Anthropology at College of San Mateo - Major in Anthropology
Anthropology
AA-TMajor in Anthropology

Anthropology is a broad discipline which employs both pure science and practical application to all aspects of human populations. The Associate in Arts in Anthropology for Transfer degree prepares students for transfer into bachelor's degree programs in Anthropology and similar programs at a CSU campus and guarantees admission to the CSU system.

Degree Requirements
Complete General Education and other requirements listed for the Associate degree and

Major requirements: 18.0-23.0 semester units

A grade of "C" or higher is required for each course applied to the major. 

Students majoring in Anthropology have opportunities in archeology, cultural resource management, environmental impact analysis, ethnic relations, ethnology, exhibit design, expeditions, film ethnography, health research, linguistics, museum curatorship, population analysis, public information, recreation, redevelopment, social gerontology, social services consultation, transcultural nursing, travel consultation, and urban planning.

Complete CSU General Education and major requirements as noted below. A grade of "C" or higher is required for each course applied to the major. Major course requirements may also be applied to meet general education requirements.

Required Core Courses:

ANTH 100 Cultural Anthropology 3 units
ANTH 125 Physical Anthropology 3 units
ANTH 350 Introduction to Archaeology and World Prehistory 3 units


Required Selective Courses: List A: Select 3-4 units from the following:

MATH 200 Elementary Probability and Statistics 4 units
PSYC 121 Basic Statistical Concepts 3 units


Required Selective Courses: List B: Select 3-7 units from the following:

ANTH 127 Physical Anthropology Laboratory 1 unit
BIOL 250 Human Anatomy 4 units
GEOL 100 Survey of Geology 3 units
GEOL 101 Geology Laboratory 1 unit
PSYC 120 Introduction to Research Methods 3 units
SOCI 121 Introduction to Research Methods 3 units


Required Selective Courses: List B: Select 3-7 units from the following:

ANTH 180 Magic, Science and Religion 3 units
COMM 150 Intercultural Communication 3 units
GEOG 110 Cultural Geography 3 units
MUS. 250 World Music 3 units 
PHIL 300 Introduction to World Religions 3 units
SOCI 141 Race and Ethnic Relations 3 units 

General Education requirements:
Select courses to complete CSU General Education or IGETC or CSU. This degree does not require the CSM AA/AS General Education pattern.

CSU GE:
Area A1 Oral Communication 3 units
Area A2 Written Communication 3 units
Area A3 Critical Thinking 3 units
Area B1 Physical Science 3 units
Area B2 Life Science 3 units
Area B3 Science Lab 1 unit
Area B4 Math Concepts 3 units
Area C1 Arts 3 units
Area C2 Humanities 3 units
Area C1 or C2 3 units
Area D Social, Polical, and Economic Institutions 9 units
Area E Lifelong Understanding 3 units

OR

IGETC/CSU
Area 1A English Composition 3 units
Area 1B Critical Thinking/Composition 3 units
Area 1C Oral Communication 3 units
Area 2 Math Concepts 3 units
Area 3A Arts 3 units
Area 3B Humanities 3 units
Area 3A or 3B 3 units
Area 4 Social and Behavioral Science 9 units
Area 5A Physical Science 3 units
Area 5B Biological Science 3 units
Area 5C Either 5A or 5B must be a lab course 1 unit

Electives:
Additional CSU tranferable courses based on student interest to reach 60 transferable units total.