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ANTH 1 Introduction to Physical Anthropology

Units: 3     Hours: 3 Lecture

Advisory: English 250, English 260 and Mathematics 205.

Transferable: CSU; UC; CSU-GE: B2; IGETC: 5B; GAV-GE: B2; CAN: ANTH 2

Survey study of human biological, social and cultural development over the last several million years. The implications of evolutionary theory for the world today are also considered. Principal topics are evolutionary theory, Mendelian and molecular genetics, the fossil record, primatology, the nature of human diversity "race", and the question of continuing evolution.


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ANTH 2 Introduction to Archaeology

Units: 3     Hours: 3 Lecture

Advisory: Recommended English 250 and English 260.

Transferable: CSU; UC; CSU-GE: D1; IGETC: 4A; GAV-GE: D2

Introduction to history and development of the concepts and methods of anthropological archaeology, a survey of selected prehistoric cultures, and some training in archaeological survey methods, site recognition, recordation and preservation as well as cultural resource management.


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ANTH 3 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Units: 3     Hours: 3 Lecture

Advisory: Eligible for English 250 and English 260.

Transferable: CSU; UC; CSU-GE: D1; IGETC: 4A; GAV-GE: D2, F; CAN: ANTH 4

The comparative study of human societies and cultures. Emphasis is placed on the analysis of small scale non-western societies. Specific topics include the nature of culture, the enculturation process, kinship systems and the cross-cultural analysis of religious, political and economic institutions. Culture change and the relevance of anthropology for understanding the modern world are also considered.


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ANTH 5 Magic, Witchcraft and Religion

Units: 3     Hours: 3 Lecture

Advisory: English 250 and English 260.

Transferable: CSU; UC; CSU-GE: D1; IGETC: 4A; GAV-GE: D2

Cross cultural study of beliefs and practices with respect to the supernatural, health/wellness and healing, myth, ritual, witchcraft, magic, symbolism, altered states of consciousness, and revitalization. Also connection and refliection of cultural contexts in which they are found.


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ANTH 8 Introduction To New World Archaeology

Units: 3     Hours: 3 Lecture

Advisory: Eligible for English 250 and English 260.

Transferable: CSU; UC; CSU-GE: D1; GAV-GE: D2

The primary focus of this course is the study of cultural development in the New World, as refliected in archaeological sites and data. Materials will be examined from sites which are characteristic of different stages in prehistory: from the first people in the New World and hunter-gatherer societies to the origins of agriculture and the Inca and Aztec civilizations. A secondary focus of the course will be the study of historical anthropology, archaeological data collection and analysis, cultural reconstruction.


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ANTH 9 Cultural Context of Childhood

Units: 3     Hours: 3 Lecture

Transferable: CSU; CSU-GE: D7; GAV-GE: D2, F

This course examines cultural infliuences on child-rearing practices, family values, and human development. Perspectives from the social sciences will be used to explore what is common to all Homo sapiens and what is specific to the culture of the United States. Students will explore their personal assumptions and attitudes towards diversity, and practice implementing non-stereotypical, developmentally appropriate, anti-bias activities, interactions and environments in order to respond to and intervene against prejudice among children. This course is also listed as CD 7 and PSYC 7.


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ANTH 10 Native American Culture

Units: 3     Hours: 3 Lecture

Transferable: CSU; UC; CSU-GE: D1; IGETC: 4A; GAV-GE: D2, F

Introduction and anthropological survey of Native Peoples and cultures of North America, including American Indians, Aleuts and Eskimos, and emphasizing the range of variation in Native American cultures before Euro-American contact, and since. Includes prehistory, contact history, religion and healing practices, myth, folklore, ecology, subsistence, political organization, gender roles of many regional native American groups. Examines the origins of present day conditions of native communities, and contemporary issues of Native Americans. Cross cultural, holistic perspectives of anthropology. This course has the option of a letter grade or credit/no credit.