Course Offerings

ANTHROPOLOGY (ANTH)

Lower Division

100. Introduction to Anthropology: Human Evolution
Human biological and social evolution through time. (GE=D4) (4 units)
102. Introduction to Anthropology: Culture and Society
Structure and dynamics of human cultural experience; comparative analysis of language, religion, economic patterns and social and political organization in traditional and complex societies. (GE=D4) (4 units)
140. World Civilizations I, the Rise of Civilization
Activities and achievements of humans through the rise and diffusion of civilizations in Eurasia, Africa, and the Americas to about the dawn of the Christian era. (Also offered as HIST 140. Students may not receive credit for both.) (GE=D3) (4 units)
200. Biological Anthropology Laboratory
Human skeletal anatomy and skeletal biology (osteology and a forensics), reviews of the fossil evidence for primate and human evolution, and exercises in genetics. Three hours laboratory. Prerequisite or corequisite: ANTH 100. (1 unit)

Upper Division

300. Archaeology
History of archaeological research, a survey of concepts and methods for the study of prehistoric culture and a summary of major sequences in prehistory. (4 units)
302. African Archaeology
Africa's past from the beginnings of humankind to the period of European contact. An examination of Africa's foremost role in the origins of culture and of anatomically modern humans, as well as the development of African civilizations. (4 units)
303. Prehistory of the Middle East and Europe
A survey of prehistory spanning the spread of people into the Middle East and Europe, the development of agriculture and the origins and growth of the earliest civilizations. (4 units)
305. North American Prehistory
Prehistory of North America from earliest times to the dawn of historic contact with the Old World after 1492. (4 units)
306. Aztecs, Maya and Their Predecessors
The origin, spread and decline of pre-Columbian civilizations in
Mexico and adjacent areas. (4 units)
307. Incas and Their Predecessors
The origin, spread and decline of pre-Columbian civilizations in Peru and adjacent areas. (4 units)
312. Historical Archaeology
Use of archaeological methods to study historic peoples. Historical and archaeological methods and their results. Focus primarily on North America from A.D. 1492 to modern times. (Also offered as HIST 312. Students may not receive credit for both.) (4 units)
315. Archaeology of the Southwest and California
The prehistoric cultures of California and the American Southwest, their origins, characteristics and relationships. (4 units)
316. Archival Practices
Applied approach to archival methods, the accessioning, de-accessioning, cataloging, calendar composition, storage of objects and archival materials, loan procedures, policies and legal issues. Field trips and projects required. Also offered as HIST 316. Students may not receive credit for both. (4 units)
318. Museum and Archive Management
General overview of the management of museum and archival collections. Field trips and projects required. Also offered as HIST 318. Students may not receive credit for both. (4 units)
319. Experimental Archaeology and Ethnoarchaeology
Experimental and observational techniques that are important in reconstructing the past. This course has a practical/laboratory component that will assist students in understanding aspects of prehistoric technology and the formation of the archaeological record. Four hours lecture and three hours laboratory. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (5 units)
320. Archaeological Survey and Excavation
Examines techniques and methods used to recover archaeological remains and information. Stresses the importance of research design and its relationship to methodology. Active participation in a field project under the direction of the instructor. Ten hours activity. (5 units)
321. Archaeological Laboratory Analysis
Examines techniques and methods used to analyze archaeological remains in the laboratory. Active participation in various laboratory projects under the direction of the instructor. Four hours lecture and three hours laboratory. (5 units)
322. Human Osteology and Functional Anatomy
The identification of human skeletal materials and an introduction to the relationship between form and function in the human skeleton. Four hours lecture and three hours laboratory. (5 units)
323. Native North American Art
Art of American Indian and Eskimo peoples north of Mexico, from earliest prehistory to modern times. (Also offered as ART 323. Students may not receive credit for both.) (4 units)
324. Pre-Columbian Art
Art and architecture of pre-Columbian cultures with an emphasis on Mexico and Peru. (Also offered as ART 324. Students may not receive credit for both.) (4 units)
325. Human Biological Variation and the Concept of Race
An inquiry into past and present interpretations of the significance of human physical differences. (GE=G2) (4 units)
326. Human Origins
The archaeological, anatomical and other evidence for human origins examined within their geological and environmental contexts. Discussion of theories that attempt to explain how we became human. Prerequisite: ANTH 100. (4 units)
327. Primate Evolution and Ecology
A comparative study of our closest relatives (the apes, monkeys and other primates): their evolution, ecology, behavior, social organization and means of communication. One-day zoo trip required. (4 units)
328. Forensic Anthropology and Crime
Techniques of biological anthropology as applied to the investigation of crime. (4 units)
330. Cross-Cultural Child-Rearing Practices
Crosscultural examination of child-rearing practices from the perspective of major anthropological theories of personality formation and its relationship with culture. (4 units)
331. Anthropology of Human Development
A cross-cultural perspective on human development and the processes of personality formation and cultural transmission. (4 units)
332. Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Aging
A cross-cultural examination of aging and the roles, statuses, opportunities, and treatment of the aged, with an emphasis on non-Western societies. (4 units)
333. Sex and Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective
Examination and analysis of the changing position of women in selected societies around the world, including consideration of the sexual division of labor, marriage systems, male-female relations, and systems of myth and ideology concerning gender roles. (GE=G2) (4 units)
334. Anthropology and Film
Examines feature film from an anthropological perspective, and includes both domestic and international cinema. Topics may include the representation of indigenous peoples; the political-economic structures and social barriers negotiated in producing certain films; Orientalism in Western cinema; and regional cinemas. Formerly a topic under ANTH 390. (4 units)
335. Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Crime and Deviance
Crosscultural examination of behavior regulation in human societies. Specific topics include cultural definition of crime and deviance, conflict resolution, processes of control and the distribution of authority and power. (4 units)
351-362. World Cultures
Emphasis on major problems of current interest to the cultural anthropologist. Topics include language affiliations and culture, history of the area, the local populations, their relations with each other and to outside societies, and the effects of culture change upon them through time.
351. Indians of North America (4 units)
352. Indians of the Southwest (4 units)
354. Cultures of Mexico and Central America (4 units)
356. Cultures of South America (4 units)
357. African Societies (4 units)
358. Peoples of the Middle East (4 units)
360. Peoples of Australia (4 units)
361. Peoples of Micronesia, Melanesia and Polynesia (4 units)
362. Peoples of Asia (4 units)
365. Asian American Cultures
Asian American cultural identity issues and concerns such as stereotyping, race issues, and the diverse ways in which Asian Americans retain, modify and reinvent Asian cultural traditions in American society. (4 units)
366. Filipino Cultural Expressions
Filipino American experiences expressed through arts and dance rituals and their culture. May be repeated for credit as topics change for a maximum of eight units. One hour lecture and two hours activity. Graded credit/no credit. (2 units)
375. Museum Methods
Introduction to the techniques of museum work, and to the history, theory and practice of museums. Includes curatorial methods, and the care, preservation, storage and exhibition of museum specimens. (Also offered as HIST 375. Students may not receive credit for both.) (4 units)
376. Exhibit Design
Examination of the theories and methods used in designing exhibits for museums, libraries, and historic houses, focusing on interpretation and exhibit creation. Some exhibits may be implemented in the Anthropology Museum. (Also offered as HIST 376. Students may not receive credit for both.) Field trips and completion of an exhibition brief are required. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (4 units)
380. Gender and Language
Examines the role of language in the cultural construction of gender ideology, identities, and relations from both U.S. and cross-cultural contexts. Lexical, conversational, discursive, and narrative approaches are used. Formerly a topic under ANTH 390. (4 units)
388. Language and Culture
Analysis of languages stressing the relationship of language to patterns of human behavior. Formerly ANTH 460. (4 units)
390. Selected Topics in Anthropology
An anthropological examination of a selected topic. May be repeated for credit as topics change. (4 units)
391. Selected Topics in Anthropology
An anthropological examination of a selected topic. May be repeated for credit as topics change. (2 units)
466. Anthropology of Health, Illness and Healing
An anthropological examination of the varying cultural definitions, explanations and experiences of illness and health in a variety of cultures. Strategies which societies have developed to cope with disease and misfortune are investigated, including such things as shamanism and folk medicine. (4 units)
470. Globalization and Culture
An examination and evaluation of the various theories that have been proposed to explain societal change using actual case study materials. (4 units)
472. Colonial and Postcolonial Anthropology
Historical examination of the ways in which colonial anthropology has been connected to the European understanding of non-European cultures and societies. Analysis of the contributions of contemporary anthropology to postcolonial discourses. (4 units)
475. Cultural Ecology
An examination of theories, methods and applications of the ecological perspective in the anthropological study of human cultures, and a cross-cultural comparison of adaptations to different ecological niches. (4 units)
480. Magic, Religion and Science
A comparative study of the widely varied attempts by members of human societies to order, control and make predictions about their physical and social environments. (4 units)
485. Applied Anthropology and Social Policy
Use of anthropological knowledge and methods in solving social problems in institutional, national and international settings. Includes consideration of policy-making, funding, sponsorship, establishing goals, project implementation, popular participation, ethics, evaluation and reporting. (4 units)
492. Economic Anthropology
An anthropological approach to the analysis of systems of production and exchange in nonindustrial societies. (4 units)
493. Urban Anthropology
Utilization of ethnographic and cross-cultural materials in an examination of anthropological concepts and methods for the study of urban environments and the processes of urbanization. (4 units)
500. Great Ideas in Anthropology
Major anthropological theories as applied to a topical area of anthropological study, such as human settlements, migrations, or innovation. Perspectives from cultural anthropology, archaeology, bioanthropology and linguistics will be discussed. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (4 units)
575. Internship in Anthropology
Supervised work in public or private organizations emphasizing practical applications of anthropological concepts. May be repeated for credit for a total of 10 units. Graded credit/no credit. Prerequisites: consent of instructor and departmental approval of a written proposal submitted on a standard application filed in advance of the quarter in which the course is to be taken. (2-5 units)
576. Internship in Museum Studies
Supervised work in public or private museums emphasizing practical applications of knowledge acquired in the classroom. May be repeated for credit for a total of 10 units. Graded credit/no credit. Prerequisites: consent of instructor and departmental approval of a written proposal submitted on a standard application filed in advance of the quarter in which the course is to be taken. (2-5 units)
577. Internship in Archaeology
Supervised fieldwork or laboratory analysis in archaeology in public or private organizations emphasizing practical applications of archaeological theories and methods. May be repeated for credit for a total of 10 units. Graded credit/no credit. Prerequisites: consent of instructor and departmental approval of a written proposal submitted on a standard application filed in advance of the quarter in which the course is to be taken. (2-5 units)
578. Internship in Applied Cultural Anthropology
Supervised work in any field where students may apply social and cultural anthropological knowledge to work situations. May be repeated for credit for a total of 10 units. Graded credit/no credit. Prerequisites: consent of instructor and departmental approval of a written proposal submitted on a standard application filed in advance of the quarter in which the course is to be taken. (2-5 units)
585. Fieldwork in Cultural Anthropology
Supervised design, execution and analysis of an individualized ethnographic field project. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (4 units)
590. Selected Topics in Anthropology
An anthropological examination of a selected topic. May be repeated for credit as topics change. (4 units)
591. Selected Topics in Anthropology
An anthropological examination of a selected topic. May be repeated for credit as topics change. (2 units)
595. Independent Study
Special topics involving library and/or field research. A total of eight units in ANTH 595 may be applied toward graduation. Only four of those units may be applied to the major. Prerequisites: a minimum overall grade point average of 3.0, consent of instructor and departmental approval of a written proposal of a project submitted on a standard application filed in advance of the quarter in which the course is to be taken. (2-5 units)
597. Senior Honors Project
Original research in an area of anthropological studies, culminating in a major research report receiving approval of the anthropology faculty. Enrollment limited to students whose formal application for departmental honors is approved. (5 units)

Graduate level courses can be found on Page 377 of the 2012-2014 Bulletin of Courses.

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