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Learn about human biological and cultural differences, including human biology and origins, linguistics and world cultures both past and present. 

Program/Major/Concentration Codes: AOAALA/ALA1/ALAA

Title IV Financial Aid eligible: Yes

What can I do with this concentration?

Academic Options:  Attend a university degree program in anthropology or archaeology. You may also choose to pursue a Field Archaeology Certificate to learn practical archaeological fieldwork techniques.

Program Requirements 2019-2020

Arizona General Education Curriculum Requirements (AGEC-A)

This section lists general education requirements that are not fulfilled by core or support courses.* A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

English Composition 6
Humanities and Fine Arts 6
Biological and Physical Sciences
  Recommend: GLG 101IN and either GLG 102 IN or BIO 109IN for students
planning to specialize in Archaeology for their B.A.  
Mathematics 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences
   Complete  a non-ANT/ARC course from this category
Special Requirements
   The "C" requirement should be fulfilled by completing an appropriate course in the above categories.
Subtotal 26

Required Core Courses - A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
ANT /ARC 101
  or ANT 102
Human Origins and Prehistory
  Introduction to Cultural Anthropology and Linguistics
ANT/ARC 204IN Human Evolution: Ape Men, Cave Women and Missing Links 4
ANT 210 Cultural Anthropology 3
ANT 215 The Nature of Language 3
ANT/ARC 225 Principles of Archaeology 3
Subtotal 16

Required Support Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
STU 100  
  or STU 107
College Success and Career Planning
  University Transfer Preparation
Transfer Elective Complete a 3 credit transferable elective.  Recommend:
ANT /ARC 101, ANT 102, ARC 275 or ANT elective
in consultation with an Anthropology faculty advisor
Second Language** Completion of a Language course numbered
202, fourth semester level
Subtotal 20
Total 62

* Other general education requirements are fulfilled by required core and support courses: Social and Behavioral Sciences - ANT 101 fulfills 3 credits of this requirement; Other Requirements - ANT 210 and Second Language; Special Requirements - ANT 210 fulfills the I and G requirement, complete the C requirement.

** See an advisor or counselor if:

  • you are a bilingual student to discuss exceptions to this requirement or
  • if you are considering taking the CLEP test to earn language credits or
  • if the university major does not require a second language, this requirement may be waived

If this requirement is met in fewer than 16 credits, or if the language requirement is waived, additional transferable electives are necessary to meet the minimum associate degree requirement of 60 credit hours.