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Course Descriptions

ANTH 110 CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: This course is an introduction to the cultures and customs of human groups throughout the world with the aim of understanding how cultures function based on their world views. Topics include subsistence methods, religious belief systems, linguistics, economics, political organization, kinship, gender, marriage and family systems, social stratification, and globalization. This course stresses anthropological concepts such as culture, cultural relativism, holism, ethnocentrism, cross-cultural comparisons, world view, culture change, and fieldwork. Transfer: CSU: DSI, UC. (IGETC: 4)

ANTH 125 PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: This course covers the concepts, methods and theory of biological evolution and its application to the human species. There is a specific focus on molecular, Mendelian and population genetics mechanisms of evolution, primatology, paleoanthropology, biocultural adaptations, human variation, and current bioethical issues. The scientific method serves as the foundation of the course. Transfer: CSU: B2, UC. (IGETC: 5B)

ANTH 126 PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY LABORATORY

Units (Grade Option) 1; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lab hours/semester; Prerequisite(s): Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in ANTH 125 and ENGL 836 or 847or ESL 400 OR eligibility for ENGL 100 on approved college English Placement Test and other measures as necessary AND READ 836 or ESL 400 with Credit or a grade of "C" or better OR eligibility for 400-level Reading courses on approved college Reading Placement Test and other measures as necessary, and MATH 811 , or appropriate score on District math placement test and other measures as appropriate.

Description: Laboratory designed to become familiar with the methods of the science of biological anthropology while investigating topics in laboratory and field situations. Topics covered in the course: the scientific method, biological variation and forces of evolution, human osteology and variation, comparative osteology of primates, and fossil evidence for human evolution. Field trips may be required. Transfer: CSU: B3, UC. (IGETC: 5C*)

ANTH 200 ETHNOGRAPHIC FILM

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester; Prerequisite(s): ENGL 836 or 847or ESL 400 OR eligibility for ENGL 100 on approved college English Placement Test and other measures as necessary AND READ 836 or ESL 400 with Credit or a grade of "C" or better OR eligibility for 400-level Reading courses on approved college Reading Placement Test and other measures as necessary.

Description: Introduction to the use of film and photography by anthropologists as a research tool through viewing films depicting different cultures from around the world. Students are expected to analyze a variety of peoples from various ethnic groups in differing cultural contexts as to their contributions to the world community without prejudice or ethnocentrism. (Fulfills Associate degree Ethnic Studies requirement.) Transfer: CSU: DSI, UC. (IGETC: 4)

ANTH 351 ARCHAEOLOGY

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester; Prerequisite(s): ENGL 836 or 847or ESL 400 OR eligibility for ENGL 100 on approved college English Placement Test and other measures as necessary AND READ 836 or ESL 400 with Credit or a grade of "C" or better OR eligibility for 400-level Reading courses on approved college Reading Placement Test and other measures as necessary.

Description: Introduction to the theories, concepts, and methods employed by the archaeologist in the study of human history and pre-history. The diverse evolution of cultural systems are emphasized. The challenges and achievements of non-literate and traditional cultures, diverse communities, and social classes over time are also explored. Completion of MATH 110 or 111 is recommended. Field trips may be required. Transfer: CSU: DSI, UC. (IGETC: 4)

ANTH 352 FIELD EXPERIENCE IN ARCHAEOLOGY

Units (Grade Option) 0.5-9.0; Class Hours: Minimum of 24-432 lab hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100; Prerequisite(s): Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in ANTH 351;

Description: A hands-on introduction to archaeological field methods, covering practical aspects of how to identify and investigate isolated artifact finds, particular sites and features, and entire landscapes. Covering survey, excavation techniques, and/or lab analysis, basic approaches to sampling, mapping and navigation, stratigraphic excavation, artifact and feature recording, and recovery methods. Transfer: CSU.

ANTH 380 TRAVEL STUDY IN ANTHROPOLOGY – PREPARING FOR THE TRIP

Units (Grade Option) 1.0-2.0; Class Hours: Minimum of 16-32 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100, and MATH 110 or 111; Prerequisite(s): ANTH 110 or 125 or 351;

Description: Prepares students for a travel experience that focuses on Anthropology by reinforcing the knowledge learned in other Anthropology classes through application of concepts. The purpose of the course is to give context to the trip abroad so that students understand not only what they are seeing but are able to analyze the cultural experience as an Anthropologist would. Topics include learning about the culture, history, and/or archaeology of a particular place. The result is a high-impact educational experience. Transfer: CSU.

ANTH 381 TRAVEL STUDY IN ANTHROPOLOGY

Units (Grade Option) 1.5-3.0; Class Hours: Minimum of 72-144 lab hours/semester; Prerequisite(s): ANTH 380;

Description: Students travel under the supervision of an experienced anthropologist. They apply the knowledge gained through the preliminary seminar and other anthropology courses to the experience of visiting archaeological, cultural and or historical sites. The result is a high-impact educational experience. Transfer: CSU.

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