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Courses Offered

ANTH 110 CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY (3)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ENGL 105, or equivalent.
A comparative analysis of human cultures with an emphasis on core concepts such as kinship, religion, politics, technology, and an appreciation of societal variability. When appropriate, comparison is made with present-day American society to show the effect of societal diversity, size and complexity on cultural factors. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (D3).

ANTH 125 PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY (3)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ENGL 105, or equivalent.
Biological consideration of the origin, development, and potential survival of humans and other primates. Topics include concepts of evolution: natural selection and populations, patterns of inheritance, the fossil record, and behavioral adaptations. The course will examine how biological, physical, and cultural variations have allowed human populations to adapt to various physical environments. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (B2).

ANTH 127 PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY LABORATORY (1)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lab. Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in ANTH 125. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ENGL 105, or equivalent.
Laboratory designed for students 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 include 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 offered.Transfer credit: UC; CSU (B3).

ANTH 150 INTRODUCTION TO ARCHAEOLOGY: BONES, BEADS AND THE BASICS OF MATERIAL CULTURE (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ENGL 105, or equivalent.
Explores cultural diversity using theories and methods of anthropological archaeology. This course typically includes discussions of the development of archaeological research, excavation methods, data analysis, and selected cultural sequences. Instructor may require field trips Transfer credit: UC; CSU (D3).

ANTH 155 HUMAN PREHISTORY AND THE RISE OF CIVILIZATION (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ENGL 105, or equivalent.
An anthropological survey of human and hominid prehistory spanning over two million years. Emphasis is on the origin and cultural evolution of the world?s first settled communities and early civilizations, including Mesopotamia, Egypt, India, China, Europe, Central America, and South America. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (D3).

ANTH 165 SEX AND GENDER: CROSS-CULTURAL PERSPECTIVES (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ENGL 105, or equivalent.
A survey of cross-cultural and historical factors influencing human sexuality, gender roles and identity. The course emphasizes non-Western cultures such as Asian, African, and the Indigenous Americas. Diverse cultural forces affecting both female and male status, such as economics, religion, and sexual practices, will be examined. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (D3).

ANTH 170 ANTHROPOLOGY OF DEATH (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ENGL 105, or equivalent.
Examination of cross-cultural perspectives on beliefs and practices around death and dying. Selected topics may include funerary practices, cannibalism, bereavement, and concepts of the afterlife. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (D3).

ANTH 180 MAGIC, WITCHCRAFT AND RELIGION (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ENGL 105, or equivalent.
Cross-cultural exploration of supernatural belief systems focusing on non-literate, tribal and ethnic cultures; history and methods of the anthropological approach to religion; the dynamics of myth, magic, totem, taboo, cults, and sects. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (D3).

ANTH 360 NATIVE PEOPLES OF NORTH AMERICA (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ENGL 105, or equivalent.
An introduction to the life ways of representative Native American culture groups found in different geographical areas of North America. The course will examine settlement patterns and environmental adaptations, social organizations, world view, and the arts chronologically and cross-culturally, with emphasis on the impact of contact with European cultures. Field trips may be arranged to investigate archaeological evidence. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (D3).

INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ANTHROPOLOGY (1)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Transfer credit: UC; CSU.

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