Anthropology-Archaeology Transfer AA

Last updated 6/17/2015

Associate in Arts Code 1034

Program Contacts:
QC Faculty

Rachel Horner Brackett, 309-796-5322, brackettr@bhc.edu
East Campus
East Campus Advising, 309-854-1709


Students planning to major in anthropology-archaeology at a four-year institution should follow the Black Hawk College Associate in Arts curriculum. The completion of the course of study outlined will satisfy graduation requirements of Black Hawk College. Since universities may require specific courses for an anthropology-archaeology major, students should consult with the First Stop Center at Black Hawk College for additional information.

This curriculum provides a broad perspective on the human condition and skills that are essential for any educated person. Students will learn the evolution of the human species and of the various cultural institutions that man has developed. In addition, they will study the methodologies employed by anthropologists and archaeologists to study human evolution. Students who complete this curriculum will have a solid foundation upon which to build an anthropology-archaeology major at a four-year school. Four-year degrees in anthropology and archaeology typically focus on physical anthropology, cultural anthropology, or archaeology. Students should select coursework during their first two years depending on their area of interest and the requirements of the program to which they plan to transfer.

Students who complete a degree in anthropology and archaeology are well-suited for a career in any number of fields, including: education, health care, museum curation, social work, international development, government, non-profit management, marketing, publishing, and forensics. They may work on projects at anthropological “sites” in this country or in exotic places around the globe.

Anthropology-Archaeology Transfer AA
Associate in Arts Code 1034
Course of Study Outline – Suggested Courses (Credit Hours)

First Semester
ANTH 101 — Introduction to Physical Anthropology (3)
ENG 101 — Composition I (3)
HIST 125 — Western Civilization I (3)
SPEC 101 — Principles of Speech Communications (3)
1Physical Science (3-4)

Second Semester
ANTH 102 — Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3)
ENG 102 — Composition II (3)
HIST 127 — Western Civilization II (3)
2Life Science (3-4)
Elective (3)

Third Semester
ARCH 203 — Introduction to Archaeology (3)
ART 281 — History of Art (3)
MATH 108 — Statistics for General Education (3)
SOC 101 — Principles of Sociology (3)
Electives (4)

Fourth Semester
ARCH 204 — Archaeology in the Americas (3)
CS 100 — Introduction to Computers (3)
HIST 222 — Comparative Religions (3)
3Electives (8)

Minimum total hours required for degree (64)

1Recommended: CHEM 110; GEOG 101 or 102; GEOL 101 or 102; PHYS 110
2Suggested: BIOL 101, 190, 211
3Recommended: BIOL 145, 146; GEOG 105; IS 220; PSYC 101

Courses for this program include: »

ANTH 101 Introduction to Physical Anthropology
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Explores human origins, the fossil record, variation and human adaptation, population genetics, and humankind’s place in world ecology. IAI: SI 902

ANTH 102 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Introduction to culture, as an adaptive mechanism that provides for the survival of the human species that encompasses social organization, technology, economics, religion, and language as used by various peoples, in both traditional and technologically advanced societies. IAI: SI 901N

ARCH 203 Introduction to Archaeology
3 cr. hrs.
; 3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Introduces concepts, principles, and methods used to reconstruct cultural history and prehistory. Explores sequences of cultural development that have been learned through archeological analysis. IAI: S1 903

ARCH 204 Archaeology in the Americas
3-4 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0-2 lab hours per week.
Study of prehistoric Native American Society at the band, tribal, chiefdom, state, and Imperial levels that covers the evolution of Native American cultures from their beginning to their initial contact with European civilization.

ART 281 History of Art
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Survey of the great works of architecture, painting, and sculpture from the Ancient World to the Gothic Age. The historic development of Western Art is emphasized. IAI: F2 901

CS 100 Introduction to Computers
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 1 lab hour per week.
Prerequisite: Appropriate placement score or REA 093 “B” or better.
Introduction to computer concepts, computer applications, and the impact of computers on society. Applications include problem solving methods, word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation graphics software. Basic Algebra or equivalent is recommended.

ENG 101 Composition I
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: ACT English score of 22 or above; or appropriate COMPASS score; or English 091 “C” or better.
English 101 is designed for students who are competent in the fundamentals of composition. Students will write essays using a variety of expository strategies and will apply standard techniques of documentation when appropriate. IAI: C1 900

ENG 102 Composition II
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: English 101 “C” or better.
English 102 is a continuation of English 101, is a required composition course that involves reading, discussion, and analysis of a body of literature to generate ideas for critical and persuasive papers, including one documented research paper. IAI: C1 901R (Grade of “C” or higher required for this course to be eligible to be included in the IAI General Education Core Curriculum.)

HIST 125 Western Civilization I
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Surveys the foundations of Western civilization in the ancient near east and the Greco-Roman world, and traces the transmission of ideas from these early cultures to the Medieval world, from the first feudal monarchies to the Protestant Reformation. Among the cultures studied are those of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, North Africa, the Middle East and Europe. IAI: H2 901

HIST 127 Western Civilization II
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: HIST 125 not required for enrollment.
Surveys expansion of Western civilization since the 17th century. Examines the age of kings, the French Revolution and Napoleon, the development of nationalism and industrialism, and the rising tide of violence in the 20th    century. Particular emphasis is given to the spread of Western ideas and institutions throughout the world. IAI: H2 902

HIST 222 Comparative Religions
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
This course compares and contrasts the great religions of the world from the scholarly point of view as they emerged in Asia and developed throughout the world; the course focuses on their beliefs, practices, and work of inspiration. IAI: H5 904N

MATH 108 Statistics for General Education
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisites: Appropriate placement score or MATH 086, 090, 091 or 094 “C” or better.
Focuses on mathematical reasoning and the solving of real-life problems, rather than on routine skills and appreciation. Descriptive methods (frequency distributions, graphing and measures of location and variation), basic probability theory (sample spaces, counting, factorials, combinations, permutations, and probability laws), probability distributions (normal distributions and normal curve, binomial distributions, and random samples and sampling techniques), statistical inference (estimation, hypothesis testing, t-test, and chi-square test, and errors), correlation and regression, and f-test and analysis of variance. IAI: M1 902

SOC 101 Principles of Sociology
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisites: College level reading scores on COMPASS required, or REA 098 and SBS 100 “C” or better.
Scientific examination of human society and social behavior. Concentrates on human behavior and assumes that it is largely shaped by the groups to which people belong and by the social interaction taking place in these groups. Acquire a basic sociological understanding and sensitivity to the issues of race, class, gender, and ethnicity. IAI: S7 900

SPEC 101 Principles of Speech Communication
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
The oral communication course combines communication theory with the practice of oral communication skills. The oral communication course: (1) develops awareness of the communication process; (2) provides inventional, organizational, and expressive strategies; (3) promotes understanding of and adaptation to a variety of communication contexts; and (4) emphasizes critical skills in listening, reading, thinking and speaking. IAI: C2 900