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Course Number: ANTHR 1 
Introduction to Physical Anthropology
Units: 3
Class:  3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Study of human beings and their ancestors: Emphasis on relationships to other mammals, physical record of evolution, and processes responsible for evolution.  2202.00
AA/AS area 1; CSU area B2 (with Anthr 1L satisfies lab requirement); IGETC area 5B (with Anthr 1L satisfies lab requirement)
 

Course Number: ANTHR 1L
Physical Anthropology Laboratory
Units: 1
Class:  4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Pre-requisite or co-requisite: Anthr 1
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Adjunct laboratory to ANTHR 1: Emphasis on working with replicas of bones and visits to museums and zoos to study primate behavior and hominid evolution.  2202.00
CSU area B3 (with Anthr 1); IGETC area 5C (with Anthr 1)
 

Course Number: ANTHR 2
Introduction to Archaeology and Prehistory
Units: 3
Class:  3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: World prehistory as reconstructed from the archeological and physical evidences of cultural beginnings through the early agricultural civilizations of Africa, America and Euro-Asia: Archeological methods, techniques and problems.  2202.20
AA/AS area 2; CSU area D; IGETC area 4
 

Course Number: ANTHR 3
Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology
Units: 3
Class:  3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Cross-cultural analysis of social and cultural factors of human behavior in the recent past and present.  2202.00
AA/AS area 2; CSU area D; IGETC area 4
 

Course Number: ANTHR 4
Ancient Civilizations: Aztec, Inca, Maya
Units: 3
Class:  3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Study of Meso-American and ancient South American peoples and cultures: Study using the methods and theories of anthropological archeology.  2202.00
AA/AS area 2; CSU area D; IGETC area 4
 

Course Number: ANTHR 5
American Indian History and Culture
Units: 3
Class:  3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Also offered as Hist 1. Not open for credit to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in Hist 1.
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Survey of North American Indians: Traditional ways of life and history both before and after contact with Europeans; current trends in American Indian socio- economic and cultural development.  2202.00
AA/AS area 2, 5; CSU area D; IGETC area 4
 

Course Number: ANTHR 7
Magic, Religion and Witchcraft
Units: 3
Class:  3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Comparative study of religion, magic, and supernatural beliefs and practices: Dynamics and function of religion and magic in human societies.  2202.00
AA/AS area 2, 3; CSU area D; IGETC area 4
 

Course Number: ANTHR 8
Anthropology through Film: Ethnographic Studies
Units: 3
Class:  3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Analysis of a wide range of cultures, including American, and filmed representations of them: Focuses strongly on issues of race, gender, age, and ethnicity.  2202.00
AA/AS area 2, 3; CSU area D; IGETC area 4
 

Course Number: ANTHR 13
Urban Anthropology
Units: 3
Class:  3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Study of communities in urban settings and a cross- cultural approach to urban life styles: Rise and fall of great urban centers in Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas. 2202.00
AA/AS area 2; CSU area D; IGETC area 4
 

Course Number: ANTHR 16
Sex and Society
Units: 3
Class:  3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Cross-cultural approach stressing the biological, cultural, social, and legal aspects of human sexuality: Biological evolution, sexual preferences, abortion, pornography, prostitution, and expanded family forms as they relate to changing laws, customs, and emergent political groups.  2202.00
AA/AS area 2; CSU area D; IGETC area 4
 

Course Number: ANTHR 18
Introduction to Anthropological Linguistics
Units: 3
Class:  3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Introduction to the study of language: How linguists describe human languages and exploration of how they developed, change and function in human societies.  2202.00
AA/AS area 2; CSU area D; IGETC area 4
 

Course Number: ANTHR 30
Anthropology Museum
Units: 1.5
Class:  0-2 hours lecture, 3-9 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Course study under this section may be repeated three times for a maximum of 20 units.
Description: Introduction to Museology including the history, function, and goals of museums: Practical application in collecting, cataloging, conserving, exhibiting, and reproducing the art, domestic implements, and tools of folk societies.  2202.00
AA/AS area 2; CSU area D (if course taken for 3 or more units)
 

Course Number: ANTHR 48NA-TZ
Selected Topics in Anthropology
Units: .5-5
Class:  0-5 hours lecture, 0-15 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: See section on Selected Topics.  2202.00
 

Course Number: ANTHR 49
Independent Study in Anthropology
Units: .5-5
Class:  (GR or P/NP)
Course study under this section may be repeated three times for a maximum of 5 units.
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: See section on Independent Study.  2202.00
 

Course Number: ANTHR 248NA-TZ
Selected Topics in Anthropology
Units: .5-5
Class:  0-5 hours lecture, 0-15 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Description: See section on Selected Topics.  2202.00