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Anthropology Courses

Anthropology Courses


Introduction to Physical Anthropology

Course Number: ANTHR 1
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)

Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC

Description: Study of human beings and their ancestors: Emphasis on relationships to other mammals, physical record of evolution, and processes responsible for evolution. 2202.00

AA/AS area 1 CSU area B2 IGETC area 5B

 

Physical Anthropology Laboratory

Course Number: ANTHR 1L
Units: 1 unit

Class: 4 hours laboratory (GR)

Prerequisite or corequisite: ANTHR 1

Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC

Description: Adjunct laboratory to ANTHR 1: Emphasis on working with replicas of bones and visits to museums and zoos to study primate behavior and hominid evolution. 2202.00

CSU area B3 IGETC area 5C

 

Introduction to Archaeology and Prehistory

Course Number: ANTHR 2
Units: 3

Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC

Description: World prehistory as reconstructed from the archaeological and physical evidence of cultural beginnings through the early agricultural civilizations of Africa, America and Euro-Asia: Archaeological methods, techniques and problems. 2202.00

AA/AS area 2; CSU area D1; IGETC area 4A (C-ID: ANTH 150)

 

Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology

Course Number: ANTHR 3
Units: 3

Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC

Description: Cross-cultural analysis of social and cultural factors of human behavior in the recent past and present. 2202.00

AA/AS area 2; CSU area D1; IGETC area 4A (C-ID: ANTH 120)

 

Magic, Religion and Witchcraft

Course Number: ANTHR 7
Units: 3

Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)

Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC

Description: Comparative study of religion, magic, and supernatural beliefs and practices: Dynamics and function of religion and magic in human societies. 2202.00
AA/AS area 2, 3; CSU area D1; IGETC area 4A

 

American Mosaic:
The Cultures of the United States

Course Number: ANTHR 14
Units: 3

Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)

Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC

Description: Study of the cultures of the United States from the perspective of ethnic identity, ethnic relations, sex and gender, socio-economic class, religion, music and politics: Anthropological methods and approaches to enhance exploration of the United States’ history and socio-cultural lifeways. 2202.00

AA/AS area 2, 5; CSU area D1, D3; IGETC area 4A

 

Anthropology of Sex and Gender

Course Number: ANTHR 19
Units: 3

Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)

Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC

Description: Formation of sexual and gender identities from a cross- cultural, cross-societal perspective Biological and historical understandings of male/female difference, Female body, alternative sexualities, female power in the public sphere, mother-child relations and gender-related violence Consideration of contemporary globalized societies and gendered behavior in smaller-scale societies. 2202.00

AA/AS area 2; CSU area D1, D1; IGETC area 4A, 4D

 

Selected Topics in Anthropology

Course Number: ANTHR 48GA-MZ
Units: .5-5

Class: 0-5 hours lecture, 0-15 hours laboratory (GR)

Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC◆
See section on Selected Topics. 2202.00

 

Independent Study in Anthropology

Course Number: ANTHR 49
Units: .5-5

Class: .5-5 hours lecture (GR)

Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC◆
See section on Independent Study. 2202.00

 

Selected Topics in Anthropology

Course Number: ANTHR 248GA-MZ
Units: .5-5

Class: 0-5 hours lecture, 0-15 hours laboratory (GR)

See section on Selected Topics. 2202.00