|Department Chairs (Anthropology):||Vanessa Engstrom|
The Associate in Arts in Anthropology for Transfer degree is
designed to provide students with an understanding of the scientific
and humanistic study of past and present cultures, nonhuman primate
relatives and archaeology. Courses in this program explore the influence
of anthropology on various professional areas such as archeology,
ethnography, linguistics, physical anthropology, museology, elementary
and secondary social science education, art, economics, history,
international relations, music, law, political science, psychology,
religion, social work and foreign service. Successful completion of the
transfer degree in Anthropology guarantees the student acceptance to the
California State University system to pursue a baccalaureate degree in
Anthropology or a related field.
The Associate of Arts degree in Anthropology is
designed as a program of basic courses for students considering
professional careers as archeologists, ethnographers, linguists,
physical anthropologists; for those preparing to become social science
teachers in elementary or secondary schools; for such diverse fields as
psychology, medicine, law, political science, international relations,
economics, or history; and for individuals who plan public service
careers in social work, health and welfare programs, and foreign
service. Students should consult with faculty members for advice in
selecting course offerings best suited to the individual's particular
career objectives. The associate of arts degree prepares the student to
move into a curriculum at a four-year institution leading to a
baccalaureate degree in these careers.
is strongly recommended that anthropology majors transferring to the
CSU or UC system complete Foreign Language courses at the 201 and 202
level, and Social Sciences 219/219H or MATH 219/219H.
The anthropology curriculum is designed to prepare students considering professional careers as archaeologists, ethnographers, linguists, and physical anthropologists and for those who are preparing to be teachers.
In addition, anthropology generally prepares students for the fields of psychology, medicine, law, political science, social work, foreign service, international business and many other areas of employment.