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Anthropology

ANTHRO 1, Physical Anthropology   3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 5B (Biological Sciences, non-lab) • Prerequisite: None. • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

*Maximum credit allowed for Anthropology 1 and Anthropology 5 is one course (four units).

A survey of human biology, this course focuses on human origins and evolution by investigating the major aspects of physical anthropology including Mendelian and human genetics, primate and hominid evolutionary processes, contemporary human variability and facets of primate ethology and human behavior that make our species unique in the animal kingdom.

1088   9:30a-10:50a TTh   DRSCHR 207   Lewis B S

NEW 3109   11:15a-12:35p MW   DRSCHR 213   Rashidi J S

1089   12:45p-2:05p MW   DRSCHR 205   Rashidi J S

1090   12:45p-2:05p TTh   DRSCHR 207   Haradon C M

Above section 1090 is part of the Scholars Program and enrollment is limited to program participants. See Special Programs section of class schedule or www.smc.edu/scholars for additional information.

1091   2:15p-3:35p MW   DRSCHR 208   Rashidi J S

1092   2:15p-3:35p TTh   DRSCHR 207   Haradon C M

1093   3:45p-5:05p MW   DRSCHR 208   Denman J F

4013   6:45p-9:50p M   DRSCHR 136   Haradon C M

ANTHRO 2, Cultural Anthropology   3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 4A (Social & Behavioral Sciences) • Prerequisite: None. • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This course satisfies the Santa Monica College Global Citizenship requirement.

Cultural Anthropology is the study of human society and culture, analyzing both similarities and differences amongst cultural groups. This course will introduce students to important socio-cultural concepts used by cultural anthropologists including material culture, social organization, religion, kinship, ritual and symbolic systems, race, ethnicity, and language amongst others. Students will examine how cultural anthropologists understand the notion of culture in the study of human behavior in different regions of the world. The ethnographic method as a key methodology will be stressed throughout this course.

1094   8:00a-9:20a TTh   DRSCHR 205   Minzenberg E G

1095   9:30a-10:50a MW   DRSCHR 207   Zane W W

1096   11:15a-12:35p MW   DRSCHR 205   Minzenberg E G

Above section 1096 is part of the Scholars Program and enrollment is limited to program participants. See Special Programs section of class schedule or www.smc.edu/scholars for additional information.

1097   12:45p-2:05p MW   HSS 151   Denman J F

1098   2:15p-3:35p MW   DRSCHR 207   Denman J F

1099   2:15p-3:35p TTh   HSS 255   Kohpahl G

1100   3:15p-6:20p M   DRSCHR 128   Minzenberg E G

4014   6:45p-9:50p W   DRSCHR 136   Zane W W

ANTHRO 3, World Archaeology    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 4A (Social & Behavioral Sciences) • Prerequisite: None. • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This course is an introduction to the archaeological record documenting the evolution of human culture from the earliest stone tool makers to the primary civilizations of the Old and New Worlds. Topics include hunter-gatherer adaptations, the invention and spread of agriculture, and the development of civilizations. Archaeological techniques and methods are introduced as the means for understanding these developments.

1101   8:00a-9:20a MW   DRSCHR 205   Lewis B S

1102   12:45p-2:05p TTh   HSS 251   Lewis B S

4015   6:45p-9:50p W   DRSCHR 207   Lewis B S

ANTHRO 4, Methods of Archaeology    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • Prerequisite: None.

Maximum UC credit allowed for Anthropology 3 and Anthropology 4 is one course (3 units).

This is an introductory lecture class on the field and laboratory methods used by archaeologists to understand our past. Topics include research design, data collection, relative and absolute dating, analyses of ceramic and lithic artifacts, and dietary reconstruction, as they relate to social archaeology and the interpretation of political, economic, and ideological aspects of past cultures. Case studies of major archaeological sites, as well as local sites, illustrate the application of these methods.

1103   11:15a-12:35p MW   DRSCHR 208   Lewis B S

ANTHRO 5, Physical Anthropology with Lab   4 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 5B (Biological Sciences, + LAB) • Prerequisite: None. • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

Maximum credit allowed for Anthropology 1 and Anthropology 5 is one course (four units).

A survey of human biology, this course focuses on human origins and evolution by investigating the major aspects of physical anthropology including Mendelian and human genetics, population genetics, primate and hominid evolutionary processes, contemporary human variability, and facets of primate ethology and human behavior that make our species unique in the animal kingdom. This course consists of three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory work weekly. The laboratory projects will parallel the lecture topics hence the lab projects will pertain to genetics, human variation, primate anatomy, human osteology, and analysis of hominid (human) and primate fossils.

1104   9:30a-10:50a MW   DRSCHR 136   Austin J K

   8:00a-11:05a Th   DRSCHR 136   Austin J K

Above section 1104 is recommended forf the SMC-UCLA Science Research Institute program (STEM). For more information please refer to STEM at SMC.

1105   11:15a-12:35p MW   DRSCHR 136   Austin J K

   11:25a-2:30p Th   DRSCHR 136   Austin J K

Above section 1105 is part of the Scholars Program and is recommended for, but not limited to, students in the Scholars Program. See Special Programs section of class schedule or www.smc.edu/scholars for additional information. Above section 1105 is held during Student Activity hour. Students who wish to participate in activities should enroll in another section.

1106   2:45p-5:50p TTh   DRSCHR 136   Gauld S C

4016   6:45p-9:50p TTh   DRSCHR 136   Gauld S C

ANTHRO 7, Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 4A (Social & Behavioral Sciences) • Prerequisite: None. • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This course introduces the student to the place of language in society and how it varies in different cultures. The course explores how language changes in different segments of society, the relationship between dialects and social hierarchy, and language variations between genders. Students will learn to analyze linguistic expressions such as oral story-telling, poetry, and narratives from a cross-cultural perspective. Also students will discuss the role of language in issues related to nationalism.

1107   3:45p-5:05p TTh   DRSCHR 207   Ray S

ANTHRO 10, Forensic Anthropology    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA pending • Prerequisite: None. • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This course presents an overview of forensic anthropology, an applied field of physical anthropology. The course emphasis is on the current techniques used in the analysis of human skeletal remains, medico-legal procedures, and the role of the forensic anthropologist in the investigative process. Examines the basics of bone biology, methods of skeletal analysis, recognition of pathology and trauma, and the techniques used in crime scene investigation and individual identification.

1108   1:15p-4:20p W   DRSCHR 136   Gauld S C

ANTHRO 14, Sex, Gender and Culture   3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 4A (Social & Behavioral Sciences) • Prerequisite: None. • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This course satisfies the Santa Monica College Global Citizenship requirement.

This course presents a cross-cultural survey of the position of men and women within an anthropological framework. It assesses, in a comparative fashion, the biological basis of sexual differentiation and the cultural interpretation of these differences through “gender roles.” Comparative materials from tribal, non-western, non-industrial, and western cultures will be used to illustrate the variety of gender roles and expectations. The course focuses on cultural institutions as fundamental in creating, defining, and reinforcing gender roles. Economics, politics, the arts, ethnicity, race, religion, kinship, world view, language, and other issues which influence choices, opportunities and limitations tied to gender will be examined.

1109   9:30a-10:50a MW   DRSCHR 208   Minzenberg E G

ANTHRO 21, Peoples and Power in Latin America    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 4A (Social and Behavioral Sciences) • Prerequisite: None.

This course satisfies the Santa Monica College Global Citizenship requirement.

This course will introduce students to the historical and cultural use of power by peoples and cultures in Latin America. We will investigate the use of power of Latin American peoples and cultures who lived prior to contact with Europeans, in colonial and post-colonial culture in Latin America, as well as in contemporary Latin American society. The investigation of the power of the US/Mexican border and of globalization within Latin America will also be covered in this course. A cross-cultural perspective will be employed drawing from examples in Mexico and Central America, the Caribbean, South America, and from the influence of countries outside of Latin America including the United States, England, France, Portugal, Spain, China, and Japan. Power relations included in the notions of race, class, gender and sexuality, immigration and migration, and indigenism (amongst others), as they are practiced in Latin America, are explored throughout the semester.

1110   9:30a-10:50a TTh   DRSCHR 205   Minzenberg E G

ANTHRO 22, Magic, Religion, and Witchcraft    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 4A (Social & Behavioral Sciences) • Prerequisite: None.

The purpose of this course is to explore in a cross-cultural context the nature of religion and the relationships of individuals and societies to supernatural forces and persons. The course will examine general patterns of religious behavior throughout the world, delineate different theories of religion and see how they apply in various cultures. By the end of the course, the student should be able to identify several definitions and theories of religion and to discuss their merits with regard to specific cases.

1111   3:45p-5:05p MW   DRSCHR 205   Zane W W

ERTHSC 88A, Independent Studies in Earth Science    1 unit

Transfer: CSU

Please see “Independent Studies” section.

2019   Arrange-1 Hour    DRSCHR 314M   Drake V G

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