Anthropology (ANTH)

ANTH 001  Introduction To Physical Anthropology   Units: 3

This course introduces the concepts, methods of inquiry, and scientific explanations for biological evolution and their application to the human species. It examines the origins of humans and their place in nature. Topics presented include: basic biological and genetic background for understanding human evolution, evolutionary theory, human variation and biocultural adaptations, modes of evolutionary change and how these evolutionary mechanisms operate on contemporary human populations; an understanding of geological history; principles of classification; physical form and behavior of non-human primates; and the archaeological evidence for hominine development and worldwide diffusion.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: ENG-070
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C1                 CSU GE: B2                 IGETC: 5B

ANTH 002  Cultural Anthropology   Units: 3

This course explores how anthropologists study and compare human culture. Cultural anthropologists seek to understand the broad arc of human experience focusing on a set of central issues: how people around the world make their living (subsistence patterns); how they organize themselves socially, politically and economically; how they communicate; how they relate to each other through family and kinship ties; what they believe about the world (belief systems); how they express themselves creatively (expressive culture); how they make distinctions among themselves such as through applying gender, racial and ethnic identity labels; how they have shaped and been shaped by social inequalities such as colonialism; and how they navigate culture change and processes of globalization that affect us all. Ethnographic case studies highlight these similarities and differences, and introduce students to how anthropologists do their work, employ professional anthropological research ethics and apply their perspectives and skills to understand humans around the globe.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG-070
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C2                 CSU GE: D1                 IGETC: 4A

ANTH 003  Archaeology, Introduction to Prehistory   Units: 3

This course is an introduction to the study of concepts, theories, data and models of anthropological archaeology that contribute to our knowledge of the human past. The course includes a discussion of the nature of scientific inquiry; the history and interdisciplinary nature of archaeological research; dating techniques; methods of survey, excavation, analysis, and interpretation; cultural resource management; professional ethics; and selected cultural sequences.(C-ID ANTH 150)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG-070
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C2                 CSU GE: D1                 IGETC: 4A

ANTH 095A  Anthropology Work Experience   Units: 1-8

This work experience course of supervised employment is designed to assist students to acquire desirable work habits, attitudes and skills so as to enable them to become productive employees. This course also provides students with career awareness for jobs. Credit may be accrued at the rate of one to eight units per semester for a maximum of sixteen units (combined total of all work experience units). Additionally, students must work 75 paid hours or 60 non-paid hours per unit earned. This type of work experience is available to students whose job and educational or occupational goals are directly related to Anthropology.
Lecture Hours: None         Lab Hours: 600          Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None