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ANT 101 - Intro to Anthropology
Introduction to Anthropology
Prerequisites: NONE

This course introduces anthropology as a four-field discipline, encompassing biological anthropology, archaeology, socio-cultural anthropology, and linquistic anthropology. The primary objective of this course is to expose you to the broad range of humans and cultures that exist today and that existed in the past. You will learn the basic methods and techniques anthropologists use to conduct research and the terms that they use to communicate their findings.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

ANT 106 - Cultural Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Prerequisite: None

Analysis of culture patterns of different societies, both preliterate and modern. Theoretical consideration of development of humans as cultural beings.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

Course Attributes:
CSUS Common Course, GER IVA-Social Sciences, Public Policy Skill Courses

ANT 107 - Biological Anthropology
Biological Anthropology
Prerequisite: None

Biological anthropology, the study of how humans evolved, traces the origins of humanity from very early primates through extinct hominids to arrive at modern people. Students in this course will learn the basics of evolutionary theory and genetics, investigate the fossil record, observe contemporary non-human primates, and apply this knowledge to an understanding of modern human diversity.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

ANT 125 - Introduction To Archaeology
Introduction To Archaeology
Prerequisite: None

Introduces students to key archaeological concepts, methods, sites, cultures around the world. Spans the time from the emergence of human beings to the dawning of the modern era, with special attention to the development of agriculture, urbanism, and social differentiation in many societies. Provides an overview of the methods archaeologists use to gain information about the intangible aspects of societies-including class structure and religious beliefs-by analyzing material culture.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

Course Attributes:
LAC T1SS-Social Science

ANT 1XX - Anthropology Elective
Anthropology Elective
Prerequisite: Transfer Credit Evaluation Only



0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

ANT 201 - Canadian Culture and Society
Canadian Culture and Society
Prerequisite: LAC student with T1A, T1LT, T1H or T1SS course or GER student

This course is an overview of Canadian society and culture. A fundamental question to consider is why and how Canada developed as it did, and evolved into a nation whose values and social, political, and economic systems are in contrast to that of the United States.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

Course Attributes:
GER IC1-Cultural Traditions 1, Public Policy Skill Courses, LAC T2CP-Cultural Perspective

ANT 221 - Native Americans
Native Americans
Prerequisite: LAC student with T1A, T1LT, T1H or T1SS course or GER student

Native Americans introduces the student to the cultures of the indigenous peoples and nations of North America, with an emphasis on the Native Americans (American Indians) who are within the United States. The course includes readings, lectures, videos and discussion. The topics include pre-historical and contemporary ethnographic material.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

Course Attributes:
GER IC2-Cultural Traditions 2, LAC T2CP-Cultural Perspective

ANT 222 - Native Peoples Of Canada
Native Peoples Of Canada
Prerequisite: LAC student with T1A, T1LT, T1H or T1SS course or GER student

This course explores the cultures of the native people of Canada, including the Indians, Inuits and Metis from prehistory to the present. The course will involve readings, lectures, films, the writing of essays and class participation.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

Course Attributes:
GER IC2-Cultural Traditions 2, LAC T2CP-Cultural Perspective

ANT 225 - Contemp Puerto Rican Cultr/Soc
Contemporary Puerto Rican Culture And Society
Prerequisite: None

Provides a comprehensive analysis of the historical, cultural, and political aspects shaping contemporary Puerto Rican society. Explores Puerto Rico's relationships with the United States and considers the factors promoting Puerto Rican migration to the U.S. mainland. Emphasizes the role that culture plays in maintaining and negotiating Puerto Rican identity.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

ANT 240 - Latinos in the United States
Latinos in the United States
Prerequisite: None

Provides a comprehensive perspective of the history and culture of the most representative Latino groups in the United States; namely, Mexicans, Puerto Ricans and Cubans. Considers the situation of other Latino groups, for example, Dominicans and Colombians, whose populations have increased considerably since the 1980s. Introduces undergraduate students to the analyses of the histories of Latino immigration to the United States and some recent debates about the construction and maintenance of Latino identities in the United States.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

ANT 245 - Death and Society
Death and Society
Prerequisite: LAC student with T1SS course or GER student

How do different cultures experience death? What can we learn about human society from the way people treat the dead? What are different methods for preparing the dead? Death and mourning are unavoidable parts of the human experience and every culture experiences death differently. In theis class we will take an anthropological approach to examining how different cultures-from the individual to the larger community-handle death. We will look at grief and coping, furerary practices, and the biological processes of death and decay. We will embark on a journey that examines cannibalism, autopsies, cremation, cemeteries, and mummies, all with the goal of understanding how different cultures, past and present, interact with their dead. All of these things help us learn about how people cope with death and how death reflects human behavior, social structure and belief systems. Students will leave this course with an appreciation and comprehension of cultural diversity, and a better awareness of how death is experienced across the globe and through time.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

Course Attributes:
LAC T2IS-Individual&Societies

ANT 250 - Economies and Cultures
Economies and Cultures

Prerequisites: NONE

Provides an introduction to the anthropological analysis of economic systems and their broader socio-cultural contexts. Through the study of ethnographic case studies, class discussion of assigned readings, and video presentations, the students will learn about the relationships between economies and cultures.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

ANT 2XX - Anthropolgy Elective
Anthropology Elective
Prerequisite: Transfer Credit Evaluation Only



0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

ANT 300 - Women and Work
Women And Work
Prerequisites: LAC student with T1A, T1LT, T1H, or T1SS course or GER student

The course will examine the complex relationship between gender and work in the U.S. and internationally. Particular attention will be given to historical processes, such as colonization, slavery, and the "feminization of migration," specifically in the private and service sectors as nannies, maids, nurses, wives and sex workers. We will examine differentiation and inequality by gender, class, ethnicity, race and region. We will review the debates in the literature with a close examination of the dynamics of contemporary issues: pad and unpaid work; women in the formal and informal labor markets and the global economy; and feminist labor movements.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

Course Attributes:
LAC T2CP-Cultural Perspective

ANT 301 - Anthropological Theory
Anthropological Theory

Prerequisites: NONE

Provides an overview of the historical development of anthropological theories since the 19th cnetury to the present. Provides students with the necessary background to understand major theoretical perspectives from evolutionism, diffusionism, functionalism, structuralism, Marxism, and post-modernism. Emphasis will be given to theoretical perspectives and debates developed since the second half of the 20th century.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

ANT 302 - Research Methods In Health Sci
Research Methods in The Health Sciences
Prerequisite: None
This course is for Health Science Majors and is open to other students with Permission of the Instructor

This course introduces undergraduate students in the health sciences to commonly used research techniques in field settings. These methods are helpful in generating data that is useful for interpreting and understanding a variety of health related issues: childbirth practices, the causes and consequences of mental illness in families and communities, the effects of forced relocation on health status, contraceptive use among adolescents, social networks and health, doctor-patient interaction and compliance, and beliefs about health and illness. Methods range from participant observation, field notes, coding, mapping, filming, and recorded interviews. Introduction to Public Health (PBH 228) is recommended.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

Course Attributes:
Middle Level Writing Intensive

ANT 332 - Economic Anthropology

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

ANT 336 - Ancient Mesoamerica
Ancient Mesoamerica
Prerequisite: LAC student with T1SS course or GER student

This course examines the history of ancient Mesoamerican art and architecture by focusing on Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, and El Salvador from pre-history to the Spanish conquest. Particular emphasis will be placed on four ancient cultures - the Olmec, the Teotihuacanos, the Maya and the Aztecs - although additional groups may also be introduced. Artistic production will be considered within its social, political, cosmological and religious context. Interdisciplinary perspectives will be explored and each culture will be considered both by itself and as it relates to earlier and later manifestations.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

Course Attributes:
LAC T2IS-Individual&Societies

ANT 337 - Urban Anthropology
Urban Anthropology
Prerequisite: LAC student with T1SS course or GER student

This course explores selected topics in urban anthropology through readings, lectures, discussions, films and speakers. Examines the current literature on the theories, ethnographic methods, and case studies of urbanization with an emphasis on Latin America, Africa, Asia and selected communities of North America. Fosters an appreciation for the diversity of human culture with an international emphasis.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

Course Attributes:
GER IC2-Cultural Traditions 2, Public Policy Skill Courses, LAC T2IS-Individual&Societies, TWLD - AATW Minor

ANT 340 - Canadian Hlth/Socl Welfare
Canadian Health And Social Welfare
Prerequisite: None

This course is an examination of issues in the Canadian health system. Topics also include medical anthropology in Canada, bilingualism, health issues of Native Canadians (Inuits, Aleuts, etc.), and immigration. The purpose of this course is to explore Canadian society, especially in reference to its health care system, and its ideas of health, illness, and government responsibility.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

ANT 345 - Transnation, Racial, Eth Ident
Transnational, Racial and Ethnic Identity
Prerequisite: LAC student with T1A, T1LT, T1H or T1SS course or GER student

Explores the formation of transnational, national, racial and ethnic identity in a number of settings. Readings will explore the global economic, social, cultural change, xenophobia and cultural fundamentalism.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

Course Attributes:
LAC T2CP-Cultural Perspective

ANT 358 - Anthropology of Violence
Anthropology of Violence
Prerequisite: LAC student with T1A, T1LT, T1H or T1SS course or GER student

Through ethnographies, case studies, autobiographies and films we will examine the context of violence. We will look at the development of ideologies, perpetrators and victims, the meaning of violent acts, and how gender, race, ethnicity and nationality often determine who is terrorized, when, where and how. We will look at the multiple impacts of violence and fear on communities and the environment. Readings will also look at resistance in reaction to violence.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

Course Attributes:
LAC T2CP-Cultural Perspective

ANT 364 - Medical Anthropology
Medical Anthropology
Prerequisite: LAC student with T1A, T1LT, T1H or T1SS course or GER student

This course explores the theories and methods of medical anthropology, the study of human health in cultural and environmental context. The course involves readings, lectures, films, guest lectures, field trips to health agencies and the writing of papers. The final papers will involve research into an aspect of culture and its impact on health and disease.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

Course Attributes:
LAC T2CP-Cultural Perspective, TWLD - AATW Minor

ANT 365 - Topics In Anthropology
Topics In Anthropology
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor



1.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Seminar

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

ANT 370 - Sex/Gender in Ancient World
Sex and Gender in the Ancient World
Prerequisites: LAC student with T1SS or GER student.

What is the difference between sex and gender? How are archaeologists able to determine sex and gender from bones and artifacts? What role did "man the hunter" and "women the gatherer" play in prehistory? And how did these ideas impact our understandings of sex and gender today? This class will provide you with a unique anthropological perspective on how sex and gender is shaped by society and how it impacts our daily lives. We will consider the development of gender theory and feminist anthropology, a historical trajectory starting with critiques concerning the invisibility of women in the past, to examining how sex and gender are socially constructed. We will also examine archaeological case studies about women, and finally consider gender as a relationship between men, women, and children. We will examine personhood and the body as it relates to gendered experiences of daily life. The readings in the course and organized topically for the first 11 weeks followed by 4 weeks of regional case studies from the Ancient World.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Seminar

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

Course Attributes:
LAC T2IS-Individual&Societies

ANT 380 - Cross-Cultural Study
Cross-Cultural Study
Co-requisite: ANT 381

A domestic of international field experience in which culture, language and social conditions are studied.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar and Field Instruction

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

ANT 381 - Seminar Cross-Cultural Study
Seminar For Cross-Cultural Study
Co-requisite: ANT 380

A five week seminar which prepares students for a domestic or international field experience in which culture, language and social conditions are studied.

1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

ANT 385 - Arch Theory and Method
Archaeological Theory and Method
Prerequisite: ANT 125

This seminar course is aimed at introducing advanced undergraduates to the historical developments of archaeological theories and methods. The goal is to demonstrate the relationships between different theoretical perspectives, how older theories continue to influence modern research, and explore how theories influence the methods used in the field and lab. We will be briefly covering major theoretical paradigms from the late- nineteenth through mid-twentieth century during the first half of the semester; during the second half, students will focus on recent theoretical paradigms and advances in the field and lab methods.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

ANT 390 - Anthropological Res Methods
Anthropological Research Methods
Prerequisites: ANT 301

This course introduces students to commonly used field research techniques in anthropology, such as participant observation, in-depth interviewing, focus gropus, community surveys, mapping and filming. These methods generate information useful for interpreting and understanding a variety of socio-cultural issues. Through a series of ethnographic exercises, reading and analysis of ethnographic texts,students will build a methodological toolkit. Mini research assignments will give students practice at preparing research proposals, conducting field observation and interviews. These will culminate in a final ethnographic research project designed by students.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Field Instruction, Lecture, Seminar

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

Course Attributes:
Middle Level Writing Intensive

ANT 3XX - Anthropology Elective
Anthropology Elective
Prerequisite: Transfer Credit Evaluation Only



0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

ANT 400 - Anthropology Seminar
Anthropology Seminar
Prerequisites: ANT 301 and ANT 390

This course combines a seminar and workshop in conducting field research. Each semester, readings will focus on a particular topic or theme (e.g. Migration). Students will complete a few short excercises that will culmunate in a project proposal (formulation of a topic, theoretical/literary exploration and research, primary data collection, research and analysis) and final paper.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Field Instruction, Lecture, Seminar

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

Course Attributes:
Writing Intensive

ANT 479 - Archeological Field School
Summer Archeological Field School
Prerequisite: None

The Field School offers training in pre and post-contact Native American archeology. The Field School includes intensive excavation, systematic subsurface testing, mapping, photography, artifact processing, and ethnohistoric research.

3.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours
3.000 TO 6.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Field Instruction

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

ANT 480 - Independent Study
Independent Study


1.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

ANT 490 - Internship
Internship


1.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours
2.000 TO 12.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Internship

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

ANT 491 - Internship II
Internship II


1.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 6.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Internship

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

ANT 492 - Internship In Anthropology
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor and Department Chairperson Required.
Work with a faculty member in conducting an academic course offered by the Department. Student may present lectures, conduct discussions, lead study groups, and/or work with individual students.


1.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
2.000 TO 12.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Internship

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department

ANT 4XX - Anthropology Elective
Anthropology Elective
Prerequisite: Transfer Credit Evaluation Only



0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

ANT 579 - Archeological Field School
Summer Archeological Field School


3.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours
3.000 TO 6.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Field Instruction

Soc, Anthr, Crim & Social Wk Department


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