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Anthropology LPC
ANTR 1 Biological Anthropology 3.00 Units
This course introduces the concepts, methods of inquiry, and scientific explanations for biological evolution and their application to the human species. Issues and topics will include, but are not limited to, genetics, evolutionary theory, human variation and biocultural adaptations, comparative primate anatomy and behavior, and the fossil evidence for human evolution. The scientific method serves as foundation of the course. The course may include a lab component. Strongly Recommended: Eligibility for ENG 1A
College: Las Positas College
Division: BSSL
 
ANTR 1L Biological Anthropology Lab 1.00 Unit
This laboratory course is offered as a supplement to Introduction to Biological Anthropology either taken concurrently or in a subsequent term. Laboratory exercises are designed to introduce students to the scientific method and explore genetics, human variation, human and non-human primate anatomy and behavior, the primate/hominin fossil record and other resources to investigate processes that affect human evolution. Prerequisite: ANTR 1 with a minimum grade of C (May be taken concurrently) Strongly Recommended: Eligibility for ENG 1A
College: Las Positas College
Division: BSSL
 
ANTR 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. Strongly Recommended: Eligibility for ENG 1A
College: Las Positas College
Division: BSSL
 
ANTR 3 Cultural Anthropology 3.00 Units
This course explores how anthropologists study and compare human culture. Cultural anthropologists seek to understand the broad arc of human experience focusing on a set of central issues: how people around the world make their living (subsistence patterns); how they organize themselves socially, politically and economically; how they communicate; how they relate to each other through family and kinship ties; what they believe about the world (belief systems); how they express themselves creatively (expressive culture); how they make distinctions among themselves such as through applying gender, racial and ethnic identity labels; how they have shaped and been shaped by social inequalities such as colonialism; and how they navigate culture change and processes of globalization that affect us all. Ethnographic case studies highlight these similarities and differences, and introduce students to how anthropologists do their work, employ professional anthropological research ethics and apply their perspectives and skills to understand humans around the globe. Strongly recommended: Eligibility for ENG 1A.
College: Las Positas College
Division: BSSL
 
ANTR 7 Native American Cultures 3.00 Units
Survey of ways of life of traditional North American Indian cultures in different geographical areas throughout North America prior to European contact and continuing today. Topics include prehistory of Native American cultures, cultural change in response to European contact, current Native American socio-economic conditions, recent legislation including NAGPRA, social movements and cultural renewal.
College: Las Positas College
Division: BSSL
 
ANTR 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 life, birth and death, and with the relationship of humans to each other and to their universe. Strongly Recommended: Eligibility for ENG 1A/1AEX
College: Las Positas College
Division: BSSL
 
ANTR 13 Intro to Forensic Anthropology 3.00 Units
Introductory course in the application of physical anthropology to the medico-legal process with an emphasis on the identification of human skeletal remains. Includes basic human osteoology 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 ENG 1A
College: Las Positas College
Division: BSSL
 

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