Spring 2014 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, 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. This course is not open to students who have completed ANTH 480.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 18-May 15
MW        06:00PM-09:10PM LEC C.Speckman           Off Campus Natomas/Ik G208 20528 
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Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
MW        07:30AM-08:50AM LEC S.Sukkary-Stolba     ARC MAIN DaviesHall 200  13281 Textbook
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC K.Worley             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 202  10050 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this section.

TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC S.Sukkary-Stolba     ARC MAIN DaviesHall 200  10049 Textbook
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC S.Sukkary-Stolba     ARC MAIN DaviesHall 202  10847 Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC P.Gibson             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 202  10051 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this section.

MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC K.Casper-Denman      ARC MAIN DaviesHall 202  18764 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this section.

TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC P.Gibson             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 202  12781 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this section.

MW        09:30AM-10:50AM LEC M.Grofe              Off Campus Natomas N201  11727 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this section.

T         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC P.Hawkes             Off Campus Natomas N201  12872 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this section.

TBA       TBA             LEC K.Worley             ARC MAIN Online          10052 Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 21, 2014. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

TBA       TBA             LEC K.Worley             ARC MAIN Online          12673 Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 21, 2014. This course meets entirely online. For further 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: CSU Area B2; 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.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
MW        03:30PM-04:50PM LAB C.Machado            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 202  12455 
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NOTE:The use of web-based tools, i.e., Internet, D2L, etc., is required for this section.

MW        02:00PM-03:20PM LAB C.Machado            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 202  10281 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this section.

MW        05:30PM-06:50PM LAB C.Nelson             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 202  10282 Textbook
NOTE:The use of web-based tools, i.e., Internet, D2L, etc., is required for this section.

Th        06:00PM-09:05PM LAB P.Hawkes             Off Campus Natomas N201  11728 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this section.


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; 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 18-May 21
MW        07:00PM-08:20PM LEC C.Nelson             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 202  12193 
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NOTE:The use of web-based tools, i.e., Internet, D2L, etc., is required for this section.


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 18-Mar 17
MW        06:00PM-09:10PM LEC S.Sukkary-Stolba     Off Campus McClellan 102A 11169 
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Schedule: Eight Week 2nd - Alt. Dates, Mar 22-May 21
T         07:40PM-09:15PM LEC L.Vittitow           Off Campus Natomas/Ik A105 18848 Textbook
Sa        12:40PM-05:00PM LEC L.Vittitow           Off Campus Natomas N102  18848 Textbook
This class is part of the ACE (Accelerated College Education) program which is a continuing cohort for working adults. This course meets on Tuesday evenings AND on Saturdays. For further information, visit the ACE website at www.arc.losrios.edu/ace or call (916) 485-6000.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
TTh       07:30AM-08:50AM LEC S.Sukkary-Stolba     ARC MAIN DaviesHall 200  10056 Textbook
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC S.Sukkary-Stolba     ARC MAIN Raef 160        10054 Textbook
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC K.Worley             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 200  18765 Textbook
NOTE:The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this section.



F         04:30PM-07:35PM LEC F.Araujo             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 202  10954 Textbook
NOTE:The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this section.



TTh       03:00PM-04:20PM LEC K.Casper-Denman      ARC MAIN DaviesHall 200  12456 Textbook
NOTE:The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this section.



Learning Communities - First Year Experience (FYE) - 11 units - Registration Number: INDIS 1000, 28002

See INDIS 1000 for more complete information. This section of ANTH 310 is taught in combination with ENGWR 300 (MW 1:30PM-2:50PM), and MATH 100 (MTWTh 10:00AM-11:05AM)
The First Year Experience Program (FYE) is a structured academic program designed to increase the likelihood of college success. This experience is the second semester of a two-semester program (1-year cohort). The FYE objective is to promote learning in a supportive environment. All of the classes in the course - ENGWR 300, ANTH 310 and Math 100 are linked through instructors, assignments and lectures. All courses numbered 300 and above are transfer level courses. Sign up using the one class number listed for the Learning Community; you will receive credit and a grade for each individual course listed in the Learning Community. Students interested in enrolling in the second semester of the FYE Learning Community are required to complete the first semester of the program and attend an orientation with an instructor. Interested students should contact Roxanne Morgan at morganr@arc.losrios.edu.


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 - Second, Mar 18-May 15
W         05:30PM-08:40PM LEC K.Casper-Denman      Off Campus McClellan 112 12643 
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TBA       TBA             LEC K.Casper-Denman      ARC MAIN Online          12643 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this section.
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 321    Ancient Technology    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ANTH 320; Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course examines technological capabilities of pre-industrial societies using ethnographic and archaeological examples and an experimental approach. Topics include construction techniques of temporary and permanent structures, pottery construction, glassmaking, metallurgy, textile production, as well as bone, stone, wood, and other technologies crucial to human survival. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC K.Worley             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 200  20012 
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NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this section.


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 - First, Jan 18-Mar 17
TTh       06:00PM-09:05PM LEC A.Kingsnorth         ARC MAIN DaviesHall 113  13283 
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NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this section.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC F.Araujo             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 200  18766 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this section.


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 18-May 21
Th        06:00PM-09:05PM LEC L.Vittitow           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 208  20015 
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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 18-Mar 17
TBA       TBA             LEC K.Casper-Denman      ARC MAIN Online          11949 
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Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 21, 2014. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


ANTH 372    Primatology Field Studies    2 Units

Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ANTH 300.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC
Description: This course provides practical experience in non-human primate observational studies. The Sacramento Zoo serves as the "field site" where observations on non-human primates are conducted. Focus is on training in research methodology and observational techniques. Field studies may focus on the ChimpanZoo Program under the Jane Goodall Institute. Field trips will be required.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jan 18-Mar 17
Sa        09:00AM-01:05PM LEC K.Casper-Denman      ARC MAIN DaviesHall 105  18767 
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Sa        09:00AM-01:05PM LEC K.Casper-Denman      Off Campus Sac Zoo       18767 Textbook
Sa        09:00AM-01:05PM LEC K.Casper-Denman      Off Campus Sac Zoo       18767 Textbook
The first class meeting will take place on Saturday, January 18th, in Davies Hall 105, 9:00 a.m. - 1:05 p.m.; subsequent class meetings will be at the Sacramento Zoo, located in Land Park as well as online at d2l.losrios.edu. Students enrolled in the course will need to provide their own transportation, but they will receive long term research passes, so that zoo admission is free to students enrolled in the class.
NO CLASS MEETING on February 15th.


ANTH 495    Independent Studies in Anthropology    .5-4 Units

Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
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, Jan 18-May 21
TBA       TBA             LEC K.Worley              TBA TBA                 19936 
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Spring 2014 Class Schedule

Updated: September 22, 2014