Academic Catalog

Anthropology (ANTH)

Cultural Anthropology  3 UNITS  
3.0 hours lecture  
An introduction to the study of cultural aspects of humans. The course explores human diversity through comparative, cross-cultural study of subsistence practices, economics, language, social organization, political structure, religion, and social identity including gender, class and ethnicity. Theories and methods used by anthropologists to study culture are presented. (C-ID ANTH 120) (CSU/UC) (AA/AS-D, CSU-D, IGETC-4)
Anthropology of Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion  3 UNITS  
3.0 hours lecture  
This course examines magic and religion from a cross-cultural perspective. Emphasis is placed on understanding supernatural beliefs, practices, and rituals in their social contexts including societies in Africa, Oceania, the Americas, Asia, and elsewhere. Anthropological theories of magic and religion are explored. (CSU/UC) (AA/AS-D, CSU-D, IGETC-4)
Cultures of Latin America  3 UNITS  
3.0 hours lecture  
This course focuses on the ethnographic study of Latin American cultures. Students learn how various Latin American nation-states emerged and changed from the pre-Colombian period to today. Specific topics may include: colonialism, revolution, social movements, race, ethnicity, indigenous peoples, inequality, gender, health, religion, globalization, and popular culture. Throughout, we consider similarities and differences among the cultures of Latin America.(CSU/UC) (AA/AS-D, CSU-D, IGETC-4)
Introduction to Biological Anthropology  3 UNITS  
3.0 hours lecture  
An introduction to biological anthropology, the study of human biology and behavior from an evolutionary perspective. Topics covered include evolutionary theory, principles of genetics, biology and behavior of nonhuman primates, the fossil evidence for human and primate evolution, and modern human biological and cultural diversity.(C-ID ANTH 110) (CSU/UC) (AA/AS-B1, CSU-B2, IGETC-5B)
Biological Anthropology Laboratory  1 UNITS  
Corequisite: "C" grade or higher or "Pass" or concurrent enrollment in ANTH 130 or equivalent.  
3.0 hours laboratory  
A laboratory experience designed to reinforce and expand ideas introduced in Anthropology 130. Students will use biological anthropological methods and tools to solve problems in the areas of genetics, human variation, human osteology, primate biology and behavior, and human evolution. (C-ID ANTH 115L) (CSU/UC) (AA/AS-B1, CSU-B3, IGETC-5C)
Introduction to Archaeology  3 UNITS  
3.0 hours lecture  
An introduction to the field of archaeology, the study of past human societies through their material remains. The course will provide an introduction to field methods, categories of data and theoretical approaches in archaeology. Major developments in world prehistory will be examined using archaeological evidence. The relevance of archaeological research to contemporary society will also be addressed. (C-ID ANTH 150) (CSU/UC) (AA/AS-B1, CSU-D, IGETC-4)
Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences  4 UNITS  
Prerequisite: "C" grade or higher or "Pass" in MATH 103 or MATH 110 or equivalent or appropriate placement beyond intermediate algebra.  
3.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory  
Methods and experience in defining and solving quantitative problems in the behavioral sciences. Emphasis is on the design of experiments and the application of a variety of parametric and nonparametric techniques to the analysis of data. (C-ID MATH 110, SOCI 125) (CSU/UC) (AA/AS-A3, CSU-B4, IGETC-2A)