Anthropology (ANTH)



102 Introduction to Physical Anthropology - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: English 101 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R6 and W6. This course is a survey of human evolution, variation and adaptation. Emphasis is placed on the study of primates, human heredity, variability of modern populations and fossil records of early hominids/ hominins and hominoids. This course is intended for anthropology majors and all students interested in life and/or behavioral sciences. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

103 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: English 101 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R6 and W6.
This course is a survey of cultural anthropology using a comparative, cross-cultural approach. Emphasis is placed on the study of how various peoples around the world have adapted to their environments and developed behaviors to meet their biological, economic, psychological, social and political needs. This course is intended for anthropology majors and all students interested in life and/or behavioral sciences. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

104 Laboratory in Physical Anthropology - 3 hours lab, 1 unit (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Prerequisite: Anthropology 102 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
Advisory: English 101 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R6 and W6.
This course is a practical study of biological anthropology. Students perform field and laboratory studies in genetics, human variation, human osteology, anthropometry, hominid/hominin evolution, comparative primate anatomy, primate behavior, and forensic anthropology. This course is intended for anthropology majors and all students interested in life and/or behavioral sciences. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

107 Introduction to Archaeology - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: English 101 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R6 and W6. This course is an introductory study of the history, methods and theory of archaeology. Emphasis is placed on the techniques of archaeological data collection and analysis, cultural innovations, reconstruction and interpretation of the past and Cultural Resource Management (CRM) work. This course is intended for students who are majoring in Anthropology. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

115 Introduction to Archaeological Field Work - 2 hours lecture, 6 hours lab, 4 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 101 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Level R6 and W6.
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with previous credit for Anthropology 265: Introduction to Archaeological Field Work.
This course is an introduction to the basic techniques of archaeological field work. Emphasis is placed on site survey, site layout, excavation, artifact identification, laboratory analysis and report writing. Topics also include use of compass and transit, Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). This course is designed for Anthropology and Archaeology majors as well as students interested in prehistoric and/or historic research. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

120 Archaeological Artifact Analysis - 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: English 101 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels W6 and R6.
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with previous credit for ANTH 265: Archaeological Artifacts Analysis or Laboratory Analysis of Archaeological Materials.
This course is a practical study of archaeological artifact analysis. Emphasis is placed on artifact typology and seriation methods used in the preparation of archaeological reports. Students learn the most current techniques for describing, classifying, cataloging and documenting archaeological materials. This course is designed for students majoring in anthropology with an emphasis in archaeology and for anyone interested in a career in the field of archaeology or employment in Cultural Resource Management (CRM). (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

210 Introduction to California Indians - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: English 101 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R6 and W6.
This course is a comparative study of Native Peoples who lived within the culture area known as California. Emphasis is placed on precontact cultures and the influence of European contact. This course is intended for anthropology students and all students interested in the Native Peoples of California. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

215 Cultures of Latin America - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: English 101 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R6 and W6.
This course is a study of the cultural history of Latin America from precolumbian to colonial and contemporary civilizations. Emphasis is placed on the Mesoamerican and Andean civilizations. Students use contemporary anthropological research, ethnohistoric and archaeological data to assess and compare the rich cultural experiences of past and present peoples. This course is intended for anthropology majors and all students interested in Latin American civilization and culture. AA/AS; CSU; UC.

392 Cross-Cultural Studies--Study Abroad - 1-3 hours lecture, 1-3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5.
This course is a study of the contemporary life and culture of a study abroad destination. Emphasis is placed on providing the student with the opportunity to observe and participate in a variety of areas, including the arts, sciences, sports, contemporary history, politics, economics, humanities, philosophy, sociology and anthropology. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.