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Anthropology and Archaeology Courses

ANTHRO 1 - BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY
3 units, 3 lecture hours
Advisory: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

The evolutionary biology of humankind. The history of evolutionary thought; human genetics; comparison of humans to non-human life-forms, especially the primates; the fossil record, the role of culture in human evolution; and the concept of race (CAN ANTH 2) (A, or CSU, UC).

ANTHRO 2 - CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
3 units, 3 lecture hours
Advisory: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

Principles, methods, and concepts of cultural anthropology. The relationship between culture, society, and the individual. A cross-cultural, integrated analysis of human social institutions including religion and ideology, political organization and social control, economics, subsistence and ecological adaptation, marriage and family, child rearing, personality development, kinship, language, artistic expression, and cultural change. (A, CSU-GE, UC, I)

ANTHRO 2H - HONORS CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
3 units, 3 lecture hours, (Formerly Honors 2A)
Advisory: Meet the qualifications for consideration for acceptance into the Honors Program recommended. See Honors Program listing in the college catalog.

Principles, methods, and concepts of cultural anthropology. The relationship between culture, society, and the individual. A cross-cultural, integrated analysis of human marriage and family, child rearing, personality development, kinship, social institutions, ideology and religion, politics and social control, economics and ecological adaption, language, artistic expression and cultural change. In addition, the Honors course takes a greater cross-disciplinary perspective, places greater emphasis on the use of anthropology on the understanding of the modern world, and more critically evaluates the methods and theory of anthropology. (CAN ANTH 4) (A, CSU-GE, UC, I)

ANTHRO 3 - INTRODUCTION TO ARCHAEOLOGY AND PREHISTORY
3 units, 3 lecture hours
Advisory: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or English 53 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

The evolution of human culture from the first use of stone tools to the ruse of civilization as understood through the archaeological record. Also includes discussion of the methods of archaeological field work and analysis, the hist and interdisciplinary nature of archeological research. (CAN ANTH 6) (A, CSU-GE, UC, I)

ANTHRO 4 - INTRODUCTION TO ARCHAEOLOGY: METHODS AND THEORY
3 units, 3 lecture hours
Advisory:Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or ESL 67 and 68, and MATH 101 recomended.

Development of archaeology as an academic discipline. Inlcudes objectives and methods of modern archaeology: data collection, analysis, and interpretation using examples fom archaeological research around the world; standards of field work, health, and safety; career options. (A, CSU)

ANTHRO 5 - ANALYTICAL METHODS IN ARCHAEOLOGY 
4 units, 3 lecture hours,3 Lab Hours, (Repeats=1)
Advisory:Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or ESL 67 and 68, and MATH 101 recomended.

The archaeological laboratory and its relationship to the archaeological project development and organization; artifact identification, analysis, and cataloging processes including lithic, cermaic, bone, shell, fiber, and historic artifact types. (A, CSU) 

ANTHRO 6 - FIELD ARCHAEOLOGY
1-2 units, 1 or 2 lecture hours, 3 or 6 lab hours, (9 weeks), (Repeats = 3)
COREQUISITE: Anthropology 4. Advisory: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or ESL 67 AND 68, and MATH 101 recommended.

Field experience in archaeology. Development of practical skills inclduing archaeological survey, excavation, mapping, and site recordation, artifact; and logistics of archaeological projects, including planning for transportation, equipment, supplies, food, water, and shelter required to complete an archaeological project. Required orientation meeting prior to field trip. (A, CSU) 

ANTHRO 7 - MUSEUM STUDIES IN ANTHROPOLOGY
3 units, 2 lecture hours, 3 lab hours
COREQUISITE: Anthropology 2. Advisory: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or ESL 67 AND 68, and MATH 101 recommended.

Survey of anthropological museum practice with introduction to history and ethics of acquisition; methods and skills of basic collections management, exhibit development, and administration. (A, CSU)

ANTHRO 13 - ANTHROPOLOGY OF MAGIC, WITCHCRAFT, AND RELIGION
3 units, 3 lecture hours
Advisory:Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or ESL 67 and 68 recomended.

A cross-cultural study of the forms and functions of supernatural beliefs and associated rituals primarily in nonwestern cultures. (a, CSU, UC)

ANTHRO 19 - VOCATIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE
1-4 units, (Repeats = 3)
COREQUISITE: Fall and Spring Semesters: Must be enrolled in a minimum of 7 units, including work experience class. Summer Session: Must be enrolled in at least one other course. Supervised employment directly related to the student's major. Offered under specific majors.

Success on the job, including interpersonal, problem solving, and communication skills; office dynamics and adapting to change. Group interaction. Collaborative learning activities specific to anthropology. Learning objectives established specific to anthropology. Seventy-five hours of paid employment or 60 hours of volunteer employment per unit per semester. Maximum of 4 units per semester, 16 units total. May be repeated up to three times for not more than 16 units total. (A, CSU)


ANTHRO 20 - NATIVE PEOPLES OF CALIFORNIA
3 units, 3 lecture hours
Advisory: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

The ethnohistory, linguistics, spiritual beliefs, political organization, subsistence patterns, gender, arts, oral history, social issues, images and cultures of the indigenous peoples of California. Conflict with various colonial forces, contemporary issues, and the relationship between indigenous peoples and anthropology. (A, CSU, UC)

ANTHRO 27 - ARCHAEOLOGICAL RECONNAISSANCE 
2 units, 1 lecture hour, 4 field lab hours, (6 weeks), (Repeats = 2)
Advisory: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

Locating, assessing, and recording archaeological sites. Includes technical report writing; environmental, ethnological, and archaeological research; and compass use and topographical map reading. (A, CSU)

ANTHRO 28 - ANCIENT MEXICO: AN INTRODUCTION TO MESO AMERICAN CIVILIZATIONS AND CULTURES
3 units, 3 lecture hours, (See also Chicano-Latino Studies 28)
Advisory: Eligibility for English 125 and 216 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

A survey of history, geography, socio-political structures, religious systems, and cultural achievements of Mesoamerican civilizations such as the Olmec, Zapotec, Teotihuacano, Mayan, Toltec, and Aztec/Mexican. (A, CSU, UC)

ANTHRO 29 - STUDY ABROAD
1-3 units, 1-3 lecture hours, (Repeats= 3)
PREREQUISITE: Anthropology 2. ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or ESL 67 and 68, and MATH 101 recommended.

Cultural experience in another country. Focus may be ethnographic, archaeological, biological, or linguistic anthropology, or a combination of the four. Location and duration of the course to be determined. (A, CSU)

ANTHRO 30 - TOPICS IN ANTHROPOLOGY
1-4 units, 1-3 lecture hours, 0-9 lab hours, (Repeats = 3)
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or ESL 67 and 68.

Examination of topics, current trends, and/or issues in the subdisciplines of anthropology not covered by regular catalog offerings. Course content and unit credit to be determined by faculty. May be offered in seminar, lecture, and/or laboratory format. Recommended preparation varies with topic. (A, CSU, UC approved as variable topics; evaluation completed by individual capuses after admission)

Last updated: 12/15/2009 11:27:26 AM