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2020-2021 Catalog 
  
2020-2021 Catalog

Anthropology, AA (with Designation)


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CIP 24.0101
Michael Engle, Department Chair

Career Opportunities

The Associate of Arts Degree with Designation in Anthropology prepares students to transfer as a junior to a four-year institution in Colorado in order to pursue a bachelor’s degree in anthropology. A degree in anthropology offers many career and educational opportunities. Careers in anthropology include museum education, field and medical research, higher-education teaching, public health, environmental assessment, community studies coordination, ethnic and cultural studies and field studies in archaeology.

Program Description

Anthropology is the study of the evolution of human society, life and culture. Specifically, anthropology answers the questions of how people lived, what they thought and how they interacted with their particular environment. Studying how societies have developed and changed from the past to the present, anthropology provides a critical understanding of the world today and how the future world may evolve.

Program Requirements

In addition to the requirements listed below, you must:

  1. Earn a minimum of 60 semester hours of course work
  2. Earn a minimum of 15 graded semester hours at PCC
  3. Earn a minimum of “C” in all coursework for the degree

Consult with a PCC Arts and Sciences advisor or transfer advisor to find out which Colorado Statewide Guaranteed Transfer Courses (GT Pathways) or elective courses meet the degree requirements of the four-year college to which you plan to transfer.

To earn an AA degree with Designation in Anthropology, you must complete at least 60 college-level credits, as described below:

Total Credits: 60


* Refer to CCCS Guaranteed Transfer (GT) - Pathways Courses  for a full list of all GT Pathway Courses

General Education Core Requirements (32-33 Credits)


(Written) Communication (6 Credits)


Mathematics (3-4 Credits)


  • One GT Pathways course (GT-MA1), prefer MAT 135 

University of Colorado Denver


  • University of Colorado Denver requires either: MAT 135  or MAT 121 

Western State Colorado University


  • Western State Colorado University requires MAT 121 

Natural and Physical Sciences (8 Credits)


  • Select two GT Pathway (GT-SC1) *

Arts and Humanities (6 Credits)


Select two GT Pathway courses from any category:

  • Arts and Humanities (GT-AH1) *
  • Literature and Humanities (GT-AH2) *
  • Ways of Thinking (GT-AH3) *
  • Foreign Languages (GT-AH4) *

Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 Credits)


(Select two GT Pathway courses from any category):

  • Economics or Political Systems: (GT-SS1) *
  • Geography (GT-SS2) *
  • Human Behavior, Culture, or Social Frameworks: (GT-SS3) *

History (3 Credits)


  • Select one GT Pathways History course (GT- HI1) *

Additional Required Anthropology Courses (22 Credits)


Please Note: Additional ANT courses beyond the four courses (13 credit hours) identified above may not count toward the Anthropology major at the receiving 4-year institutions.

Arts and Humanities (3 Credits)


Select one GT Pathway course from any category:

  • Arts and Humanities (GT-AH1) *
  • Literature and Humanities (GT-AH2) *
  • Ways of Thinking (GT-AH3) *
  • Foreign Languages (GT-AH4

ANT course (3 Credits)


  • Select one additional GT Pathway course: Social and Behavioral Science (GT-SS3) *

Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 Credits)


(Select on GT Pathway course from any category):

  • Geography (GT-SS2) *
  • Human Behavior, Culture, or Social Frameworks: (GT-SS3) *

Electives (5-6 Credits)


Determined by transferring institution

Transfer Degrees


This degree transfers to the following Colorado public four-year institutions of higher education:

  • Colorado State University-Ft. Collins (B.A. Anthropology)
  • Fort Lewis College (B.A. Anthropology)
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver (B.A. Anthropology)
  • University of Colorado, Boulder (B.A. Anthropology)
  • University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (B.A. Anthropology)
  • University of Colorado, Denver (B.A. Anthropology)
  • University of Northern Colorado (B.A. Anthropology)
  • Western State Colorado University (B.A. Anthropology)

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