Fall 2018 Class Schedule (ARC)



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ANTH 300    Physical Anthropology    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B2; IGETC Area 5B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course covers the concepts, methods, and theory of biological evolution and its application to the human species. There is a specific focus on molecular, Mendelian, and population genetics as well as on the mechanisms of evolution primatology, paleoanthropology, biocultural adaptations, human variation, and current bioethical issues. The philosophy of science and the scientific method serve as foundations to this course. This course is not open to students who have completed ANTH 480. (C-ID ANTH 110)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW07:30AM-08:50AMLECS.Sukkary-StolbaARC MAIN DaviesHall 20210042Textbook
MW09:00AM-10:20AMLECK.WorleyARC MAIN DaviesHall 20210044Textbook
TTh09:00AM-10:20AMLECS.Sukkary-StolbaARC MAIN DaviesHall 20210043Textbook
MW10:30AM-11:50AMLECS.Sukkary-StolbaARC MAIN DaviesHall 20210682Textbook
TTh10:30AM-11:50AMLECA.BeasleyARC MAIN DaviesHall 20212512Textbook
MW07:00PM-08:20PMLECC.NelsonARC MAIN DaviesHall 20210879Textbook
MW11:00AM-12:20PMLECM.DelgadilloOff Campus Natomas N20111197Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, Canvas, etc.) is required in this section.

W06:30PM-09:35PMLECD.HoffmanOff Campus Natomas N20110448Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, Canvas, etc.) is required in this section.

TBATBALECK.WorleyARC MAIN Online 11665Textbook
Online Orientation, Monday, August 27, 2018.
This course meets entirely online.
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

TBATBALECA.BeasleyARC MAIN Online 11529Textbook
Online Orientation, Monday, August 27, 2018.
This course meets entirely online.
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

TBATBALECA.BeasleyARC MAIN Online 21259Textbook
Online Orientation, Monday, August 27, 2018.
This course meets entirely online.
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

Schedule: Other Term, Sep 10-Dec 06

MW09:00AM-11:05AMLECK.Casper-DenmanOff Campus StdyAbroad 20900Textbook
Note: Enrollment Limited. Study Abroad Course held in London, England as a part of the Los Rios Study Abroad Program.


ANTH 301    Physical Anthropology Laboratory    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: ANTH 300
General Education: CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5C
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This introductory laboratory course provides opportunities to become familiar with the scientific methods of biological anthropology by investigating topics in laboratory and field situations. Topics covered in the course include the scientific method, sources of biological variation and forces of evolution, human osteology, human variation, taxonomy and comparative osteology of the primates, and the fossil evidence for human evolution. Field trips may be required. (C-ID ANTH 115L)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW12:30PM-01:50PMLABL.ChavezARC MAIN DaviesHall 20212656Textbook
F12:30PM-03:35PMLABL.ChavezARC MAIN DaviesHall 20220308Textbook
MW02:00PM-03:20PMLABL.ChavezARC MAIN DaviesHall 20210234Textbook
MW05:30PM-06:50PMLABC.NelsonARC MAIN DaviesHall 20210235Textbook
Th06:00PM-09:10PMLABD.HoffmanOff Campus Natomas N20110928Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, Canvas, etc.) is required in this section.

MW12:30PM-01:50PMLABM.DelgadilloOff Campus Natomas N20112951Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, Canvas, etc.) is required in this section.


ANTH 310    Cultural Anthropology    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); AA/AS Area VI; CSU Area D1; IGETC Area 4A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course explores the various customs, traditions, and forms of social organizations from a global perspective. Topics include subsistence methods, belief and religious systems, linguistics, trade and economic systems, arts, kinship systems, marriage and family systems, technology, and changes due to internal and external forces. Gender, race, and ethnic identity are examined as well as the role of society in defining these terms. Using ethnographic case studies, this course examines how anthropological ethics, methods, and theories are applied to the study of human culture. This course is not open to students who have already completed ANTH 481. (C-ID ANTH 120)

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Aug 25-Oct 17
ACE (Accelerated College Education)

Sa12:40PM-05:00PMLECE.BowdenOff Campus Natomas N20111400Textbook
ACE (Accelerated College Education)
T07:45PM-09:20PMLECE.BowdenOff Campus Natomas N20111400Textbook
This class is part of the ACE (Accelerated College Education) program which is a continuing cohort for working adults. This course meets one week night AND on Saturdays. For further information, visit the ACE website at
www.arc.losrios.edu/ace or call the Natomas Center at (916) 485-6000.
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, Canvas, etc.) is required in this section.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh07:30AM-08:50AMLECS.Sukkary-StolbaARC MAIN DaviesHall 20210047Textbook
MW09:00AM-10:20AMLECS.Sukkary-StolbaARC MAIN Raef 16010045Textbook
TTh01:30PM-02:50PMLECF.AraujoARC MAIN DaviesHall 20213051Textbook
M05:30PM-08:45PMLECA.BeasleyARC MAIN DaviesHall 20311866Textbook
TBATBALECA.BeasleyARC MAIN Online 11867Textbook
Online Orientation, Monday, August 27, 2018. This course meets entirely online.
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory


ANTH 320    Introduction to Archaeology and World Prehistory    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area D1; IGETC Area 4A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is an introduction to the theories, concepts, and methods employed by the archaeologist in the study of human history and pre-history. The development and diverse evolution of social and cultural systems are emphasized. The challenges and achievements of non-literate and traditional cultures, diverse communities, and social classes over time are also explored. (C-ID ANTH 150)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TBATBALECK.WorleyARC MAIN Online 12711Textbook
Online Orientation, Monday, August 27, 2018. This course meets entirely online.
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

Schedule: Other Term, Sep 10-Dec 06

M01:40PM-03:45PMLECK.Casper-DenmanOff Campus StdyAbroad 20901Textbook
W11:15AM-01:20PMLECK.Casper-DenmanOff Campus StdyAbroad 20901Textbook
Note: Enrollment Limited. Study Abroad Course held in London, England as a part of the Los Rios Study Abroad Program.


ANTH 330    Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); AA/AS Area VI; CSU Area D1; IGETC Area 4A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is a cross-cultural study of supernatural beliefs and associated rituals in traditional societies. Emphasis is on understanding the role of beliefs within the broader social context. In addition, this course examines the general functions of ritual and mythology in reinforcing cultural ideals and ethics. Similarities and differences between traditional beliefs and world religions are also explored.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh10:30AM-11:50AMLECK.WorleyARC MAIN DaviesHall 11311494Textbook

Schedule: Other Term, Sep 10-Dec 06

MT03:55PM-06:00PMLECK.Casper-DenmanOff Campus StdyAbroad 20902Textbook
Note: Enrollment Limited. Study Abroad Course held in London, England as a part of the Los Rios Study Abroad Program.


ANTH 333    American Indians of California    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); AA/AS Area VI; CSU Area D
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course surveys the sociocultural systems of California Indians from the prehistoric period to the present. In addition to offering an overview of the diversity and complexity of aboriginal California, it includes environmental adaptations, material culture, social structure, ideology, and response to change. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW12:00PM-01:20PMLECK.WorleyARC MAIN DaviesHall 22519454Textbook

ANTH 341    Introduction to Linguistics    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); AA/AS Area II(b); AA/AS Area VI; CSU Area D1; IGETC Area 4A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This introductory course serves as a foundation for understanding language from an anthropological perspective. It addresses such core questions as how, what, when, where, why, and with whom humans communicate. The course topics are formed along three core areas: (1) structural linguistics, which include phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics; (2) historical linguistics, which include language origin and evolution, structural change, and language genetics; and (3) sociocultural linguistics, which include child and adult language acquisition, and cultural and psychological constraints within the context of linguistic ethnography. (C-ID ANTH 130)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW01:30PM-02:50PMLECF.AraujoARC MAIN DaviesHall 20311100Textbook

ANTH 391    Life and Culture Study Abroad    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Enrollment Limitation: The student must complete the pre-enrollment process into the Los Rios Community College District Study Abroad program as required by the American Institute for Foreign Studies (AIFS).
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course allows students to acquire a level of global competence while enrolled in the Los Rios Study Abroad program. Global competence is a continuing process of acquiring specific economic, historical, and geopolitical knowledge, which supports the intercultural communication skills and authentic lived experiences that allow a person to function in another culture, and result in attitudes of cultural appreciation and interdependence. While participating in a specific Study Abroad program the student will have opportunities to study and generally survey the host country's historical, cultural, and geopolitical influences, as well as the societal structures, to develop an understanding and appreciation of the host culture as different from U. S. American culture. Students may find information about the pre-enrollment meetings at the Study Abroad website, located at: http://www.arc.losrios.edu/Study_Abroad.htm

Schedule: Other Term, Sep 10-Dec 06

M11:15AM-01:20PMLECK.Casper-DenmanOff Campus StdyAbroad 20903Textbook
W01:40PM-06:00PMLECK.Casper-DenmanOff Campus StdyAbroad 20903Textbook
Note: Enrollment Limited. Study Abroad Course held in London, England as a part of the Los Rios Study Abroad Program.


ANTH 495    Independent Studies in Anthropology    1-3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 162 hours LAB
Description: Independent Study is an opportunity for the student to extend classroom experience in this subject, while working independently of a formal classroom situation. Independent study is an extension of work offered in a specific class in the college catalog. To be eligible for independent study, students must have completed the basic regular catalog course at American River College. They must also discuss the study with a professor in this subject and secure approval. Only one independent study for each catalog course will be allowed.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TBATBALABK.Worley TBA TBA12513Textbook

Fall 2018 Class Schedule

Updated: December 11, 2018