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2006-2007 University Catalog

Anthropology

ANTH 102 CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY (3)

Three hours lecture per week

The study of recent and modern societies using a cross-cultural perspective to gain an understanding on the range of human expression in culture and society. Issues discussed include ethnicity, gender, family structure, kinship, sex and marriage, socio-economic class, religion and the supernatural, language and culture, economics, political and social organization, art, and culture change.

Student Option: Graded or CR/NC

GenEd: C3B,D

 

ANTH 310 CIVILIZATIONS OF AN ANCIENT LANDSCAPE: WORLD ARCHAEOLOGY (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

Traces the relationship between the physical geography and the development of ancient civilizations in Pre-Columbian America, Africa, Asia, and Europe, beginning with the post-glacial period and ending with the rise of feudalism in Europe and Japan and including change from hunting and gathering groups to sedentary agriculturalists and pastoralists giving rise to later complex social organizations. Examines art, architecture, science, religion, trade economic and social systems.

Student Option: Graded or CR/NC

GenEd: D

 

ANTH 323 NATIVE AMERICANS OF CALIFORNIA TO THE 1850s (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

This course examines the development of Native American peoples and cultures in California as they adapted to diverse environments. The environmental history of the last glacial and post-glacial periods will be examined to provide a backdrop for human history. Using archaeological, historical, and ethnographic sources, the culture history of California's Native Americans will be traced from antiquity to the 1850s. The impact of Spanish exploration, colonization, and the mission system will be traced from the perspectives of both the Native Americans and their colonizers.

Student Option: Graded or CR/NC

GenEd: C3B,D

 

ANTH 332 HUMAN ECOLOGY (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

This human ecology course places humans into the environment in historical and global contexts. Discusses systems theory as it applies to human adaptation to the environment. Studies the relations among political power, ideology, and resources, integrating concepts from ecology with those from social sciences. Theories and forecasts of human population growth and migration among regions and cultures. Social and environmental impacts of population and age distribution. Natural resource constraints on growth. Topics from land development, resource planning, environmental quality, politics, economic growth, conflicts and wars.

Same as ESRM 332

GenEd: D,Interdisciplinary

 

ANTH 345 HUMAN EVOLUTION AND DIVERSITY (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

Human biological evolution from the African savannah of 5 million years ago to the present, focusing upon adaptation to environmental conditions, disease, diet. Includes segments on ecology, evolutionary theory, genetics, natural selection, non-human primates. Discusses the concept of race from an anthropological perspective. Includes issues of speciation and race, adaptation to cold, heat, desert, tropics, and diseases. Compares ethnicity vs. race.

Student Option: Graded or CR/NC

GenEd: B2,Interdisciplinary

 

ANTH 442 THE AFRICAN DIASPORA (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

Examines the dispersal of Africans to other continents over the last two thousand years. Special attention will be paid to the African slave trade, identity formation, and nationalism. The course employs interdisciplinary methods borrowed from anthropology, art history, linguistics, and literature.

Same as HIST 442

GenEd: D,Interdisciplinary

 

ANTH 443 MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY: CROSS-CULTURAL PERSPECTIVES ON HEALTH AND HEALING (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

This course provides a cross-cultural perspective on human health issues. Uses biological, cultural, and behavioral approaches to understanding the concepts of diseases and their treatment, ethnoscience, health, and complementary and alternative medicine placed in a global perspective.

Student Option: Graded or CR/NC

GenEd: D,Interdisciplinary

 

ANTH 490 SEMINAR IN ANTHROPOLOGY (3) [top]

Three hours seminar per week

Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor

This seminar explores a different topic each term. Repeatable by topic.

Student Option: Graded or CR/NC

 

ANTH 492 SERVICE LEARNING/INTERNSHIP (1-3) [top]

Variable hours per week

Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor

Individual internship through service learning.

Graded Credit/No Credit

 

ANTH 494 INDEPENDENT STUDY (1-3) [top]

Variable hours per week

Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor

Individual contracted study/research on topics selected by the student for further study.

Graded Credit/No Credit

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