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2018-2019 Catalog 
2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Anthropology, AA with Designation

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Additional information available on the Anthropology Department website at www.ppcc.edu/ant.

Recommended basic skills standards are

Anthropology imparts a global, comparative, and historical (evolutionary) approach to human studies. Its subject is cultural diversity and biological variation among humans both contemporary and ancient. It seeks to answer who we are, where we come from, what is learned, and what is instinctual. Anthropology is divided into two major categories: cultural and physical. Cultural anthropology tests the accuracy of beliefs about human behavior. Physical anthropology seeks accuracy of beliefs about human biological nature and development. Specializations in anthropology include archeology, linguistics, cultural resource management, forensics, paleontology, medical anthropology, and counseling among others. In any professional career, it is increasingly important to have a concrete understanding of human behavior in a cultural context. Anthropology offers that understanding.

Full list of requirements can be found at Associate of Arts Degrees, AA .

Written Communication

Six (6) credit hours


Three-four (3-4) credit hours


Three (3) credit hours.

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Six (6) credit hours.

Natural and Physical Sciences

Eight (8) credit hours.


Five-six (5-6) credit hours selected from the AA approved course list can be found at Approved Electives Course List of AA Degrees and Course of Study .

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