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Introduction | Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology
Minor in Anthropology | Master of Arts in Anthropology
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DEPARTMENT CHAIR
John “Jack” Bedell

DEPARTMENT OFFICE
McCarthy Hall 426

ANTHROPOLOGY MUSEUM
McCarthy Hall 424

CSUF ARCHEOLOGICAL RESEARCH FACILITY
McCarthy Hall 2

ARCHAEOLOGICAL LABORATORY
McCarthy Hall 420

BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY LABORATORY
McCarthy Hall 428

CENTER FOR ETHNOGRAPHIC CULTURAL ANALYSIS
McCarthy Hall 422

SOUTH CENTRAL COASTAL INFORMATION CENTER
McCarthy Hall 477

DEPARTMENT WEBSITE
http://anthro.fullerton.edu

PROGRAMS OFFERED
Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology
Minor in Anthropology
Master of Arts in Anthropology

FACULTY
John Bock, Barbra Erickson, Steven James, Sara Johnson, Joseph Nevadomsky, Jacob Pandian, Susan Parman, John Patton, Carl Wendt

ADVISERS
Undergraduate: all tenure-track faculty
Graduate: Barbra Erickson

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INTRODUCTION
Anthropology is the scientific and humanistic study of humans, our ancestors, and our nonhuman primate relatives. Anthropologists are interested in a wide range of human activities, including communication and language, economics, political organization, religion, the arts, philosophy, education, health and nutritional practices, social interaction, marriage, child rearing and development, science, and technology. Anthropology fosters the study of people from all over the world as they live now, as they lived in the prehistoric and historic past, and as they may live in the future. A major goal of anthropology is to understand people as biological-psychological-cultural-social wholes living in relationship with their environment. Through an integrative analysis of evolution, adaptation, and variation in terms of biology, culture, and behavior, anthropologists understand the totality of the human experience. In our department, the four subfields of anthropology generally include emphases on primate and human evolution from a biocultural perspective; cultural practices and beliefs; the development and use of language and symbols; and evidence regarding these areas from past times. Faculty also focus on areas such as primate conservation, cultural resource management, and applied anthropology. The Department of Anthropology endorses UPS 230.000, Statement of Professional Responsibility.

The major in Anthropology is designed to prepare students for advanced degrees in Anthropology as well as for positions in the private and public sector. Social service occupations, work in urban centers, museum work, health professions, natural resources management, and overseas work are some of the areas that offer many opportunities for anthropology graduates.

International Aspects of Anthropology
Anthropology is inherently international in scope, drawing on world-wide cross-cultural comparisons for understanding culture and what it means to be human, and offers an inter-, multi-, and trans-disciplinary perspective to promote an understanding of global networks that occur in transnational cultural contexts such as ethnicity, business, religion and education. Anthropology studies the global flow of information and channels of communication that cross spatial, national-territorial boundaries; and it studies transnational actors who enter into the spaces opened up by the intersection of corporate capital, labor mobility and new information, communication, and transportation technologies. The department encourages study in different cultures and will provide, where appropriate, academic credit for educational experiences abroad.

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BACHELOR OF ARTS IN ANTHROPOLOGY
The Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology requires a minimum of 120 units which includes courses for the major, all other University requirements, and free electives. The major requires 45 units consisting of core courses, upper-division courses, and elective course work. A “C” (2.0) average and a grade of “C minus” (1.7) or better is required in all courses applied to the major. Anthro 480 and 481 fulfill the University’s upper division writing requirement for Anthropology, and each must be passed with a C (2.0) or better.

Core Courses (15 units)
Anthro 101 Introduction to Biological Anthropology (3)
Anthro 102 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3)
Anthro 103 Introduction to Archaeology (3)
Anthro 480 History of Anthropology (3)
Anthro 481 Contemporary Anthropology (3)

Upper-Division Requirements (9-30 units)
Anthro 400 Cultural Analysis: Qualitative Methods in Anthropology (3)
Anthro 401 Ethnographic Field Methods (3)
Anthro 402 Museum Studies (3)
Anthro 403 Archaeological Fieldwork (3)
Anthro 404 Analytical Methods in Archaeology (3)
Anthro 405 Human Osteology (3)
Anthro 406 Descriptive Linguistics (3)
Anthro 407 Anthropological Video Production (3)
Anthro 408 Ethnogerontology (3)
Anthro 409 Applied Anthropology (3)
Anthro 412 Culture Change (3)
Anthro 414 Economic Anthropology (3)
Anthro 415 Anthropology of Tourism (3)
Anthro 416 Anthropological Linguistics (3)
Anthro 417 Life Quests (3)
Anthro 418 GIS and Archaeology (3)
Anthro 420 Visual Anthropology (3)
Anthro 423 The Ancient Maya (3)
Anthro 424 The Aztecs and Their Predecessors (3)
Anthro 425 Advanced Topics in Human Osteology (3)
Anthro 441 Human Variation (3)
Anthro 442 Medical Anthropology (3)
Anthro 451 Advanced Human Evolution (3)
Anthro 460 Public Archaeology in California (3)
Anthro 470 Survey of Anthropological Films (3)
Anthro 475 Research Methods in Primatology (3)
Anthro 476 Archaeological Investigations (3)
Anthro 490T Undergraduate Seminar in Anthropology (3)
Anthro 491 Internship in Anthropology (3)
Anthro 497 Ethnographic Investigations (3)
Anthro 498 Museum Practicum (3)
Anthro 499 Independent Study (3)

Electives (0-21 units)
Anthro 100 Non-Western Cultures and The Western Tradition (3)
Anthro 110 Ancient Peoples of the American Southwest (3)
Anthro 300 Language and Culture (3)
Anthro 301 Primate Behavior (3)
Anthro 304 Traditional Cultures of the World (3)
Anthro 305 Anthropology of Religion (3)
Anthro 306 Culture and Art (3)
Anthro 308 Culture and Aging: Anthropological Gerontology (3)
Anthro 310 Urban Anthropology (3)
Anthro 311 Culture and Communication (3)
Anthro 313 Culture and Personality: Psychological Anthropology (3)
Anthro 315 Culture and Nutrition (3)
Anthro 316 Anthropology of Sex and Gender (3)
Anthro 320 Cultures of Europe (3)
Anthro 321 The American Indian (3)
Anthro 322 Human Behavioral Ecology (3)
Anthro 325 Peoples of South America (3)
Anthro 327 Origins of Civilization (3)
Anthro 328 Peoples of Africa (3)
Anthro 329 Peoples of the Caribbean (3)
Anthro 332 Women in Cross-Cultural Perspectives (3)
Anthro 333 Anthropology of Childhood (3)
Anthro 340 Peoples of Asia (3)
Anthro 342 Anthropology and Health (3)
Anthro 344 Human Evolution (3)
Anthro 345 Peoples of the Middle East and North Africa (3)
Anthro 347 Peoples of the Pacific (3)
Anthro 350 Culture and Education (3)
Anthro 360 Contemporary American Culture (3)
Anthro 370 Anthropology of Non-Western Films (3)

Under certain circumstances, with the approval of the adviser or department chair, up to six units may be accepted from related disciplines.

Note: all courses under “Upper-Division Requirements” are 400-level courses. They are courses intended for junior, senior and graduate students. Courses under “Electives in Anthropology” are 100-level or 300-level. They may be taken by all students except graduate students. Anthro 480 and 481 must be passed with a “C” (2.0) or better.

Multiple and/or Single Subject Credential Information
The Anthropology degree may be effectively combined with subject matter studies for either the multiple subject credential (K-8) or single subject credential (7-12) in Social Science. Undergraduates are encouraged to work with the Center for Careers in Teaching (714-278-7130) as early as possible in their academic careers to plan efficient course selections for general education, major and electives. With careful planning,it may be possible to enter the credential program in the senior year of the bachelor's degree. Postgraduate students should contact the Admission to Teacher Education office in the College of Education (714-278-3352) to obtain information on attending an overview presentation.

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MINOR IN ANTHROPOLOGY
Twenty-one units must be taken to fulfill requirements for a minor.

Core Courses (15 units)
Anthro 101 Introduction to Biological Anthropology (3)
Anthro 102 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3)
Anthro 103 Introduction to Archeology (3)
Anthro 480 History of Anthropology (3)
Anthro 481 Contemporary Anthropology (3)
Note: Anthro 480 and 481 must be passed with a “C” (2.0) or better.

Additional Courses (6 units)
Six units of 300- or 400-level courses in anthropology.

 

MASTER OF ARTS IN ANTHROPOLOGY
The program offers advanced study of general anthropology, while simultaneously encouraging specialization in one (or more) of the traditional subdisciplines: archaeology, cultural anthropology, linguistics, and biological anthropology. Opportunities for field and laboratory research and for other related learning experiences permit students to enlarge upon formal classroom training and to work independently with original data. Students may pursue a thesis or project of either a traditional or more exploratory character. Efforts are made to assist individuals to plan programs that will meet their individual needs and interests.

Application Deadlines and Procedure
The deadlines for completing online applications are March 1st for the fall semester and October 1st for the spring semester (see http://www.csumentor.edu). Mailed applications need to be postmarked by the same deadlines. However, deadlines may be changed based upon enrollment projections. Check the university graduate studies website for current information at http://www.fullerton.edu/graduate.

There are two steps in the application process. (1) Apply online to the university (see http://www.csumentor.edu). (2) Apply to the department, in care of the Graduate Program Adviser (see http://anthro.fullerton.edu/Grad.htm). Arrange to have two letters of recommendation sent to the Graduate Program Adviser. Please check with the graduate adviser for department deadlines.

Prerequisites
An applicant must meet the university requirements for conditionally classified graduate standing: a baccalaureate from an accredited institution and a grade-point average of at least 2.5 in the last 60 semester units attempted (see section of this catalog on admission of graduates for complete statement and procedures). Admission is contingent upon evaluation and acceptance by the Graduate Study Committee.

The Department of Anthropology requires a grade-point average of 3.0 in all undergraduate coursework in anthropology. Students with limited subject or grade deficiencies may be considered for admission to the program if they agree to complete, with at least a “B” (3.0) average, additional courses selected by the Graduate Study Committee. Subject deficiencies must be met prior to candidacy. Students entering the MA program from other fields or other departments of anthropology should discuss appropriate course substitution with the graduate adviser. The department does not permit substitutions for the core courses.

Classification
A student who meets the requirements for conditionally classified graduate standing, as well as the following requirements, may be granted classified graduate standing upon the development of an approved study plan:

  1. A bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 27 units in anthropology, including the following courses or their equivalents.

    Core Courses (15 units)
    Anthro 101, 102, 103, 480 and 481
    Additional upper-division courses (12 units)
    Reading courses and special examinations may be substituted for the additional upper-division coursework in Anthropology.
  2. A GPA of “B” (3.0) for all work taken in Anthropology.
  3. Classification review administered by the graduate adviser.

Study Plan
The 30-unit study plan for the degree must include the following:
Anthro 511 Theory and Method in Biological Anthropology (3)
Anthro 512 Theory and Method in Archeology (3)
Anthro 513 Theory and Method in Cultural/Linguistic Anthropology (3)
Anthro 597 Project (6) or Anthro 598 Thesis (6)
Anthro 504T Graduate seminars in Anthropology, minimum of three (9 units)

Electives – two courses (6 units). Electives may be additional 504T seminars, Anthro 599 Independent Study, or 400-level courses.

For continuation in the program an average of “B” (3.0), with no grade below “C” (2.0) must be maintained for all work in the study plan.

Students must remain continuously enrolled, either by enrolling in at least one Anthropology course each semester or by enrolling in Graduate Studies 700. Students may request a waiver of this requirement for one or two semesters if professional purposes require absence from campus. A student who is not continuously enrolled will be required to apply for readmission to the program.

A thesis or a project, including an oral examination, must be completed for the degree.

The progress of graduate students will be reviewed prior to classification and again before advancement to candidacy. Students must demonstrate competence in a foreign language or quantitative methods.

For further information, consult the Anthropology graduate program adviser. See also the Department of Anthropology’s websit (http://anthro.fullerton.edu).

ANTHROPOLOGY COURSES

Courses are designated as ANTH in the class schedule.

ANTH 100    Non-Western Cultures and the Western Tradition

Description: An examination of the changing views of man, nature and culture in Western civilization as related to the impact of non-Western influences, including the use and interpretation of data on non-Western peoples and cultures.
Units: (3)

ANTH 101    Introduction to Biological Anthropology

Description: Humans as biological organisms from an evolutionary perspective. Concepts, methods, findings and issues in the study of the Order primates, including the relationships among fossil monkeys, apes and humans, and the significance of genetic diversity in modern populations. (CAN ANTH 2)
Units: (3)

ANTH 102    Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Description: The nature of culture and its significance. Uniformities and variations in human cultures. Cultural analyses of major institutional forms such as the family, economy, government, religion and art with an emphasis on preliterate peoples. Central problems of cultural comparison and interpretation. (CAN ANTH 4)
Units: (3)

ANTH 103    Introduction to Archaeology

Description: Relationship of archaeology, culture history and culture process, field methods and analysis of archaeological data; the uses and abuses of archaeology. World culture history from Pleistocene beginnings to the threshold of civilization. (CAN ANTH 6)
Units: (3)

ANTH 110    Ancient Peoples of the American Southwest

Description: Introductory-level exploration of the lifeways of prehistoric peoples of the American Southwest as evidenced through archaeological remains and through Native American perspectives.
Units: (3)

ANTH 300    Language and Culture

Description: Prerequisite: completion of General Education Category III.C.1. Language as a factor in culture. Trends in the study of language and culture.
Units: (3)

ANTH 301    Primate Behavior

Description: Prerequisite: Anthro 101 or 102 or Psychology 101 or completion of General Education Category III.A.2. The anthropological study of the behavior of primates including monkeys and apes with data collection in the wild and the laboratory; review and discussion of behavioral characteristics that are part of the primate heritage of humankind.
Units: (3)

ANTH 304    Traditional Cultures of the World

Description: Prerequisite: completion of General Education Category III.B.2. A comparative, worldwide survey of traditional, selected and well-studied ways of life using ethnographic writings, novels and films. Examines representative bands, tribes, chiefdoms, primitive states and folk societies.
Units: (3)

ANTH 305    Anthropology of Religion

Description: Prerequisite: completion of General Education Category III.B.2. Beliefs and practices in the full human variation of religious phenomena, with an emphasis on primitive religions. The forms, functions, structures, symbolism, and history and evolution of religious systems. One or more sections offered online.
Units: (3)

ANTH 306    Culture and Art

Description: Prerequisite: completion of General Education Category III.B.2. The metaphysical and mystical systems underlying the “grammars” of the art, myths, and rituals of various nonliterate and literate peoples and their development into creative experiences.
Units: (3)

ANTH 308    Culture and Aging: Anthropological Gerontology

Description: Prerequisite: General Education Category III.C.1. Anthropological discourse on diverse cultural conceptions of aging as they relate to gender, class, ethnic and religious categories. Cross-cultural comparison of culturally patterned time-table of life-cycle and age-grades for understanding the universals and variability in human aging.
Units: (3)

ANTH 310    Urban Anthropology

Description: Prerequisite: Anthro 102. A cross-cultural investigation of similarities and differences in urbanism with an emphasis on current theoretical and methodological perspectives in the study of urban social and cultural forms and processes.
Units: (3)

ANTH 311     Culture and Communicatio

Description: Prerequisite: completion of General Education Category III.B.2. How culture meaning and manipulation are constituted in both traditional and modern cultures through language, mythology, ritual, architecture, religion, and other communication systems.
Units: (3)

ANTH 313    Culture & Personality: Psychological Anthropology

Description: Prerequisite: General Education Category III.C.1. The relationship among the individual and the culture. Child training in non-western cultures. Survey of concepts, studies, and research techniques.
Units: (3)

ANTH 315    Culture and Nutrition

Description: Prerequisite: Anthro 101 or 102 or equivalent. Interrelationships among human nutrition, basic food resources, individual development and socio-cultural organization; includes assessment of student’s nutritional status, beliefs, and practices relative to other cultures.
Units: (3)

ANTH 316    Anthropology of Sex and Gender

Description: Prerequisites: completion of General Education Category III.C.1. This course examines human sex and gender roles in cross-cultural perspective and the role that gender plays in human social organization. Topics covered include cultural construction of gender; homosexuality, rights of women, evolution and gender. (Same as Women’s Studies 316)
Units: (3)

ANTH 320    Cultures of Europe

Description: Prerequisite: General Education Category III.C.1. A cultural survey of Europe, focusing on the peasant, national, and pan-European traditions of Europe. Diverse anthropological approaches are used to examine changing boundaries of European identity from prehistory to the present “European Union.”
Units: (3)

ANTH 321    The American Indian

Description: Prerequisite: General Education Category III.C.1. North American Indians north of
Units: (3)

ANTH 322    Human Behavioral Ecology

Description: Prerequisite: completion of General Education Category III.A.2.c. Using modern evolutionary theory, students will examine human biological and cultural diversity through an analysis of comparative socioecology. Topics covered include reproduction and marriage, the family, childhood, population growth, and conservation. Computer labs utilizing eHRAF. (Same as Biology 322.)
Units: (3)

ANTH 325    Peoples of South America

Description: Prerequisite: General Education Category III.C.1. Central and South America.
Units: (3)

ANTH 327    Origins of Civilizations

Description: Prerequisite: General Education Category III.A.2. or III.C.1. The development of civilization in both the Old and New Worlds in primary centers such as Mesopotamia, Egypt, the Indus Valley, China, Mesoamerica and Peru, and secondary centers such as the Aegean and Europe.
Units: (3)

ANTH 328    Peoples of Africa

Description: Prerequisite: General Education Category III.C.1. A cultural survey of Africa. Description of selected cultures and aspects of culture before and after contact with non-Africans.
Units: (3)

ANTH 329    Peoples of the Caribbean

Description: Prerequisite: General Education Category III.C.1. A survey of the various ethnic groups of the Caribbean, focusing on the description and interpretation of African, European, Asian and Amerindian cultural elements.
Units: (3)

ANTH 332    Women in Cross-Cultural Perspective

Description: Prerequisite: General Education Category III.A.2. or III.C.1. The influence of biological determinants as they are shaped by cultural beliefs, values, expectations and socially defined roles for women. The changing role of women in industrial society.
Units: (3)

ANTH 333    Anthropology of Childhood

Description: Prerequisite: General Education Category III.A.2 or III.C.1. Using a biocultural perspective, students examine the form and experiences of childhood using a comparative, evolutionary, cross-cultural approach. Topics: work and play, evolutionary and cultural influences on children’s development trajectories, the role of children. Computer labs with eHRAF.
Units: (3)

ANTH 340    Peoples of Asia

Description: Prerequisite: completion of General Education Categories III.A.2. and III.C.1. A survey of Asian civilizations and cultural traditions, emphasizing the study of the personality configurations in different culture areas, the analysis of the structure of Asian civilizations, and an examination of the peasant, tribal and ethnic groups of Asia.
Units: (3)

ANTH 342    Anthropology and Health

Description: Prerequisite: completion of General Education Category III.A.2 and III.C.1. In this course students use a comparative, cross-cultural perspective to understand the process and conception of health in different societies. Topics covered include: health beliefs, health ecology, culture and health. Computer labs utilizing eHRAF.
Units: (3)

ANTH 344    Human Evolution

Description: Prerequisite: Anthro 101 or completion of General Education Category III.A.2. Advanced primate evolution; the origin of Homo sapiens as evidenced in the fossil record and through biochemical and molecular studies. Evolutionary theory and problems in human evolution. (2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory)
Units: (3)

ANTH 345    Peoples of the Middle East and North Africa

Description: Prerequisite: General Education Category III.C.1. Interrelationship between culture, economy, political structure and belief system of selected cultures in the Middle East and North Africa.
Units: (3)

ANTH 347    Peoples of the Pacific

Description: Prerequisite: General Education Category III.C.1. The indigenous peoples and cultures of the Pacific Islands, including Tahiti, Hawaii and Australia. The forces and processes contributing to social change in island communities and current problems being faced by them.
Units: (3)

ANTH 350    Culture and Education

Description: Prerequisite: completion of General Education Category III.C.1.  The transmission of values, implicit cultural assumptions, and the patterning of education in cross-cultural perspective. American culture and development problems.
Units: (3)

ANTH 360    Contemporary American Culture

Description: Prerequisite: General Education Category III.C.1. Application of anthropological methods, categories of analysis, and types of interpretation to American culture. Survey and critique of selected community studies and other kinds of relevant research.
Units: (3)

ANTH 370    Anthropology of Non-Western Films

Description: Prerequisite: Anthro 100 or 102 or 304. Comparative analytical study of commercial and non-commercial films and videos made by non-western people. Films and videos considered as cultural artifacts that are particularly revealing of the ways people conceive of themselves and their cultures.
Units: (3)

ANTH 400    Cultural Analysis: Qualitative Methods in Anthropology

Description: Prerequisite: Anthro 102. An examination of the qualitative methods that are used in the analysis of culture; review of recent methodologies developed in the framework of semiotic, phenomenological, and interpretive anthropology.
Units: (3)

ANTH 401    Ethnographic Field Methods

Description: Prerequisites: Anthro 102 and six additional units of anthropology.  Anthropological field research by students on various problems using participant observation techniques.
Units: (3)

ANTH 402    Museum Science

Description: Prerequisites: either Anthro 101, 102 or 103. Methods, principles and techniques used in natural history, and small scientific and historical museums. Subjects covered include scope of exhibit and research collections, care and repair of specimens, acquisitions, storage and preparation of presentations in anthropological, historical, biological and paleontological museums.
Units: (3)

ANTH 403    Archaeological Fieldwork

Description: Prerequisites: Anthro 102 or 103 and consent of instructor. Excavation of a local archaeological site. Archaeological mapping, photography and recording. Laboratory methods of cataloging, preservation, description and interpretation of archaeological materials. Saturday field sessions. May be repeated once for credit as an elective. (1 hour lecture, 6 hours laboratory)
Units: (3)

ANTH 404    Analytical Methods in Archaeology

Description: Prerequisites: Anthro 103 and 403. The employment of physical data collecting techniques (e.g., photographic, paleomagnetic) in the field and the analysis of artifact collections and data from previous field operations in the laboratory. May be repeated once for credit as an elective. (1 hour lecture, 6 hours laboratory)
Units: (3)

ANTH 405    Human Osteology

Description: Prerequisite: Anthro 101 or equivalent.
Units: (3)

ANTH 406    Descriptive Linguistics

Description: (Same as Linguistics 406)
Units: (3)

ANTH 407    Anthropological Video Production

Description: Prerequisite: six upper-division units of anthropology. Planning, shooting, and editing videotapes relating to all sub-disciplines of anthropology. (1 hour lecture; 6 hours laboratory activities, demonstrations, and fieldwork)
Units: (3)

ANTH 408    Ethnogerontology

Description: Prerequisite: Anthro 102. Learning the methods of ethnoscience and interpretive semiotics for analyzing cultural knowledge and domains pertaining to aging. Training in ethnographic cultural analysis of aging for the production of ethnographies that focus on the symbols, taxonomies, paradigms, and themes of aging.
Units: (3)

ANTH 409    Applied Anthropology

Description: Prerequisite: Anthro 102. The uses of anthropological skills and sensitivities in approaching contemporary human problems. Cultural change, organizational development, program planning and evaluation, the consultant’s role, and professional ethics.
Units: (3)

ANTH 410    Anthropology of Organizations

Description: Prerequisite: Anthro 102. Cross cultural examination of the diverse ways humans organize themselves in groups. Topics include voluntary and non-voluntary associations, gender- and age-based organizations, religious groups, environmental groups, health care organization, and business organizations.
Units: (3)

ANTH 412    Culture Change

Description: Prerequisite: Anthro 102. Interrelations between cultural, social and psychological processes in the dynamics of culture growth and change. Impact of western technology on tribal and peasant societies. Anthropological contributions to the planning of directed sociocultural change in selected areas.
Units: (3)

ANTH 414    Economic Anthropology

Description: Prerequisite: Anthro 102. The ethnology and ethnography of economic life, principally in non-Western societies; the operation of systems of production and distribution within diverse cultural contexts.
Units: (3)

ANTH 415    Anthropology of Tourism

Description: Prerequisites: Anthro 102. Tourism and travel as cultural practices. Examines domestic and international tourism; perspective of both hosts and travelers; global economy and tourism; souvenirs, artifacts and symbolic landscapes; tourism as pilgrimage.
Units: (3)

ANTH 416    Anthropological Linguistics

Description: Nature and functions of language; language structure and change; classification of languages; use of linguistic evidence in anthropology. (Same as Linguistics 416)
Units: (3)

ANTH 417    Life Quests

Description: Prerequisite: Anthro 102. Contemporary ways to wisdom and humanness in cross-cultural and historical perspectives. New and comparative approaches to understanding the life cycle, development and fulfillment of individual personalities.
Units: (3)

ANTH 418    GIS and Archaeology

Description: Prerequisite: Anthro 103 or equivalent course and junior or senior standing. This course is an introduction to the use of Geographic Information Systems as they apply to the study of archaeology. The course focuses on the spatial analysis of past cultural remains from anthropological perspectives.
Units: (3)

ANTH 419    Anthropology of Risk

Description: Prerequisites: upper-division standing and Anthro 101, 102, and 103. The class covers the ecological context of risk, cultural, and behavioral responses to resource insecurity, the culture construction of risk, health outcomes in relation to risk-prone and risk-averse behavior, and social differentiation and risk.
Units: (3)

ANTH 420    Visual Anthropology

Description: Prerequisites: Anthro 100, 101, 102, 103, or equivalent. An examination of the development of the field of visual anthropology and an analysis of the changing and diverse approaches to the use of visual media in representing and interpreting other cultures.
Units: (3)

ANTH 423    The Ancient Maya

Description: Prerequisite: Anthro 102, 103. The archaeology and ethnohistory of the Maya area of Southern Mesoamerica. The problems of initial settlement of the area and the “rise” and dynamics of ancient Maya civilization.
Units: (3)

ANTH 424    The Aztecs and Their Predecessors

Description: Prerequisite: Anthro 102, 103. Archaeological survey of principal Mesoamerica pre-Columbian cultures north and west of the Maya area. The Aztecs and their predecessors, religion, art, architecture, intellectual achievements and the Olmec heritage.
Units: (3)

ANTH 425    Advanced Topics in Human Osteology

Description: Prerequisites: Anthro 405 and consent of instructor. Analytical methods stressing morphological examination of human bone in a laboratory setting (determination of human, prehistoric; analysis of fragmented and commingled remains; basic identification and report writing; pathological conditions). For those interested in archaeology, hominid evolution and/or forensic science.
Units: (3)

ANTH 441    Human Variation

Description: Prerequisite: Anthro 101. The processes underlying and the theories for the existence of the present variation between and within human populations. The genetics of human populations and the significance of racial classifications. (2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory)
Units: (3)

ANTH 442    Medical Anthropology

Description: Prerequisite: Anthro 101 or 102 or Psychology 101. Human health and disease and their relationship to cultural practices, beliefs and environmental factors; histories of various diseases as factors of cultural change; health care delivery systems.
Units: (3)

ANTH 445    Quantitative Methods in Anthropology

Description: Prerequisites: Anthropology major or minor and junior or senior standing.
Units: (3)

ANTH 451    Advanced Human Evolution

Description: Prerequisites: Anthro 322 or 344 or Biology 274. This course uses life history theory to examine the evolutionary ecology of human behavior. Topics covered include the human life course, resource acquisition, parenting, and fertility. Computer labs utilizing eHRAF. (Same as Biology 451)
Units: (3)

ANTH 460    Public Archaeology in California

Description: Prerequisite: Anthro 103. An archaeological survey of California, emphasizing the examination of recent scientific excavations. Analysis of new archaeological methods, current research specializations, responsibilities of the modern archaeologist, and review of legislation affecting archaeology.
Units: (3)

ANTH 470    Survey of Anthropological Films

Description: Prerequisite: Anthro 100 or 101 or 102 or 103; 420 recommended. Survey and analysis of the uses of film and video in anthropological research, teaching, theory, methodology. Films are studied not only for their anthropological content, but also as artifacts of western culture which reveal significant aspects of that culture.
Units: (3)

ANTH 475    Research Methods in Primatology

Description: Prerequisite: Anthro 301 or completion of General Education Category III.A.3. This course prepares students to conduct advanced behavioral research on non-human primates. It focuses on research design, data collection techniques, ethical and other situations unique to captive or to field settings, statistics, literature resources, permits, and disease transmission.
Units: (3)

ANTH 476    Archaeological Investigations

Description: Prerequisite: Anthro 102 or 103. Methodology and practice of archaeological fieldwork. May be repeated for credit. (1 hour lecture, 6 hours laboratory)
Units: (3)

ANTH 480    History of Anthropology

Description: Prerequisite: Anthro 101, 102 and 103. The principal contributions of anthropologists 1850-1950; evolutionary, diffusionist, historical, particularist, configurationalist, and culture and personality approaches in anthropology.
Units: (3)

ANTH 481    Contemporary Anthropology

Description: Prerequisite: Anthro 101, 102 and 103. Anthropologists from 1950 to the present; neoevolutionist, sociological, structuralist, psychological and symbolic approaches.
Units: (3)

ANTH 490T    Undergraduate Seminar in Anthropology

Description: Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Topics in anthropology. May be repeated for credit.
Units: (3)

ANTH 491    Internship in Anthropology

Description: Prerequisites: 18 upper-division units in anthropology and/or related fields. Career opportunities. On-the-job training under faculty supervision in museum, industry or governmental service. May be repeated for credit for a total of six units.
Units: (3)

ANTH 497    Ethnographic Investigations

Description: Prerequisite: Anthro 102 and 401 or equivalent. Training in the methodologies of participant observation and interview techniques; investigation and description of cultural domains such as religion, health, economics, politics, and family and ethnic boundaries. May be repeated for credit for a maximum of six units.
Units: (3)

ANTH 498    Museum Practicum

Description: Prerequisite: at least 15 units of anthropology and consent of instructor. Practical experience in museum operations, using the facilities of the Anthropology Museum. Topics covered include exhibit preparation, membership and funding operations, catalogue preparation and outreach activities. May be repeated for credit for a maximum of six units.
Units: (3)

ANTH 499    Independent Study

Description: Prerequisites: at least 15 units of anthropology and consent of adviser. Individual research project involving either library or fieldwork. Conferences with the adviser as necessary. Results in one or more papers. May be repeated for credit.
Units: (1-3)

ANTH 504T    Seminar: Selected Topics in Anthropology

Description: Prerequisite: completion of undergraduate major in anthropology and/or graduate standing or consent of instructor. The topic chosen and a general outline of the seminar are circulated prior to registration. May be repeated.
Units: (3)

ANTH 507    Grammatical Analysis

Description: (Same as Linguistics 507)
Units: (3)

ANTH 511    Theory and Methon in Biolgical Anthropology

Description: Prerequisites: completion of undergraduate major in anthropology and/or graduate standing. Basic theoretical positions and methodological spectrum in biological anthropology.
Units: (3)

ANTH 512    Theory and Method in Archaeology

Description: Prerequisites: completion of undergraduate major in anthropology and/or graduate standing. Basic theoretical positions and methodological spectrum in archaeological anthropology.
Units: (3)

ANTH 513    Theory and Method in Cultural/Linguistic Anthropology

Description: Prerequisite: completion of undergraduate major in anthropology and/or graduate standing. Basic theoretical positions and methodological spectrum in cultural and linguistic anthropology.
Units: (3)

ANTH 597    Project

Description: Prerequisite: graduate standing and consent of project adviser.  The completion of a project derived from original field or laboratory research, and/or from library study. A project could also be a museum exhibit, field report or other project. A copy of the approved written component of the project must be filed in the department through the department graduate program adviser. May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 6 units.
Units: (3,6)

ANTH 598    Thesis

Description: Prerequisite: graduate standing and consent of thesis adviser. The completion of a thesis derived from original field or laboratory research, and/or from library study. A copy of the approved thesis must be submitted to the department through the department graduate program adviser, and a copy of the thesis must be approved by the University Graduate Studies Office for submission to the bookstore for binding and microfilming. May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 6 units.
Units: (3,6)

ANTH 599    Independent Graduate Research

Description: Prerequisite: consent of adviser. Individual research involving fieldwork, laboratory, or library study, and conferences with a project adviser as necessary, and resulting in one or more papers. May be repeated for credit.
Units: (1-3)

 

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