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Anthropology

ANTHRO 1, Physical Anthropology 3 units

Transfer: UC*, CSU

IGETC AREA 5B (Biological Sciences, non-lab) Prerequisite: None. 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.

1045 8:00a-10:05a MTWTh DRSCHR 207 Denman J F

1046 10:15a-12:20p MTWTh DRSCHR 207 Denman J F

ANTHRO 2, Cultural Anthropology 3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU

IGETC AREA 4 (Social and Behavioral Sciences) Prerequisite: None. 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.

1048 8:00a-10:05a MTWTh DRSCHR 205 Zane W W

1049 10:15a-12:20p MTWTh DRSCHR 205 Zane W W

1685 12:30p-2:35p MTWTh Drschr 207 Grebler G

ANTHRO 3, World Archaeology 3 units

Transfer: UC*, CSU

IGETC AREA 4 (Social and Behavioral Sciences) Prerequisite: None. 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.

4005 6:30p-9:40p TTh DRSCHR 208 Shepard B A
Above section 4005 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 20 to Aug 10.

ANTHRO 5, Physical Anthropology with Lab 4 units

Transfer: UC*, CSU

IGETC AREA 5B (Biological Sciences, + LAB) Prerequisite: None. 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.

1051 12:45p-5:05p MTWTh DRSCHR 136 Rashidi J S

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.

1052 Arrange-9 Hours BELIZE Minzenberg E G

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