2020-2021 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jul 13, 2024  
2020-2021 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Anthropology, AA [ANTH-AA, 60 Total Credits]

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Anthropology is the study of all aspects of humans in all times and in all places. A four-field approach to the study of humanity – including human biological characteristics, culture, language, and the human past – provides students with an evolutionary, holistic, and comparative understanding of human diversity and similarity.

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Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Differentiate anthropology’s theoretical and methodological approaches from those of other disciplines.
  2. Describe and compare the four subfields of anthropology – cultural anthropology, archaeology, linguistics, and physical/biological anthropology – including the practice of applied anthropology, historical development, methodologies, theoretical orientations, and the inter-relationships between the subfields.
  3. Articulate an anthropological perspective in relationship to contemporary issues and concerns.
  4. Critically evaluate information sources about different peoples and cultures, and demonstrate the ability to think holistically and comparatively in describing human cultural diversity.

General Education Requirements (34 Credits)

Mathematics (3 Credits)

NOTE: Your first college-level MATH course must be completed before reaching 30 total college-level credits.

English Composition (6-8 Credits)

NOTE: Your first college-level ENG course must be completed before reaching 30 total college-level credits.

Literature (3 Credits)

Natural Science (6-7 Credits)

Two courses from the following, one must include a lab.

Humanities (6 Credits)

Fine Arts (3 Credits)

Values and Diversity

All students MUST fulfill this requirement. Course chosen may also be used to fulfill the corresponding general education or special program requirements.

  • ANTH 101 fulfills this requirement.

Special Program Requirements (26 Credits)

Electives (6 Credits)

  • Any ANTH prefix courses not included in the Special Program Core Requirements.

Social Sciences Electives (6 Credits)

Six credits must be from two different disciplines.

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