Anthropology

Anthropology

Associate of Arts Degree with Designation

Recommended basic skills standards are

Anthropology imparts a global, comparative, and historical (evolutionary) approach to human studies. Its subject is cultural diversity and biological variation among humans both contemporary and ancient. It seeks to answer who we are, where we come from, what is learned, and what is instinctual. Anthropology is divided into two major categories: cultural and physical. Cultural anthropology tests the accuracy of beliefs about human behavior. Physical anthropology seeks accuracy of beliefs about human biological nature and development. Specializations in anthropology include archeology, linguistics, cultural resource management, forensics, paleontology, medical anthropology, and counseling among others. In any professional career, it is increasingly important to have a concrete understanding of human behavior in a cultural context. Anthropology offers that understanding.

Content criteria, competencies, and student learning outcomes associated with the general education courses required for this degree can be found on the Colorado Department of Higher Education website.

Written Communication

Six (6) credit hours

ENG 121

English Composition I: CO1

3

ENG 122

English Composition II: CO2

3

OR

 

 

ENG 122

English Composition II: CO2

(3)

ENG 201

English Composition III: CO3

(3)

or

 

 

HIS 265

Writing About History: CO3

(3)

Mathematics

Three-four (3-4) credit hours

  • GT - One GT Pathways course (GT-MA1) prefer MAT 135, except:
    • University of Colorado, Denver requires either MAT 135 or MAT 121
    • Western State Colorado University requires MAT 121

Arts and Humanities

Six (6) credit hours/ Full list of requirements.

  • GT - Two GT Pathways Arts and Humanities courses (AH1, AH2, AH3, AH4)

History

Three (3) credit hours. Full list of requirements.

  • GT - One GT Pathways History course (HI1)

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Six (6) credit hours. Full list of requirements.

  • GT - Two GT Pathways Social and Behavioral Sciences courses (SS1, SS2, SS3)

Natural and Physical Sciences

Eight (8) credit hours. Full list of requirements.

  • GT - Two GT Pathways Natural and Physical Sciences courses (SC1)

Additional Required Courses

Twenty-two (22) credit hours. Full list of requirements.

COM 115

Public Speaking

3

or

 

 

 

COM 125

Interpersonal Communication

(3)

or

 

 

 

COM 220

Intercultural Communication: SS3

(3)

ANT 101

Cultural Anthropology: SS3

3

ANT 107

Introduction to Archaeology: SS3

3

ANT 111

Biological Anthropology w/Lab: SC1

4

One (1) GT Pathways Arts and Humanities course (AH1, AH2, AH3, AH4)

3

One (1) GT Pathways ANT course in Social and Behavioral Sciences (SS3)

3

One (1) GT Pathways Social and Behavioral Sciences (SS2 or SS3)

3

Electives

Five-six (5-6) credit hours selected from the AA approved course list.

Suggested Courses

ANT 101

Cultural Anthropology: SS3

3

ANT 103

Archaeology Laboratory: SS3

1

ANT 107

Introduction to Archaeology: SS3

3

ANT 111

Biological Anthropology w/Lab: SC1

4

ANT 201

Introduction to Forensic Anthropology: SS3

3

ANT 211

Cultural Resource Management

3

ANT 215

Indians of North America: SS3

3

ANT 218

Archaeology of the Bible

3

ANT 221

Exploring Other Cultures I

3

ANT 222

Exploring Other Cultures II

3

ANT 280

Southwest Field Exploration

2

ECO 201

Principles of Macroeconomics: SS1

3

GEO 105

World Regional Geography: SS2

3

POS 105

Introduction to Political Science: SS1

3

PSY 101

General Psychology I: SS3

3

PSY 102

General Psychology II: SS3

3

SOC 101

Introduction to Sociology I: SS3

3

SOC 102

Introduction to Sociology II: SS3

3

Total Credit Hours

60

Additional information available on the Anthropology Department website at www.ppcc.edu/ant.