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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 (4 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.

1105   8:00a-9:20a MW   DRSCHR 208   Austin J K

Above section 1105 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.

1106   9:30a-10:50a MW   DRSCHR 207   Rashidi J S

1107   11:15a-12:35p MW   DRSCHR 207   Rashidi J S

1108   12:45p-2:05p TTh   DRSCHR 207   Bertrand O

1109   2:15p-3:35p MW   DRSCHR 208   Rashidi J S

1110   2:15p-3:35p TTh   DRSCHR 207   Bertrand O/p>

1111   3:45p-5:05p MW   DRSCHR 208   Denman J F

4016   6:45p-9:50p M   DRSCHR 136   Austin J K

ANTHRO 2, Cultural Anthropology    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU   •   IGETC AREA 4 (Social and 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.

1112   8:00a-9:20a TTh   HSS 203   Minzenberg E G

1113   11:15a-12:35p MW   DRSCHR 205   Minzenberg E G

Above section 1113 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.

1114   11:15a-12:35p TTh   DRSCHR 205   Strauss E M

1115   12:45p-2:05p MW   DRSCHR 205   Denman J F

1116   2:15p-3:35p MW   DRSCHR 207   Zane W W

1117   2:15p-3:35p TTh   HSS 255   Grebler G

NEW   3459   2:15p-4:20p MW   DRSCHR 205   Grebler G
Above section 3459 meets for 13 weeks, Mar 06 to May 31.

4017   5:15p-8:20p M   DRSCHR 207   Denman J F

4018   6:45p-9:50p W   HSS 154   Zane W W

ANTHRO 3, World Archaeology    3 units

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

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

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.

1118   8:00a-9:20a MW   DRSCHR 207   Shepard B A

1119   12:45p-2:05p MW   DRSCHR 207   Shepard B A

4019   6:45p-9:50p T   DRSCHR 207   Seligson K E

ANTHRO 4, Methods of Archaeology    3 units

Transfer: UC*, CSU   •   IGETC AREA 4 (Social and Behavioral Sciences)   •   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 the scientific method, archaeological research design, archaeological reconnaissance, excavation, relative and absolute dating techniques, analyses of archaeological remains, and Cultural Resource Management.

1120   11:15a-12:35p MW   DRSCHR 208   Martin L 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 (4 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.

1121   9:30a-10:50a MW   DRSCHR 136   Brewster C P

   8:00a-11:05a Th   DRSCHR 136   Brewster C P

1122   11:15a-12:35p MW   DRSCHR 136   Brewster C P

   11:25a-2:30p Th   DRSCHR 136   Brewster C P

1123   2:45p-5:50p TTh   DRSCHR 136   Gauld S C

4020   6:45p-9:50p TTh   DRSCHR 136   Gauld S C

ANTHRO 7, Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU   •   IGETC AREA 4 (Social and 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.

4021   6:45p-9:50p T   DRSCHR 128   Cohen M M

ANTHRO 9, Paleoanthropology    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU   •   IGETC AREA 5B (Biological Science)   •   Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This course focuses on the evolutionary history of our species, Homo sapiens, through an examination of the paleontological record of primate and human origins. It examines the latest ideas on comparative primate and human paleobiology and places these developments within the conceptual framework of modern evolutionary theory.

1124   2:15p-5:20p W   DRSCHR 136   Haradon C 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.

1125   2:15p-5:20p M   DRSCHR 136   Brewster C P

ANTHRO 14, Sex, Gender and Culture    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU   •   IGETC AREA 4 (Social and 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.

1126   9:30a-10:50a TTh   DRSCHR 207   Strauss E M

ANTHRO 19, The Culture of Food    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU   •   IGETC AREA 4 (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.

1127   12:45p-2:05p TTh   DRSCHR 222   Minzenberg E G

   12:45p-2:05p TTh   BUS 201   Grebler G

ANTHRO 21, Peoples and Power in Latin America    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU   •   IGETC AREA 4 (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.

1128   9:30a-10:50a MW   DRSCHR 208   Minzenberg E G

ANTHRO 22, Magic, Religion, and Witchcraft    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU   •   IGETC AREA 4 (Social and 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.

1129   3:45p-5:05p MW   DRSCHR 207   Zane W W

ERTHSC 88A, Independent Studies in Earth Science    1 unit

Transfer: CSU

Please see “Independent Studies” section.

2149   Arrange-1 Hour    DRSCHR 314M   Minzenberg E G

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