Spring 2017 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: Eight Week 2nd - Alt. Dates, Mar 18-May 17
ACE (Accelerated College Education)
Sa        12:40PM-05:00PM LEC M.Kapell             Off Campus Natomas N201  12582 
Textbook
ACE (Accelerated College Education)
T         07:45PM-09:20PM LEC M.Kapell             Off Campus Natomas N201  12582 Textbook
This class is part of the ACE (Accelerated College Education) program which is a continuing cohort for working adults. This course meets on 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.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 17
MW        07:30AM-08:50AM LEC S.Sukkary-Stolba     ARC MAIN DaviesHall 200  11989 Textbook
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC K.Worley             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 202  10044 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 202  10043 Textbook
F         09:00AM-12:10PM LEC A.Beasley            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 202  11844 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this section.

MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC S.Sukkary-Stolba     ARC MAIN DaviesHall 202  10647 Textbook
TTh       03:00PM-04:20PM LEC A.Beasley            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 202  12093 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this section.

CECA (California Early College Academy)
MW        12:30PM-01:50PM LEC L.Vittitow           Off Campus Natomas N201  12381 Textbook
The above class is part of the CECA (California Early College Academy) program which is a continuing cohort. For further information, call (916) 485-6000.
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this section.

Th        06:00PM-09:05PM LEC D.Hoffman            Off Campus Natomas N201  11884 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          10045 Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 17, 2017. 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          11776 Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 17, 2017. 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 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, Jan 14-May 17
F         01:00PM-04:10PM LAB E.Bowden             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 202  11663 
Textbook
NOTE:The use of web-based tools, i.e., Internet, D2L, etc., is required for this section.

MW        02:00PM-03:30PM LAB M.Delgadillo         ARC MAIN DaviesHall 202  10240 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this section.

MW        03:30PM-04:50PM LAB M.Delgadillo         ARC MAIN DaviesHall 202  12534 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  10241 Textbook
NOTE:The use of web-based tools, i.e., Internet, D2L, etc., is required for this section.

M         06:00PM-09:15PM LAB D.Hoffman            Off Campus Natomas N201  11277 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this section.

MW        02:00PM-03:20PM LAB L.Vittitow           Off Campus Natomas N201  19379 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: BIOL 102, BIOL 115, BIOL 430, OR ANTH 300 and 301; AND 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 is an overview of forensic anthropology, 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 14-May 17
MW        07:00PM-08:20PM LEC C.Nelson             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 202  12827 
Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, 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, method, and theory 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, Jan 14-Mar 08
ACE (Accelerated College Education)
Sa        12:40PM-03:45PM LEC K.Casper-Denman      Off Campus Natomas N101  12105 
Textbook
ACE (Accelerated College Education)
TBA       TBA             LEC K.Casper-Denman      Off Campus Natomas ONLINE 12105 Textbook
This above class is part of the ACE (Accelerated College Education) program which is a continuing cohort for working adults. This course meets online AND on Saturdays. For further information, visit the ACE website at www.arc.losrios.edu/ace or call (916) 485-6000.
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this section.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 17
TTh       07:30AM-08:50AM LEC S.Sukkary-Stolba     ARC MAIN DaviesHall 202  10048 Textbook
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC S.Sukkary-Stolba     ARC MAIN Raef 160        10047 Textbook
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC A.Beasley            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 202  12804 Textbook
NOTE:The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this section.

TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC A.Beasley            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 200  11664 Textbook
NOTE:The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this section.

F         04:30PM-07:40PM LEC F.Araujo             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 202  10731 Textbook
NOTE:The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this section.

MW        02:00PM-03:20PM LEC K.Worley             Off Campus Natomas N101  19380 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this section.


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: Eight Week - Second, Mar 14-May 11
TTh       05:30PM-08:40PM LEC E.Bowden             Off Campus McClellan 102 11757 
Textbook
NOTE:The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this section.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 17
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC K.Worley             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 202  19326 Textbook
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: 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, Jan 14-May 17
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC F.Araujo             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 200  12094 
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: 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; 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 14-May 17
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC A.Beasley            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 200  12341 
Textbook
NOTE:The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this section.




ANTH 336    Anthropology of Sex, Sexuality and Gender    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; CSU Area D3; IGETC Area 4A
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: The course is an introductory overview from a global anthropological perspective of the relationship between sexual behavior and sexuality as well as gender and other socially ascribed statuses. Diverse modern and past human and non-human primate communities are compared bio-culturally. Integrating the basic branches of anthropology -- cultural, biological, linguistic and archaeological anthropology -- the course examines the role, function, and evolution of sex in the human primate. It examines the relationship between sex, sexuality, gender to adaptation as well as to social behavior and to cultural variation. The implications of research methodologies and theory in investigating sex, sexuality, culture and biology are evaluated.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 17
F         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC K.Casper-Denman      ARC MAIN DaviesHall 200  19327 
Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this section.


ANTH 481    Honors Cultural Anthropology    3 Units

Prerequisite: Placement into ENGWR 480 through the 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 organization in both Western and non-Western societies. Multicultural perspectives are examined for such topics as 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. This seminar-style honors course approaches the topical material through class discussion which encourages problem-solving techniques focusing on current anthropological issues. This course is not open to students who have completed ANTH 310. (C-ID ANTH 120)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 17
W         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC K.Casper-Denman      ARC MAIN DaviesHall 219  19328 
Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this section.


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, Jan 14-May 17
TBA       TBA             LAB K.Worley              TBA TBA                 12535 
Textbook


ANTH 499    Experimental Offering in Anthropology    .5-4 Units

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

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 17
Th        06:00PM-09:05PM LEC K.Casper-Denman      ARC MAIN DaviesHall 204  19329 
Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this section.
The Anthropology of Food, Drink, and Other Consumed Substances
Units: 3.0

Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description:This course examines eating, drinking, and consuming behaviors around the world and over time. The roles of rituals, taboos, sacraments, ceremonies, identities, statuses, and belief systems are reviewed. This course takes a basic anthropological approach to the search for an explanation of human universals and variations. Comparing the habits of apes, monkeys, scavengers, predators, and the fossil record, this course addresses the evolution of the modern human body. Shifts in social and environmental conditions, past, present, and future, as well as the impact of innovations in methods of preparation over time and in radically diverse communities are analyzed.

Spring 2017 Class Schedule

Updated: May 5, 2017