Anthropology is the comprehensive study of humans, our ancestors, and our non-human primate relatives. The field explores what it means to be human, from prehistoric times to the present. Anthropologists investigate contemporary human social behaviors (cultural anthropology), the origins and nature of languages (linguistic anthropology), human evolution, variation and adaptation (physical anthropology), and the ancient life ways and cultural development of past human populations (archaeology). The anthropology program at Pasadena City College provides courses that enable students to complete lower division prerequisites and general education requirements for transfer to institutions of higher learning and/or receive an associate degree. The goal of the anthropology program is to prepare students to use the discipline’s holistic perspective, research methods, and general knowledge in order to find reasonable solutions to human dilemmas. The Associate in Arts in Anthropology for Transfer Degree is designed to prepare the student for seamlessly transferring to the CSU to earn a baccalaureate degree in anthropology.
Associate Degree for Transfer Requirements
- 60 semester or 90 quarter CSU-transferable units.
- the California State University-General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE-Breadth); or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern.
- a minimum of 18 semester or 27 quarter units in the major or area of emphasis as determined by the community college district.
- obtainment of a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0.
- earn a grade of C or better, or P if the course if graded on a P/NP basis, in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the nature of scientific inquiry and its application to anthropological research.
- Identify patterns and analyze the adaptive relationships between organisms and their environments.
- Demonstrate an awareness of the diversity of past human societies and a comprehension of how archaeological evidence is used to reconstruct past processes of culture change.
- Understand and articulate the breath of cultural beliefs and practices found across cultures and throughout time, with special emphasis on indigenous traditions.
- Articulate an understanding of ethical principles and responsibilities in anthropological research using a relativistic framework.
Associate in Arts Degree in Anthropology for Transfer
|ANTH 001||PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY||3|
|or ANTH 001H||HONORS PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY|
|ANTH 002||CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY||3|
|or ANTH 002H||HONORS CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY|
|ANTH 003||INTRODUCTION TO ARCHAEOLOGY||3|
|Select 3-4 units from the following:||3-4|
|LABORATORY IN PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY|
|INTRODUCTION TO LINGUISTIC ANTHROPOLOGY|
|STATISTICS FOR BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES|
or STAT 050
or STAT 050H
|HONORS ELEMENTARY STATISTICS|
|Select one course or Any List A course not already used:||3-4|
|Area 1: Science Methods|
|RESEARCH METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY|
or SOSC 017
|INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH METHODS IN SOCIAL SCIENCES|
|Area 2: Sciences|
|EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE|
|INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (with Lab)|
|Select one from List A or B course not already used:||3|
|ANTHROPOLOGY OF RELIGION, MAGIC, WITCHCRAFT|
|ORIGINS OF CIVILIZATION|
|ARCHAEOLOGICAL ARTIFACT ANALYSIS|
|GENDER, SEX AND CULTURE|
|AMERICAN INDIAN CULTURES|
|MEXICAN AND CHICANO CULTURE|
or ETH 086
|MEXICAN AND CHICANO CULTURE|
|APPLICATIONS OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELD WORK|
|CSU General Education or IGETC CSU Pattern||37-39|
|Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60 transferable units)|
Visit the Program Mapper for a suggested sequence of courses.