Spring 2011 Class Schedule (ARC)



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ANTH 300    Physical Anthropology    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320; OR placement through assessment process.
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 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 the course.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 15-May 12
MW        06:00PM-09:10PM LEC P.Hawkes             Off Campus SanJuan HS    13244 
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Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
MW        07:30AM-08:50AM LEC S.Sukkary-Stolba     ARC MAIN DaviesHall 202  10138 Textbook
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC E.Pollack            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 202  10142 Textbook
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC S.Sukkary-Stolba     ARC MAIN DaviesHall 200  10140 Textbook
F         09:00AM-12:05PM LEC M.Grofe              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 202  10144 Textbook
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC S.Sukkary-Stolba     ARC MAIN DaviesHall 202  12368 Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC P.Gibson             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 202  10146 Textbook
MW        09:30AM-10:50AM LEC P.Gibson             Off Campus Natomas N201  15210 Textbook
Th        06:00PM-09:05PM LEC P.Hawkes             Off Campus Natomas N201  15212 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC K.Worley             ARC MAIN Online          10148 Textbook
Online Orientation:    Tuesday, January 18    12:01AM-11:59PM
This course meets entirely online. For more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

TBA       TBA             LEC K.Worley             ARC MAIN Online          14830 Textbook
Online Orientation:    Tuesday, January 18    12:01AM-11:59PM
This course meets entirely online. For more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


ANTH 301    Physical Anthropology Laboratory    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: ANTH 300
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B2; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is an introductory laboratory designed to provide opportunities to become familiar with the methods of the science of biological anthropology while investigating topics in laboratory and field situations. Topics covered in the course are: 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 trip may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LAB C.Christensen        ARC MAIN DaviesHall 202  10752 
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TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LAB L.Taylor             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 202  10752 Textbook
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LAB L.Taylor             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 202  15238 Textbook
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LAB C.Christensen        ARC MAIN DaviesHall 202  15208 Textbook
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LAB C.Nelson             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 202  15208 Textbook
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LAB C.Christensen        ARC MAIN DaviesHall 202  10754 Textbook
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LAB L.Taylor             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 202  10754 Textbook
F         01:00PM-04:05PM LAB M.Grofe              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 202  12422 Textbook
T         06:00PM-09:05PM LAB P.Hawkes             Off Campus Natomas N201  15214 Textbook
MW        05:30PM-06:50PM LAB C.Nelson             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 202  10756 Textbook




ANTH 303    Introduction to Forensic Anthropology    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320; OR placement through assessment process. ANTH 300 and 301; OR BIOL 102; OR BIOL 115 and 117; OR BIOL 430.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B2; IGETC Area 5B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is an overview of forensic anthropology which is an applied field of physical anthropology. Forensic anthropology uses the analysis of human skeletal remains to answer medico-legal questions. This course emphasizes current techniques used in analysis of human skeletal remains, medico-legal procedures, and the role of the anthropologist in the investigative process. It examines the basics of bone biology, methods of skeletal analysis, and recognition of bone pathology and trauma.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
MW        07:00PM-08:20PM LEC C.Nelson             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 202  30010 
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ANTH 310    Cultural Anthropology    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320; OR placement through assessment process.
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 an introduction to the various customs, traditions, and forms of social organizations in both Western and non-Western societies. Multicultural perspectives are examined for such topics including subsistence methods, belief and religious system, linguistics, trade and economic systems, arts, kinship systems, marriage and family systems, technology, and changes due to internal and external forces.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jan 15-Mar 14
MW        06:00PM-09:10PM LEC S.Sukkary-Stolba     Off Campus SanJuan HS    13354 
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W         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC L.Vittitow           Off Campus Natomas/Ik A216 15216 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC L.Vittitow            TBA TBA                 15216 Textbook
Online & In-class
The above class meets both online and in the classroom. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

T         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC F.Araujo             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 202  10158 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC F.Araujo             ARC MAIN Online          10158 Textbook
Online & In-class
The above class meets both online and in the classroom. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 15-May 12
W         01:00PM-04:05PM LEC L.Vittitow           Off Campus Ethan 150     13618 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC L.Vittitow            TBA TBA                 13618 Textbook
Online & In-class
The above class meets both online and in the classroom. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online
3.4 hours per week online

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
TTh       07:30AM-08:50AM LEC S.Sukkary-Stolba     ARC MAIN DaviesHall 200  10156 Textbook
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC S.Sukkary-Stolba     ARC MAIN Raef 160        10152 Textbook
F         04:30PM-07:35PM LEC F.Araujo             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 202  12706 Textbook


Schedule: Other Term, Jan 15-Mar 12
W         06:00PM-07:50PM LEC P.Gibson             Off Campus Ethan 252     13340 Textbook
Sa        08:00AM-12:15PM LEC P.Gibson             Off Campus Ethan 150     13340 Textbook
This course is part of ACE (Accelerated College Education) program for working adults. This course meets on Wednesday evenings AND on Saturdays. For further information, visit the ACE website at www.arc.losrios.edu/ace or call (916) 563-3281.
no class on Saturday, February 19.


ANTH 320    Introduction to Archaeology and World Prehistory    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320; OR placement through assessment process.
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 is emphasized. The challenges and achievements of non-literate and traditional cultures, diverse communities, and social classes over time are also explored.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jan 15-Mar 14
M         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC K.Casper-Denman      Off Campus Natomas/Ik A116 15220 
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TBA       TBA             LEC K.Casper-Denman       TBA TBA                 15220 Textbook
Online & In-class
The above class meets both online and in the classroom. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


ANTH 330    Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320; OR placement through assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b) and 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 the forms and functions of supernatural beliefs and associated rituals in traditional societies of Africa, Asia, aboriginal Australia, Oceania, South America, Native North America and elsewhere. Attention is also given to world religions. Emphasis is on understanding the role of beliefs and rituals within their given social contexts, as well as on a broader comparison to derive insight into the general functions of beliefs and rituals in human life.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 15-May 12
F         09:00AM-12:05PM LEC L.Taylor             Off Campus Natomas N201  15992 
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TBA       TBA             LEC L.Taylor              TBA TBA                 15992 Textbook
The above class meets both online and in the classroom. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online
3.9 hours per week online

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
TTh       04:30PM-05:50PM LEC A.Kingsnorth         ARC MAIN DaviesHall 202  15244 Textbook


ANTH 333    American Indians of California    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320; OR placement through assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); AA/AS Area VI; CSU Area D1; CSU Area D3; IGETC Area 4A
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, Jan 15-May 18
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC K.Worley             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 200  14266 
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ANTH 335    Research Methods in Anthropology    3 Units

Prerequisite: ANTH 300 or 310 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course introduces research methods for the field of anthropology. Familiarization with specific observational research methods and the practical application of these methods in a contemporary setting is emphasized. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 15-May 12
W         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC K.Casper-Denman      ARC MAIN DaviesHall 113  30868 
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TBA       TBA             LEC K.Casper-Denman      ARC MAIN Online          30868 Textbook
3.5 online hrs. per week required


ANTH 370    Primatology    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ANTH 300
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course provides an analysis of non-human primate comparative morphology, behavior, and ecology. Areas of study include general primate morphology, diet and ecology, behavior including reproduction and social systems, cognition and intelligence, and primate conservation issues. Primates in both captive and free-ranging settings are examined. Field trips for primate observations may be required.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jan 15-Mar 14
TBA       TBA             LEC K.Casper-Denman      ARC MAIN Online          16026 
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Online Orientation:    Tuesday, January 18    12:01AM-11:59PM
This course meets entirely online. For more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


ANTH 480    Honors Physical Anthropology    3 Units

Prerequisite: Placement into ENGWR 480 through the assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B2; IGETC Area 5B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is an introduction to the science of physical anthropology. This seminar-style honors course approaches the topical material through class discussion which encourages problem solving techniques focusing on current anthropological issues. Weekly topical issues are presented in a case study format. Critical thinking skills are emphasized in responding to these issues. The following topics are included in the course: evolutionary theory, heredity, human variation, taxonomy and behavior of the living primate and the fossil evidence of human evolution. This course is not open to students who have completed ANTH 300.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
T         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC K.Worley             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 113  30009 
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ANTH 499    Experimental Offering in Anthropology    .5-4 Units

Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 72 hours LEC

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
Ancient Technology
Th        06:00PM-09:05PM LEC K.Worley             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 202  16518 
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Units: 3
Hours: 54 hour LEC
Description:This course examines technological capabilities of pre-industrial societies using ethnographic and archaeological examples. Topics include construction of temporary and permanent structures, pottery making techniques, metallurgy, textile production, and lithic technology.

Spring 2011 Class Schedule

Updated: April 29, 2011