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Associate in Arts


The Associate of Arts degree with an emphasis in anthropology is for students wishing to transfer to a four-year college or university. A student acquiring the Associate in Arts degree in anthropology will achieve an understanding of the diversity of humans and human cultures past and present around our globe.

While preparing the student for further study and eventual employment in the field of anthropology, this educational plan also is relevant for students preparing for a broad range of jobs in both government and industry that focus on cross-cultural issues and involve working with people from different cultural backgrounds. These jobs, in addition to work in government agencies, might include working in agricultural development and educational reform or as a consultant, planner, market analyst, survey researcher, forensic scientist, or refugee coordinator.

Program Outcomes

Please refer to the Distribution Requirements and their criteria listed on pages 36-38 of the 2013-14 Centralia College catalog.

Recommended Course Schedule

Fall Quarter, First Year

ANTH& 100 Survey of Anthropology (SS) (D) 5
ENGL& 101 English Composition I (C) 5
  Humanities Distribution (H)* 5
  Total Credits 15

Winter Quarter, First Year

ANTH& 210 Indians of North America (SS) (D) 5
ENGL& 102 Composition II (C) 5
  Humanities Distribution (H) 5
  Total Credits 15

Spring Quarter, First Year

ANTH 235 Myth, Ritual & Magic (SS) (D) 5
  Quantitative Skills Distribution (M)** 5
  Science Distribution (S)*** 5
  Total Credits 15

Fall Quarter, Second Year

ANTH& 206 Cultural Anthropology (SS) (D) 5
  Science Distribution (S)*** 5
  Social Science Distribution (SS) 5
  Total Credits 15

Winter Quarter, Second Year

ANTH& 215 Elective 7-10
  Health and Fitness Distribution (HF) 3
  Social Science Distribution (SS) 5
  Total Credits 15-18

Spring Quarter, Second Year

ANTH 225 Cultural & Ethnic Pluralism in Contemporary Society (SS)(D) 5
  Elective 5
  Humanities Distribution (H) 5
  Total Credits 15

*A language is strongly recommended.

**MATH& 146 - Intro to Statistics is recommended.

***HIST& 116 Western Civilization I is recommended for Anthropology students desiring to specialize in Archaeology.

Anthropology majors are encouraged to develop a broad base in the social sciences to include: SOC& 101 Intro to Sociology, and PSYC& 100 General Psychology or HIST& 116 Western Civilization I.

Students are required to complete 3-5 credits in a Diversity course (D). A list of courses that satisfy the Diversity Requirement can be found in the college catalog.

This Educational Plan is intended as a guide for students who wish to emphasize a specific area of study for the Associate in Arts degree. It is not a guarantee that the courses listed in the plan will be available in the sequence suggested. In some instances, due to low enrollment, some courses may not be offered at all.

Updated 2014