Anthropology (ANTH)

ANTH 1  Biological Anthropology

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: ANTH 110)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 1A

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.

ANTH 1H  Biological Anthropology - Honors

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: ANTH 110)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Program
Advisory: ANTH 1L taken concurrently

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, C-ID #: ANTH 115 L)
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.

ANTH 4  Archaeology

4 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: ANTH 150)
UC Credit Limitation

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, C-ID #: ANTH 120)
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, UC, C-ID #: ANTH 120)
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, UC, C-ID #: ANTH 130)
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 15  Peoples and Cultures of Latin America and the Caribbean

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 54   

A holistic, anthropological approach to the comparison of human populations and their diverse cultural traditions within Latin America and the Caribbean. Special attention is given to the effects of colonialism and global inequality. Students are introduced to the main theories and methods of anthropology through an intensive focus on this vital region.

ANTH 16  Peoples and Cultures of South Asia

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 54   

A holistic, anthropological approach to the comparison of human populations and their diverse cultural traditions within the South Asian region (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Afghanistan). Special attention is given to the effects of colonialism and global inequality. Students are introduced to the main theories and methods of anthropology through an intensive focus on this culture area.

ANTH 17  Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 54   

A holistic, anthropological approach to the comparison of human populations and their diverse cultural traditions within the Middle East, broadly defined to include the nations of North Africa, the eastern Mediterranean, Arabian Peninsula, and the Islamic societies of Central Asia. Special attention is given to the effects of colonialism and global inequality. Students are introduced to the main theories and methods of anthropology through an intensive focus on this vital region.

ANTH 30  The Native American

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   
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 50  Introduction to Science, Technology, and Society

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 54   

Team-based game development training focusing on building a small game prototype ready to be independently published.

ANTH 99  Special Projects in Anthropology

2 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 18-36   
Prerequisite: Instructor authorization needed prior to enrollment
Advisory: An introductory course in one of the subfields of anthropology (biological anthropology, archaeology, cultural anthropology, or linguistic anthropology), or at least one other anthropology course, is recommended prior to undertaking independent research in that area.

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. Instructor authorization needed prior to enrollment.

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