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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.

1015   10:15a-12:20p MTWTh   DRSCHR 207   Rashidi J S

1016   12:30p-2:35p MTWTh   DRSCHR 207   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.

1017   8:00a-10:05a MTWTh   DRSCHR 136   Denman J F

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.

1018   12:30p-2:35p MTWTh   DRSCHR 208   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.

1019   8:00a-10:05a MTWTh   DRSCHR 207   Minzenberg E G

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