Anthropology

Associate of Arts Course of Study

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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 archaeology, 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.

Courses marked with an asterisk [*] are not currently offered at PPCC.

Written Communication

Six (6) credit hours

GT-CO1: ENG 121

English Composition I: CO1

3

and

 

 

 

GT-CO2: ENG 122

English Composition II: CO2

3

 

 

 

OR

 

 

 

 

 

GT-CO2: ENG 122

English Composition II: CO2

(3)

and

 

 

 

GT-CO3:

Approved GT-CO3 course*

(3)

Oral Communication

Three (3) credit hours

COM 115

Public Speaking

3

or

 

 

 

COM 125

Interpersonal Communication

(3)

or

 

 

 

COM 220

Intercultural Communication

(3)

Mathematics

Three (3) credit hours minimum (credit hours over three [3] will be applied to the electives category). Full list of requirements.

Suggested Courses

MAT 120

Mathematics for the Liberal Arts: MA1

4

MAT 121

College Algebra: MA1

4

MAT 125

Survey of Calculus: MA1

4

MAT 135

Introduction to Statistics: MA1

3

MAT 201

Calculus I: MA1

5

Art and Humanities / Social and Behavioral Sciences

Eighteen (18) credit hours. Full list of requirements.

Two guaranteed transfer Arts & Humanities courses from two different areas (AH1, AH2, AH3 or AH4)

Two guaranteed transfer Social & Behavioral Sciences courses from two different areas (SS1, SS2, SS3)

Suggested Courses

ANT 101

Cultural Anthropology: SS3

3

ANT 107

Introduction to Archaeology: SS3

3

ANT 111

Physical Anthropology: SS3

3

HIS 111

The World: Antiquity-1500: HI1

3

HIS 112

The World: 1500-Present: HI1

3

One guaranteed transfer course from History (HI1)

One additional course from Arts & Humanities or Social and Behavioral Sciences (AH1, AH2, AH3, AH4, HI1, SS1, SS2, SS3).

Natural and Physical Sciences

Seven (7) credit hours. Two (2) guaranteed transfer courses including at least one (1) lab course (SC1, SC2*). Additional credit hours over seven (7) will be applied to the electives category. Full list of requirements.

Suggested Courses

AST 101

Astronomy I: SC1

4

AST 102

Astronomy II: SC1

4

BIO 111

General College Biology I w/Lab: SC1

5

BIO 112

General College Biology II w/Lab: SC1

5

CHE 101

Introduction to Chemistry I: SC1

5

CHE 102

Introduction to Chemistry II: SC1

5

CHE 111

General College Chemistry I: SC1

5

CHE 112

General College Chemistry II: SC1

5

GEY 111

Physical Geology: SC1

4

GEY 112

Historical Geology: SC1

4

PHY 111

Physics: Algebra-Based I w/Lab: SC1

5

PHY 112

Physics: Algebra-Based II w/Lab: SC1

5

PHY 211

Physics: Calculus-Based I w/Lab: SC1

5

PHY 212

Physics: Calculus-Based II w/Lab: SC1

5

Electives

Twenty-three (23) credit hours selected from the AA approved course list.

Suggested Courses

ANT 101

Cultural Anthropology: SS3

3

ANT 107

Introduction to Archaeology: SS3

3

ANT 111

Physical Anthropology: SS3

3

ANT 201

Introduction to Forensic Anthropology: SS3

3

ANT 211

Cultural Resource

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