SLCC General Catalog

Anthropology AS

Associate Of Science
61 credits minimum

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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:

Visit 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 AS 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) 3-4 Credits

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) 3 Credits

Course

Title

Credits

Semester

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 DG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

Institutional Requirements:

Lifelong Wellness (LW) 1 Credit

Student Choice (IN Or Depth) 3 Credits

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

Credits
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: Courses that meet General Education requirements may be used to meet program requirements.  If this option is chosen, student must complete additional elective courses to meet the total credit hour requirement.  Please meet with an academic advisor to discuss options.

Required Courses

Course

 Title

Credits

Semester

Prerequisite

ANTH 1010

Culture & Human Exper(SS)

3

A

 

ANTH 1020

Human Origins (BS)

3

A

 

ANTH 1030

Intro to Archaeology(ID)

3

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

Program Course Electives: (Select one course from the following)

Course

 Title

Credits

Semester

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 and Allied Field Electives: (12 credits)

Select 12 credits from the following courses or other courses as approved by department.

Course

 Title

Credits

Semester

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: (3 credits)

Select 3 credits from any college level courses numbered 1000 or above.

 

 

 

 

 

Sample Schedule

1st Fall Semester

1st Spring Semester

2nd Fall Semester

 

2nd Spring Semester

ANTH 1010 3 ANTH 1020 3 ANTH 1030 3 ANTH Elective 3
ENGL 1010 3 ENGL 2010 3 ANTH Elective 3 Elective 3
ANTH Elective 3 ANTH ELEC 3 PROG Elective 3 Distribution (3) 9
Distribution 3 MATH 1040 3 Distribution (2) 6    
Student Choice 3 AI 3        
HLAC 1            

Total

16

Total

15

Total

 15

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

Students will acquire substantive knowledge of:

  • 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

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

Communicate Effectively

Students will think critically when they:

  • 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 Shaefer