Anthropology (ANTH)

ANTH 001  Human Evolution: Introduction to Biological 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. (C-ID ANTH 110)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: ENG 061
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C1                 CSU GE: B2                 IGETC: 5B

ANTH 001L  Human Evolution: Introduction to Biological Anthropology Lab   Units: 1

This laboratory course is offered as a complement to ANTH 001: Introduction to Biological Anthropology, either taken concurrently or in a subsequent term. Laboratory exercises are designed to introduce students to the scientific method and techniques used in physical/biological anthropology research. Application of the scientific method to explore molecular biology, Mendelian and population genetics, modern human variation, comparative human and non-human primate anatomy and behavior, the primate and hominin fossil record, forensic anthropology, forensic analysis, and other resources to investigate processes that affect human evolution. May require participation in field trips at alternative class meeting times. (C-ID ANTH 115 L)
Lecture Hours: None         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: Corequisite: ANTH 001 or prior completion
Advisory: ENG 061
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C1                 CSU GE: B3                 IGETC: 5C

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. (C-ID ANTH 120)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
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: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C2                 CSU GE: D1                 IGETC: 4A

ANTH 007  Anthropology of Religion, Magic, Witchcraft, and Healing   Units: 3

This course is an introduction to the anthropological study of religion and examines the way religion is lived and practiced in diverse cultures and the role of religious beliefs in human experiences of health and healing. Topics include the origins, forms, functions, and expressions of belief systems and ritual within their cultural contexts, varieties of religious and spiritual beliefs and practices cross-culturally, mythology, symbolism, totemism, syncretism, shamanism, the healer, traditional healing and medical systems, magic, divination, witchcraft, ancestor worship, and death. Requires participation in field trips at alternative class meeting times.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG 061
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C2                 CSU GE: D                 IGETC: 4

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