2018-19 Pierce College Catalog 
    
    Jun 16, 2019  
2018-19 Pierce College Catalog

Cultural Anthropology (AA-DTA) Course Map


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Created by Pierce faculty, this map outlines the initial coursework for this career field and for transfer to a four-year institution. It provides you a clear path to complete your degree by listing a specific set of courses relevant to your program and career. The map is designed with the appropriate number of credits and meets degree requirements. Courses are organized in a recommended sequence; please schedule accordingly. If a course is unavailable, select the next appropriate course within the sequence. If you want to change a course on this map you must speak with an advisor to assure you meet all degree requirements. For each course, a purpose statement explains how the content relates to your career field. On this map, there may be instances when you will be required to select a course from several options. Use these purpose statements and notes to choose the course that best aligns with your interests and needs. You will also find action items to complete to assure you progress and graduate on time.  While this map is a great guide to courses required to complete an Associate of Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA)   Degree, you are responsible for fulfilling all degree requirements. Questions? Your Success Network is ready to help you!

Important note about transfer: colleges and universities may change their requirements at any time, so this map is not a guarantee of transfer. You will need to check transfer requirements with your intended four-year school. 

1. College Success


  • COLLG 110 College Success (3 credits)
  • Course purpose:  A foundational course to explore and affirm a career choice and build upon the skills, knowledge, and resources that will support you at Pierce College and beyond.

2. English Composition I


  • ENGL& 101 English Composition I (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: Clear and strategic written communication with others is a central feature of all careers connected to anthropology. The skills you will learn in ENGL& 101 are foundational for future course work and beyond.

3. Research Essentials


  • INFO 101 Research Essentials (2 credits)
  • Course purpose: This course will help you apply research skills and strategies needed to better access information, evaluate it for credibility, and apply it for a variety of purposes in your life.

Action Item: Transfer Fair


Attend at least one transfer fair.

Action Item: Meet with Advisor


Use your Success Network! In your first quarter, meet with your advisor to revisit your career and transfer path, make adjustments to your goals as needed, and plan for your next steps.

4. Philosophy Course Recommendation


The Philosophy course can be taken at any point in the pathway. Any of these three courses would be useful background; take the one that most interests you.

Choose one

5. Cultural Anthropology


Note: ANTH& 206 is a core course all anthropology majors should take. 

  • ANTH& 206 Cultural Anthropology (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: You will gain a foundation about anthropology as a discipline, conducting ethnographic research, applying analytical frameworks to the analysis of social and cultural patterns, and understanding cultural relativism. 

6. Math Course Recommendation


The math course you select will depend on the transfer institution you plan to attend and your math placement.  Your advisor will assist you in selecting the appropriate course(s).​

Mathematics Courses   

Action Item: Transfer Plan


Select your transfer institution and develop a transfer plan.

7. Humanities Course Recommendation


The Humanities courses can be taken at any point in the pathway. Students should take the course that most interests them. Other Humanities courses can also meet this degree outcome; consult with your adviser on other options. 

Choose one

· World Language (1)


8. Biological Anthropology


9. English Composition II


10. Social Science Course Recommendation


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  • PSYC& 100 General Psychology (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: Anthropologists often draw upon the work done in other social sciences as part of their holistic approach. This course focuses on understanding the human mind and behavior.

  • SOC& 101 Introduction to Sociology (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: Anthropologists often draw upon the work done in other social sciences as part of their holistic approach. This course focuses on social groups, institutions, and norms.

Action Item: Apply for Graduation


Way to go! It is time to apply for graduation. Visit the Pierce College Graduation website for details. https://www.pierce.ctc.edu/graduation

11. Archaeology


  • ANTH& 204 Archaeology (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: This course develops your understanding of cultural change over time as well as your ability to interpret material culture, which are core elements of anthropology.

12. Social Science/Humanities Course Recommendation


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  • GEOG 200 Human Geography (5 credits)
  • Course purpsoe: Anthropologists benefit from an understanding of the interaction between humans and the environment. This course examines human lifeways and adaptations in different environments.

World Language (2)


Action Item: Transfer Institution


Apply to transfer institutions and programs. Set-up Financial Aid benefits at transfer school.

13. Humanities Course Recommendation


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  • CMST 105 Intercultural Communication (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: Anthropologists need an understanding of diverse ways of thinking and being. This course examines the effects of culture upon the process of communication. You will learn how to communicate more effectively within and across cultures.

  • ENGL 207 Native American Literature (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: Anthropologists need an understanding of diverse ways of thinking and being. You will explore how the historical experience of Native Americans has shaped current realities and perspectives. 

  • ENGL 264 Literature of U.S. Slavery and Abolition (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: Anthropologists need an understanding of diverse ways of thinking and being. You will explore the literature of slavery and abolition in the United States and how it has shaped current realities and perspectives. 

14. Humanities Course Recommendations


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  • ART& 100 Art Appreciation (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: Anthropologists need an understanding of diverse ways of thinking and being. Art is a universal form of human expression. In this course, you will learn ways to analyze artistic expression in context. 

  • ART 111 Drawing, Beginning (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: Anthropologists document their research in various ways. This course will help you develop the ability to draw, a useful skill for your field notes.

  • MUSC 106 World Music (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: Anthropologists need an understanding of diverse ways of thinking and being. Music is a universal form of human expression. In this course, you will explore music as an element of culture. 

World Language (3)


15. Anthropology Course Recommendation


Students should take the course the most interests them. These courses may be offered during different terms. Consult with your adviser in setting up your education plan.

Choose one

  • ANTH& 106 The American Mosaic (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: Anthropologists need an understanding of diverse ways of thinking and being. In this course, you will explore various dimensions of diversity and identity in the United States.

  • ANTH& 210 Indians of North America (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: Anthropologists need an understanding of diverse ways of thinking and being. In this course, you will gain a foundation for understanding the diversity of modern Native American cultures. 

  • ANTH& 216 Northwest Coast Indians (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: Anthropologists need an understanding of diverse ways of thinking and being. In this course, you will gain a foundation for understanding the diversity of modern Native American cultures in the Pacific Northwest.

  • ANTH 240 Women in Cross Cultural Perspectives (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: Anthropologists need an understanding of diverse ways of thinking and being. In this course, you will learn how anthropologists study gender, with a specific focus on women’s lived experiences. 

16. Natural Science Course Recommendation


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  • BIOL& 170 Human Biology: Anatomy & Physiology (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: Anthropologists need a holistic view of humans as social, cultural, and biological beings living in particular physical environments. This course provides you with an understanding of the structures and functions of human bodily systems.

  • BIOL& 175 Human Biology w/Lab: Anatomy & Physiology (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: Anthropologists need a holistic view of humans as social, cultural, and biological beings living in particular physical environments. This course provides you with an understanding of the structures and functions of human bodily systems as well as additional laboratory experience.

  • ENVS& 100 Survey of Environmental Science (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: Anthropologists need a holistic view of humans as social, cultural, and biological beings living in particular physical environments. This course provides you with an overview of the various ecological problems that can result when humans interact with their environment.

  • MATH& 146 Introduction to Statistics (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: In this course, you will develop a foundation for conducting and understanding statistical analysis, an important part of anthropological work. 

  • NUTR& 101 Nutrition (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: Anthropologists need a holistic view of humans as social, cultural, and biological beings living in particular physical environments. This course provides anthropologists with a better understanding of the nutritional needs of humans.

17. Natural Science Course Recommendation


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  • GEOG 210 Physical Geography (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: Anthropologists need a holistic view of humans as social, cultural, and biological beings living in particular physical environments. In this lab course, you will learn about the weather patterns, plant and animal communities, and landforms that characterize different regions of Earth. 

  • GEOL& 101 Introduction to Physical Geology (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: Anthropologists need a holistic view of humans as social, cultural, and biological beings living in particular physical environments. In this lab course, you will learn about the processes that create Earth’s physical landforms. 

18. Social Science Course Recommendation


The two options listed here would be useful courses for Cultural Anthropologists, but are not the only possibilities. Consult with your faculty adviser for additional options.

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  • GEOG 160 Africa, Middle East and Asia (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: Anthropologists need an understanding of diverse ways of thinking and being. In this course, you will learn about the geographical distribution and movement of cultural traits in African, Middle Eastern, and Asian societies. 

  • POLS& 203 International Relations (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: Anthropologists need an understanding of diverse ways of thinking and being. This course would be useful if you are considering living and working outside of the United States.

19. Anthropology Course Recommendation


Students should take the course that most interests them. These courses may be offered during different terms. Consult with your adviser in setting up your education plan.

Choose one

  • ANTH& 106 The American Mosaic (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: Anthropologists need an understanding of diverse ways of thinking and being. In this course, you will explore various dimensions of diversity and identity in the United States.

  • ANTH& 210 Indians of North America (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: Anthropologists need an understanding of diverse ways of thinking and being. In this course, you will gain a foundation for understanding the diversity of modern Native American cultures. 

  • ANTH& 216 Northwest Coast Indians (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: Anthropologists need an understanding of diverse ways of thinking and being. In this course, you will gain a foundation for understanding the diversity of modern Native American cultures in the Pacific Northwest.

  • ANTH 240 Women in Cross Cultural Perspectives (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: Anthropologists need an understanding of diverse ways of thinking and being. In this course, you will learn how anthropologists study gender, with a specific focus on women’s lived experiences. 

Total Credits: 90


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