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The Associate in Arts in Anthropology for Transfer degree is designed to prepare students for a seamless transfer into the CSU system to complete a baccalaureate degree in Anthropology.
 

The Gavilan College Anthropology Program encompasses three subfields: cultural anthropology, physical anthropology, and archaeology. Together, these subfields offer a broad range of perspectives on the experiences and politics of being human. The courses offered teach students to develop a comprehensive understanding of humans in their diversity and complexity. These courses may be taken to satisfy the General Education requirements or to meet the requirements for an Associate in Arts in Anthropology for Transfer (ADT) degree. The ADT in Anthropology degree prepares students to transfer into the CSU system to pursue a baccalaureate degree in Anthropology or a related major.

 

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Social Science Majors at Gavilan College

 
 

Global Studies Emphasis

 
 

The Social Science Department at Gavilan empowers students to explore, and change, the world. Majoring in Social Science with an emphasis on Global Studies, you’ll use academic skills to experience, understand and influence the world. With a social science background you can transfer successfully to four-year colleges, pursue fascinating professions and make meaningful contributions to the planet.


Students completing this major go into public service, policy, law, international relations, international business, health, politics, environmental policy, media, anthropology, history, economics, urban planning, political science and more. Students who choose Global Studies want to see the big picture. Global Studies majors find travel, adventure, and connection across boundaries irresistible and meaningful. With this major, you’ll gain durable tools to promote social justice.


Taking courses in anthropology, cultural geography, economics, history, political science, psychology and sociology, you’ll analyse, contextualize and help change global realities. You’ll learn skills that can take your comfortably around the world. You’ll have an exciting study abroad option! And you’ll begin to prepare for a variety of careers and for all-important responsibilities as a global citizen.


For the latest information about this major, go to www.gavilan.edu/catalog/2013-2015/degrees/Gavilan_Degree_SocSci.pdf. Please contact a Gavilan counselor or a Social Science faculty member with any questions.

 
 
 

Community Studies Emphasis

 
 

The Social Science Department at Gavilan College empowers you to explore, and change, the world. Majoring in Social Science with an emphasis on Community Studies, you’ll use academic skills to experience, understand and influence your own community.


With a social science background you can transfer successfully to a four-year college, pursue fascinating professions, and make meaningful contributions to a changing world. Students completing this major go into public service, law, politics, community organizing, advocacy, media, teaching, social work, psychology, health, anthropology, history, urban planning, economics and more.


Students who choose Community Studies want to make a difference. Community studies majors develop the cultural competence, and the skills, to negotiate cultural boundaries, embrace differences and address issues of common concern.


Serving with community leaders at local agencies helps you become part of important movements for social justice and change. Learning to work with others provides tools for understanding yourself and your family within a broader social context. And Community Studies majors develop attributes every employer seeks, while honing critical thinking and writing skills that will serve them well in academia and in life.

For the latest information about this major, go to www.gavilan.edu/catalog/2013-2015/degrees/Gavilan_Degree_SocSci.pdf. Please contact a Gavilan counselor or a Social Science faculty member with any questions.

 
 
 

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