Associate of Arts | 63 credits minimum
History, Anthropology and Political Science Department
Taylorsville Redwood Campus, AAB 165
Associate Dean: Marianne McKnight, AAB 165Q, 801-957-4547
Administrative Assistant: Laura Rice, AAB 165, 801-957-4307
Academic and Career Advising
Academic Advisor: Sidney McGuire Brown, AAB, 801-957-3866
General Information: 801- 957-4073
Associate Professors - James Dykman, Jude Higgins, Melissa Schaefer
Program Description: Anthropology is the study of humanity. Anthropology is distinguished from other disciplines by its emphasis on a holistic approach to the study of human behavior. Anthropologists consider culture, history, language, and biology essential for a complete understanding of humankind. The History and Anthropology Department provides a wide variety of courses that range from general surveys to specialized topics. The program goes far beyond an emphasis on coverage and content; it is designed to teach students to think critically, and communicate effectively. Additionally, most core course requirements carry the General Education designation. This means that this program is also a vehicle for students to broaden their perspectives and deepen their understandings of the world around them.
Career Opportunities: See www.slcc.edu/history for updated career opportunities and information.
Transfer/Articulation Information: Students who complete the program will transfer more easily to other Anthropology Programs across the State of Utah. The following institutions offer BA and/or BS degrees in Anthropology: University of Utah, Utah State University, Brigham Young University, Utah Valley University, and Weber State University. Students who complete the Anthropology AA at SLCC may satisfy pre-major courses for all of these programs.
Admission into a major program at a transfer institution depends upon the receiving institution’s requirements for that major. Some major programs are restricted and require special application as well as a competitive GPA. See an Academic Advisor at both SLCC and the intended receiving institution for specific articulation information.
Estimated Cost for Students: $100-$150 for textbooks per semester.
Estimated Time to Completion: If students follow the suggested sample schedule, time to completion is four semesters.
|Program Student Learning Outcomes
||Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes
|Students will acquire substantive knowledge of:
- the similarities and differences of diverse cultures
- archaeological techniques, methods and theories that anthropologists rely upon to reconstruct the past life ways in order to understand cultural adaptation to various environments
- cultural approaches to the study of indigenous narratives and stories
- ethnographic data collection and analysis
- biological variation of past and present humans and their closest relatives
- evolutionary theories and processes
- the holistic approach used by anthropologists
- the scientific method and how it is used by anthropologists
|1 - Substantive Knowledge
|Students will speak and write analytically and comparatively about anthropological themes, theories, methods, interpretations, arguments and ideas in a skilled and respectful manner
||2 - Communicate Effectively
|Students will think critically when they:
- gather, identify, differentiate and analyze ethnographic data
- evaluate different anthropological approaches and arguments.
- analyze empirical data, make observations, and generate and test hypotheses
- compare, contrast, interpret, and weigh multiple disparate lines of evidence and points of view about human evolution
|4 - Think Critically