Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Associate in Arts, Anthropology
Major: 8109
First Term: 2019 Fall
Award Type: AA

CIP Code: 45.0201
Program Availability: CG, EM, GC, GW, MC, PC, PV, RS, SC, SM
Total Credits: 60-64
GPA: 2.0
SOC Code: Upon completion of a bachelor`s degree, students may pursue a career as:
19-4061.00 Social Science Research Assistants

Upon completion of a graduate degree, students may pursue a career as:
19-3091.01 Anthropologists
19-3091.02 Archeologists
25-1061.00 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary
25-1062.00 Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary
25-4012.00 Curator


Description: The Associate in Arts (AA), Anthropology degree provides the first two years of a four-year curriculum for students who wish to specialize in anthropology. With a bachelor`s degree, students may pursue a career as a social science research assistant. With a graduate degree, students may pursue employment opportunities in several careers, including anthropologists, archeologists, anthropology and archeology professors, ethnic and cultural studies professors, and curators.

Program Learning Outcomes
1. Develop an understanding of anthropology and how the subfields interrelate. (ASB100, ASB102, ASB222, ASB223, ASB230, ASM104, ASM/FOR275, GPH210)
2. Demonstrate knowledge and comprehension of cultures, past and present, including ecological relationships, subsistence, social organization, and belief systems. (ASB100, ASB102, ASB222, ASB223)
3. Apply a holistic anthropological and culturally relativistic approach to understanding cultural similarities and differences and applying anthropology to local, national, and global human issues. (ASB100, ASB102, ASB222, ASB223, [FYC], [G], [H], [SB])
4. Develop and apply critical thinking and observation skills through the analysis of real world anthropological case studies using the scientific method and multiple perspectives. (ASB100, ASB102, ASB222, ASB223, ASB230, ASB245, ASM104, ASM/FOR275, MAT206, PSY230, SWU225, [FYC], [MA], (COM))
5. Demonstrate the ability to obtain, critically read, analyze, summarize and critique anthropological research through use of appropriate source material. (ASB100, ASB102, ASB222, ASB223, ASB230, ASB245, ASM104, ASM/FOR275, MAT206, PSY230, SWU225, [FYC], [MA], [L], (COM), (CRE))
6. Utilize the scientific method to investigate the foundations of human biological variation through a critical evaluation of both ancient and recent human biological adaptation and evolution. (ASB245, ASM104, ASM/FOR275, [MA], [SQ], [SG])
7. Evaluate, through archaeological research, the processes of human cultural evolution, such as the origins of: language, agriculture, settled village and urban life, writing, religion, social inequalities and state formation. (ASB102, ASB222, ASB223, GPH211)
8. Apply anthropological ethical principles through the critical analysis of real world case studies. (ASB100, ASB102, ASB222, ASB223, ASB230, ASM104, ASM/FOR275)
Required Courses
ASB102 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3
ASM104 Bones, Stones, and Human Evolution 4

ASB222 Buried Cities and Lost Tribes: Old World (3) OR
ASB223 Buried Cities and Lost Tribes: New World (3) 3

+ MAT206 Elements of Statistics (3) OR
+ PSY230 Introduction to Statistics (3) OR
+ SWU225 Statistics for Social Research/Justice and Government (3) 3
(MAT206 OR SWU225 required for ASU BA, MAT206 OR PSY230 required for NAU and U of A)
Credits: 13

MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: December 11, 2018

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