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Anthropology

Social Science Division

ANTH-01 PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY (CAN ANTH 2)
(CSU breadth area B2/B3) 4 units: 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab.
Advisories: ENGL-A, ENGL-41.
This survey of physical anthropology deals with the study of man's biological heritage and physical variability. The fossil evidence and theories of early man's development will be covered. Students will have the opportunity to study man's behavioral adaptability through contact with authentic stone tools made by our prehistoric ancestors. Human genetics, racial variation, primatology, paleoanthropology, forensic anthropology, and current bioethical issues will also be discussed. The philosophy of science and the scientific method serve as the foundation of this course. The laboratory portion of the course will include exercises in human variation, genetics, skeletal analysis, and primate behavior. (1/05)

ANTH-02 CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY (CAN ANTH 4)
(CSU breadth area D1) 3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Advisories: ENGL-A, ENGL-41.
This course is an introduction to the study of human culture and the concepts, theories, and methods used in the comparative study of socio-cultural systems. Subjects include subsistence patterns, social and political organization, language and communication, family and kinship, religion, the arts, social inequality, ethnicity, gender, and culture change. The course applies anthropological perspectives to contemporary issues. (1/05)

ANTH-10 SOUTHEAST ASIAN CULTURE: EMPHASIS HMONGCULTURE
(CSU breadth area D1) 3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Advisories: ENGL-A, ENGL-AL, ENGL-41, ENGL-41L.
This course surveys the basic ideas and social constructs of Southeast Asian cultures, especially the cultures of the new Southeast Asian groups in California: Hmong, Mien, Lao, Cambodian, Vietnamese, etc. Emphasis will be placed on issues of cultural ethnicity, family lifestyle, educational background, and socio-political organization of each group in the past and in the United States. (9/99)

ANTH-30 MAN, CULTURE, AND SOCIETY
2 units: 2 hours lecture.
This is a survey course designed to provide the student with an understanding of the cultural, biological, and physical forces that have influenced the historic and contemporary development of man and culture.

ANTH-32 AN ANTHROPOLOGICAL STUDY OF WOMEN
3 units: 3 hours lecture.
This course focuses on the contrasting roles of women in traditional and contemporary cultures. The arts and artifacts, beliefs, and traditions of various world societies will be studied with regard to their effect on, and interaction with, women. The position of women in decision making, family structure, economics, and other social systems will be investigated.


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