2018-2019 Catalog

Anthropology, Associate of Arts

The Anthropology Program at Western is committed to supporting the “Four-Field Method” of Anthropology. Offering courses in Cultural Anthropology, Archaeology, Linguistics, and Physical Anthropology, plus sub-disciplines such as the Anthropology of North American Indians and World Culture, Western students graduate with the core courses necessary to pursue a Bachelor’s degree at any four-year institution or moving directly into the workforce. Field Courses in Archaeological Methodology and Paleoindian Rock Art round out the student experience. An Associate of Arts in Anthropology is valuable to employers in the public arm of Archaeology, termed Cultural Resource Management, for hiring at the crew level. CRM crews conduct archaeological surveys and excavations necessary for regulatory compliance to build on federal or state land, or land in which federal or state tax money is being utilized. This is a growing field, and students have an excellent opportunity to move upwards by completing the Bachelor’s degree. The AA in Anthropology is articulated with several four-year universities in the region, making transfer smoother for the student. These articulation agreements are based on the quality of the faculty in the program, and the proven performance of our students as they transition to other schools.

Degree Requirements

Freshman Year - Fall Semester

ANTH 1300INTRODUCTION TO ARCHAEOLOGY

3

ANTH 1200INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY

3

ENGL 1010ENGLISH COMPOSITION I

3

MATH 1400COLLEGE ALGEBRA

3

LAB SCIENCE

4

HMDV 10051st YEAR SUCCESS

1

Total Credit Hours:17

Freshman Year - Fall Semester Notes: 

  • Lab Science can be fulfilled by Physical Geology (GEOL 1100) or General Biology (BIOL 1010).
  • Freshman Year - Spring Semester

    ANTH 2000INTRODUCTION TO LINGUISTICS ANTHROPOLOGY

    3

    APPROVED ENGLISH COURSE

    3

    CMAP 1200COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS

    3

    SOC 1000SOCIOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES

    3

    APPROVED COMMUNICATION COURSE

    3

    Total Credit Hours:15

    Freshman Year - Spring Semester Notes:

  • Approved English Course can be fulfilled by English Composition II (ENGL 1020) or Writing Studies (ENGL 2019). 
  • Approved Communication Course can be fulfilled by Public Speaking (COMM 2010) or Technical Writing (ENGL 2005).
  • Sophomore Year - Fall Semester

    ANTH 1100INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY

    4

    ASL 1200AMERICAN SIGN LANG I

    4

    HIST 2310AMERICAN WOMEN'S HISTORY

    3

    ANTH 2410ANTHROPOLOGICAL RESEARCH METHODS

    2

    APPROVED ANTHROPOLOGY COURSE

    3

    Total Credit Hours:16

    Sophomore Year - Fall Semester Notes:

  • Approved Anthropology Course can be fulfilled by World Culture (ANTH 2200) or North American Indians (ANTH 2210).
  • Sophomore Year - Spring Semester

    G&R 1050INTRODUCTION TO NATURAL RESOURCES

    3

    HIST 1251WYOMING HISTORY

    3

    SPAN 1010FIRST YEAR SPANISH I

    4

    STAT 2070STATISTICS FOR SOCIAL SCIENCE

    4

    APPROVED ANTHROPOLOGY COURSE

    3

    HMDV 2411ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENT

    0

    Total Credit Hours:17

    Sophomore Year - Spring Semester Notes:

  • Approved Anthropology Course can be fulfilled by World Culture (ANTH 2200) or North American Indians (ANTH 2210).
  • Total Credit Hours: 65