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Minimum credits Required: 60

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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 a minimum of 60 credits to all Arizona public universities.



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 Math with Algebra Review (5) or higher 5
Arts/Humanities (6 credits)    
Two courses from different disciplines Two courses from different disciplines 6
Social/Behavioral Sciences (6 credits)    

Two courses from different disciplines.

Recommended: SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology

Two courses from different disciplines

Recommended: SOC 101 (3)

Physical/Biological Sciences (8 credits)    
ANT 101 Introduction to Physical Anthropology 4
One course One additional course 4
General Education Options (3-6 credits)     

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

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: 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 4

Electives (6 credits)

Any 6 credit hours of transferable coursework as stated in the Course Equivalency Guide at www.aztransfer.com.  The following is recommended:

MAT 160 or PSY 230 Introduction to Statistics (3) 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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