ANTHROPOLOGY​

ANT-1 - Physical Anthropology 3 units
UC, CSU (C-ID ANTH 110)
Prerequisite: None.
An introduction to human biological evolution, physical diversity,
and relationship to the animal world, using scientific and
comparative methods. Incorporates the study of genetics, fossils,
primates, and modern human variation within an evolutionary
framework. Students may not receive credit for both ANT-1 and
ANT-1H. 54 hours lecture.

ANT-1H - Honors Physical Anthropology 3 units
UC, CSU (C-ID ANTH 110)
Prerequisite: None.
Limitation on enrollment: Enrollment in the Honors Program.
This honors course offers an enriched introduction to human
biological evolution, physical diversity, and relationship to the
animal world, using scientific and comparative methods.
Incorporates the study of genetics, fossils, primates, and modern
human variation within an evolutionary framework. Students may
not receive credit for both ANT-1 and ANT-1H. 54 hours lecture.

ANT-1L - Physical Anthropology Laboratory 1 unit
CSU
Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of
ANT-1 or ANT-1H.
Laboratory course exploring case studies and problems of human
genetics, human variation, the identification of fossils through
examination of fossil casts, human evolution, the study of the
human skeleton, observation of primate behavior and structures
utilizing the scientific method. 54 hours laboratory.

ANT-2 - Cultural Anthropology 3 units
UC, CSU (C-ID ANTH 120)
Prerequisite: None.
An introduction to the anthropological concept of culture and to the
methods and theories used in the comparative analysis of cultures.
Cultural practices and institutions are examined using perspectives
that enhance effective participation in a culturally diverse world. 54
hours lecture.

ANT-2H - Honors Cultural Anthropology 3 units
CSU
Prerequisite: None.
Limitation on Enrollment: Enrollment in the Honors Program.
An introduction to the anthropological concept of culture and to the
methods and theories used in the comparative analysis of cultures.
Cultural practices and institutions are examined using perspectives
that enhance effective participation in a culturally diverse world.
This honors course offers an enriched experience for accelerated
students through limited class size, seminar format, focus on
primary texts, and application of higher level critical thinking
skills. Students may not receive credit for both ANT-2 and ANT-
2H. 54 hours lecture.

ANT-3 - Prehistoric Cultures 3 units
UC, CSU
Prerequisite: None.
The development of human society from the earliest evidence of
culture to the beginnings of recorded history. The concepts,
methods, and data of prehistoric archaeology are used to examine
the major transitions in human prehistory, including the origins of
culture, agriculture, and early civilization. 54 hours lecture.

ANT-4 - Native American Cultures 3 units
UC, CSU
Prerequisite: None.
A survey of Native American cultures from the pre-Columbian
period through conquest and reservation life and into the present.
Incorporates evidence from archaeology, oral history, personal
narratives, and other sources. Emphasis will be on the growth of
Native American cultures, modern communities, including urban
life, social and religious institutions, and traditional cultural
elements and artistic traditions. 54 hours lecture.

ANT-5 - Cultures of Ancient Mexico 3 units
UC, CSU
Prerequisite: None.
The development of civilization in ancient Mexico, integrating
evidence from archaeology and the pre-hispanic and post-Conquest
written records. Emphasizes the history, lifeways, and social and
religious institutions of Mexico from the earliest cultures to the
Aztec civilization, and their persistence in the modern world. 54
hours lecture.

ANT-6 - Introduction to Archaeology 3 units
UC, CSU (C-ID ANTH 150)
Prerequisite: None.
An examination of the basic concepts, methods, and findings of
modern archaeology. Covers the history of archaeology, the
application of archaeological methods of recovery and
interpretation, and the analysis of archaeological evidence as it is
used to reconstruct ancient societies and major trends in cultural
evolution. 54 hours lecture.

ANT-7 - Anthropology of Religion 3 units
UC, CSU
Prerequisite: None.
Introduction to the anthropological study of religion in world
cultures, using a cross-cultural approach to the analysis of beliefs,
rituals, mythology, and the role of religion in society, particularly
focusing on non-Western traditional societies. 54 hours lecture.

ANT-8 - Language and Culture 3 units
UC, CSU (C-ID ANTH 130)
Prerequisite: None.
An introduction to the anthropological study of language in world
cultures. Characteristics of human verbal and non-verbal
communication, language diversity and change, and the
relationship
of language to culture and social groups. 54 hours lecture. (Letter
Grade, or Pass/No Pass option.)

ANT-10 - Forensic Anthropology 3 units
UC, CSU
Prerequisite: None.
The application of the methods of physical anthropology, within a
medicolegal framework, to the identification of human remains.
Focuses on human osteology for the determination of age, sex,
ancestry, stature, and unique features. 54 hours lecture.

ANT-21 - Peoples of Sub-Saharan Africa 3 units
UC, CSU
Prerequisite: None.
Survey of indigenous cultures of sub-Saharan Africa, and their
contributions to and situation in the modern world. Focus on
adaptations, society, belief systems, culture change, and the effects
of European colonization on current culture and politics in Africa.
54 hours lecture.

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951-222-8540

Dept. Chair 
Laura D. Greathouse
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