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.
Cultural Resource Management (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.
PROGRAMS and DEGREE REQUIREMENTS:
There is one program option for Anthropology. The Associate of Arts requires 65 credits over 4 recommended semesters.
Below are the courses we offer that are most relevant to this program. Check the program options above to
see which courses are required. Courses in other academic areas are also required. Please view the College Catalog for course
descriptions not listed below.