Anthropology (ANTH)

ANTH 1  Biological Anthropology

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 68

Evolutionary biology of primates with particular emphasis on hominid evolution and behavior. The genetic and evolutionary mechanisms underlying evolution, human variation, primate field studies, and the hominid palentological record are stressed.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Winter 201730010ANTH:1MTWR10:30am - 12:35pmF. Borella61-2312
Winter 201730027ANTH:1MTWR8:00am - 10:05amM. Abbruzzese60-2620

ANTH 1H  Biological Anthropology - Honors

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Program

Evolutionary biology of primates with particular emphasis on hominid evolution and behavior. The genetic and evolutionary mechanisms underlying evolution, human variation, primate field studies, and the hominid paleontological record are stressed. An honors course designed to provide an enriched experience. Students may not receive credit for both ANTH 1 and ANTH 1H.

ANTH 1L  Biological Anthropology Laboratory

1 Unit (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lab: 54
Corequisite: ANTH 1 or ANTH 1H (May have been taken previously)

Scientific study of human evolution. Students will generate and test hypotheses using the techniques and materials of biological anthropology. Includes genetic observations and calculations, osteological techniques and measurements, and primate behavior observations. One field trip to a zoo for primate observation is required.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Winter 201730011ANTH:1LMTWR1:20pm - 3:25pmF. Borella60-2620

ANTH 3  Archaeology

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
(May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 1A
Advisory: READ 90

Aims, methods and ethics of archaeological research and their application to the archaeological record, in contrast to popular depictions of archaeology. Evolution of culture from the earliest stone toolmakers to the primary civilizations of the Old and New Worlds, emphasizing invention and spread of agriculture and the impact of this change on prehistoric cultures.

ANTH 4  Archaeology

4 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   Lab: 54
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 1A
Advisory: Eligibility for READ 90

Concepts, theories, data, models, and ethics of anthropological archaeology that contribute to our knowledge of the human past. The nature of scientific inquiry; history and interdisciplinary nature of archaeological research; dating techniques; methods of survey, excavation, analysis, and interpretation; cultural resource management; professional ethics; and selected cultural sequences. Hands-on learning in lab component.

ANTH 5  Cultural Anthropology

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 68

Anthropological approach to the study of culture and human behavior from a cross-cultural and comparative perspective. Concept of culture and the theories and methods used to study it. Language, subsistence, economics, social and political organization, marriage, kinship systems, religion, world views, the arts, and patterns of change across the world�s diverse cultures.

ANTH 5H  Cultural Anthropology - Honors

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Program

Anthropological approach to the study of culture and human behavior from a cross-cultural and comparative perspective. Concept of culture and the theories and methods used to study it. Language, subsistence, economics, social and political organization, marriage, kinship systems, religion, world views, the arts, and patterns of change across the world�s diverse cultures. This is an Honors course. Students may not receive credit for both ANTH 5 and ANTH 5H.

ANTH 6  Language and Culture: An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 1A

Surveys three core areas in linguistic anthropology. Structural linguistics examines phonetics, phonology, morphology and syntax, as well as the biocultural basis of language. Historical linguistics examines origins, evolution and change, dialects, language families, and linguistic diversity. Sociocultural linguistics examines language acquisition in cultural context, emphasizing the relationship between language and culture and issues of language conservation and loss.

ANTH 22  General Cultural Anthropology

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   

The nature of culture and how cultural anthropologists study cultural phenomena such as language, personality, subsistence, economics, social and political organization, marriage, kinship systems, religion, the arts, and culture change. A substantial amount of case material will be drawn from at least three of the following: African Americans, indigenous peoples of the United States, Asian Americans, Chicano/Latino Americans, and European Americans. This course may meet the cultural diversity requirement at transfer universities.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Winter 201730012ANTH:22MTWR8:00am - 10:05amF. Borella61-2312

ANTH 30  The Native American

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 1A
Advisory: Eligibility for READ 100

Prehistory and history of Native Americans. Overview of the classification system used to organize particular groups into culture areas related to adaptive strategies. Identification of world contributions and contemporary issues for modern Native Americans.

ANTH 99  Special Projects in Anthropology

2 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 36   

To offer selected students recognition for their academic interests and ability and the opportunity to explore their disciplines to greater depth, the various departments from time to time offer Special Projects courses. The content of each course and the methods of study vary from semester to semester and depend on the particular project under consideration.

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