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The Associate of Arts degree in Anthropology is designed as and offers the CCC 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 61-64 credits to all Arizona public universities. Requirements differ significantly among state universities. Students should see an advisor to plan their program of study to avoid possible transfer difficulties.


AGEC-A Requirements (35 credits)

All AGEC coursework must be selected from the approved AGEC list.
Course Course Title Hours
Composition (6 credits)    
ENG 101 College Composition I 3
ENG 102 Collge Composition II 3
Mathematics (3 credits)    
MAT 140 or higher. College Mathematics 5
Arts/Humanities (6 credits)    
Two courses from different disciplines.   6
Social/Behavioral Sciences (6 credits)    

Two courses from different disciplines.

Recommended: SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology

Physical/Biological Sciences (8 credits)    
Two courses.   8
General Education Options (0-6 credits)     

Any AGEC coursework to complete the minimum 35 credit hours.

Recommended: Any foreign language, other than English.

Special Requirements  
Must be met within the General Education 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 (26 credits)

Course Course Title Hours
ANT 101 Introduction to Physical Anthropology 4
ANT 102 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3
ANT 103 Culture & 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 4
MAT 160 OR Introduction to Statistics 3
PSY 230 Introduction to Statistics 3



The outcomes identified below define the knowledge andskill sets that graduates will possess at the end of their program of study.

  • 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.
  • Describe the relationship between globalization and the discipline of anthropology



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