Course Descriptions 2018-2019 by Santa Monica Community College

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santa monica college catalog 2018–2019 anthro 4 methods of archaeology anthropology anthropology is a diverse discipline involving the humanities social sciences and natural sciences that examines various aspects of past and present-day humans it consists of four fields archaeology cultural anthropology linguistic anthropology and physical anthropology archaeology examines past human cultures through material culture cultural anthropology focuses on sociocultural variation among humans linguistic anthropology examines how language influences society and culture physical anthropology studies the biological and behavioral aspects of humans within an evolutionary framework anthro 1 physical anthropology 3 units anthro 2 cultural anthropology 3 units transfer uc csu igetc area 4 social and behavioral sciences satisfies global citizenship • prerequisite none • skills advisory eligibility for english 1 cultural anthropology is the study of human society and culture analyzing both similarities and differences amongst cultural groups this course will introduce students to important socio-cultural concepts used by cultural anthropologists including material culture social organization religion kinship ritual and symbolic systems race ethnicity and language amongst others students will examine how cultural anthropologists understand the notion of culture in the study of human behavior in different regions of the world the ethnographic method as a key methodology will be stressed throughout this course anthro 3 world archaeology 3 units transfer uc csu igetc area 4 social and behavioral sciences • prerequisite none • skills advisory eligibility for english 1 maximum uc credit allowed for anthropology 3 and anthropology 4 is one course 3 units this course is an introduction to the archaeological record documenting the evolution of human culture from the earliest stone tool makers to the primary civilizations of the old and new worlds topics include hunter-gatherer adaptations the invention and spread of agriculture and the development of civilizations archaeological techniques and methods are introduced as the means for understanding these developments 3 units transfer uc csu igetc area 4 social and behavioral sciences • prerequisite none maximum uc credit allowed for anthropology 3 and anthropology 4 is one course 3 units this is an introductory lecture class on the field and laboratory methods used by archaeologists to understand our past topics include the scientific method archaeological research design archaeological reconnaissance excavation relative and absolute dating techniques analyses of archaeological remains and cultural resource management anthro 5 physical anthropology with lab 4 units transfer uc csu igetc area 5b biological sciences lab • prerequisite none • skills advisory eligibility for english 1 maximum credit allowed for anthropology 1 and anthropology 5 is one course 4 units a survey of human biology this course focuses on human origins and evolution by investigating the major aspects of physical anthropology including mendelian and human genetics population genetics primate and hominid evolutionary processes contemporary human variability and facets of primate ethology and human behavior that make our species unique in the animal kingdom this course consists of three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory work weekly the laboratory projects will parallel the lecture topics hence the lab projects will pertain to genetics human variation primate anatomy human osteology and analysis of hominid human and primate fossils anthro 7 introduction to linguistic anthropology 3 units transfer uc csu igetc area 4 social and behavioral sciences • prerequisite none • skills advisory eligibility for english 1 this course introduces the student to the place of language in society and how it varies in different cultures the course explores how language changes in different segments of society the relationship between dialects and social hierarchy and language variations between genders students will learn to analyze linguistic expressions such as oral story-telling poetry and narratives from a cross-cultural perspective also students will discuss the role of language in issues related to nationalism anthro 9 paleoanthropology 3 units transfer uc csu igetc area 5b biological science • skills advisory eligibility for english 1 this course focuses on the evolutionary history of our species homo sapiens through an examination of the paleontological record of primate and human origins it examines the latest ideas on comparative primate and human paleobiology and places these developments within the conceptual framework of modern evolutionary theory anthro 10 forensic anthropology transfer uc csu • prerequisite none • skills advisory eligibility for english 1 3 units course descriptions transfer uc csu igetc area 5b biological sciences non-lab • prerequisite none • skills advisory eligibility for english 1 maximum credit allowed for anthropology 1 and anthropology 5 is one course 4 units a survey of human biology this course focuses on human origins and evolution by investigating the major aspects of physical anthropology including mendelian and human genetics primate and hominid evolutionary processes contemporary human variability and facets of primate ethology and human behavior that make our species unique in the animal kingdom 161