking, effective written and oral communication. Anthropology is a diverse discipline that includes cultural, biological, linguistic, and archaeological sub-disciplines. The major will prepare students for an advanced degree, professional certificates, and will serve as a useful foundation for a broad range of career options. Anthropologists serve in academia, government, and private institutions.

The Anthropology Associates Degree for Transfer (A.A.-T) is designed for students who intend to pursue a degree in anthropology or a related discipline, and who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university. The degree is especially designed for students preparing for transfer into the California State University system.

Please see an advisor to complete your education plan.

Course Transfer Areas

ANTH 100 - INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY

CSU (D1), UC (B), IGETC (4A)

Anthropology AA-T 

ANTH 103 - MAGIC, WITCHCRAFT & RELIGION

CSU (D1), UC (B), IGETC (4A)

ANTH 106 - INTRODUCTION TO PREHISTORY & ARCHAEOLOGY

CSU (D1), UC (B), IGETC (4A)

ANTH 120 - PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY

CSU (D1), UC (S), IGETC (5B) required for Anthropology AA-T

ANTH 120L - PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY 

CSU (B3), IGETC (5C)

ANTH 130 - INTRODUCTION TO ARCHAEOLOGY 

CSU (D1) required for Anthropology AA-T

ANTH 150 - NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS 

CSU (D1, D3), UC (B), IGETC (4A)

ANTH 200 - INTRODUCTION TO FORENSIC ANTHROPOLOGY

CSU, UC

Associate of Arts Transfer Degree

This major will build student skills in critical thinking, effective written and oral communication. Anthropology is a diverse discipline that includes cultural, biological, linguistic, and archaeological sub-disciplines. The major will prepare students for an advanced degree, professional certificates, and will serve as a useful foundation for a broad range of career options. Anthropologists serve in academia, government, and private institutions. The Anthropology Associates Degree for Transfer (A.A.-T) is designed for students who intend to pursue a degree in anthropology or a related discipline, and who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university. The degree is especially designed for students preparing for transfer into the California State University system.

Course Units

Major Core Requirements (9 units)

ANTH 100 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology  3
ANTH 120 Physical Anthropology  3
ANTH 130 Introduction to Archaeology 3
Total Core Requirements 9

Major Electives (Select 9 units, at least 3 units must be from list A and 3 units must be from list B)

List A (Select 3 units from below) Students must take MATH 202 but may additionally take ANTH 120L

ANTH 120L Physical Anthropology Lab

1

MATH 202 Elementary Statistics

4

List B (Select one course)

GEOL 102 Physical Geology & Physical Geology Lab

4

BIOL 110 Human Anatomy

4

List C (Take one of the following courses or an unused course from List A or List B)

ANTH 103 Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion

3

ANTH 150 Native North Americans

3

ADMJ 203 Multiculturalism

3

GEOG 104 Cultural Geography

3

SOC 102 Introduction to Sociology

3

Total Electives Requirements

3

Total Major Requirements

18-20