ANTH-ANTHROPOLOGY (ANTH)

ANTH 115. Native Peoples of North America

3 Credits

Provides an introduction to the geography, environment, prehistoric cultural origins, sociopolitical organization, language, economics, material culture and technology, religious beliefs and practices, and historic period culture change of Native peoples of North America.

ANTH 116. Native Peoples of the American Southwest

3 Credits

Introduction to the early history and culture of native people of the Southwest.

ANTH 118. Introduction to Historic Preservation

3 Credits

Introduction to historic preservation, its history, goals, methods, legal basis, and economic importance. Explores public role in decision-making. Community Colleges only.

ANTH 120G. Human Ancestors

3 Credits

Evolutionary history of the human species from its origin in the primate order, with primary emphasis on the evolution of humankind during the past three million years. Examination of the social lives of apes and consideration of similarities to and differences from them. Biological foundations of human behavior, emphasizing thought, movement, and interaction.

ANTH 125G. Introduction to World Cultures

3 Credits

Examine cross-cultural diversity and human universals through the lens of anthropological inquiry. Explore human thought and behavior in contemporary world cultures covering kinship, economic patterns, power structures, and religious practices and beliefs. The impact of cultural influence on everyday life is emphasized.

ANTH 130G. Human's Place in Nature: Introduction to Biological Anthropology

3 Credits

This course uses scientific methods and principles to examine human evolutionary history and family tree relationships, as well as the biological foundations of human behavior. Through lectures, readings and laboratory assignments students are introduced to the history and development of modern evolutionary biology, molecular and population genetics, the primate and human fossil record and modern human biological diversity. By examining the social lives of apes and other primates, primitive and unique aspects of human behavior are identified and the lives of fossil ancestors are reconstructed.

Corequisite(s): ANTH 130GL.

ANTH 130GL. Human's Place in Nature Laboratory

1 Credit

This one credit laboratory course uses scientific methods and principles to examine evidence for human evolutionary history and family tree relationships, primate ecology and behavior, and modern human diversity.

ANTH 201G. Introduction to Anthropology

3 Credits

Exploration of human origins and the development of cultural diversity. Topics include biological and cultural evolution, the structure and functions of social institutions, belief systems, language and culture, human-environmental relationships, methods of prehistoric and contemporary cultural analysis, and theories of culture.

ANTH 202G. World Archaeology

3 Credits

This course is an exploration of human evolution and cultural development throughout the world. Students will be introduced to basic anthropological methods and theories and will learn how anthropological research has contributed to our understanding of major themes in human prehistory, including human evolution, the origins of culture, migration and colonization, animal and plant domestication, and the rise and fall of civilizations.

ANTH 203G. Introduction to Language and Cultural Anthropology

3 Credits

Provides an introduction to the methods, theories, and results of two subfields of anthropology: linguistics and cultural anthropology. Linguistics is the study of human language. Cultural anthropology is the study of the organizing principles of human beliefs and practices.

ANTH 297. Elementary Special Topics

1-4 Credits

Specific subjects to be announced in the Schedule of Classes. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits.