Academic Catalogs

Anthropology (ANTH)

ANTH G1003 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Introduction To Cultural Anthropology  
Advisory: ENGL G100.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

An introduction to the theories, methods, and applications of anthropological inquiry. The course includes a discussion of the history of the discipline; the characteristics of culture; fieldwork methods and professional ethics; culture and communication; subsistence strategies; economics; social and political organization; and the impacts of globalization on cultures around the world. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. C-ID: ANTH 120.

ANTH G1303 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Introduction To Archaeology  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

An introduction to the theories, methods and applications of archaeological inquiry using a comparative approach to reconstruct the social and political systems of ancient world cultures. The course includes a discussion of fieldwork methods; dating techniques; human paleontology; faunal and botanical evidence; historical archaeology; cultural resource management; and professional ethics. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. C-ID: ANTH 150.

ANTH G1403 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

This course is a cross-cultural study of systems of magic, witchcraft and religion from the past and the present. Emphasis will be placed on the practical influences of social life, human biological and psychological needs, and the environment. Special topics include myth, religious healing, witchcraft and sorcery, Shamanic practice, magic, ritualism, symbolism, and their influences on contemporary religious practices. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

ANTH G1503 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Native Peoples of North America  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

Formerly: Indians of North America. An examination of Native American Indian cultures, environments, and histories. The course will examine the major cultural areas of North America and analyze the mechanisms and causations of cultural variation and adaptation. The course will review the subsistence strategies, religions, artworks, social organizations and environments of native peoples of North America, and relate the data to theoretical models in anthropology. Contemporary and ethical issues will also be discussed. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

ANTH G1853 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Physical Anthropology  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

Formerly: ANTH G120. This is an introductory course in the concepts, methods of inquiry and theory of biological evolution and their application to the human species. Specific focus is on molecular, Mendelian and population genetics, mechanisms of evolution of homo sapiens and non-human primates, paleoanthropology, biocultural adaptations, human variation, and current bioethical issues. The philosophy of science and the scientific method serve as foundations to the course. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. C-ID: ANTH 110.

ANTH G185L1 Unit (54 lab hours)  
Physical Anthropology Lab  
Prerequisite(s): ANTH G185 or concurrent enrollment.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

Formerly: ANTH G121. This laboratory course covers cellular biology; evolutionary principals; human genetics and heredity; human, hominin and non-human primate anatomy; primate fossil records; forensic anthropology; and modern human biological variation. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. C-ID: ANTH 115L.

ANTH G1903 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Introduction to Linguistics  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

This course introduces students to language and culture issues in historical linguistics and contemporary perspective. It’s about the nature of language and about how people talk and why they talk the way they do. The complex intersections of language, culture, race, ethnicity, and gender will be explored through social interactions and their dynamics. Field research will be discussed, including goal development and analytical methodologies. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. C-ID: ANTH 130.

ANTH G2003 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Gender, Culture, and Society  
Advisory: ANTH G100.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

Formerly: Gender, Sex, and Sexuality: Cross-Cultural Perspectives. This course is an interdisciplinary, holistic approach to the topics of gender, sex, and sexuality. Particular emphasis will be given to the role of gender variation in social and cultural identity, inequality, and institutions. Topics are examined through both anthropological and sociological perspectives with cross-cultural, contemporary, historical, and biological components. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. C-ID: SOCI 140.