Sep 23, 2019
Associate of Arts (A.A.) in Humanities and Social Sciences
Transfer Pattern – Anthropology
General Education - 36-38 Credits
General Education Requirements:
General Education Electives:
(Choose courses in each category from the list of approved General Education courses . One 3-credit General Education course must be a Diversity course.)
- Arts and Humanities 3 Credits.
- Social and Behavioral Sciences (must be from 2 different disciplines – ANTH 101 recommended) 6 Credits.
- Biological and Physical Sciences (from 2 different disciplines or 2-course sequence, 1 with a lab) 7-8 Credits.
- Mathematics 3-4 Credits.
- Wellness and Health 3 Credits.
- Information Technology 3 Credits.
- Global, Historical, and Cultural Perspectives 2 Credits.
Degree Requirements - 9 Credits
Two Semester Sequence - 6 Credits
Choose a two semester sequence from the list:
Critical Thinking - 3 Credits
Choose one from this list:
** These courses may also be used as a General Education elective.
Transfer institutions vary in their anthropology major requirements. Electives should be chosen to correlate with the major requirements at the transfer institution.
Electives - 15-18 Credits
Recommended (Select 15-18 credits)
Depending on the General Education electives completed, more than 18 credits of Electives may be needed to reach a minimum of 60 credits for the degree.
Total Number of Credits Required for Degree: 60 min*
*A new college orientation requirement, completion of the one-credit ACDV 101 course, Transitioning to College, went into effect spring 2010. If you are a credit student who is new to college (meaning you have not successfully completed college coursework at another institution(s)), you are required to take ACDV 101 during your first semester at CCBC, possibly increasing the number of credits required for the degree to 61 credits. Students are required to provide an official transcript(s) to document successful completion of college coursework at another institution(s) in order for this requirement to be waived.
Transfer Pattern Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this transfer pattern, students will be able to:
- determine the focus of each of the “four fields” of anthropology and the relationship of anthropology to the other social sciences;
- apply the concept of culture and cultural relativism approach in class discussion and/or the writing about cultures different from their own;
- prepare and execute written and oral communication with objectivity, conciseness, and clarity;
- evaluate and critique research methods used in anthropological and other social science fieldwork;
- analyze cultural diversity as it plays a role throughout the coursework;
- evaluate examples of applied anthropology in order to determine the effectiveness of using anthropological knowledge to address social problems; and
- evaluate sources of print and Internet information on cultural diversity and other topics.
Transfer Pattern Description:
This degree pattern is designed to help students transfer to colleges and universities that offer a baccalaureate degree with a major in Anthropology. Beyond the General Education requirements and other degree, program, and elective requirements, this pattern should be considered in light of the requirements of the selected transfer institution. Students should consult with an advisor for information about specific requirements.
Four-year institutions vary in their requirements for an Anthropology major. It is recommended that a student consult with an advisor at the transfer institution as soon as possible in order to choose courses at CCBC that meet the requirements at the four-year institution.