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Anthropology

Some of the courses listed in this section are accompanied by Supplemental Instruction. Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an academic assistance program that utilizes free peer-assisted weekly study sessions to help students learn the most difficult course content. For more information, please see the SI website at www.smc.edu/si .

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.

1095   9:30a-10:50a MW   DRSCHR 207   Haradon C M

Above section 1095 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.

1096   9:30a-10:50a TTh   DRSCHR 207   Lewis B S

Above section 1096 is accompanied by weekly Supplemental Instruction sessions which provide academic assistance to enrolled students. SI sessions will be held two times per week for one hour each during the semester to promote student success. Please see the SI sessions schedule at www.smc.edu/si for days, times, and locations.

1097   12:45p-3:50p W   DRSCHR 136   Gauld S C

Above section 1097 is accompanied by weekly Supplemental Instruction sessions which provide academic assistance to enrolled students. SI sessions will be held two times per week for one hour each during the semester to promote student success. Please see the SI sessions schedule at www.smc.edu/si for days, times, and locations.

1098   2:15p-3:35p MW   DRSCHR 208   Denman J F

1099   2:15p-3:35p TTh   DRSCHR 207   Lewis B S

1100   3:45p-5:05p MW   DRSCHR 208   Denman J F

4011   6:45p-9:50p M   DRSCHR 136   Snyder J

4012   6:45p-9:50p W   DRSCHR 136   Gauld S C

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.

1101   8:00a-9:20a MW   DRSCHR 208   Grebler G

1102   8:00a-9:20a TTh   DRSCHR 205   Kohpahl G

1103   9:30a-10:50a MW   BUS 105   Denman J F

1104   11:15a-12:35p MW   DRSCHR 205   Minzenberg E G

Above section 1104 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.

1105   12:45p-2:05p MW   DRSCHR 205   Strauss E M

1106   12:45p-2:05p TTh   BUS 201   Kohpahl G

1107   2:15p-3:35p MW   DRSCHR 207   Zane W W

4013   5:15p-8:20p M   DRSCHR 207   Minzenberg E G

4014   6:45p-9:50p W   HSS 154   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.

1108   8:00a-9:20a MW   DRSCHR 205   Lewis B S

1109   12:45p-2:05p TTh   DRSCHR 207   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.

1110   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.

1111   9:30a-10:50a MW   DRSCHR 136   Rashidi J S

   11:25a-2:30p Th   DRSCHR 136   Rashidi J S

1112   11:15a-12:35p MW   DRSCHR 136   Haradon C M

   8:00a-11:05a Th   DRSCHR 136   Haradon C M

Above section 1112 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.

1113   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.

1114   3:45p-5:05p TTh   DRSCHR 207   Cohen M M

ANTHRO 10, Forensic Anthropology    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • 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.

1115   12:45p-3:50p M   DRSCHR 136   Rashidi J S

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.

1116   9:30a-10:50a TTh   DRSCHR 205   Minzenberg E G

ANTHRO 19, The Culture of Food    3 units

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

This course satisfies the Santa Monica College Global Citizenship requirement.

Food nourishes not only our bodies, but also our souls, and plays a critical role in the identity formation of individuals and groups of people in society. This course explores how different cultural systems throughout the world shape the production, distribution and consumption of food. This course utilizes a cross-cultural focus to investigate the social, cultural, and ecological aspects of food, food products, and food resources in a global, historical, and comparative perspective.

1117   2:15p-3:35p TTh   DRSCHR 205   Minzenberg E G

   2:15p-3:35p TTh   DRSCHR 205   Grebler 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.

1118   9:30a-10:50a MW   DRSCHR 208   Minzenberg E G

Above section 1118 is recommended for, but not limited to, students in the Adelante Program. See Special Programs section of class schedule for additional information.

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.

1119   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.

2095   Arrange-1 Hour    DRSCHR 314M   Drake V G

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