2018-19 Pierce College Catalog 
    
    Dec 12, 2018  
2018-19 Pierce College Catalog

Biological/Physical 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  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 communication with others is a central feature of all careers connected to political science. The skills you will learn in ENGL& 101 are invaluable for later course work in the pathway.

3. Research Essentials


  • INFO 101 Research Essentials (2 credits)
  • Course purpose: This course will aid you in two areas. First it will help you develop the skills to distinguish reliable from unreliable information, which is particularly critical in today’s political environment. It will also aid in developing the ability to research college papers which are a critical aspect of coursework, particularly in upper-level political science coursework.

4. Biological Anthropology


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.  

5. Math Course Recommendation


Take one course per quarter until sequence is finished.

6. General Chemistry Prep


7. Philosophy Course Recommendation


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8. Archaeology


  • ANTH& 204 Archaeology (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: You will gain a foundation about anthropology as a discipline, the process of ethnographic research, an application of analytical frameworks to the analysis of social and cultural  patterns, and practice with the skill of cultural relativism. 

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

9. English Composition II


10. General Biology w/Lab


11. Cultural Anthropology


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

12. Art Course Recommendation


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13. Biology Course Recommendation


Take one course per quarter until sequence is finished.

14. 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. An understanding of the foundations of those disciplines can help you do that more effectively. This course focuses on the individual and the impact of society on who that individual is. It includes a unit on brain function. 

  • 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. An understanding of the foundations of those disciplines can help you do that more effectively. This course focuses on social groups, institutions, and norms. It would be useful for biological anthropologists working with modern human populations.

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

  • GEOG 100 Introduction to Geography (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: Anthropologists benefit from an understanding of the interaction between humans and the environment. This course is a broad introduction that includes both physical geography (landform and natural communities) and human interaction and adaptation in those environments. 

15. Communications Course Recommendation


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Total Credits: 90


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