Anthropology (ANTHR)

ANTHR 1  (C-ID ANTH 110)         3 units  
Physical Anthropology  
54 hours lecture  
Grading: letter grade or pass/no pass.  

This course introduces the concepts, methods of inquiry, and theory of biological evolution and their application to the human species. Issues and topics will include the principles of genetics and evolution, human variation and biocultural adaptations, comparative primate anatomy and behavior, and the fossil evidence for human evolution. The philosophy of science and the scientific method serve as foundations to the course.

Transferable to both UC and CSU; see counselor for limitations  
ANTHR 1H  (C-ID ANTH 110)         3 units  
Honors Physical Anthropology  
54 hours lecture  
Prerequisite: Qualification for the Honors Program.  
Grading: letter grade or pass/no pass.  

This course introduces the concepts, methods of inquiry, and theory of biological evolution and their application to the human species. Issues and topics will include the principles of genetics and evolution, human variation and biocultural adaptations, comparative primate anatomy and behavior, and the fossil evidence for human evolution. The philosophy of science and the scientific method serve as foundations to the course.

Transferable to both UC and CSU; see counselor for limitations  
ANTHR 1L        2 units  
Physical Anthropology Laboratory  
18 hours lecture, 54 hours laboratory  
Corequisite: ANTHR 1 or ANTHR 1H.  
Grading: letter grade or pass/no pass.  

This laboratory course is offered as a supplement to Physical Anthropology. Laboratory exercises emphasize the scientific method, and are designed to explore cellular structure, genetics, the evolutionary process, human variation, human and non-human primate anatomy and behavior, the primate/hominin fossil record, and analysis of human skeletal material.

Transferable to both UC and CSU; see counselor for limitations  
ANTHR 2  (C-ID ANTH 120)         3 units  
Cultural Anthropology  
54 hours lecture  
Grading: letter grade or pass/no pass.  

This course is an introduction to the study of the concepts, theories, and methods used in the comparative study of sociocultural systems. This course includes a comparison of subsistence patterns, social structure, political organization, language, family, kinship, religion, and the arts as practiced by different cultures. It also explores social inequality, ethnicity, and gender and the application of anthropological perspectives to contemporary issues in the midst of culture change.

Transferable to both UC and CSU; see counselor for limitations  
ANTHR 2H  (C-ID ANTH 120)         3 units  
Honors Cultural Anthropology  
54 hours lecture  
Prerequisite: Qualification for the Honors Program.  
Grading: letter grade or pass/no pass.  

This course is an introduction to the study of the concepts, theories, and methods used in the comparative study of sociocultural systems. This course includes a comparison of subsistence patterns, social structure, political organization, language, family, kinship, religion, and the arts as practiced by different cultures. It also explores social inequality, ethnicity, and gender and the application of anthropological perspectives to contemporary issues in the midst of culture change.

Transferable to both UC and CSU; see counselor for limitations  
ANTHR 3  (C-ID ANTH 150)         3 units  
Intro to Archaeology  
54 hours lecture  
Grading: letter grade or pass/no pass.  

This course is an introduction to the study of concepts, theories, and methods of anthropological archaeology as well as a review of significant data and models that contribute to knowledge of the human past. The course includes a discussion of the history and interdisciplinary nature of archaeological research; dating techniques and methods of survey, excavation, and analysis; cultural resource management; ethical considerations; and selected cultural sequences.

Transferable to both UC and CSU; see counselor for limitations  
ANTHR 3H  (C-ID ANTH 150)         3 units  
Honors Intro to Archaeology  
54 hours lecture  
Prerequisite: Qualification for the Honors Program.  
Grading: letter grade or pass/no pass.  

This course is an honors introduction to the study of concepts, theories, and methods of anthropological archaeology as well as a review of significant data and models that contribute to knowledge of the human past. The course includes a discussion of the history and interdisciplinary nature of archaeological research; dating techniques and methods of survey, excavation, and analysis; cultural resource management; ethical considerations; and selected cultural sequences.

Transferable to both UC and CSU; see counselor for limitations  
ANTHR 4        3 units  
Linguistic Anthropology  
54 hours lecture  
Recommended Preparation: ENGL 1.  
Grading: letter grade.  

This introductory course serves as a foundation for understanding the intrinsic connection of language and culture using anthropological methodologies. Language is presented as a shared system of symbols that encodes various cultural realities in Western and non-Western societies. This course surveys three core areas in linguistic anthropology: Structural Linguistics—phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics; Historical linguistics—origins and evolution of language, the development of language over time including its changes, variations, and language loss; and Sociolinguistics—language acquisition in a cultural context, how culture shapes language, and the intersection of language and systems of power.

Transferable to both UC and CSU; see counselor for limitations  
ANTHR 10        3 units  
Magic, Witchcraft and Religion  
54 hours lecture  
Grading: letter grade or pass/no pass.  

This course is a survey of systems of magic, witchcraft and religion from past and present societies around the world. The course examines beliefs and practices in cultural settings with respect to the role of the supernatural in people's lives.

Transferable to both UC and CSU; see counselor for limitations  
ANTHR 11  (C-ID ANTH 110)         5 units  
Physical Anthropology Lecture and Lab  
72 hours lecture, 54 hours laboratory  
Grading: letter grade or pass/no pass.  

This course is a combined lecture and laboratory course and may be taken in place of Anthropology 1 and Anthropology 1L. Issues and topics will include the principles of genetics and evolution, human variation and biocultural adaptations, comparative primate anatomy and behavior, and the fossil evidence for human evolution. The philosophy of science and the scientific method serve as foundations to the course. Laboratory exercises will explore cellular structure, genetics, the evolutionary process, human variation, human and non-human primate anatomy and behavior, the primate/hominin fossil record, and analysis of human skeletal material.

Transferable to both UC and CSU; see counselor for limitations  
ANTHR 20        3 units  
Archaeology Field Survey Methods  
36 hours lecture, 54 hours laboratory  
Grading: letter grade or pass/no pass.  

This course will introduce students to archaeological survey methods through lectures and supervised field experience. Instruction will focus on compass reading, topographic map orientation, research design, and creating maps using various survey instruments, including a pocket transit, automatic level, and electronic total station.

Transferable to CSU Only  
ANTHR 30        4 units  
Maritime Archaeology Survey Technology  
54 hours lecture, 54 hours laboratory  
Grading: letter grade or pass/no pass.  

This is a lecture/lab course designed to introduce students to the various survey methodologies and technologies used in maritime archaeology. Instruction will focus on the utilization of remote sensing technological equipment including; side scan sonar, sub bottom profiler, & proton magnetometer. Students will learn the background and history of maritime exploration, navigation and archaeology. Students will also learn how to create a survey research design utilizing this equipment as well as how to create maps of the surveyed area. Students will be trained in the set-up and deployment of the remote sensing instruments in mandatory field laboratory sessions. This course will also focus on the ethical and legal framework of submerged cultural heritage preservation. Mandatory field laboratory sessions will be scheduled at predetermined dates and locations and will be announced in the Schedule of Classes for the relevant semester.

Transferable to both UC and CSU; see counselor for limitations