Anthropology

Student Transfer Achievement Reform (STAR) Act (SB1440)

Associate in Arts
Transfer Preparation * (Major Code: 01725)

Anthropology is the study of human biological and cultural origins and development, integrating the biological sciences, social sciences, physical sciences and humanities. The Anthropology AA-T degree introduces students to the basic body of knowledge, including the cross-cultural and comparative approach. The program emphasizes the role of the scientific method in investigating humankind, as well as in the development of theoretical perspectives relevant to studying human societies. The Associate in Arts in Anthropology for Transfer (AA-T) degree satisfies the requirements of the STAR Act for transfer to the CSU system.

Program Student Learning Outcome Statement

  • Students will compare and contrast elements of culture, race, ethnicity and gender to varying cultural universals from past and present, such as language, personality development, and health/illness.
  • Students will be able to apply research and critical thinking skills in order to evaluate current breakthroughs, trends, or discoveries pertaining to anthropology.
  • Using a globally comparative approach, the student will be able to locate, identify and explain the major cultural characteristics and unique contributions of selected societies.
The following is required for all AA-T or AS-T degrees:
  • Completion of minimum 60 semester or 90 quarter units of degree applicable courses.
  • Minimum overall grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU transferable coursework.
  • Minimum grade of “C” (or “Pass”) for each course in the major.
  • Completion of the California State University General Education (CSU GE) Breadth pattern or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern.  For more information, refer to the catalog section, “Certificate of Achievement” under Graduation, Certificates, and Degree Requirements.
Required Core
ANTH 101BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY3
ANTH 102CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY3
ANTH 103ARCHAEOLOGY AND PREHISTORY3
List A
Select one of the following:3-4
ELEMENTARY STATISTICS
STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
List B
BIOL 260HUMAN ANATOMY4
or GEOL 100
GEOL 101
PRINCIPLES OF GEOLOGY
and GENERAL GEOLOGY LABORATORY
List C
Select one of the following:3
INDIANS OF NORTH AMERICA
CULTURES OF MEXICO
INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION
WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY
WORLD RELIGIONS
RACE AND ETHNICITY
Total Units19-20