ANTR 1 - Biological Anthropology - 3 Units
Humans as a biological species through an examination of the fossil evidence for human evolution, behavior of nonhuman primates, and human evolutionary biology and genetics. Emphasis on uniquely human biological and behavioral characteristics, as well as those shared with other animals. Current anthropological issues such as the biological meaning of race, genetic diseases, and the influence of evolution on human behavior. 3 hours lecture. AA/AS GE. Transfer: CSU, UC; CSU GE: B2 or D1; IGETC 4A or 5B Degree Applicable, Credit Grading Option: OP
ANTR 1L - Biological Anthropology Laboratory - 1 Unit
Laboratory exercises developed as an adjunct to Anthropology 1 (Introduction to Physical/Biological Anthropology) including the identification of fossils through examination of fossil casts, the study of human artifacts, observation of primate behavior and structure, and problem solving in case studies of human genetics. Prerequisite: Anthropology 1 (may be taken concurrently). 3 hours laboratory. AA/AS GE Transfer: CSU, UC; CSU GE : B3; IGETC: 5B Lab Degree Applicable, Credit Grading Option: OP
ANTR 2 - Introduction to Archaeology - 3 Units
Prehistoric development of human culture through studies of stone tools and other remains of the earliest human lifeways up to the growth of technologically advanced civilizations. Emphasis on modern archaeological theories and techniques for understanding cultural adaptation to different ecological conditions in the past. Review of important archaeological case studies. 3 hours. AA/AS GE. Transfer: CSU, UC; CSU GE: D1; IGETC: 4A Degree Applicable, Credit Grading Option: OP
ANTR 2L - Archaeology Field Lab - 1 Unit
Tis Archaeology Field Lab course ofers hands-on field experience and artifact analysis. Students practice scientifc archaeological recovery methods and techniques including site planning, excavation, typology, cataloging, artifact recognition and reconstruction. In addition to gaining expertise in field research, students will examine and discuss techniques, tools and processes in cultural resource management. Prerequisite: ANTR 2 with a minimum grade of C (May be taken concurrently). 3 hours laboratory.
ANTR 3 - Cultural Anthropology - 3 Units
How human beings in different cultures meet basic biological, social and cultural needs, including kinship and marriage practices, political and social organization, economic institutions, religious and childrearing practices, social change, as well as other aspects of cultural behavior. Emphasis on understanding other cultures on their own terms. Includes the many subcultures making up North American populations. 3 hours lecture. AA/AS GE. Transfer: CSU, UC; CSU GE: D1; IGETC: 4A Degree Applicable, Credit Grading Option: OP
ANTR 4 - Language and Culture - 3 Units
The course is an introduction to the core concepts of linguistic anthropology and the study of language in culture and society, including how language perpetuates the identity of individuals through their social interactions and their culture in everyday speech events. Topics such as identity, social status, gender, race, and institutional power, are examined in contemporary language use. The course includes traditional study of the methods of linguistic anthropologists as well as the study of biological basis of communication and speech, the structure of language, language origins, language through time, language variation, the ethnography of communication, sociolinguistics, nonverbal communication and writing, and how cultural context sets meaning. 3 hours lecture. AA/AS GE. Transfer: CSU, UC; CSU GE: D1; IGETC: 4A Degree Applicable, Credit Grading Option: OP
ANTR 5 - Cultures of the U.S. in Global Perspective - 3 Units
Issues relevant to understanding race, class, gender and ethnicity within the American setting. Historical, as well as contemporary situation of the following groups: 1) African Americans; 2) Native Americans; 3) Hispanic Americans; 4) European Americans; and, 5) Asian Americans, among other groups. Emphasis on analyzing the way that public understandings of culture and biology are translated into social policy. Contemporary social issues such as race relations, multiculturalism, affirmative action, bilingual education, and the use and abuse of I.Q. testing. 3 hours lecture. AA/AS GE. Transfer: CSU, UC; CSU GE: D1; IGETC: 4A Degree Applicable, Credit Grading Option: OP
ANTR 6 - Anthropology of Sex and Gender - 3 Units
Using research and theory from the felds of biology, cultural anthropology, linguistics, and archaeology, this course takes an anthropological approach to the study of sex and gender across cultures and throughout time. Topics include the cultural construction of gender, sex, and sexuality; the biological foundations of sex; and how gender diference relates to cultural practice. Strongly Recommended: Eligibility for ENG 1A. 3 hours lecture. AA/AS GE. Transfer: CSU, UC.
ANTR 7 - Native American Cultures of North America - 3 Units
Survey of ways of life of traditional North American Indian cultures in diferent geographical areas throughout North America prior to European contact and continuing today. Topics include prehistory of Native American cultures, cultural change in response to European contact, current Native American socio-economic conditions, recent legislation including NAGPRA, social movements and cultural renewal. 3 hours lecture. AA/AS GE. Transfer: CSU, UC.
ANTR 8 - World Prehistory in Archaeological Perspective - 3 Units
Survey of world prehistory as reconstructed through archaeological evidence. Topics include Paleolithic cultural practices from early tool use and mobile communities through settled living in complex agricultural societies to the establishment, rise and collapse of the frst major civilizations in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, the Americas and Oceania. Subsistence, economic networks, social systems, power distributions, symbols and ideology will be discussed, as well as ecological efects of urbanization in the past. 3 hours lecture. AA/AS GE. Transfer: CSU, UC.
ANTR 12 - Magic, Religion, Withcraft, and Healing - 3 Units
Cross-cultural perspectives on spirituality, religious practice, myth, ancestor beliefs, witchcraft and the variety of religious rituals and practitioners found in the cultures of the world. Examination of the cosmologies of different cultures through the anthropological perspective. Emphasis is placed on how knowledge of the religious practices and beliefs of others can help us to understand the multicultural world in which we live. Comparison of the ways in which diverse cultures confront the large and fundamental questions of existence: those dealing with the meaning of life, birth and death, and with the relationship of humans to each other and to their universe. 3 hours lecture. AA/AS GE. Transfer: CSU, UC; CSU GE: D1; IGETC: 4A Degree Applicable, Credit Grading Option: OP
ANTR 13 - Introduction to Forensic Anthropology - 3 Units
An introductory course in the application of physical anthropology to the medico-legal process with an emphasis on the identification of human skeletal remains. Includes basic human osteoology and odontology, assessment of age at time of death, sex, ancestry, trauma analysis, pathology, and general physical characteristics including height and weight based upon minimal skeletal remains. Estimation of time since death, crime scene analysis, animal scavenging, and identification procedures. 3 hours lecture. AA/AS GE. Transfer: CSU, UC. Degree Applicable, Credit Grading Option: OP
ANTR 29A - Independent Study, Cultural Anthropology - 0.5-2 Units
Student-driven research in cultural anthropology performed under the guidance of faculty.
ANTR 29B - Independent Study, Biological Anthropology - 0.5-2 Units
Student-driven research in biological anthropology performed under the guidance of faculty.
ANTR 29C - Independent Study, Archaeology/Prehistory - 0.5-2 Units
Student-driven research in archaeology/prehistory performed under the guidance of faculty.
ANTR 29D - Independent Study, Linguistic Anthropology - 0.5-2 Units
Student-driven research in linguistic anthropology performed under the guidance of faculty.