Anthropology

The Anthropology degree at Lake Tahoe Community College provides students with an introduction to the four fields of anthropology; cultural, physical/biological, archeology and anthropological linguistics - with emphasis on the applications of the discipline to contexts of everyday life. Anthropology is a very relevant degree as it offers students a perspective for understanding humans from the past and the present. 

Program Learning Outcomes   

• Gain an understanding of the four fields of anthropology.

• Understand, appreciate, and apply scientific methods of anthropological research and analysis.
• Recognize the significance of the comparative, evolutionary, and relativistic approaches in anthropology.
• Develop an appreciation of the diversity of the human species.

• Understand and appreciate cultural diversity and human variation.

• Apply anthropological methods of critical thinking, reflexivity and cultural awareness in everyday life. 


Degrees

A. GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
See current catalog for details.

B. REQUIRED COURSES
36-41 units distributed as follows:

1. All courses from the following (16 units):
ANT 101 Introduction to Archaeology (4)
ANT 102 Cultural Anthropology (4)
ANT 103 Physical/Biological Anthropology (4)
ANT 108 Introduction to Language and Culture (4)

2. A minimum of 20 units selected from the following courses
(8 units of which must be from ANT):
ANT 105 Beginning Field Archaeology (4)
ANT 106 Visual Anthropology (4)
ANT 107 Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion (4)
ANT 110 Applied Anthropology (4)
BIO 101 Principles of Biology I (5)
BIO 149 Ecology (5)
ENG 108 Women in Literature (4)
GEG 102 Human Geography (4)
GEG 103 World Regional Geography (4)
GEG 134/CIS 135A Introduction to Geographic
Information Systems (3.5)
GEG 135 /CIS 135B Intermediate Geographic
Information Systems (3.5)
PHI 101 Introduction to Philosophy (4)
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology (4)
SOC 103 Social Problems (4)
SOC 104 Deviance (4)
SOC 107 Race and Ethnic Relations (4)
SOC 111 Sociology of Popular Culture (4)
SOC 114 Gender (4)
SPE 102 Intercultural Communication (4)

Any one of the following courses (maximum 6 units):
ASL 101 American Sign Language - Level I (5)
ASL 102 American Sign Language - Level II (5)
ASL 103 American Sign Language - Level III (5)
ASL 104 American Sign Language - Conversational I (3)
ASL 105 American Sign Language - Conversational II (1.5)
ASL 106 American Sign Language - Fingerspelling I (1.5)
ASL 201 American Sign Language - Level IV (5)
ASL 202 American Sign Language - Level V (5)
ASL 203 American Sign Language - Level VI (5)
CHN 141 Conversational Mandarin Chinese I (4)
CHN 142 Conversational Mandarin Chinese II (4)
FRE 101 Elementary French I (5)
FRE 102 Elementary French II (5)
FRE 103 Elementary French III (5)
FRE 141 Conversational French I (3)
FRE 142 Conversational French II (3)
FRE 143 Conversational French III (3)
GER 141 Conversational German I (3)
GER 142 Conversational German II (3)
GER 143 Conversational German III (3)
ITA 141 Conversational Italian I (3)
ITA 142 Conversational Italian II (3)
JPN 101 Elementary Japanese I (5)
JPN 102 Elementary Japanese II (5)
JPN 103 Elementary Japanese III (5)
JPN 141 Conversational Japanese I (4)
JPN 142 Conversational Japanese II (4)
JPN 143 Conversational Japanese III (4)
JPN 201 Intermediate Japanese I (3)
JPN 202 Intermediate Japanese II (3)
JPN 203 Intermediate Japanese III (3)
SPA 101 Elementary Spanish I (5)
SPA 102 Elementary Spanish II (5)
SPA 103 Elementary Spanish III (5)
SPA 110 Hispanic Civilization and Culture (4)

SPA 121A ISSI: Low Beginning (2.5)
SPA 121B ISSI: Beginning (2.5)
SPA 121D ISSI: High Beginning (2.5)
SPA 122A ISSI: Low Intermediate (2.5)
SPA 122B ISSI: Intermediate (2.5)
SPA 122C ISSI: Intermediate - Level II (2.5)
SPA 122CA ISSI: Intermediate - Level III (2.5)
SPA 122D ISSI: High Intermediate (2.5)
SPA 122E ISSI: High Intermediate - Level II (2.5)
SPA 122EA ISSI: High Intermediate - Level III (2.5)
SPA 123A ISSI: Low Advanced (2.5)
SPA 123B ISSI: Advanced (2.5)
SPA 123D ISSI: High Advanced (2.5)
SPA 124 ISSI: Low Superior (2.5)
SPA 124A ISSI: Superior (2.5)

SPA 141 Conversational Spanish I (3)
SPA 142 Conversational Spanish II (3)
SPA 143 Conversational Spanish III (3)
SPA 155 Bi-Cultural Conversation (4)
SPA 201 Intermediate Spanish I (5)
SPA 202 Intermediate Spanish II (5)
SPA 203 Intermediate Spanish III (5)
SPA 210 Advanced Spanish Grammar and
Composition I (5)
SPA 211 Advanced Spanish Grammar and
Composition II (5)
SPA 212 Introduction to Spanish Literature (5)
SPA 220A Intermediate Spanish for Heritage Speakers and
Two-Way Immersion I (6)
SPA 220B Intermediate Spanish for Heritage Speakers and
Two-Way Immersion II (6)

C. ELECTIVE UNITS to bring the total to 90.

To obtain the Associate in Arts in Anthropology for Transfer degree, students must complete the following requirements:
1. Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
(A) The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the  California State University General Education -Breadth Requirements.
(B) A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
2. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

A. GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENT
See current catalog for details.

B. REQUIRED COURSES
33-36 units distributed as follows:

1. All courses from the following (12 units):
ANT 101 Introduction to Archaeology (4)
ANT 102 Cultural Anthropology (4)
ANT 103 Physical/Biological Anthropology (4)

2. Select one of the following courses (4-5 units):
ANT 107 Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion (4)
ANT 108 Introduction to Language and Culture (4)
MAT 201 Elementary Statistics (5)

3. Select two of the following courses (9-10 units):
PSY 211 Research Methods and Design (5)
Any course not already used in B.2.

4. Select two from the following (8-9 units):
ANT 106 Visual Anthropology (4)
ANT 110 Applied Anthropology (4)
SOC 107 Race and Ethnic Relations (4)
SOC 111 Sociology of Popular Culture (4)
SOC 114 Gender (4)
Any course not already used in B.2. or B.3.

C. ELECTIVE UNITS to bring the total to 90.

 
Certificate

All courses from the following (8 units):
ANT 102 Cultural Anthropology (4)
ANT 110 Applied Anthropology (4)

8 units selected from the following:
ANT 101 Introduction to Archaeology (4)
ANT 103 Physical/Biological Anthropology (4)
ANT 105 Beginning Field Archaeology (2.75)
ANT 107 Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion (4)
BIO 149 Ecology (5)
BSN 100 Introduction to Business (4)
GEG 102 Human Geography (4)
GEG 103 World Regional Geography (4)
GEG 134/CIS 135A Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (3.5)
GEG 135/CIS 135B Intermediate Geographic Information Systems (3.5)
PEH 100 Personal Health and Wellness (4)
PSY 101 General Psychology (4)
SOC 102 Marriage, Families, and Intimate Relationships (4)
SOC 104 Deviance (4)
SOC 107 Race and Ethnic Relations (4)
SOC 111 Sociology of Popular Culture (4)
SPE 102 Intercultural Communication (4)

WORK EXPERIENCE
Because Applied Anthropology involves the direct application of anthropology to real-world settings, students are required to complete 2 units in an approved work experience project related to an organizational setting, such as in business and the service industry, healthcare, a local public service, political or environmental agency.
Required Course (2 units from the following):
WKX 101 General Work Experience (1-5)
WKX 102 General Work Experience - Internship (1-5)
Discipline Specific Internships (1-6)
TOTAL UNITS (including work experience) = 18

The certificate in Applied Anthropology provides students with the methods, perspectives, and case studies necessary in understanding the applications of anthropology to contemporary settings. The specializations of Applied Anthropology include organizational anthropology (focused on understanding the methods of problem-solving and conflict resolution in complex organizations), medical anthropology (focused on developing insights on the cross-cultural contexts of healing and healthcare), development anthropology (focused on the legacy of economic and cultural systems and the contexts of policy and technological applications of anthropology in field settings), and cultural resource and land management (focused on making connections between archaeology, conservation and land use, and resource policy).

Program Learning Outcomes for Certificate  

• Understand the theoretical approaches of the four fields of anthropology.
• Comprehend the scientific approaches to anthropological research, including
research design.
• Develop an understanding of the varied approaches of applied anthropology
relevant to each of the four fields.
• Have the ability to apply theoretical positions to real-world contexts of
anthropological research.

Certificate Focus Areas:

1. Organizational Anthropology: Understanding the methods of problem-solving in complex organizations.

2. Medical Anthropology: Developing insights on the cross-cultural contexts of healing and healthcare.

3. Development Anthropology: Focus on economic and cultural systems and the contexts of policy and technological applications of anthropology.

4. Cultural Resource and Land Management: Exploring connections between archaeology, conservation, land use, and resource policy. 


 Career Outlook

Many employers are interested in the critical thinking and analytical research skills offered by Anthropology. The Anthropology degree offers students major preparation for transfer to a four-year institution. The State of California Employment Development Department has an online Occupational Guide that provides helpful job descriptions, job outlooks and wages, and qualification requirements for a wide variety of careers. Use this guide to find more information about a career that may interest you.