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Anthropology

We seek to provide students with excellent preparation for majors in a wide array of social and behavioral sciences and to provide the general education student with a keen awareness of, and value for, the diverse richness and continuity of human society. We seek to engage students actively in the life of the college and to demonstrate to them how learning about human behavior contributes to a productive, fulfilling career and life experience.

The program offers introductory general education courses in cultural and physical anthropology, one of which fulfills transfer requirements for a laboratory science course. The core courses also constitute typical lower division preparation for a major in anthropology, sociology, psychology or other behavioral sciences.

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  • Lakhbir Singh
  • Nancy Casqueiro
  • Steve Gravely
  • Christina Milner-Rose
  • Ameena Saeed
 


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Course Descriptions

Anthropology 1 
Physical Anthropology
3 Units

Humans as a biological species through an examination of the fossil evidence for human evolution, behavior of nonhuman primates, and human evolutionary biology and genetics. Emphasis on uniquely human biological and behavioral characteristics, as well as those shared with other animals. Current anthropological issues such as the biological meaning of race, genetic diseases, and the influence of evolution on human behavior.

3 hours. Transfer: CSU, UC; AA/AS; CSU/GE: D1; IGETC: Area 4; 5B; (CAN ANTHR 2).

Anthropology 1
Physical Anthropology
1 Unit

Laboratory exercises developed as an adjunct to Anthropology 1 (introduction to Physical Anthropology) including the identification of fossils through examination of fossil casts, the study of human artifacts, observation of primate behavior and structure, and problem solving in case studies of human genetics.

Prerequisite: Anthropology 1 (may be taken concurrently).
3 hours. Transfer: CSU, UC; AA/AS; CSU/GE: B3; IGETC: Area 5B LAB.
Anthropology
Introduction to Archaeology: Prehistory and Culture Growth
3 Units

Prehistoric development of human culture through studies of stone tools and other remains of the earliest human lifeways up to the growth of technologically advanced civilizations. Emphasis on modern archaeological theories and techniques for understanding cultural adaptation to different ecological condition in the past. Review of important archaeological case studies.

3 hours. Transfer: CSU, UC; AA/AS; CSU/GE: D1; IGETC: Area 4; 5B; (CAN ANTHR 6).
Anthropology
Social and Cultural Anthropology
3 Units

How human beings in different cultures meet basic biological, social and cultural needs, including kinship and marriage practices, political and social organization, economic institutions, religious and childrearing practices, social change, as well as other aspects of cultural behavior. Emphasis on understanding other culture on their own terms. Includes the many subcultures making up North American populations. May be offered in Distance Education delivery format.

3 hours. Transfer: CSU, UC; AA/AS; CSU/GE: D1; IGETC: Area 4; 5B; (CAN ANTHR 4).
Anthropology
Cultures of the U.S.: Anthropological Perspectives on Race, Class , Gender and Ethnicity.
3 Units

Issues relevant to understanding race, class, gender and ethnicity within the American setting. Historical as well as contemporary situations of the following groups. 1) African American; 2) Native Americans; 3) Hispanic Americans;  4) European Americans; and 5) Asian Americans, among other groups. Emphasis on analyzing the way that public understandings of culture and biology are translated into social policy. Contemporary social issues such as race relations, multiculturalism, affirmative action, bilingual education, and the use and abuse of IQ testing.

3 hours. Transfer: CSU, UC; AA/AS; CSU/GE: D1, D3; IGETC: Area 4.

Anthropology
Native American Cultures
3 Units

Survey of the Native American cultures of North America from an anthropological perspective, including cultural developments from prehistory to the present. Emphasis on the great variety of Native American perspectives and traditions, including kinship, religion, politics, social and economic institutions, and attitudes towards humans, animals, and nature. Current issues including movements for social and political justice and cultural survival.

3 hours. Transfer: CSU, UC; AA/AS; CSU/GE: D1, D3; IGETC: Area 4.
Anthropology 12 
Magic, Religion, Witchcraft and Healing
3 Units

Cross-cultural perspectives on spirituality, religious practice, myth, ancestor beliefs, witchcraft and the variety of religious rituals and practitioners found in the cultures of the world. Examination of the cosmologies of different cultures through the anthropological perspectives. Emphasis is places on how knowledge of the religious practices and beliefs of others can help us to understand the multicultural world in which we live. Comparison of the ways in which diverse cultures confront the large and fundamental questions of existence: those dealing with the meaning of live, birth and death, and with the relationship of humans to each other and to their universe.

3 hours. Transfer: CSU, UC; AA/AS; CSU/GE: D1, D3; IGETC: Area 4.
   

 

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