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ANTHROPOLOGY - DEGREES & CERTIFICATES


Major Code 2202.00

The Associate Degree program in Anthropology is designed for those who want to complete a baccalaureate degree in the field at a four-year institution.

Professional opportunities with such curriculum could lead to a career in archaeology, linguistics, the social and natural sciences, international affairs, urban renewal, social welfare, museum work, the National Park Service, conservation programs, ergonomics, and forensics. Anthropology also provides valuable background for those seeking careers in such fields as marketing, sociology, psychology, social work, medicine, nursing and mental health, the foreign service and trade, geriatrics, child development, journalism, documentary film production, and the legal professions.

Students who wish to obtain an associate degree in Anthropology may do so by completing the course requirements listed below plus all other WLAC requirements for an associate degree.

Transfer students should consult the Counseling Office for major preparation and general education requirements of the particular transfer institution of their choice. Transfer students who wish to also obtain an Associate Degree may do so by completing all WLAC general education requirements plus at least 18 units in the major as required by the transfer institution (a total of 60 units for an Associate Degree).

ASSOCIATE IN ARTS DEGREE (23 UNITS, PLAN A)

  • REQUIRED COURSES
    • ANTHRO 101 Human Biological Evolution 3
    • ANTHRO 102 Human Ways of Life: Cultural Anthropology 3
    • ANTHRO 103 Archaeology: Reconstructing the Human Past 3
    • ANTHRO 104 Human Language and Communication 3
    • 5 OR 6 UNITS FROM THE FOLLOWING:
    • ANTHRO 109 Gender, Sex, and Culture 3
    • ANTHRO 111 Human Biology Lab 2
    • ANTHRO 119 Introduction to Forensic Anthropology 2
    • ANTHRO 121 Anthropology of Religion, Magic, and Witchcraft 3
    • ANTHRO 132 Native Peoples of North America 3
  • 3 UNITS FROM THE FOLLOWING:
    • HISTORY 1 Introduction to Western Civilization I 3
    • HISTORY 2 Introduction to Western Civilization II 3
    • PSYCH 1 General Psychology I 3
    • SOC 1 Introduction to Sociology 3
    • SOC 2 American Social Problems 3
  • AT LEAST 3 UNITS FROM THE FOLLOWING:
    • BIOLOGY 3A Introduction to Biology 3
    • ENV SCI 1 The Human Environment: Physical Processes 3
    • ENV SCI 2 The Human Environment: Biological Processes 3
    • GEOG 1 Physical Geography 3
    • GEOLOGY 1 Physical Geology 3
  • TOTAL UNITS 23
  • RECOMMENDED COURSES
    • CSIT 901 Introduction to Computers and Their Use 3
    • MATH 227 Statistics 4
    • PHILOS 8 Deductive Logic 3
    • PHILOS 9 Symbolic Logic I 3

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