Anthropology (ANTH)

ANTH-101  Physical Anthropology  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This is an introductory course from a scientific perspective about human evolution and human biological diversity. This course includes discussions of human genetics, natural selection, living primates, fossil evidence of human evolutionary change, and modern human variation. This course is designed to improve a students understanding of modern human diversity and the processes involved in our species adaptation. A field trip may be required.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: ANTH 110

IGETC Area(s): 5B

CSU Area(s): B2

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS A

ANTH-101H  Honors Physical Anthropology  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This is an introductory course from a scientific perspective about human evolution and human biological diversity. This course includes discussions of human genetics, natural selection, living primates, fossil evidence of human evolutionary change, and modern human variation. This course is designed to improve a student's understanding of modern human diversity and the processes involved in our species adaptation. A field trip may be required.

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Enrichment Program.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: ANTH 110

IGETC Area(s): 5B

CSU Area(s): B2

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS A

ANTH-102  Cultural Anthropology  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This introductory course explores the nature of culture and how culture guides human behavior. Cultural anthropologists study cultural phenomena such as language, gender, social classifications, subsistence, economics, social and political organization, marriage, kinship, religion, the arts, and culture change. This course focuses on an analysis of human behavior from a cross cultural perspective, as well as the professional attitudes of anthropological theory and ethics.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: ANTH 120

IGETC Area(s): 4A

CSU Area(s): D1

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS B2, AA/AS F

ANTH-102H  Honors Cultural Anthropology  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This introductory course explores the nature of culture and how culture guides human behavior. Cultural anthropologists study cultural phenomena such as language, gender, social classifications, subsistence, economics, social and political organization, marriage, kinship, religion, the arts, and culture change. This course focuses on an analysis of human behavior from a cross cultural perspective, as well as the professional attitudes of anthropological theory and ethics.

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Enrichment Program.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: ANTH 120

IGETC Area(s): 4A

CSU Area(s): D1

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS B2, AA/AS F

ANTH-104  World Prehistory  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course provides an introduction to the archaeological record documenting the development of civilizations, beginning with fully modern human beings. Topics that are studied include the origins of agriculture, the origins of writing and the development of cities and states. Cultures from around the world will be studied including China, the Andes, Mesopotamia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Europe and North America among others.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

IGETC Area(s): 4A

CSU Area(s): D1

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS B2

ANTH-104H  Honors World Prehistory  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course provides an introduction to the archaeological record documenting the development of civilizations, beginning with fully modern human beings. Topics that are studied include the origins of agriculture, the origins of writing and the development of cities and states. Cultures from around the world will be studied including China, the Andes, Mesopotamia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Europe and North America among others.

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Enrichment Program.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

IGETC Area(s): 4A

CSU Area(s): D1

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS B2

ANTH-105  North American Indians (formerly ANTH-103A)  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course is an overview of the Indigenous Cultures of North America from prehistoric times to the present. Ethnohistory, archaeology, language studies and cultural anthropology are used to understand the diverse adaptations to the complex North American landscape, as well as the changes that occurred when Europeans arrived. All of this is background for understanding current issues in Indigneous America. (formerly ANTH 103A)

Transfers to both UC/CSU

IGETC Area(s): 4A

CSU Area(s): D1

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS B2, AA/AS F

ANTH-107  Indigenous People of Latin America (formerly ANTH-103D Latin American Cultures)  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course is an overview of Latin American culture and societies from prehistoric times to the present. Archaeology, ethnohistory, ethnography and linguistics are used to understand diverse cultural adaptations to the varied landscapes of Latin America by societies such as the Maya, Aztec and Inca. (formerly ANTH 103D)

Transfers to both UC/CSU

IGETC Area(s): 4A

CSU Area(s): D1

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS B2, AA/AS F

ANTH-111  Physical Anthropology Lab  

1 Unit (LBE 48-54)

This course is an introductory laboratory course that investigates human evolution and human biological diversity from a scientific perspective. This includes human genetics, principles of natural selection, physical and behavioral characteristics of primates, fossil evidence of human evolutionary change, and modern human variation. A field trip may be required.

Prerequisite/Corequisite: ANTH-101 (with a grade of C or better).

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: ANTH 115L

IGETC Area(s): 5C

CSU Area(s): B3

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS A

ANTH-115  Introduction to Archaeology  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course is an introduction to the field of archaeology, a sub-discipline of anthropology, in which artifacts and archaeological sites are examined in order to understand how culture has changed over time. Students in this course will be introduced to laboratory, survey and excavation techniques.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: ANTH 150

IGETC Area(s): 4A

CSU Area(s): D1

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS B2

ANTH-121  California Indians  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This is a survey course about the culture and society of Native Californians in the prehistoric period, during the Spanish occupation, during the Mexican occupation, and under the government of the United States. Emphasis is given to effects of introduced diseases, imposed religions, and invader governments upon the Native Californians from contact times to today. *Cross-listed as HIST-121.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

IGETC Area(s): 4A, 4F

CSU Area(s): D1, D3

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS B2, AA/AS F

ANTH-125  Magic, Witchcraft and Religion  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course examines different supernatural beliefs and associated rituals from a cross-cultural perspective. Using an anthropological perspective, students will study magic, witchcraft and religion in various societies from around the world, both past and present. Emphasis is placed on examining beliefs from the social context of the society in which it is practiced. Topics shall include creation myths, healing, sorcery, totemism, ancestor worship, shamanism and cults.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

IGETC Area(s): 4A

CSU Area(s): D1

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS B2, AA/AS F

ANTH-125H  Honors Magic, Witchcraft and Religion  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course examines different supernatural beliefs and associated rituals from a cross-cultural perspective. Using an anthropological perspective, students will study magic, witchcraft and religion in various societies from around the world, both past and present. Emphasis is placed on examining beliefs from the social context of the society in which it is practiced. Topics shall include creation myths, healing, sorcery, totemism, ancestor worship, shamanism and cults.

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Enrichment Program.

Transfers to CSU only

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS B2, AA/AS F

ANTH-145  Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology (formerly Introduction to Language and Linguistics)  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course is an introduction to the study of language from an anthropological perspective. It covers structural linguistics (phonetics, phonology, morphology, and syntax, and the biocultural basis for language) and historical linguistics (the origins and evolution of language and language families, including dialects). This course also focuses on sociocultural linguistics, or how language and culture are interrelated, including language acquisition in cultural context, language loss, and language conservation.

Recommended Preparation: ENGL-101.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

IGETC Area(s): 3B

CSU Area(s): C2

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS C

ANTH-145H  Honors Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology (formerly Introduction to Language and Linguistics)  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course is an introduction to the study of language from an anthropological perspective. It covers structural linguistics (phonetics, phonology, morphology, and syntax, and the biocultural basis for language) and historical linguistics (the origins and evolution of language and language families, including dialects). This course also focuses on sociocultural linguistics, or how language and culture are interrelated, including language acquisition in cultural context, language loss, and language conservation.

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Enrichment Program.

Recommended Preparation: ENGL-101.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

IGETC Area(s): 3B

CSU Area(s): C2

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS C

ANTH-201  Introduction to Forensic Anthropology  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course provides a basic overview of the field of forensic anthropology; human osteology; the techniques used to make estimations of age, sex, ancestry and stature; recovery techniques and the analytic techniques and procedures used in the medico-legal framework, as well as in human rights and mass disaster situations. Forensic Anthropology is the application of standard, scientific, anthropological techniques to identify human remains and to assist in the detection of a crime.

Recommended Preparation: ANTH-101.

Transfers to CSU only

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS A

ANTH-299  Special Projects: Anthropology  

1-3 Unit (IS 16-54)

Students with previous course work in the program may do special projects that involve research and special study. The actual nature of the project must be determined in consultation with the supervising instructor.

Prerequisite: Two Anthropology classes must be completed prior to enrollment; a contract must be completed with the instructor prior to enrollment.

Transfers to CSU only

ANTH-510  Archaeological Survey (formerly ANTH-215)  

3 Units (LAB 96-108, LEC 16-18)

This course prepares students to professionally identify, assess, locate, and record archaeological sites. Use of compass, GPS, and topographic maps will be stressed. This is an active field class which may require strenuous walking over rough terrain. (formerly ANTH 215)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: ANTH-115 (with a grade of C or better).

Recommended Preparation: MATH-090 or MATH-090B.

Transfers to CSU only

ANTH-520  Archaeological Excavation (formerly ANTH-205)  

3 Units (LAB 96-108, LEC 16-18)

This course is about the systematic and legitimate recovery of artifacts from surface and/or buried archaeological sites. The focus is on techniques designed to preserve provenience and context of the artifacts for future scientific analysis. A field trip may be required. (formerly ANTH 205)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: ANTH-115 (with a grade of C or better).

Recommended Preparation: MATH-090 or MATH-090B.

Transfers to CSU only

ANTH-530  Archaeology Laboratory (formerly ANTH-210)  

3 Units (LAB 96-108, LEC 16-18)

This course is an introduction to the laboratory processing and preliminary analyses carried out in archaeological investigations. Students will learn to conserve and catalog artifacts collected from archaeological sites, and identify and classify various artifacts while handling them appropriately and protecting their provenience information. Students will also learn curation standards for managing archaeological collections and anticipate ethical issues surrounding illicit antiquities trading and the care of human remains and burial objects. (formerly ANTH 210)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: ANTH-115 (with a grade of C or better).

Transfers to CSU only