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Anthropology (ANTH Courses)

ANTH 101 Introduction to Biological Anthropology

3.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
C-ID Course Number: ANTH 110
Course Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
An introductory course on the study of human evolution that explores the history of evolutionary thought, the biological basis of life, genetics, population biology, modern human variation, paleontology, primatology and hominid evolution. Important scientific and social issues that relate to biological anthropology will also be presented. Students are encouraged to concurrently enroll in Anthropology 110.

ANTH 102 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

3.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
Course Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
An introductory course on contemporary human sociocultural adaptations from around the world. This course is a cross-cultural survey of important avenues of anthropological research and attempts to understand and explain the similarities and differences in human behavior, social institutions, and total ways of life. By studying all human societies, anthropologists attempt to understand the variability of culture to gain a holistic view of the human condition.

ANTH 103 Introduction to Archaeology

3.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
C-ID Course Number: ANTH 150
Course Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
An introduction to the study of archaeological concepts, methods, and theory as well as human prehistory. The course will cover many of the fundamental principles of archaeological research and provide an overview of human prehistory from the earliest evidence of culture up to the development of literate civilizations. We will also explore the types of questions archaeologists ask about the human past and the scientific methods used to address these questions.

ANTH 105 Language And Culture

3.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
An introduction to the study of language and communication in relation to culture. Focus is on the structure, function, and history of language as well as the social, symbolic and practical uses of language. Linguistic concepts, methodologies, and theoretical assumptions will be explored. This course is not open to students who are enrolled in or have received credit for ENGL 105.

ANTH 110 Biological Anthropology Lab

1.0 unit.
Corequisite: ANTH 101 - Introduction to Biological Anthropology or completion of ANTH 101
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
C-ID Course Number: ANTH 115L
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
A hands-on laboratory class designed to complement the Anthropology 101 lecture class. This lab class explores the biological basis of human life from an evolutionary perspective through the study of genetics, human variation, human osteology, non-human primates, and hominin fossil remains.

ANTH 122 States of Consciousness: A Multidisciplinary Exploration

3.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
An exploration of different states of consciousness, the means of attaining those states, their uses, misuses, and consequences. Topics include theories of consciousness, substance use and abuse, sleep, dreams, hypnosis, dissociation, out-of-body states, near-death experiences, psychic and paranormal phenomena, religious ecstasy and conversion, alternative religions, meditation, and prayer, culture-bound syndromes, non-Western methods of altering consciousness, and peak experiences. This course is not open to students who are enrolled in or who have received credit for PSYCH 122 or HUSV 122.