Anthropology AA-T Degree
Anthropology is the comparative study of human societies and cultures. Anthropology concerns all aspects of being human, throughout all time and worldwide. It is an examination of human nature, human society, and human past. The study of Anthropology provides an understanding of the globally interconnected world in which we live, the human past and present, and the unity and diversity that characterize the human species. Anthropology prepares students for dealing with the challenges of an increasingly international economy, globally connected communities, and multicultural peoples.
The three anthropology courses offered at College of the Desert (Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, Introduction to Physical Anthropology, Introduction to Archaeology/ Prehistory introduce fundamental concepts, theories, methods, data, and references in ways that are exciting and informative for students. The Associate in Arts in Anthropology for Transfer, also called the Anthropology AA-T Degree, requires students to complete 60 CSU transferable units including completion of CSU GE or IGETC and 18-20 units in the major with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better. Title 5 requires that students must earn a “C” or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis. There are no additional graduation requirements. Students should consult with a counselor when planning to complete the degree for more information on university admission and transfer requirements.
|Required Core Courses||Units|
|ANTH 001||Human Evolution: Introduction to Biological Anthropology||3|
|ANTH 002||Cultural Anthropology||3|
|ANTH 003||Archaeology, Introduction to Prehistory||3|
|Select one course from the following (3-4 units):|
|MATH 014||Statistical Methods||4|
|SOC 003||Fundamentals of Statistics||3|
|Select one course from the following (3-4 Units):|
|BI 013||Human Anatomy and Physiology I||4|
|G 001||Physical Geology||4|
|G 005||Environmental Geology||4|
|G 010||The Earth Sciences||4|
|NR 021||Introduction to GIS||3|
|PHIL 018||Philosophy of Science||3|
|PSY 025||Intro to Research Methods for Soc Sciences||3|
|Select one course from the following (3 units):|
|GEOG 002||Cultural Geography||3|
|PHIL 012||Religions of the World||3|
|SOC 001||Introductory Sociology||3|
|SOC 014||Introduction to Race & Ethnicity||3|
|SOC 015||Mexican American Culture & Society||3|
|Select one of the following: 1||37-39|
|Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60 transferable units) 2|
Units for the major may be double counted for CSU GE or IGETC, confer with Counselor.
Elective units to reach 60 unit total must be CSU transferable, confer with Counselor.