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Anthropology, Associate in Science

Curriculum BES.ANT.AS (U230A31)

Anthropology is the study of humanity and its cultural diversity and biological evolution and adaptation. Courses offered examine human behavior in ancient contexts (archaeology), contemporary society (cultural anthropology), and the biological evolution of humanity (biological anthropology). Students interested in anthropology as a four-year major should consult the catalog of their transfer school for social, physical and life science requirements appropriate to the first two years of study.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES:

At the successful completion of the Associate in Science Degree (Anthropology) emphasis, the graduate will be able to:

  • describe the major sub-disciplines of anthropology;
  • explain the scientific basis for human evolution;
  • describe the evolution of human cultures through diverse strategies of adapting to environmental conditions;
  • discuss the development of archaeological theory and interpretations of cultural history; and
  • articulate the diversity of religion in order to discuss how religion relates to aspects of secular life.

Recommended courses:

Course NumberTitleCredits

Semester One

Course NumberTitleCredits
ANT 101Introduction to Anthropology

3 credits

GOL 101Physical Geology

4 credits

MAT 101Quantitative Literacy #

3 credits

RHT 101Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I #

3 credits

SPE 101Principles of Effective Speaking #

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:16

Semester Two

Course NumberTitleCredits
ANT 103Cultural Anthropology

3 credits

ART 111Ancient to Medieval Art

3 credits

HIS 156African History

3 credits

PHL 105World Religions

3 credits

RHT 102Freshman Rhetoric & Composition II #

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

RHT 101◊, RHT 102◊: Grade of 'C' or higher is an IAI requirement.

Semester Three

Course NumberTitleCredits
ANT 105Digging Into Archaeology

3 credits

BIS 101Human Biology

4 credits

MAT 170Elementary Statistics #

4 credits

Foreign Language (as appropriate)

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Semester Four

Course NumberTitleCredits
ANT 102Introduction to Biological Anthropology

3 credits

BIS 105Environmental Biology

4 credits

MAT 134Introduction to Calculus for Business and Social Science #

5 credits

Foreign Language (as appropriate)

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:16

(Select courses that meet the BS requirements of your transfer college.)

General education requirements:

AS degree

Course NumberTitleCredits
Total Credit Hours:37-41

Anthropology courses or other electives for AS degree

Course NumberTitleCredits
Total Credit Hours:19-23

See ANT course descriptions.

See U230A, Associate in Science degree requirements for a list of applicable general education courses. The Social and Behavioral Science courses must be selected from two different disciplines. For Humanities and Fine Arts requirements, one course must be selected from Fine Arts and one course must be selected from Humanities. One course from Social and Behavioral Science or Humanities and Fine Arts needs to meet the human diversity requirement. The courses meeting this requirement have an (*) in the general education lists.

Note: This is a generic outline of courses for this program of study. Requirements may vary based on specialty and/or chosen transfer school. Meet with a curriculum counselor for specific transfer recommendations. (Select courses that meet the BS requirements of your transfer college.)

Chairperson: Daniele Manni, Ext. 3301

General Education electives must be selected from the AS Degree Requirements list and must adhere to the requirements of the Illinois Articulation Initiative for graduation if planning to transfer within Illinois. Students are required to select at least one course from Humanities and one course from Fine Arts, a Physical and a Life Science, and courses in Social and Behavior Sciences from at least two disciplines*. See catalog with AS Degree Requirements for required hours and number of courses in each discipline.

*discipline: a subject or field of activity, for example, an academic subject