Spring 2019 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 23-May 22
ACE (Accelerated College Education)

Sa12:40PM-03:45PMLECK.Casper-DenmanOff Campus Natomas N20112096Textbook
ACE (Accelerated College Education)
TBATBALECK.Casper-DenmanOff Campus Natomas ONLINE12096Textbook
This 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 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, Jan 19-May 22

MW07:30AM-08:50AMLECS.Sukkary-StolbaARC MAIN DaviesHall 20211617Textbook
MW09:00AM-10:20AMLECK.WorleyARC MAIN DaviesHall 20210042Textbook
TTh09:00AM-10:20AMLECS.Sukkary-StolbaARC MAIN DaviesHall 20210041Textbook
F09:00AM-12:10PMLECK.Casper-DenmanARC MAIN DaviesHall 20211499Textbook
MW10:30AM-11:50AMLECS.Sukkary-StolbaARC MAIN DaviesHall 20210543Textbook
MW07:00PM-08:20PMLECE.BowdenARC MAIN DaviesHall 20220912Textbook
CECA (California Early College Academy)
MW12:30PM-01:50PMLECM.DelgadilloOff Campus Natomas N20111940Textbook
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, Canvas, etc.) is required in this section.

CECA (California Early College Academy)
TTh12:30PM-01:50PMLECK.WorleyOff Campus Natomas N10320776Textbook
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, Canvas, etc.) is required in this section.

Th06:00PM-09:05PMLECD.HoffmanOff Campus Natomas N20111531Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, Canvas, etc.) is required in this section.

TBATBALECK.WorleyARC MAIN Online 10043Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 22, 2019. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

TBATBALECA.BeasleyARC MAIN Online 11451Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 22, 2019. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

TBATBALECA.BeasleyARC MAIN Online 13498Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 22, 2019. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory


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 19-May 22

F01:00PM-04:10PMLABL.ChavezARC MAIN DaviesHall 20211361Textbook
MW01:45PM-03:05PMLABL.ChavezARC MAIN DaviesHall 20210204Textbook
MW03:30PM-04:50PMLABE.BowdenARC MAIN DaviesHall 20212059Textbook
MW05:30PM-06:50PMLABE.BowdenARC MAIN DaviesHall 20210205Textbook
MW02:00PM-03:20PMLABM.DelgadilloOff Campus Natomas N20112737Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, Canvas, etc.) is required in this section.

M06:00PM-09:15PMLABD.HoffmanOff Campus Natomas N20111064Textbook
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 2nd - Alt. Dates, Mar 23-May 22
ACE (Accelerated College Education)

Sa12:40PM-05:00PMLECA.KingsnorthOff Campus Natomas N20311717Textbook
ACE (Accelerated College Education)
W07:45PM-09:20PMLECA.KingsnorthOff Campus Natomas N20311717Textbook
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 19-May 22

TTh07:30AM-08:50AMLECS.Sukkary-StolbaARC MAIN DaviesHall 20213382Textbook
MW09:00AM-10:20AMLECS.Sukkary-StolbaARC MAIN Raef 16010045Textbook
TTh01:30PM-02:50PMLECL.VittitowARC MAIN DaviesHall 20212268TextbookFree Digital Book
F04:30PM-07:40PMLECF.AraujoARC MAIN DaviesHall 20210612Textbook
TBATBALECK.WorleyOff Campus Natomas ONLINE12738Textbook
Online Orientation: Tuesday, January 22, 2019
This class 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 13499Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 22, 2019. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course 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: Eight Week - Second, Mar 19-May 16

TTh06:00PM-09:05PMLECL.VittitowOff Campus McClellan 22011435Textbook

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22

MW12:00PM-01:20PMLECK.WorleyARC MAIN DaviesHall 20213585Textbook

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 19-May 22

MW01:30PM-02:50PMLECF.AraujoARC MAIN DaviesHall 20311707Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, Canvas, etc.) is required in this section.

TBATBALECK.WorleyARC MAIN Online 19911Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 22, 2019. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory


ANTH 334    Native Peoples of North America    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 an introductory survey of traditional Native American societies. It describes the peoples and cultures of North America and emphasizes native ecological adaptations, languages, social organizations, religions, mythologies and world views, and artistic representations. It also explores the interrelatedness of Indigenous Native American groups through trade, intermarriage, and other forms of cultural exchange. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22

TTh10:30AM-11:50AMLECA.BeasleyARC MAIN DaviesHall 20219912Textbook

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 19-May 22

W05:30PM-08:35PMLECA.BeasleyARC MAIN DaviesHall 21919913Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, Canvas, 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 19-May 22

TBATBALABK.Worley TBA TBA12060Textbook

ANTH 499    Experimental Offering in Anthropology    .5-4 Units

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

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22
Anthro of Food,Drink,and Other Consum Substances

W06:00PM-09:05PMLECK.Casper-DenmanARC MAIN DaviesHall 22319914Textbook
Units: 3
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 and 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.
This course offers instruction on the reading processes and reading strategies necessary to critically read and analyze college-level material. It includes an examination of the rationale for using a process-based approach to reading as well as specific reading strategies for prereading, reading, reviewing, and metacognition. Pass/No Pass only.

Spring 2019 Class Schedule

Updated: November 14, 2018