Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology – ANTH Associate Degree for Transfer Roadmap

This is a sample pathway for students who transfer to San Francisco State University in the current Bulletin year with an AA-T in Anthropology.

Nine units in the major (ANTH 100, ANTH 110, ANTH 120) and all GE requirements have been satisfied. Check with a major advisor about the most appropriate course sequence. Degree completion guaranteed in 60 units; see the Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) section for more information.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
ANTH 130 Introduction to Visual Anthropology 3
ANTH 300 Foundations of Anthropology: History 3
ANTH 305GW Writing Anthropology - GWAR 1 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) 3
or University Elective if A4 met in transfer
US History 3
or University Elective if US History met in transfer
Second Semester
ANTH 302
Foundations of Human Variation 2
or Foundations of Archaeology
or Foundations of Visual Anthropology
US/CA Government 3
or University Elective if US/CA Government met in transfer
Major ANTH Electives - Take two 6
University Elective 3
Third Semester
ANTH 327
Anthropology and Film 3
or Approaches to the African Past
Area 2: Major Methods and Practicum – See list below 4
University Elective - Take two 8
Fourth Semester
ANTH 569
Cross-Cultural Aspects of Sex and Gender 4
or Ethnology of Dance
Major ANTH Elective 3
University Elective – Take Three 9
 Total Units60

To Do at SF State:

Enough total units to reach 120 minimum for graduation; 40 units minimum at the upper division level; to include the following:

University-Wide Requirements: 9–18 Units                               

  • ENG 214 or equivalent A4 course (0–3 units) if not taken before transfer
  • American Institutions (0–6 units): US History, US Government, California State and Local Government requirements if not completed prior to transfer
  • Upper Division GE areas B, C and D (9 units): See notes for courses that satisfy both major and UD GE requirements.
  • Students entering this major with the AA-T in Anthropology are not required to fulfill SF State Studies requirements.
  • Complementary Studies: consult with a department advisor on how transfer units and/or SF State units can be applied to ensure degree completion within 60 units.

Anthropology Major:  30-31 Units

(ANTH 100, ANTH 110, ANTH 120 met in transfer)

  • Foundation Core (includes GWAR, ANTH 300 and ANTH 130): 9 units
  • Area 1 – Theory and Foundations: 3 units
  • Area 2 – Methods and Practicum: 4-6 units (if 6 units taken, reduce ANTH electives to 12)
  • Electives in ANTH: 15 units
  • At least one UD course in Area One or Two or electives must be taken in each of 3 subfields: Biological, Cultural/Visual, and Archaeology.

University electives: 18 or More Units

Depends on course choices made at the community college, how transferred units are applied to the requirements above, and course choices at SF State – some courses may meet more than one requirement, e.g. in both UD GE and in the major.

Area 2: Major Methods and Practicum

ANTH 333Primate Behavior4
ANTH 530Human Osteology Practicum4
ANTH 531Fossil Humans Practicum4
ANTH/USP 557Ethnography of the Inner City4
ANTH 592Archaeological Methods4
ANTH 595Anthropological Filmmaking I6
ANTH 596Anthropological Filmmaking II4
ANTH 651Ethnographic Field Methods4
ANTH 652Anthropological Statistics4