Anthropology (ANTH)

ANTH 101 F  Physical Anthropology 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This course is a study of the theories of human origin and evolutionary development using genetic, fossil evidence, plus a comparison of humankind anatomically and behaviorally with the higher primates. This field includes current research on the intellectual and cultural equality of the human races. At a number of California State universities and other four-year institutions, this course may be used for social sciences or biological science credit. (CSU) (UC) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC (C-ID: BIOL 110B)

ANTH 101HF Honors Physical Anthropology 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This Honors-enhanced course is a study of the theories of human origin and evolutionary development using genetic, fossil evidence, plus a comparison of humankind anatomically and behaviorally with the higher primates. This field includes current research on the intellectual and cultural equality of the human races. At a number of California State colleges and other four-year institutions, this course may be used for social sciences or biological science credit. This course will employ enhanced teaching methods such as a seminar approach, more research-based writing assignments and a higher level of critical thinking. (CSU) (UC) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC (C-ID: ANTH 110)

ANTH 101LF  Physical Anthropology Lab 1 Unit

Corequisite(s): ANTH 101 F with a grade of C or better.

54 hours lab per term. This course provides an introduction to lab methods used in research in physical (biological) anthropology. Topics include the classification, biology, and behavior of living primates, human skeletal and physiological anatomy, human genetics, methods of phylogenetic reconstruction, and evidence for the evolutionary history of humans and other primates. Emphasis is on practical experience. Students will examine skeletal materials from living and extinct primates, participate in experiments to illustrate analytical techniques used in modern physical anthropology, and observe the behavior of living primates through field trip and/or audio visual resources. In addition to lab exercises, one short research paper will be required. (CSU) (UC) CSU GE, IGETC (C-ID: ANTH 115L)

ANTH 102 F Cultural Anthropology 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This course is an introduction to the cultural aspects of man's behavior and the nature of culture. It includes the uniformities and variabilities of culture, social organization, family structure, religion, language, and other basic topics. This course fulfills the Multicultural Education Requirement for graduation. (CSU) (UC) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC (C-ID: ANTH 120)

ANTH 102HF Honors Cultural Anthropology 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This Honors-enhanced course is an introduction to the cultural aspects of human behavior and the nature of culture. It includes the uniformities and variabilities of culture, social organization, family structure, religion, language, and other basic topics. As an honors section, this class will employ enhanced teaching methods such as a seminar approach, more research-based writing assignments, and a higher level of critical thinking. This course fulfills the Multicultural Education Requirement for graduation. (CSU) (UC) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC (C-ID: ANTH 120)

ANTH 103 F  Introduction to Archaeology 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This course covers a specialized branch of anthropology that studies cultural and physical anthropological evolutionary development; archaeology uses scientific methods and theories to trace human ecology from the past to the present. Archaeologists deal with remains of past societies such as tools, shelter, remains of animals eaten for food, and other objects that have survived. These remains, termed artifacts, are used to reconstruct past behavior. (CSU) (UC) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC (C-ID: ANTH 150)

ANTH 103HF  Honors Introduction to Archaeology 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This course is a specialized branch of anthropology that studies cultural and physical anthropological evolutionary development; archaeology uses scientific methods and theories to trace human ecology from the past to the present. Archaeologists deal with remains of past societies such as tools, shelter, remains of animals eaten for food, and other objects that have survived. These remains, termed artifacts, are used to reconstruct past behavior. (CSU) (UC) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC (C-ID: ANTH 150)

ANTH 105 F  Language and Culture 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This course covers the nature of language in relation to culture and how language processes develop and change. Students will examine how cultural knowledge is linguistically organized and how language shapes our perception of the world, and how it acts as a guide, both symbolic and practical, to understanding human actions. A basic introduction into the primary concepts of the discipline help students to understand what language reveals about human beings as bearers of culture. This course fulfills the Multicultural Education Requirement for graduation. (CSU) (UC) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC (C-ID: ANTH 130)

ANTH 107 F  Anthropology of Magic, Witchcraft and Religion 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This course is an anthropological survey of systems of magic, witchcraft, and religion from the past and the present, from societies around the world. It examines beliefs and practices in cultural settings with respect to the role of the supernatural. Special topics include myth, religious healing, witchcraft and sorcery, ritual and millenarian movements. This course fulfills the Multicultural Education Requirement for graduation. (CSU) (UC) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC

ANTH 107HF  Honors Anthropology of Magic, Witchcraft and Religion 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This course is an anthropological survey of systems of magic, witchcraft, and religion from the past and the present, from societies around the world. It examines beliefs and practices in cultural settings with respect to the role of the supernatural. Special topics include myth, religious healing, witchcraft and sorcery, ritual and millenarian movements. This course fulfills the Multicultural Education Requirement for graduation. (CSU) (UC) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC

ANTH 109 F  Primate Behavior 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This course covers a survey of primates from around the world, with in-depth examinations of their behavior, ecology, taxonomy and anatomy. Students will gain experience in the collection and analyzing of behavioral data. Current issues in primate conservation will also be explored. Specific primate species will be used as case studies to further enhance students' knowledge of prosimians, monkeys, and apes. (CSU) (UC)

ANTH 199 F  Anthropology Independent Study 1 Unit

54 hours independent study per term. This course is offered for students who wish to increase their knowledge of the Social Sciences through individual study and small group conferences. Students successfully completing this course will be awarded elective credit in the Social Sciences area. (CSU) (UC credit limitation depending upon course content; UC review required.)

ANTH 209 F Cultures of Latin America 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. The scope of this course focuses on the exploration of the diverse cultures of ancient Latin America or Mesoamerica from the origins of civilization to the period of the Spanish conquest and some of the current issues indigenous people face in Latin America. The study of ancient Latin American cultures will be based on the four fields of anthropology. The study will be based on archaeological investigations, ethnographical research and various theoretical frameworks to enhance the understanding of the human experience in Latin America. The course will attempt to recreate the lifestyle, social structures, agricultural methods, religious practices and other various culture aspects of Meso-American civilizations in order to have a better understanding of the current conditions and aspects of the various diverse cultural groups from Latin America. The focus of this course will be on Mesoamerican civilizations as well as the Inca and other indigenous groups from South America. (CSU) (UC) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC

ANTH 211 F Celtic Cultures 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This course will utilize data from archeology, genetics, historical linguistics and classical Greek and Roman texts to explore the origins, conquests and migrations of the ancient Celts. The complex whole that encompasses Celtic society and culture, from the past to the present, and in different geographic areas, will be studied including Celtic religion, myth and ritual, roles of females and males, art, warfare, ways of life, as well as current struggles for social, linguistic and political rights. (CSU) (UC) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC

ANTH 231 F  Field Course in Archaeology 3 Units

36 hours lecture and 54 hours lab per term. This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of archaeological scientific field methods used in the investigation of an archaeological site. Field trips to local archaeological sites are a required part of instruction and will emphasize surveying and/or excavation. Site mapping, photography and other recordation techniques will be utilized. Cataloging, appropriate preservation, and the interpretation of surface and/or sub-surface artifacts will be completed. Students will begin the process of proper site survey report writing. Students repeating the course (second semester of 231 F) will be expected to perform survey and excavation tasks at a higher skill level and to have rudimentary skills in tasks not expected of students taking the course for the first time (first semester of 231 F). First five weeks of lecture in the classroom; remainder of lecture and lab hours in the field at a selected archaeological site. (CSU)