The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.
Students completing the Associate in Arts in Anthropology for Transfer Degree will develop skills and knowledge consistent with the study of anthropology in a global, multicultural, and comparative context. The successful student will have mastered the reading, writing, and research skills essential to anthropological inquiry and exposition. Completion of the degree program will provide the orientation and background necessary for success in the major at the university level.
This Associate in Arts in Anthropology for Transfer Degree is designed to provide a clear pathway to a CSU major and baccalaureate degree. California Community College students who are awarded an AA-T are guaranteed admission with junior standing somewhere in the CSU system and given priority admission consideration to their local CSU campus or to a program that is deemed similar to their community college major. This priority does not guarantee admission to specific majors or campuses. Current and prospective community college students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to develop an educational plan that best meets their goals and needs.
Students will have to fulfill the following requirements to earn this degree:
- Complete 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
- The Inter-segmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth requirements; and
- A minimum of 18-22 semester units as required for the Associate in Arts in Anthropology for Transfer major.
- Obtain an overall minimum grade point average of 2.0
- Earn a grade of C or better in all courses required for the Associate in Arts in Anthropology for Transfer major.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the Anthropology for Transfer major, students will be able to:
- Identify the major theoretical approaches, theorists, and historical trends in anthropology;
- Understand and use basic research methods in archaeology, cultural and biological anthropology, including design, data analysis and interpretation;
- Apply anthropological knowledge to understanding human diversity;
- Develop an understanding of self and others in diverse biological and cultural contexts;
- Apply critical thinking to anthropological theories and data; and
- Demonstrate effective written and oral communication using anthropological concepts.
Recommended Sequence of Courses
Students should refer to the TMC (Transfer Model Curriculum) Template here, TMC Template, for a clear guide to the course requirements. Additionally, for students interested in a suggested order for taking classes in this program, please view the recommended course sequence.
It is important that students who are completing an Associate Degree and desire to transfer to a four-year institution meet with a counselor to plan their lower division coursework. While many majors at SRJC are intended to align with lower division major preparation required by California public universities, specific lower-division major requirements vary among individual campuses. See a counselor, visit the Transfer Center, and check Guides For Transfer in Specific Majors, and ASSIST to review transfer preparation guides for specific schools and majors.
A course used to satisfy the requirements in one category (List A, B, or C) cannot also be used to satisfy the requirements in another category.