Anthropology

Associate of Arts

Anthropology is the study of our species (Homo Sapiens), our ancient ancestors, and our near relatives (the primates). Anthropology studies the primordial origins of humans, how we evolved, how we populated the continents over millennia, and why we vary physically and culturally.

Anthropology is a holistic science comprised of four subfields:

     Cultural Anthropology

               the study of world cultures and unique human adaptations to environments;

     Physical Anthropology

               the study of human evolution, genetics, primatology and human variation;

    Archaeology

               the study of the material remains of ancient and contemporary civilizations; and, 

     Linguistic Anthropology

               the study of the biological, historical and cultural foundations of the world’s languages.

Anthropological career fields include but are not limited to forensics, medical anthropology, agricultural anthropology,
museum curation, psychological anthropology, and ethnological film making.

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Field of Study - 18 Credit Hours 1
ANTH 2301Physical Anthropology3
ANTH 2302Introduction to Archeology3
ANTH 2351Cultural Anthropology3
HUMA 2323World Cultures3
or ANTH 2346 General Anthropology
Select a minimum of two of the following:6
Introductory Sociology
Minority Studies
Statistical Methods in Psychology
World Civilizations I
STC Core Curriculum - 42 Credit Hours
Complete 42 credit hours of required Core Curriculum 2,342
Total Credit Hours60
1

Courses taken to fulfill field of study requirements must not duplicate courses taken to fulfill Core Curriculum Requirements.

2

In addition to the courses in the Social Sciences Field of Study, the student is required to take 42 credit hours from the STC Core Curriculum.

3

Students who select a 3 credit hour Mathematics course to fulfill the Mathematics component of the Core Curriculum must take 4 credit hours to complete the Component Area Option for the Core Curriculum.

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Recommended Course Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
HIST 1301
United States History I
or Mexican-American History I
3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
ANTH 2301 Physical Anthropology 3
Anthropology Elective  
Select one of the following: 3
Introductory Sociology  
Minority Studies  
Statistical Methods in Psychology  
World Civilizations I  
 Credit Hours12
Second Semester
HIST 1302
United States History II
or Mexican-American History II
3
ENGL 1302 Composition II - Rhetoric 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective - Core Curriculum 3
Anthropology Elective  
Select one of the following: 3
Introductory Sociology  
Minority Studies  
Statistical Methods in Psychology  
World Civilizations I  
 Credit Hours12
Third Semester
Speech Elective - Component Area Option - Core Curriculum 3
Creative Arts Elective - Core Curriculum 3
Language, Philosophy & Culture Elective - Core Curriculum 3
 Credit Hours9
Fourth Semester
GOVT 2305 Federal Government 3
Mathematics Elective - Core Curriculum 3-4
ANTH 2302 Introduction to Archeology 3
Life and Physical Sciences Elective - Core Curriculum 4
 Credit Hours14
Fifth Semester
GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3
HUMA 2323
World Cultures
or General Anthropology
3
ANTH 2351 Cultural Anthropology 3
Life and Physical Sciences Elective - Core Curriculum 4
Component Area Option - Core Curriculum (if required) 1
 Credit Hours13
 Total Credit Hours60 Credit Hours