Porterville College


Associate in Arts for Transfer AA-T

AA-T/AS-T Degrees

Anthropology is the study of the human species and its forms of cultural and biological diversity throughout time.  Students at Porterville College pursuing the Associate in Arts in Anthro-pology for Transfer will be introduced to the study of human diversity through specific courses in the areas of Biological Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology, and Archaeology.  Stu-dents will additionally acquire a basic foundation in Natural and Social Sciences.  Skills related to the analysis of human life, perceptions, interactions, and diverse points of view are promoted, and opportunities to broaden their personal under-standing of the human experience are provided.  

The Associate in Arts in Anthropology for Transfer Degree is designed to prepare students to continue studies toward a B.A. degree in Anthropology, assist students in seamlessly transfer-ring to a CSU, or for entry-level career options.  Anthropology students have found success in a variety of careers, from educa-tion, management, market research, business and finance, tour-ism, cultural heritage management, journalism, and civil ser-vice at all levels.  Porterville College students enrolling in this program are not required to complete any additional graduation requirements beyond those specified in this 60 unit degree. Program Learning Outcomes: Describe the origins, evolution, and modern structure of the discipline of Anthropology, including its subfields and relationship to related disciplines; identify and describe the major periods and phases in the history of the human species, prehistorically, historically, and in the present day, as defined by Anthropologists; identify and apply major concepts and theoretical perspectives used in Anthropology to describe and explain of the origins and evolution of human diversity; identify and describe methods used in Anthropology in documenting, analyzing, and interpreting human diversity and the processes of cultural and/or biological change in the human species; describe and explain the problems and consequences of ethnocentrism and cross-cultural misunderstanding, and how Anthropologists address such issues.


Pursuant to SB1440, section 66746, the Associate in Arts in Anthropology for Transfer requires:

  • Completion of 60 semester or 90 quarter CSU-transferable units that include:
    • a minimum of 18 semester or 27 quarter units in the major as determined by the community college district, and
    • the California State University General Education-Breadth (CSU GE-Breadth) pattern of 39 units; OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern of 37 units.
    • Obtainment of a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0.
    • Earn a grade of “C” or better in all courses required for the major.

Completion of 20 semester units in the program as defined below:

REQUIRED CORE: (9 units)  
              ANTH P101 Introduction to Biological Anthropology 3 units
              ANTH P102 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3 units
              ANTH P103 Introduction to Archaeology 3 units
LIST A (4 units)  
              MATH P122 Introduction to Probability and Statistics 4 units
LIST B: Select 1 (4 units)  
              ERSC P110 Introduction to Earth Science 4 units
              GEOL P110 Introduction to Geology 4 units
LIST C: Select 1 (3 units)  
              ANTH P104 Prehistory and Ancient Civilizations 3 units
              ANTH P105 Native Cultures of North America 3 units
              ANTH P107 Anthropology of Religion and Ritual 3 units
              GEOG P113 Cultural Geography 3 units
              HIST P123 History of Mexico 3 units
                                                                                      Total Overall Units: 60
Students are not required to complete additional campus course graduation requirements.

Effective Spring 2017

Anthropology Special Library Collection

JSC Job Skills Certificate
CA Certificate of Achievement
AA Associate in Arts Degree
AS Associate in Science Degree
AA-T Associate in Arts for Transfer Degree
AS-T Associate in Science for Transfer Degree


July 12, 2017

Kern Community College District