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Award Type: Associate in Arts for Transfer

Anthropology is the study of humans, past and present. To understand the full sweep and complexity of cultures across all of human history, anthropology draws and builds upon knowledge from the social and biological sciences as well as the humanities and physical sciences. A central concern of anthropologists is the application of knowledge to the solution of human problems (AAA, 2012). The anthropology program at AHC provides courses that enable students to complete lower division prerequisites and general education requirements for transfer to institutions of higher learning and/or receive an associate degree. The goal of AHCs anthropology program is to prepare students to use anthropology's holistic perspective, research methods, and general knowledge to gain a greater understanding of people in general and the world as a whole and is designed to prepare the student for seamlessly transferring to a CSU to earn a baccalaureate degree in anthropology. Associate Degree for Transfer Requirements Completion of 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including the following: 1. Completion of the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth (CSU GE). 2.  A minimum of 18 semester units in a major or area of emphasis as determined by the community college district. 3, Obtainment of an overall minimum grade point average of 2.0. 4. Minimum grade of C, or P grade, for each course in the major. [The following Allan Hancock College graduation requirements will not be required: Health and Wellness, Multicultural Gender Studies and Allan Hancock College General Education.]

The graduate of the Associate in Arts for Transfer in Anthropology will:

  • Explain the importance of human biological and/or cultural variation.
  • Ability to think critically and demonstrate an understanding of discipline related issues, problems, and research.
  • Ability to communicate effectively about topics in and related anthropology.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in anthropological concepts and terminology.

Program Requirements

A major of 19-20 units is required for the degree.

Required core courses (13 units):

Course Number Course Title Units
ANTH 101 Introduction to Biological Anthropology 3.0
ANTH 110 Biological Anthropology Lab 1.0
ANTH 102 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3.0
ANTH 103 Introduction to Archaeology 3.0
ANTH 105 Language And Culture 3.0

Select two courses from the following (6-7 units):

Course Number Course Title Units
GEOG 102 Human Geography 3.0
MATH 123 Elementary Statistics 4.0
SOC 104 Social Science Research Methods 3.0

General Education

Complete one of the following:

a)  CSU General Education Breadth - 39 units


b)  Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) - 37 units

Double counting:

A maximum of 16 units may be double counted for the major and CSU GE or IGETC. 

Select additional CSU transferrable units as needed to achieve 60 units required for the degree - 17-20 units 

Visit myHancock and select the DegreeWorks icon to view CSU or IGETC general education and transferrable courses.


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