Catalog 2021-2022 
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Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

DWD-AA :Liberal Arts- Anthropology(2 Years)

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Associate of Arts Degree


The Anthropology Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreement is designed for the student who is planning to transfer to a participating public four-year Colorado college or university that offers this program within the minimum number of credits designated by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education.

Courses with a 3-character bracketed code (for example, “English Composition I [CO1]”), in which a student earns the final grade of “C” or better are guaranteed to transfer to every public Colorado college or university. 

  • Courses within any Degree with Designation must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher.
  • Courses older than 10 years cannot count towards any Degree with Designation.
  • Course substitutions and/or waivers are not permitted for any Degree with Designation.

Please view the Colorado Department of Higher Education web site for participating institutions and any additional degree requirement details (CDHE Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreements/Degrees with Designation). Students should contact receiving institution for course transferability or additional requirements when selecting courses.

General Education Requirements:

Written Communication:

  • Credits: 3
  •   AND

  • Credits: 3
  • Note: This requirement can also be fulfilled with ENG 122 + a gtPathways-approved CO3 course (GT-CO3). Aims does not currently offer any GT-CO3 courses, but students should be aware of this option in case they are transferring in coursework that may meet this requirement.

Total Written Communication Credits: 6


One GT Pathways course [MA1] is required - MAT 135 preferred.  Except: University of Colorado Denver requires either MAT 135 OR MAT 121; Western State Colorado University requires MAT 121.

Total Mathematics Credits: 3-4

Arts & Humanities:

Select two Arts & Humanities courses from the lists below.

Total Arts & Humanities Credits: 6


 Select one HIS course from the following courses:

Total History Credits: 3

Behavioral & Social Sciences:

Select two Behavioral & Social Sciences courses from the lists below.

Total Gen. Ed. Behavioral & Social Sciences Credits : 6

Physical & Life Sciences:

Select two courses from the following:

GT-SC1 (Natural & Physical Sciences w/Req Lab)


In order to receive General Education credit for Integrated Science courses, students must complete both SCI 155  and SCI 156 . Successful completion of both SCI 155  and SCI 156  will satisfy all General Education requirements in the Physical and Life Sciences category for the A.A. degree.

Total Physical & Life Sciences Credits: 8

Additional Required Courses:

Communications Course:

Choose one of the following COM courses:

Total Communications (COM) Credits: 3

Additional Arts & Humanities Course:

Choose one additional course from the Arts & Humanities course listings coded [AH1], [AH2], [AH3], or [AH4] under the General Education category above.

Total Additional Arts & Humanities Credits: 3

Required Anthropology Courses:

Total Required Anthropology Credits: 13

Additional Social & Behavioral Sciences Course:

Choose one additional course from the Behavioral and Social Sciences course listings coded [SS2] or [SS3] under the General Education category above.

Total Additional Social & Behavioral Sciences Credits: 3


Students must take an additional 5-6 credits of electives. Electives may be chosen from the general education curriculum, other arts and science courses, and specific Career and Technical courses (see Approved Degree Electives 2021-2022   ). A maximum of 3 credits of Physical Education courses are allowed in the A.A. degree electives.

Total Required Elective Credits : 5-6

Total Credits for A.A. Degree: 60

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