Anthropology - Associate of Arts Degree
Students must complete at least twelve (12) units from the following courses:
Total Credit Hours: 18.00
Lower division requirements for students interested in transferring to a four-year institution in this field may differ from associate degree requirements. Prospective transfer students should complete the general education and lower division requirements of the school to which they will be transferring. See a counselor for details. Information is also available at www.assist.org.
A student receiving a degree in this field will be able to:
- Utilize anthropological theories and research methods to "make the unfamiliar familiar, and make the familiar unfamiliar"
- Apply archeological and anthropological research methods, and explain which would be appropriate in the investigation
- Identify the components of "culture" and explain the application to the interpersonal and organizational experience of a given case study, covering topics such as the roles of legends, symbolism, rites of passage, linguistics and drug use
- Define ethnocentrism and appraise its role in maintaining societal solidarity and its impact on tolerance, pluralism and diversity