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    May 30, 2023  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog

Anthropology for Transfer, AA-T

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Students majoring in the Associate in Arts in Anthropology for Transfer (AA-T in Anthropology) will focus on the nature and implications of human behavior and interactions through the integration of the four major sub-disciplines of Anthropology. Knowledge and use of the scientific method will allow students to explain evolutionary theory in light of the human fossil record, analyze the relationship between modern humans and non-human primates and objectively evaluate non-Western customs and beliefs. The major is ideal for those who intend a career which obliges a high degree of cultural interaction.

Pursuant to SB1440, section 66756, to earn an AA-T in Anthropology degree students must:

  • Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units of degree-applicable courses.

  • Minimum overall grade point average of 2.0.

  • Minimum grade of “C” (or “P”) for each course in the major.

  • Completion of IGETC and/or CSU GE-Breadth.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Describe how the sub-disciplines of Physical Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology, Archeology, and Linguistics (the four-field approach) are integrated and provide a theoretical basis for understanding human behavior past and present.
  • Explain evolutionary theory and have an understanding of the fossil record of human evolution as well as the relationship between non-human and human primates.
  • Apply the concepts of cultural relativism, a holistic approach, and ethnocentrism to critically evaluate traditional non-Western customs and beliefs as well as cultural change.
  • Identify and explain current archeological fieldwork techniques and the importance of the scientific method in anthropology.

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