SLCC General Catalog 2013-2014

Anthropology AA

Associate Of Arts (AA)
63 credits minimum

  print PDF

Program Description:

Anthropology is the study of humanity. Anthropology is distinguished from other disciplines by its emphasis on a holistic approach to the study of human behavior.  Anthropologists consider culture, history, language, and biology essential for a complete understanding of humankind. The History and Anthropology Department provides a wide variety of courses that range from general surveys to specialized topics. The program goes far beyond an emphasis on coverage and content; it is designed to teach students to think critically, and communicate effectively.  Additionally, most core course requirements carry the General Education designation. This means that this program is also a vehicle for students to broaden their perspectives and deepen their understandings of the world around them.

Career Opportunities:

See the History Department for updated career opportunities and information.

Transfer/Articulation Information:

Students who complete the program will transfer more easily to other Anthropology Programs across the State of Utah.  The following institutions offer BA and/or BS degrees in Anthropology: University of Utah, Utah State University, Brigham Young University, Utah Valley University, and Weber State University. Students who complete the Anthropology AA at SLCC may satisfy pre-major courses for all of these programs.

Admission into a major program at a transfer institution depends upon the receiving institution’s requirements for that major. Some major programs are restricted and require special application as well as a competitive GPA. See an Academic Advisor at both SLCC and the intended receiving institution for specific articulation information.

Estimated Cost for Students:

$100-$150 for textbooks per semester.

Estimated Time to Completion:  

If students follow the suggested sample schedule, time to completion is four semesters.

General Education Requirements

Core Skills:

Composition (EN) 6 Credits

Course

Title

Credits

Semester

Prerequisite

ENGL 1010 Intro to Writing 3 A WRTG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing 3 A ENGL 1010 w/C grade or better

OR

ENGL 2100 Technical Writing 3 A ENGL 1010 w/C grade or better
         

Quantitative Literacy (QL) Choose One Course (3-4 Credits) From The Following

Course

Title

Credits

Semester

Prerequisite

MATH 1040 Intro to Statistics 3 A RDG 0990; within last year MATH 1010 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

OR

Any approved QL course        

American Institutions (AI) Choose 3 Credits From One Of The Following

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ECON 1740 Econ History of US 3 A RDG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score
HIST 1700 American Civilization 3 A RDG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score
POLS 1100 US Govt & Politics 3 A RDG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

Institutional Requirements:

Lifelong Wellness (LW) 1 Credit

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

LW Elective   1    

Student Choice (Intensive Or Depth) 3 Credits

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

Student Choice Elective   3    

Distribution Areas:

Choose one course (three credit hours) from each of the following distribution areas.  One of the courses must also be a Diversity course (DV).

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters  Prerequisites
Biological Science (BS)   3-4    
Fine Arts (FA)   3-4  
Humanities (HU)   3    
Interdisciplinary (ID)   3    
Social Science (SS)   3    
Physical Science (PS)   3    
Note: Students pursuing the Anthropology program may not use ANTH 1020 to fulfill the Biological Sciences (BS) Distribution requirement.

Language (LN) 5 Credits

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

LANG 1020 (LN) 5   LANG 1010
Note: *LANG prefix does not exist—that prefix would be replaced by the prefix for the individual language chosen: ARB, CHI, FRN, GER, ITL,JPN, NAV, POR, RUS, SAM, SPN, TNG

Required Courses

Program Required Courses: (9 Credits)

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ANTH 1010 Culture & Human Exper(ID) 3 A  
ANTH 1020 Human Origins (BS) 3 A  
ANTH 1030 Intro to Archaeology(ID) 3 A  

Program Course Electives: (Select 1 Course From The Following)

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ANTH 2011 People & Cultures SW(HU) 3 F  
ANTH 2120 Sacred Traditions(HU) 3 Sp  
HIST 2600 Native Amer Voices(SS,DV) 3 Sp  
HIST 2800 Utah Diverse Heritg (SS,DV) 3 F, Sp  

Anthropology & Allied Field Electives: (6 Credits)

Select 6 credits from the following courses or other courses as approved by department.

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ANTH 2011 People & Cultures SW(HU) 3 F  
ANTH 2120 Sacred Traditions(HU) 3 Sp  
HIST 1300 Colonial Latin America(SS) 3 F  
HIST 1310 Modern Latin America(SS) 3 Sp  
HIST 1450 Early Middle East(SS) 3 F  
HIST 1460 Modern Middle East(SS) 3 Sp  
HIST 1500 World History to 1500(SS) 3 F, Sp  
HIST 1510 World Hist Since 1500(SS) 3 F, SP  
HIST 2120 Sacred Traditions(HU) 3 Sp  
HIST 2600 Native Amer Voices(SS,DV) 3 Sp  
HIST 2800 Utah Diverse Heritg (SS,DV) 3 F, Sp  
BIOL 2030 Genetics 4 F, SP BIOL 1610 w/C grade or better AND CHEM 1210 w/C grade or better. Coreq: BIOL 2035
EDU 2150 Intro to Multicultural Ed 3 F, Sp  
ENGL 2810 Native Amer Lit/Exp(HU,DV) 3 Sp* ENGL 1010 w/C grade or better
GEOG 1400 Human Geography (ID) 3 F, Sp  
       *Course taught Spring semesters in odd years

Additional Electives: (6 Credits)

Select 6 credits from any college level courses numbered 1000 or above.

Sample Schedule

1st Fall Semester

1st Spring Semester2nd Fall Semester2nd Spring Semester
ANTH 1010 3 ANTH 1020 3 ANTH 1030 3 ANTH Elective 3
ENGL 1010 3 ENGL 2010 3 ANTH Elective 3 Student Choice 3
Distribution 3 MATH 1040 3 Program Elective 3 Distribution (3) 9
LANG 1010 OR Elective 3-5 AI 3 Distribution (2) 6    
HLAC 1 LANG 1020 5 Elective 3    

Total

13-15

Total

17

Total

18

Total

15


Advising Notes

It is recommended students take MATH 1040: Intro to Statistics as QL course.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes

  • the similarities and differences of diverse cultures
  • archaeological techniques, methods and theories that anthropologists rely upon to reconstruct the past life ways in order to understand cultural adaptation to various environments
  • cultural approaches to the study of indigenous narratives and stories
  • ethnographic data collection and analysis

    Substantive Knowledge

    • speak and write analytically and comparatively about anthropological themes, theories, methods, interpretations, arguments and ideas in a skilled and respectful manner

    Communicate Effectively

    • gather, identify, differentiate and analyze ethnographic data
    • evaluate different anthropological approaches and arguments.

      Think Critically

      Department Info

      History, Anthropology and
      Political Science Department

      Taylorsville Redwood Campus
      Construction Trades (CT) 262/CT 266

      General Information
      801-957-4073

      Department Admin Assistant
      801-957-4307

      Department Chair:
      Marianne McKnight
      801-957-4547

      Academic Advisor
      Technology Building (TB) 315
      801-957-3866

      Faculty
      Associate Professors
      James Dykman
      Jude Higgins
      Melissa Schaefer