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Anthropology (2014-2015)
Essential to an understanding of the global arena and sensitivity to the people who have inhabited it, anthropology, the science of humankind, views humans from the broadest possible perspective. Because of its study of culture and human behavior, anthropology is a social science. In its study of human physical traits, anthropology is a biological science. To investigate human behavior, anthropologists collect and analyze data from non-literate societies as well as communities in industrial nations of the world. From this wide perspective, anthropology helps us understand other peoples and thereby enables us to better understand ourselves. It is an informative, exciting, and challenging science that should be part of every informed citizen's education.
 
Program Learning Outcomes
Students will apply an understanding of cross-cultural realities both past and present.
Students will learn how to critically analyze and interpret anthropological data.
Students will apply anthropological principles for solving human problems on the local, regional and world scales.
 
Career Opportunities
Anthropology serves as a basic springboard for understanding and working within the global arena. Anthropology graduates find opportunities in colleges, universities and museums as teachers and researchers, in federal and state governments as community planners, social science and public health analysts, archaeologists and education officers. There are also employment possibilities with the United Nations, UNESCO and World Health organizations. International corporations with offices and plants overseas need anthropologists, as do consulting firms that deal with both private corporations and governments. With the basic anthropology courses, the student can transfer to most of the universities in the country. The student may want to add statistics and business principles to enhance employment possibilities.
Please visit the Anthropology Website for further information: http://www.foothill.edu/anthropology/
 
Units required for Major: 36
Units required for Certificate: 20-24
 
Associate Degree Requirements:
English proficiency: ENGL 1A, 1AH, 1S & 1T, ESLL 26 or equivalent.
Mathematics proficiency: MATH 57, 105, 108 or equivalent.
A minimum of 90 units is required* to include:
Completion of one of the following general education patterns: Foothill General Education, CSU General Education Breadth Requirements or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC)
Core courses (12 units)
Support courses (24 units)

*Additional elective course work may be necessary to meet the 90-unit minimum requirement for the associate degree.

NOTE: All courses pertaining to the major must be taken for a letter grade. In addition, a GPA of 2.0 or higher is required in all core and support courses for the degree or certificates.
 
Program Type(s):
AA = Associate in Arts Degree.
CP = Certificate of Proficiency [Non-Transcriptable].
 
Additional Information:
NOTE: Students having difficulty attaining an associate degree because of timing or availability of classes should consult with a counselor to submit a petition for course substitution.
 
Core Courses: (12 units)
ANTH 1 Introduction to Physical Anthropology (4 units)
or ANTH 1H Honors Introduction to Physical Anthropology (4 units)
ANTH 2A Cultural Anthropology (4 units)
ANTH 8 Introduction to Archaeology (4 units)
 
Support Courses: (24 units)
Select 12 units from the following:
ANTH 1L Physical Anthropology Laboratory (1 unit)
or ANTH 1HL Honors Physical Anthropology Laboratory (1 unit)
ANTH 2B Patterns of Culture (4 units)
ANTH 3 Prehistory: The Search for Lost Civilizations (4 units)
ANTH 4 First Peoples of North America (4 units)
ANTH 5 Magic, Science & Religion (4 units)
ANTH 6 Peoples of Africa (4 units)
ANTH 8L Archaeology Laboratory (1 unit)
or ANTH 8LX Archaeology Laboratory (2 units)
or ANTH 8LY Archaeology Laboratory (3 units)
ANTH 12 Applied Anthropology (4 units)
ANTH 13 Introduction to Forensic Anthropology (4 units)
ANTH 13L Forensic Anthropology Laboratory (1 unit)
ANTH 14 Linguistic Anthropology (4 units)
ANTH 15 Medical Anthropology: Methods & Practice (4 units)
ANTH 20 Native Peoples of California (4 units)
ANTH 22 The Aztec, Maya & Their Predecessors (4 units)
GEOG 1 Physical Geography (5 units)
or GEOG 2 Human Geography (4 units)
PSYC 10 Research Methods & Designs (5 units)
or SOC 10 Research Methods & Designs (5 units)

And 12 units* of the following:
ANTH 51 Archaeology Survey (2 units)
ANTH 52 Archaeological Field Methods (4 units)
ANTH 67A Cultures of the World: Ecuador (4 units)
ANTH 67B Cultures of the World: Belize (4 units)
ANTH 70R Independent Study in Anthropology (1 units)
ANTH 71R Independent Study in Anthropology (2 units)
ANTH 72R Independent Study in Anthropology (3 units)
ANTH 73R Independent Study in Anthropology (4 units)
BIOL 1C Evolution, Systematics & Ecology (6 units)
BIOL 10 General Biology: Basic Principles (5 units)
HIST 4A History of Western Civilization to 800 AD (4 units)
HIST 8 History of Latin America (4 units)
HIST 9 History of Contemporary Europe (4 units)
or HIST 9H Honors History of Contemporary Europe (4 units)
HIST 18 Introduction to Middle Eastern Civilization (4 units)
HUMN 1A Humanities & the Modern Experience I (4 units)
SOC 30 Social Psychology (4 units)
or PSYC 30 Social Psychology (4 units)
SOC 40 Aspects of Marriage & Family (4 units)
SOSC 20 Cross-Cultural Perspectives for a Multicultural Society (4 units)
WMN 5 Introduction to Women's Studies (4 units)

* Students may also use courses listed in the first section of support courses to fulfill the requirement for the second section of support courses.
Medical Anthropology Certificate of Proficiency - (24 Units)[Non-Transcriptable]
ANTH 1 Introduction to Physical Anthropology (4 units)
ANTH 2A Cultural Anthropology (4 units)
ANTH 15 Medical Anthropology: Methods & Practice (4 units)

And ONE of the following:
ANTH 5 Magic, Science & Religion (4 units)
ANTH 12 Applied Anthropology (4 units)
ANTH 14 Linguistic Anthropology (4 units)

And 8 units from the following:
ANTH 70R Independent Study in Anthropology (1 units)
ANTH 71R Independent Study in Anthropology (2 units)
ANTH 72R Independent Study in Anthropology (3 units)
ANTH 73R Independent Study in Anthropology (4 units)
BIOL 14 Human Biology (5 units)
BIOL 40A Human Anatomy & Physiology I (5 units)
or BIOL 40B Human Anatomy & Physiology II (5 units)
PSYC 4 Introduction to Biopsychology (4 units)
PSYC 7 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (5 units)
or SOC 7 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (5 units)
or PSYC 10 Research Methods & Designs (5 units)
PSYC 40 Human Development (5 units)
SOC 19 Alcohol & Drug Abuse (4 units)

Note: There are no English or mathematics proficiency requirements for this certificate.
Cultural Resource Management Certificate of Proficiency(23 Units)[Non-Transcriptable]
ANTH 3 Prehistory: The Search for Lost Civilizations (4 units)
ANTH 4 First Peoples of North America (4 units)
ANTH 8 Introduction to Archaeology (4 units)
ANTH 8L Archaeology Laboratory (1 unit)
ANTH 51 Archaeology Survey (2 units)
ANTH 52 Archaeological Field Methods (4 units)

And 4 units from the following:
ANTH 12 Applied Anthropology (4 units)
ANTH 13 Introduction to Forensic Anthropology (4 units)
ANTH 13L Forensic Anthropology Laboratory (1 unit)
ANTH 67A Cultures of the World: Ecuador (4 units)
ANTH 70R Independent Study in Anthropology (1 units)
ANTH 71R Independent Study in Anthropology (2 units)
ANTH 72R Independent Study in Anthropology (3 units)
ANTH 73R Independent Study in Anthropology (4 units)
GEOG 1 Physical Geography (5 units)
GEOG 12 Introduction to Geospatial Technology (4 units)
or GIST 12 Introduction to Geospatial Technology (4 units)
HIST 4A History of Western Civilization to 800 AD (4 units)
HIST 8 History of Latin America (4 units)
HIST 18 Introduction to Middle Eastern Civilization (4 units)

Note: There are no English or mathematics proficiency requirements for this certificate.
Forensic Anthropology Certificate of Proficiency(22 Units)[Non-Transcriptable]
ANTH 1 Introduction to Physical Anthropology (4 units)
or ANTH 1H Honors Introduction to Physical Anthropology (4 units)
ANTH 1L Physical Anthropology Laboratory (1 unit)
or ANTH 1HL Honors Physical Anthropology Laboratory (1 unit)
ANTH 13 Introduction to Forensic Anthropology (4 units)
ANTH 13L Forensic Anthropology Laboratory (1 unit)

And 12 units from the following:
ANTH 2A Cultural Anthropology (4 units)
ANTH 2B Patterns of Culture (4 units)
ANTH 12 Applied Anthropology (4 units)
ANTH 15 Medical Anthropology: Methods & Practice (4 units)
ANTH 8 Introduction to Archaeology (4 units)
or ANTH 8LX Archaeology Laboratory (2 units)
or ANTH 8LY Archaeology Laboratory (3 units)
ANTH 8L Archaeology Laboratory (1 unit)
ANTH 51 Archaeology Survey (2 units)
ANTH 52 Archaeological Field Methods (4 units)
ANTH 70R Independent Study in Anthropology (1 units)
ANTH 71R Independent Study in Anthropology (2 units)
ANTH 72R Independent Study in Anthropology (3 units)
ANTH 73R Independent Study in Anthropology (4 units)
Applied Anthropology Certificate of Proficiency(20 Units)[Non-Transcriptable]
ANTH 2A Cultural Anthropology (4 units)
ANTH 2B Patterns of Culture (4 units)
ANTH 12 Applied Anthropology (4 units)

And 8 units from the following:
ANTH 13 Introduction to Forensic Anthropology (4 units)
ANTH 14 Linguistic Anthropology (4 units)
ANTH 15 Medical Anthropology: Methods & Practice (4 units)
ANTH 67A Cultures of the World: Ecuador (4 units)
ANTH 70R Independent Study in Anthropology (1 units)
ANTH 71R Independent Study in Anthropology (2 units)
ANTH 72R Independent Study in Anthropology (3 units)
ANTH 73R Independent Study in Anthropology (4 units)

Note: There are no English or Mathematics proficiency requirements for this certificate.

Academic Year: 2014-2015

Current status: Approved
Last update: 2014-05-06 11:04:16

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