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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.

1030   8:00a-10:05a MTWTh   DRSCHR 207   Haradon C M

1031   10:15a-12:20p MTWTh   DRSCHR 207   Haradon C M

1032   12:30p-2:35p MTWTh   DRSCHR 207   Denman J F

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.

1033   8:00a-10:05a MTWTh   DRSCHR 208   Minzenberg E G

1034   10:15a-12:20p MTWTh   HSS 252   Denman J F

1035   12:30p-2:35p MTWTh   DRSCHR 218   Zane W W

4004   6:30p-9:40p TTh   BUS 144   Staff

Above section 4004 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 24 to Aug 14.

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.

1036   10:15a-12:20p MTWTh   MC 83   Tartaglia L J

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.

1037   12:45p-5:05p MTWTh   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.

1038   10:15a-12:20p MTWTh   DRSCHR 208   Minzenberg E G

ANTHRO 35S, Archaeological Field Techniques    3 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: None.

This course introduces students to the basic techniques involved in archaeological fieldwork. Students will learn various methods of excavation and how they are tied to a research design. Lectures will supplement hands-on excavation by providing pertinent historical and theoretical background to the ongoing scientific research.

1039   Arrange-27 Hours    BELIZE   Lewis B S

Above section 1039 in an international experience in Belize. Please contact the professor for additional information.

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