Course Descriptions 2018-2019 by Santa Monica Community College

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162 santa monica college catalog 2018–2019 this course presents students with an overview of forensic anthropology an applied subfield of physical anthropology the focus of the class is on the analysis of human skeletal remains with medicolegal significance students are introduced to current techniques used in the analysis of human skeletal remains medicolegal procedures and the role of the forensic anthropologist in the investigative process the topics covered in this course include bone biology skeletal analysis methods pathology and trauma recognition crime scene investigation and individual identification techniques course descriptions anthro 14 sex gender and culture 3 units transfer uc csu igetc area 4 social and behavioral sciences satisfies global citizenship • prerequisite none • skills advisory eligibility for english 1 this course presents a cross-cultural survey of the position of men and women within an anthropological framework it assesses in a comparative fashion the biological basis of sexual differentiation and the cultural interpretation of these differences through “gender roles.” comparative materials from tribal non-western non-industrial and western cultures will be used to illustrate the variety of gender roles and expectations the course focuses on cultural institutions as fundamental in creating defining and reinforcing gender roles economics politics the arts ethnicity race religion kinship world view language and other issues which influence choices opportunities and limitations tied to gender will be examined anthro 19 the culture of food 3 units transfer uc csu igetc area 4 social and behavioral sciences satisfies global citizenship • prerequisite none food nourishes not only our bodies but also our souls and plays a critical role in the identity formation of individuals and groups of people in society this course explores how different cultural systems throughout the world shape the production distribution and consumption of food this course utilizes a cross-cultural focus to investigate the social cultural and ecological aspects of food food products and food resources in a global historical and comparative perspective anthro 20 traditional peoples and cultures of africa 3 units transfer uc csu igetc area 4 social and behavioral sciences • prerequisite none • skills advisory eligibility for english 1 this course is a survey of general traditional african subsistence modes illustrated by specific examples of cultures practicing a particular mode of life traditional kinship political development economic systems religions and the arts are studied in the context of culture areas and subsistence modes the focus of the course is on societies before colonial penetration but discussions of more recent issues are included when germane the study of indigenous peoples is placed in the context of broader human socio-cultural behavior and its products including material culture social organization religion language and other symbolic systems and discussion of the dynamics of culture are included in this study anthro 21 peoples and power in latin america 3 units transfer uc csu igetc area 4 social and behavioral sciences satisfies global citizenship • prerequisite none this course will introduce students to the historical and cultural use of power by peoples and cultures in latin america we will investigate the use of power of latin american peoples and cultures who lived prior to contact with europeans in colonial and post-colonial culture in latin america as well as in contemporary latin american society the investigation of the power of the us/mexican border and of globalization within latin america will also be covered in this course a cross-cultural perspective will be employed drawing from examples in mexico and central america the caribbean south america and from the influence of countries outside of latin america including the united states england france portugal spain china and japan power relations included in the notions of race class gender and sexuality immigration and migration and indigenism amongst others as they are practiced in latin america are explored throughout the semester anthro 22 magic religion and witchcraft 3 units transfer uc csu igetc area 4 social and behavioral sciences • prerequisite none the purpose of this course is to explore in a cross-cultural context the nature of religion and the relationships of individuals and societies to supernatural forces and persons the course will examine general patterns of religious behavior throughout the world delineate different theories of religion and see how they apply in various cultures by the end of the course the student should be able to identify several definitions and theories of religion and to discuss their merits with regard to specific cases anthro 35s archaeological field techniques 3 units transfer csu • prerequisite none this course introduces students to the basic techniques involved in archaeological fieldwork students will learn various methods of excavation and how they are tied to a research design lectures will supplement hands-on excavation by providing pertinent historical and theoretical background to the ongoing scientific research anthro 88a independent studies in anthropology 1 unit transfer csu please see “independent studies” section erthsc 88a independent studies in earth science transfer csu please see “independent studies” section 1 unit