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Anthropology CC
ANTH 1 Biological/Physical Anthro 3.00 Units
Humans as a biological species through an examination of fossil evidence for human evolution, behavior of nonhuman primates, and human evolutionary biology and genetics. Emphasis on uniquely human biological and behavioral characteristics, as well as those shared with other animals. Current anthropological issues such as the biological meaning of race, genetic diseases, and the influence of evolution on human behavior. Strongly Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 1A
College: Chabot College
Division: Social Sciences
 
ANTH 1L Biological/Physical Anthro Lab 1.00 Unit
Laboratory exercises developed as an adjunct to Anthropology 1 (Introduction to Biological/Physical Anthropology) including the identification of fossils through examination of fossil casts, the study of human artifacts, observation of primate behavior and structure, and problem-solving in case studies of human genetics. Prerequisite: Anthropology 1 (may be taken concurrently). Strongly Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 1A
College: Chabot College
Division: Social Sciences
 
ANTH 2 Introduction to Archaeology 3.00 Units
This course is an introduction to the study of concepts, theories, data and models of anthropological archaeology that contribute to our knowledge of the human past. The course includes a discussion of the nature of scientific inquiry; the history and interdisciplinary nature of archaeological research; dating techniques; methods of survey, excavation, analysis, and interpretation; cultural resource management; professional ethics; and selected cultural sequences. This course may include a lab component. Strongly Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 1A
College: Chabot College
Division: Social Sciences
 
ANTH 3 Social/Cultural Anthropology 3.00 Units
How human beings in different cultures meet basic biological, social and cultural needs, including kinship and marriage practices, political and social organization, economic institutions, religious and childrearing practices, social change, as well as other aspects of cultural behavior. Emphasis on understanding other cultures on their own terms. Includes the many subcultures making up North American populations. Strongly Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 1 or , ENGL 1A
College: Chabot College
Division: Social Sciences
 
ANTH 4 LANGUAGE AND CULTURE 3.00 Units
An introduction to the core concepts of linguistic anthropology and the study of language in culture and society, including how language perpetuates the identity of individuals through their social interactions and their culture in everyday speech events. Topics such as identity, social status, gender, race, and institutional power, are examined in contemporary language use. The course includes traditional study of the methods of linguistic anthropologists as well as the study of biological basis of communication and speech, the structure of language, language origins, language through time, language variation, the ethnography of communication, sociolinguistics, nonverbal communication and writing, and how cultural context sets meaning. Strongly Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 1A
College: Chabot College
Division: Social Sciences
 
ANTH 5 Cultures of the U.S. in Global 3.00 Units
Issues relevant to understanding constructs of race, class, gender and culture in U.S. society from a global perspective. Factors affecting at least three major U.S. cultural communities (such as African American, Asian American, Latino American and others) including impacts of globalization, patterns of migration, permeability of cultural communities in the U.S., the cultural politics of identity and inclusion and exclusion, and other factors influencing modern U.S. society. Strongly Recommended: ENGL 1A or ENGL 1
College: Chabot College
Division: Social Sciences
 
ANTH 6 Anthropology of Sex and Gender 3.00 Units
What is the difference between sex and gender? What determines/influences sexual orientation? This course takes an anthropological approach to the study of sex and gender, covering topics such as pornography and arranged marriages. The course takes examples from different human communities across time and space. Strongly Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 1A or ENGL 1
College: Chabot College
Division: Social Sciences
 
ANTH 8 Native American Cultures 3.00 Units
Survey of the Native American cultures of North America from an anthropological perspective, including cultural developments from prehistory to the present. Emphasis on the great variety of Native American perspectives and traditions, including kinship, religion, political, social and economic institutions, and attitudes towards humans, animals, and nature. Current issues including movements for social and political justice and cultural survival. Strongly Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 1A
College: Chabot College
Division: Social Sciences
 
ANTH 12 Magic/Religion/Witchcraft/Heal 3.00 Units
Cross-cultural perspectives on spirituality, religious practice, myth, ancestor beliefs, witchcraft and the variety of religious rituals and practitioners found in the cultures of the world. Examination of the cosmologies of different cultures through the anthropological perspective. Emphasis is placed on how knowledge of the religious practices and beliefs of others can help us to understand the multicultural world in which we live. Comparison of the ways in which diverse cultures confront the large and fundamental questions of existence: those dealing with the meaning of life, birth and death, and with the relationship of humans to each other and to their universe. Strongly Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 1A or , ENGL 1
College: Chabot College
Division: Social Sciences
 
ANTH 13 Intro to Forensic Anthropology 3.00 Units
An introductory course in the application of physical anthropology to the medico-legal process with an emphasis on the identification of human skeletal remains. Includes the basic human osteology and odontology, assessment of age at time of death, sex, ancestry, trauma analysis, pathology, and general physical characteristics including height and weight based upon minimal skeletal remains. Estimation of time since death, crime scene analysis, animal scavenging, and identification procedures. Strongly Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 1A
College: Chabot College
Division: Social Sciences
 
ANTH 13L Forensic Anthro Lab 1.00 Unit
The Forensic Anthropology Laboratory is a hands-on adjunct to the Forensic Anthropology lecture course. Students will have the opportunity to conduct fieldwork, and work with casts of human bones and teeth to figure out the identity of a person, and cause and manner of death. Strongly Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 1 or , Eligibility for ENGL 1A Prerequisite: ANTH 13 (completed with a grade of "C" or higher) (may be taken concurrently)
College: Chabot College
Division: Social Sciences
 

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