Anthropology (AA-T Degree A0668)

Natural Sciences Division

Anthropology is the holistic study of humans today and in the past, with a focus on cultural diversity and bio-cultural variation and a scope that include our ancestors and close relatives in the primates. Students will be introduced to the core concepts, research methods, and theories of the major subfields of anthropology. Anthropological skills and concepts are useful for a variety of public and private sector careers, including those in journalism, business, public health, social services, economic development, and museums, to name a few.
The Associate in Arts in Anthropology for Transfer degree at Mt. San Antonio College prepares students for post-secondary study and to transfer to the California State University system (CSU). Students planning to transfer to anthropology programs at other universities (including the University of California and private four-year institutions) should research those programs and meet with a counselor to plan a course of study at Mt. San Antonio College beyond the Anthropology core requirements.
To Earn an Associate in Arts in Anthropology for Transfer degree, a student must complete a minimum of 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the CSU system that consist of the IGETC pattern or CSU GE breadth and a major of at least 18 units or more. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework to receive an associate degree for transfer, and all courses in the major must be completed with a C or better. A “P” (Pass) grade is not an acceptable grade for courses in the major.

Required Courses 

Course Prefix Course Name Units
ANTH 1Biological Anthropology3
or ANTH 1H Biological Anthropology - Honors
ANTH 5Cultural Anthropology3
or ANTH 5H Cultural Anthropology - Honors
ANTH 4Archaeology4
List A
Select one course from the following:3-5
Language and Culture: An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology
Elementary Statistics
Elementary Statistics - Honors
Integrated Statistics
Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
Applied Business Statistics
List B
Select one or two courses from the following or any course not already selected from List A3-4
Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology
Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology - Honors
Introduction to Research Methods in the Social Sciences
Introductory Human Anatomy
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
List C
Select one course or any course not already selected from List A or List B3
The Native American
History of African, Oceanic, and Native American Art
History of African, Oceanic, and Native American Art - Honors
History of Precolumbian Art and Architecture
History of Precolumbian Art and Architecture - Honors
Human Geography
Human Geography - Honors
World History: Prehistoric to Early Modern
World History: Prehistoric to Early Modern - Honors
World History: Early Modern to the Present
World History: Early Modern to the Present - Honors
History of the United States to 1877
History of the United States to 1877 - Honors
History of the United States from 1865
History of the United States from 1865 - Honors
History of Premodern Asia
History of Modern Asia
The Wild West - A History, 1800-1890
History of Mexico
History of the African American 1619-1877
History of the African American
History of Africa
Women in American History
California History
History of the Mexican American
History of Native Americans
World Music
American Folk Music
Cultural and Ethnic Foods
Major World Religions
Major World Religions - Honors
Introduction to Race and Ethnicity
Introduction to Race and Ethnicity - Honors
Intercultural Communication
Intercultural Communication - Honors
Total Units19-22
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