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Degree Type: Associate of Arts Degree, AA

Pathway: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

More Options: Classroom Based, Remote Real-Time, Hyflex, Online, Hybrid

Program Length: 4 Semesters

Location: Centennial, Rampart Range

Transferability: Transferable

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Why Choose This Program?

Anthropology at PPSC gives you insight into humanity—our society, cultures, and behavior. You can use these foundations to pursue careers in academia, research, management, government, and consulting. Deep knowledge of human behaviors has many applications. PPSC Anthropology students study biology, prehistory, and the culture of human society. Along with developing an understanding of cultural history, you will also review the behavior of human societies past and present.

Students pursuing anthropology will:
  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of cultures and the intricacies of human life.
  • Discover the origins of the human experience.
  • Develop the ability to understand different cultures, and societies
  • Explore biological and linguistic diversity, prehistory, marriage, family, and politics.
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Holly Eickstedt
PPSC Graduate | UCCS Transfer Student

PPSC offers a variety of classes in anthropology. Check out a few of the courses you may take.
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Studies human cultural patterns and learned behavior. Includes linguistics, social and political organization, religion, culture and personality, culture change, and applied anthropology.

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Introduces the science of recovering the human prehistoric and historic past through excavation, analysis, and interpretation of material remains. The course provides a survey of the archaeology of different areas of the Old and New Worlds, the work of selected archaeologists, and major archaeological theories.

Explores the culturally universal phenomenon of religion including cross-cultural varieties of beliefs in the supernatural and the religious rituals people employ to interpret and control their worlds.

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Program Learning Outcomes

Math & English Requirements

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Upon completion of the Anthropology degree program, students should be able to:
  • Define and recall key aspects of all four sub‐disciplines of Anthropology
  • Recognize and describe the main characteristics of culture
  • Discuss the most important cultural processes at work in each society
  • Analyze the evolutionary process of sociocultural change
  • Use methodological processes and terminology appropriate to the field of Anthropology
  • Apply an anthropological perspective to real life situations
  • Examine diversity and global processes and how they relate and contribute to the understanding of humanity
  • Locate and synthesize relevant information

Math & English Requirements

  • GT - One GT Pathways course (GT-MA1)

  •  prefer MAT 1260, except:

    • University of Colorado, Denver requires either MAT 1260 or MAT 1340

    • Western State Colorado University requires MAT 1340


  • ENG 1021 - English Composition I CO1 3 Credit Hour(s)

  • ENG 1022 - English Composition II CO2 3 Credit Hour(s)

  • or

  • ENG 1022 - English Composition II CO2 3 Credit Hour(s)

  • ENG 2001 - English Composition III CO3 3 Credit Hour(s)

  • or

  • HIS 2765 - Writing About History CO3 3 Credit Hour(s)