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Butte College 2016-2017 Catalog. Program details:


AA-T Degree in Anthropology

Anthropology Program
Christine Trolinger, Chair (530) 895-2301
Department Office: LRC 304 (530) 895-2471
Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378
Transfer Counseling Center: (530) 895-2264
Transfer information:

About the Program
The Associate in Arts in Anthropology for Transfer degree (AA-T in Anthropology) creates a transfer pathway for students who plan to complete a Bachelor of Science in Anthropology at a California State University. With the completion of the AA-T in Anthropology, students will possess foundational knowledge and skill that comprise the core content of the first two years of many four-year programs in Anthropology.

The associate transfer degrees (AA-T or AS-T) require completion and certification of the California State University General Education (CSU GE) or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) as well as the specific AA-T or AS-T major degree requirements. Students earning either an AA-T or an AS-T will not be held to additional Butte College graduation requirements (including Physical Education and the multicultural competency). Students should work with a counselor to identify major coursework that can be used to fulfill CSU GE or IGETC categories.

To obtain an Associate's degree, students must complete both the major requirements and the graduation requirements listed in this catalog.

Note that some courses have a prerequisite (P), corequisite (C), or both (P/C). Prerequisites and corequisites are listed within each course description in that catalog.

Transfer majors designated as AA-T or AS-T are designed for transfer to a similar major at an unspecified CSU. Transfer majors designated as AA or AS are designed for transfer to the corresponding major at a specific CSU and are based on articulation. See a counselor for more information. Read about the difference between these types of degrees at the beginning of the Transfer section of this catalog.

AA-T Degree in Anthropology 60 Units Minimum

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
  • Identify and discuss major topics relevant to Physical Anthropology, including human and primate evolution and variation among hominids.
  • Define culture and apply the concept to a broad cross-cultural understanding of human behavior.
  • Examine past cultural systems through analysis of physical cultural remains.
  • Describe and analyze human linguistic systems and the influence of language on human perceptions of the world.
Required courses for the major: 18 - 20 Units

Required Core:
List A: Select one
MATH 18 Introduction to Statistics Has prerequisite(s)3
List B: Select one to two
Any course from List A not already used
List C: Select one
Any course from List A or B not already used

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