The Associate in Arts in Anthropology for Transfer degree will enable students to develop a strong foundation in research methods, statistics and both cultural and biological aspects of behavior and will offer a wide variety of elective courses in anthropology and other related fields for students to develop a broad knowledge base. The Anthropology Program educates students to understand and value the cultural and social diversity on a global scale, both past and present. In addition, students will develop strong critical thinking, communication, and problem-solving skills that will prepare them for the requirements of upper division course work.

To be awarded the Associate Degree for Transfer, students must have the following:
  • Completion of 60 CSU transferable semester units.
  • A minimum of at least 2.0 GPA in CSU transferable courses (note that a higher GPA may be required in some institutions).
  • Completion of at least 18 units in the major with a grade of “C” or better. A “P” (Pass) grade is also an acceptable grade for courses in the major if the course is taken on a Pass/No Pass basis.
  • Certified completion of the CSU General Education-Breadth (CSU GE-Breadth) requirements, or completion of the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) for CSU requirements.

Please Note: No more than 60 semester units are required for this degree and no additional requirements will be imposed by Evergreen Valley College.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Appraise past and present cross-cultural experiences.
  • Critically analyze and interpret anthropological data.
  • Apply anthropological principles for solving human problems on the local, regional and global scales.

Required Courses

Major Requirements
Course List
Course Title Units
Required Core:  
ANTH 062 Introduction to Physical Anthropology 3
ANTH 063 Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology 3
ANTH 064 Introduction to Archaeology 3
LIST A: Select one course 3
Elementary Statistics  
Introduction to Physical Geography  
LIST B: Select one to two courses 3-5
Any List A course not already taken
Introduction to Research Methods  
Human Anatomy  
LIST C: Select one course 3
Any List A or B course not already taken
Introduction to Mesoamerica  
Intercultural Communication  
Mexican-American Literature  
African-American Literature  
Introduction to Ethnic Studies  
African American Culture  
Chicana/o Culture  
Sociology of the Chicana/o Experience  
Vietnamese American Culture and Experience  
Asian Pacific American (APA) Culture and Experience  
HIST 015
African American History  
Mexican-American History  
Psychology of Women: Global Perspective  
Violence Against Women: Cross-Cultural Perspective  
Introduction to Cross-Cultural Psychology  
Introduction to Sociology  
Total Requirements
Course List
Course Title Units
Major Requirements 18-20
CSU GE-Breadth or IGETC for CSU 1 37-39
Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60 units)  
Total Units 60

 Some GE courses may be double-counted within the major and will reduce the number of units.  General electives may be needed to reach 60 units. Please consult with a counselor to determine which courses are applicable.

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