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ANTH 100 Introduction to Biological Anthropology (3 units)

3 hours lecture; Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
Human bio cultural origins. The place of humans in nature. Fossil evidence for human and other primate evolution; genetic variability; primate behavior; relationship of physical and cultural adaptations.

ANTH 100L Biological Anthropology Laboratory (1 unit)

3 hours laboratory; Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
Prerequisite: A minimum grade of ‘C’ in ANTH 100, or concurrent enrollment in ANTH 100
This laboratory course provides an introduction to the methods and techniques  used in research in physical/biological anthropology. The topics under study include: the scientific method, principles of evolution, human genetics, human
osteology, anthropometrics, forensic anthropology, anatomy and behavior of living nonhuman primates, and paleoanthropology.

ANTH 101 Introduction to Biological Anthropology (4 units)

3 hours lecture – 3 hours laboratory; Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
Note: Not open to students with prior credit in ANTH 100 or 100L
The lecture and laboratory course provides an introduction to the methods and techniques used in research in biological anthropology. The topics under study include: the scientific method, principles of evolution, human genetics, human osteology, anthropometrics, forensic anthropology, anatomy and behavior of living nonhuman primates, and paleoanthropology.

ANTH 105 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3 units)

3 hours lecture; Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
C-ID ANTH 120
An introduction to the study of concepts, theories, and methods used in the comparative study of sociocultural systems. The course typically includes subjects such as subsistence patterns, social and political organization, language and communication, family and kinship, religion, the arts, social inequality, ethnicity, gender, culture change and the application of anthropological
perspectives to contemporary issues.

ANTH 107 Language and Culture (3 units)

3 hours lecture; Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
An introduction to linguistic anthropology, the study of language, culture and society from an anthropological perspective. Topics include the biology of language, anthropological theories of language origin, language structure, the relationship  between language and culture, language variation, and nonverbal communication.

ANTH 110 Introduction to Archaeology (3 units)

3 hours lecture; Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
C-ID ANTH 150
An introduction covering the history, objectives, and methods of archaeology; significant discoveries throughout the old and new worlds, and the history and nature of culture as revealed by archaeology as an anthropological study. Field studies in local areas may be included.

ANTH 115 Comparative Societies (3 units)

3 hours lecture; Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
A survey of the world’s diverse peoples and customs as presented in films, lectures, and case study readings.

ANTH 120 Archaeological Excavation (3 units)

1 hour lecture – 6 hours laboratory; Transfer acceptability: CSU
Archaeological field techniques to include a minimum of 90 hours of in field experience. Course will include excavation, use of instruments/tools, and preparation of a project analysis or report.

ANTH 121 Cultural Resource Management (3 units)

3 hours lecture; Transfer acceptability: CSU
Recommended preparation: ANTH 120
The historical, legal, and operational contexts of Cultural Resource Management (CRM or Applied Archaeology). Historical and legal contexts focus on key legislation, such as the National Historic Preservation Act and the California Environmental Quality Act. The operational context focuses on the phases of CRM research in the context of technological innovations, budget and time constraints, Native American consultation, and the goals of CRM technical reports.

ANTH 125 Evolution, Science and Religion (3 units)

3 hours lecture; Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
The course focuses on the long-standing debate surrounding biological evolution and various religious views of creation. The evidence and arguments offered for and against evolution and creationist world views are examined in the context of science and the scientific method, the influence of cultural and personal values, the nature and use of evidence, and the difference between knowledge and belief.

ANTH 126 Cultures of Africa (3 units)

3 hours lecture; Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
Note: Cross listed as AS 126
Introduction to the indigenous peoples and cultures of Africa. Brief prehistoric and historic background of the continent. Comparative study of traditional cultures representative of the continent’s diversity. Focus on social, economic, political, religious and aesthetic life, and culture change.

ANTH 130 Prehistoric Cultures of North America (3 units)

3 hours lecture; Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
Note: Cross listed as AIS 130
Emphasis given to prehistoric cultural traditions of the Eastern Woodlands, Central Plains, Far Western United States, and Canada. Special concern for archaeological problems, reconstruction of these traditions and cultural changes.

ANTH 135 Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion (3 units)

3 hours lecture; Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
Anthropological view of the relationships between magic and religion as expressed in rituals, myths, and art is explored through a survey of the less formal or minor religious systems of the world.

ANTH 137 Medical Anthropology: Culture, Illness and Healing (3 units)

3 hours lecture; Transfer acceptability: CSU
This course is a cross-cultural survey of health, illness and healing in small-scale societies as well as modern societies from a cultural, biological, and ecological perspective. Topics covered include perceptions of the body, perceptions of disease, life phases, culture-specific syndromes, healing practices, healers, nutrition, and healing and medical systems.

ANTH 140 The Original Californians (3 units)

3 hours lecture; Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
Note: Cross listed as AIS 140
Native people of California: Their origin, language, arts, customs religion, folklore, and music. Develop a dynamic comparative grid, focusing on the persistence of tribal identities and evolution of socio-economic changes and cultural practices over time; Special emphasis on Southern California.

ANTH 155 Ancient Civilizations of Meso America (3 units)

3 hours lecture; Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
Note: Cross listed as CS 155
Civilizations of Pre Columbian Mexico and Central America with a focus on their origins and achievements.

ANTH 197 Topics in Archaeology (1-3 units)

3 – 9 hours laboratory; Transfer acceptability: CSU
Topics in Archaeological Research. See Class Schedule for specific topic offered. Course title will designate subject covered.

ANTH 205 Prehistoric Archaeological Excavation (3 units)

1 hour lecture – 6 hours laboratory; Transfer acceptability: CSU
Recommended preparation: ANTH 120
Training in excavating prehistoric archaeological features. Specialized field techniques for prehistoric archaeology. Archaeological theory as it applies to site interpretation.

ANTH 206 Historical Archaeological Excavation (3 units)

1 hour lecture – 6 hours laboratory; Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC
Training in excavating historic archaeological features. Specialized field techniques in historical archaeology. Archaeological theory as it applies to historic site interpretation.

ANTH 210 Archaeological Surveying (3 units)

2½ hours lecture – 1½ hours laboratory; Transfer acceptability: CSU
Recommended preparation: ANTH 120
Archaeological surveying techniques including field reconnaissance, use of topographical maps, site recording, and preparation of a project analysis or report.

ANTH 215 Archaeological Laboratory Analysis (3 units)

2½ hours lecture – 1½ hours laboratory; Transfer acceptability: CSU
Training in the laboratory analysis of stone, ceramic, bone, and other artifacts as well as elementary archaeological theory, statistics, and report preparation.

ANTH 220 Advanced Archaeological Surveying (3 units)

2½ hours lecture – 1½ hours laboratory; Transfer acceptability: CSU
Recommended preparation: ANTH 210
Advanced archaeological survey techniques including sample survey, site relocation, and the use of Global Positioning System (GPS) and laser transit hardware and software for site recordation, data conversion, site mapping, and the completion of a mapping program.

ANTH 225 Historical Archaeology (3 units)

2½ hours lecture – 1½ hours laboratory; Transfer acceptability: CSU
Recommended preparation: ANTH 120
Note: May not be taken for Pass/No Pass grading
Method and theory of historical archaeology, including archival research, artifact identification, and report preparation. Training in the location and interpretation of archival documents, such as Franciscan Mission records, Spanish land grant documents, homestead patents, Sanborn fire insurance maps, assessor’s records, and historical topographic maps. Training in the identification of ceramic, glass and metal artifacts and their associated function, method of manufacture, manufacturer, and temporal distribution.

ANTH 296 Special Problems in Anthropology (1, 2, 3 units)

3, 6, or 9 hours laboratory
Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC – Credit determined by UC upon review of course syllabus.
An individualized or group project in cultural or physical anthropology of any nature approved by the instructor and under the personal supervision of the instructor.

ANTH 297 Special Problems in Archaeology (1, 2, 3 units)

3, 6 or 9 hours laboratory
Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC – Credit determined by UC upon review of course syllabus.
An individualized or group project in archaeology approved by the instructor and under the personal supervision of the instructor.

ANTH 298 Internship in Archaeology (1-3 units)

3-9 hours laboratory
Supervised internship in a government agency, private firm or museum. The student intern will have the opportunity to participate in the excavation and/or analysis, processing, and documentation of archaeological collections.

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