2011-2012 CCBC College Catalog


Associate of Arts (A.A.) in Humanities and Social Sciences
Transfer Pattern – Anthropology

General Education Requirements
____SPCM 101 Fundamentals of Communication


____ENGL 101 College Composition I


____ENGL 102 College Composition II



General Education Electives
(Choose courses in each category from the list of approved General Education courses. One 3-credit General Education course must be a Diversity course.)

____Arts and Humanities


____Social and Behavioral Sciences (Must be from 2 different disciplines -- ANTH 101 recommended)


____Biological and Physical Sciences (One course must include a lab)




____Wellness and Health


____Information Technology


____Global, Historical, and Cultural Perspectives



Total General Education:


Degree Requirements:

Two Semester Sequence  
Choose a two semester sequence from the list:


____ARTS 105** and 106 History of Art I and II  
____ENGL 201** and 202 British Literature I and II  
____ENGL 203** and 204 American Literature I and II  

____HIST 101** and 102

Western Civilization I and II: Ancient and Medieval History and Modern History  

____HIST 111** and 112

History of the U.S. I and II


Critical Thinking
Choose one from this list:


____PHIL 101**

Introduction to Philosophy

____PHIL 103 Critical Thinking  
____PHIL 240** Ethics  

** These courses may also be used as a General Education elective.



Transfer institutions vary in their anthropology major requirements. Electives should be chosen to correlate with the major requirements at the transfer institution.

Recommended (Select 15-18 credits)
____ANTH 102 Introduction to Physical Anthropology


____ANTH 121 Intercultural Awareness


____ANTH 127 Native American History


____SOCL 101 Introduction to Sociology


____PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology


Total Electives:

Depending on the General Education electives completed, more than 18 credits of Electives may be needed to reach a minimum of 60 credits for the degree.


Total Credits Required for Degree:

60 min*

*A new college orientation requirement, completion of the one-credit ACDV 101 course, Transitioning to College, went into effect spring 2010. If you are a credit student who is new to college (meaning you have not successfully completed college coursework at another institution(s)), you are required to take ACDV 101 during your first semester at CCBC, possibly increasing the number of credits required for the degree to 61 credits. Students are required to provide an official transcript(s) to document successful completion of college coursework at another institution(s) in order for this requirement to be waived.

Transfer Pattern Description:
This degree pattern is designed to help students transfer to colleges and universities that offer a baccalaureate degree with a major in Anthropology. Beyond the General Education requirements and other degree, program, and elective requirements, this pattern should be considered in light of the requirements of the selected transfer institution. Students should consult with an advisor for information about specific requirements.

Four-year institutions vary in their requirements for an Anthropology major. It is recommended that a student consult with an advisor at the transfer institution as soon as possible in order to choose courses at CCBC that meet the requirements at the four-year institution.

Students who successfully complete the Anthropology A.A. Degree will be able to:

  1. Determine the focus of each of the "four fields" of anthropology and the relationship of anthropology to the other social sciences;
  2. Apply the concept of culture and cultural relativism approach in class discussion and/or the writing about cultures different from their own;
  3. Prepare and execute written and oral communication with objectivity, conciseness, and clarity;
  4. Evaluate and critique research methods used in anthropological and other social science fieldwork;
  5. Analyze cultural diversity as it plays a role throughout the coursework;
  6. Evaluate examples of applied anthropology in order to determine the effectiveness of using anthropological knowledge to address social problems; and
  7. Evaluate sources of print and Internet information on cultural diversity and other topics.

Program Coordinators:
CCBC Catonsville, Anne MacLellan
443-840-4202 or amaclellan@ccbcmd.edu

CCBC Dundalk, Ira Albert
443-840-3796 or ialbert@ccbcmd.edu

CCBC Essex, John Hutchinson
443-840-1487 or jhutchinson@ccbcmd.edu