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  Dec 14, 2019
 
Palo Alto College 2009-2010 Academic Catalog 
    
Palo Alto College 2009-2010 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Anthropology, A.A.


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Anthropology is the study of humans, from a holistic perspective; that is, anthropologists study humans as biological, cultural, language-using animals in constantly changing, dynamic relation to each other.

Anthropology, then, is necessarily broad-based, incorporating diverse areas of study, research and analysis. Physical anthropologists focus on the biological development of Homo sapiens, over time and under evolutionary influences. Cultural anthropologists primarily examine contemporary folk societies, viewing humans as culture-bearing animals. Attention is paid to the function of major cultural institutions, including subsistence and economy, technology, marriage patterns, family and kinship forms, social class and status, ownership and inheritance, law and social control, religion, magic and myth, ritual and the life cycle. Archaeologists, as anthropologists, attempt to reconstruct the behaviors and past cultures of prehistoric human populations based on the archaeological record.

The study of anthropology helps you to understand your own cultural and social background and how to relate to other people in everyday life.

An anthropologist is well equipped for any job requiring the ability to interact with people from diverse backgrounds and to serve culturally varied communities.
 

Associate of Arts in Anthropology (3045)


Communication (9 Hours)


 
 
Select 1 course from the Additional Communication (11) Core   

Mathematics (3 Hours)


Select 1 course from the Mathematics (20) Core 

Natural Sciences (7 Hours)


Select 2 courses from the Natural Sciences (30) Core 

Humanities and Visual/Performing Arts (9 Hours)


Select 1 course from the Humanities (40) Core 
Select 1 course from the Additional Humanities (41) Core 
Select 1 course from the Visual and Performing Arts (50) Core 

Kinesiology/Dance (2 Hours)


Two hours required from the Kinesiology (90) Core   

Transfer Degree Note:


Courses from the Additional Requirements area may not be used to satisfy Core Curriculum requirements.

Total Hours 60


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