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Catalog 2015-16 
Catalog 2015-16 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Anthropology, Humanities and Social Sciences Transfer Pattern

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Associate of Arts (A.A.) in Humanities and Social Sciences
Transfer Pattern – Anthropology


Semester Sequence

This is a suggested full-time schedule for a student who has completed any developmental course work and has no transfer credits. Refer to the College catalog for specific requirements in selecting General Education Courses .

Fall Semester Year 1*

Spring Semester Year 1

Fall Semester Year 2

Spring Semester Year 2


General Education Requirements and Electives - 34-36 Credits

General Education Electives:

Choose courses in each category from the list of approved General Education courses . One course must be a Diversity course.

Students must have at least 60 credits for an associate degree. Students who choose to take 3 credits of Mathematics and 7 credits of Biological and Physical Sciences, rather than 4 and 8, may need to take an additional class in order to reach at least 60 credits.


  • Arts and Humanities (PHIL 101 , PHIL 103 , or PHIL 240  recommended) 3 Credit(s).
  • Biological and Physical Sciences (one must have a lab) 7-8 Credit(s).
  • Information Technology (CSIT 101   or CSIT 120  recommended) 3 Credit(s).
  • Mathematics (MATH 125  recommended) 3-4 Credit(s).
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences 3 Credit(s).

Program Requirements and Electives - 24-27 Credits

Program Requirements:

Critical Thinking

Choose one course from this list.

Additional Program Requirements

Program Electives:

Select 9-17 credits to reach a minimum of 60 credits for the degree. Electives beyond the 9 credits can be additional Anthropology classes, or classes elsewhere in the college. Transfer institutions vary in their anthropology major requirements. Electives should be chosen based on transfer institution requirements.

Total Number of Credits Required for Degree: 60 min*


*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed college coursework at other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101  in the first semester at CCBC. This is a 1-credit class, and it does not count towards the number of credits required for a degree or certificate. Students are required to provide an official transcript(s) to document successful completion of college coursework at another institution(s) for this requirement to be waived.

** These courses can also be used to satisfy General Education electives.

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.

Transfer Pattern Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this transfer pattern, students will be able to:

  1. determine the focus of each of the “four fields” of anthropology and the relationship of anthropology to the other social sciences;
  2. apply the concept of culture and cultural relativism approach in class discussion and/or the writing about cultures different from their own;
  3. prepare and execute written and oral communication with objectivity, conciseness, and clarity;
  4. evaluate and critique research methods used in anthropological and other social science fieldwork;
  5. analyze cultural diversity as it plays a role throughout the coursework;
  6. evaluate examples of applied anthropology in order to determine the effectiveness of using anthropological knowledge to address social problems; and
  7. evaluate sources of print and Internet information on cultural diversity and other topics.

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