Training in anthropology will prepare one for any career that involves working at the interface between two or multiple cultures. Specialized preparation in this subject can lead to some of the world's most interesting work, including the study of human cultures, archaeological excavation and interpretation, primate behavior, and social research into economics, politics, law, religion, art, and music, as well as work in applied areas such as marketing, development work, and cultural resource management.
To earn an Associate in Arts Degree with a major in Anthropology, students complete 19 specified units, plus General Education Degree Requirements for a minimum total of 60 units. These major requirements cover all four core fields of Anthropology as well as topical and area courses of the students’ choice, preparing students for success at their transfer institution.
In addition to General Education degree requirements, complete the following:
|ANTH M01||Biological Anthropology||3|
|or ANTH M01H||Honors: Biological Anthropology|
|ANTH M01L||Biological Anthropology Lab||1|
|ANTH M02||Cultural Anthropology||3|
|ANTH M08||Linguistic Anthropology||3|
|Units from Elective Courses||6|
|ANTH M05||Archaeological Field Methods||3|
|ANTH M06||Introduction to Native American Studies||3|
|ANTH M07||Peoples and Cultures of the World||3|
|ANTH M09||Sex, Gender, and Culture||3|
|ANTH M10||Archaeological Survey and Mapping||3|
|ANTH M11||The Anthropology of Magic, Witchcraft and Religion||3|
|ANTH M12||Archaeological Laboratory Procedures||3|
|ANTH M13||The Chumash and Their Neighbors: Indians of California||3|
|ANTH M14||Monkeys, Apes, and Humans||3|
|ANTH M15||Egyptology: Archaeology of the Land of the Pharaohs||3|
|ANTH M16||Mysteries of the Ancient Maya||3|
|ANTH M17||Forensic Anthropology||3|
|ANTH M18||Culture, Health, and Healing||3|
|ANTH M80||Internship in Anthropology||1-4|
|ANTH M122||Independent Study-Anthropology 1||0.5-3|
|Total Units for the Major: 19|
|MC General Education units: 28|
Double-Counted Units: 6
Electives to meet 60 associate degree units: 19
|Total Units Required for AA Degree: 60|
May be taken for a maximum of 3.0 units to fulfill the requirements of the A.A. Degree.
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- demonstrate an understanding of the perspectives, theories, methods, and core concepts of anthropology as a social science and scientific discipline.
- examine and assess the place of humans in the natural world.
- compare and critique their own cultural assumptions to those of people from other societies.