Anthropology (AA Degree)

Degree Description

The Associate of Arts degree in Anthropology is designed as and offers the student comprehensive preparation for transfer to the Anthropology bachelor's degree at all Arizona public universities. This degree provides a comprehensive introduction to the discipline and all its subfields. Students completing this degree will transfer a minimum of 60 credits to all Arizona public universities.

 

AGEC-A Requirements (35 credits)

All General Education coursework must be selected from approved AZ General Education Curriculum.

Course

Course Title

Hours

Composition (6 credits)

 

 

ENG 101

College Composition I

3

ENG 102

College Composition II

3

Mathematics (3 credits)

 

 

MAT 140 (5) or higher (3).

College Mathematics w/ Algebra Review (5)

3

Arts/Humanities (6 credits)

 

 

Two courses from different disciplines.

 

6

Social/Behavioral Sciences (6 credits)

 

 

Two courses from different disciplines.

 

6

Physical/Biological Sciences (8 credits)

 

 

ANT 101

Introduction to Physical Anthropology

4

One course

One additional course

4

Options (3-6 credits) 

 

 

Second Semester proficiency in any foreign language, excluding English to complete 35 AGEC credit hours

 

3-6

Special Requirements

 

 

Must be met within the AGEC or degree requirements by a minimum of 2 courses.

Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry

"W"

Ethnic/Race/Gender Awareness

"E"

Contemporary Global/International Awareness or Historical Awareness

"C"

Degree Core Requirements (19 credits)

Course

Course Title

Hours

ANT 102

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

3

ANT 103

Culture and Language

3

ANT 110

Exploring Archaeology

3

ANT 230

Peoples of Southwest

3

ANT 241

Anthropology of Religion

3

ANT 250

Peoples of the World

3

Electives (6 credits)

Any 6 credit hours of transferable coursework.The following are recommended:

Course

Course Title

Hours

Recommended

 

 

MAT 160 or PSY 230

Introduction to Statistics

3

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will:

  • recognize human diversity, specifically differences within and between peoples;

  • describe core research methods and theories employed within the discipline of anthropology;

  • examine the concept of holism as it relates to the discipline of anthropology;

  • define and apply key terms, concepts and theories of anthropology;

  • demonstrate critical thinking skills through application and expression;

  • and describe the relationship between globalization and the discipline of anthropology