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 Outcomes
- 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 transferable degree applicable courses.
- Minimum overall grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU transferable coursework.
- Minimum 18 semester or 27 quarter units in major or area of emphasis with a 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 CSU. For more information, refer to the catalog section, “Certificate of Achievement” under Graduation, Certificates, and Degree Requirements.
|ANTH 101||BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY||3|
|ANTH 102||CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY||3|
|ANTH 103||ARCHAEOLOGY AND PREHISTORY||3|
|Select one of the following:||3-4|
|STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES|
|Select one to two courses from Area 1 or Area 2||3-4|
|Area 1: Science Methods|
|INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH|
|INTRO TO SOCIOLOGICAL RESEARCH METHODS|
|Area 2: Sciences|
|INTRODUCTION TO MAPPING AND GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS)|
|PRINCIPLES OF GEOLOGY|
and GENERAL GEOLOGY LABORATORY
|INTRODUCTION TO EARTH SCIENCE|
and GENERAL GEOLOGY LABORATORY
|Select one to two courses||3-4|
|LABORATORY IN BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY 1|
|CULTURES OF MEXICO|
|MAGIC, RELIGION, WITCHCRAFT, AND HEALING|
|WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY|
|INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY|
|RACE AND ETHNICITY|
Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should complete courses specific to the transfer institution of choice. University requirements vary from institution to institution and are subject to change. Therefore, it is important to verify transfer major preparation and general education requirements through consultation with a counselor in either the Counseling Center or Transfer Center. See catalog Transfer Courses Information section for further information.
ANTH 101L in List C is highly recommended for Anthropology majors.