Anthropology Courses

ANTH 1: Introduction to Anthropology

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

C-ID ANTHR 110

This course focuses on the anthropological approach to the human condition, theories of human origins, scientific evidence for the origin and evolution of the human species, description and anthropological explanation of human physical, biological, and behavioral variations. Pass/No Pass Option

ANTH 2: Introduction to Archaeology

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

C-ID ANTH 150

This course is an overview of the discipline of archaeology, including the history of the field, theoretical perspectives and methods, and a survey of cultural developments from the Stone Age to early civilizations of the Old and New World. Pass/No Pass Option

ANTH 3: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

C-ID ANTH 120

This course is a study of culture and social behavior as developed through the anthropological study of contemporary peoples. This course is a comparative survey of the range of cultures of the world with emphasis upon social organization, economics, religion, kinship systems, cultural patterns, values, ethics, and ecology. Pass/No Pass Option

ANTH 3H: Honors Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

C-ID ANTH 120

Honors Introduction to Cultural Anthropology uses the pedagogical methods common to all Honors courses: interdisciplinary, writing- intensive, collaborative, and experiential instruction. Course content makes connection through a common theme with other courses offered within the specified transdisciplinary unit. This course is a study of culture and social behavior as developed through the anthropological study of contemporary peoples. Comparative survey of the range of cultures of the world with emphasis upon social organization, economics, religion, kinship systems, cultural patterns, values, ethics, and ecology.

ANTH 4: Intro to Linguistic Anthropology

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course is designed to introduce students to the anthropological study of language and communication. It includes a survey of world languages and an introduction to methods used by linguistic anthropologists. The course covers the use of linguistic data in studies of cognition, social context, cultural history and languages as they reflect the separate cultural realities of different cultures. Pass/No Pass Option

ANTH 55: Anthropology of Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course is a cross-cultural study of the forms and functions of supernatural beliefs and associated rituals in various contemporary societies of Africa, Asia, aboriginal Australia, Oceania, South America, native North America and elsewhere. The course is designed to introduce anthropological approaches to the understanding of cultural beliefs in the supernatural. This course considers the forms and functions of supernatural beliefs and rituals in various societies to develop insights into the functional aspects of religious beliefs and institutions in our lives. Pass/No Pass Option

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