Spring 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: Eight Week 2nd - Alt. Dates, Mar 17-May 16
ACE (Accelerated College Education)

Sa12:40PM-05:00PMLECE.BowdenOff Campus Natomas N20112374Textbook
ACE (Accelerated College Education)
W07:45PM-09:20PMLECE.BowdenOff Campus Natomas N20112374Textbook
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 13-May 16

MW07:30AM-08:50AMLECS.Sukkary-StolbaARC MAIN DaviesHall 20011832Textbook
MW09:00AM-10:20AMLECK.WorleyARC MAIN DaviesHall 20210043Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, Canvas, etc.) is required in this section.

TTh09:00AM-10:20AMLECS.Sukkary-StolbaARC MAIN DaviesHall 20210042Textbook
F09:00AM-12:10PMLECK.Casper-DenmanARC MAIN DaviesHall 20211696Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, Canvas, etc.) is required in this section.

MW10:30AM-11:50AMLECS.Sukkary-StolbaARC MAIN DaviesHall 20210602Textbook
CECA (California Early College Academy)
MW12:30PM-01:50PMLECM.DelgadilloOff Campus Natomas N20112198Textbook
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 N20111734Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, Canvas, etc.) is required in this section.

TBATBALECK.WorleyARC MAIN Online 10044Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 16, 2018. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

TBATBALECA.BeasleyARC MAIN Online 11639Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 16, 2018. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at https://vec.arc.losrios.edu/faculty/faculty.php

TBATBALECA.BeasleyARC MAIN Online 20767Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 16, 2018. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at https://vec.arc.losrios.edu/faculty/faculty.php


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 13-May 16

F01:00PM-04:10PMLABK.Casper-DenmanARC MAIN DaviesHall 20211532Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, Canvas, etc.) is required in this section.

MW02:00PM-03:20PMLABL.VittitowARC MAIN DaviesHall 20210222Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, Canvas, etc.) is required in this section.

MW03:30PM-04:50PMLABL.VittitowARC MAIN DaviesHall 20212332Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, Canvas, etc.) is required in this section.

MW05:30PM-06:50PMLABC.NelsonARC MAIN DaviesHall 20210223Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, Canvas, etc.) is required in this section.

M06:00PM-09:15PMLABD.HoffmanOff Campus Natomas N20111183Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, Canvas, etc.) is required in this section.

MW02:00PM-03:20PMLABM.DelgadilloOff Campus Natomas N20113194Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, Canvas, 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 13-May 16

MW07:00PM-08:20PMLECC.NelsonARC MAIN DaviesHall 20212587Textbook
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: Full Term, Jan 13-May 16

TTh07:30AM-08:50AMLECS.Sukkary-StolbaARC MAIN DaviesHall 20220400Textbook
MW09:00AM-10:20AMLECS.Sukkary-StolbaARC MAIN Raef 16010046Textbook
F04:30PM-07:40PMLECF.AraujoARC MAIN DaviesHall 20210677Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, Canvas, etc.) is required in this section.

TBATBALECA.BeasleyOff Campus Natomas ONLINE13195Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, Canvas, etc.) is required in this class.

TBATBALECK.WorleyARC MAIN Online 12569TextbookFree Digital Book
TBATBALECA.BeasleyARC MAIN Online 20768Textbook

Schedule: Other Term, Jan 13-Mar 07
ACE (Accelerated College Education)

TBATBALECK.Casper-DenmanOff Campus Natomas ONLINE11943Textbook
ACE (Accelerated College Education)
Sa12:40PM-03:45PMLECK.Casper-DenmanOff Campus Natomas N20311943Textbook
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.


ANTH 319    Visual Anthropology: Introduction to Ethnographic Film    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
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course provides an introduction to the use of film by anthropologists as a research and educational tool. A series of films depicting different cultures from around the world are viewed and evaluated. Various attributes of ethnographic film and their treatment by a number of anthropological filmmakers are examined.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jan 13-Mar 12

Th06:00PM-09:05PMLECK.Casper-DenmanARC MAIN DaviesHall 20419410Textbook
TBATBALECK.Casper-DenmanARC MAIN Online 19410Textbook
Online & In-class
The above class meets both online and in the classroom.


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 13-May 10

Th06:00PM-09:10PMLECK.Casper-DenmanOff Campus McClellan 10211621Textbook
TBATBALECK.Casper-DenmanOff Campus McClellan ONLINE11621Textbook
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

TBATBALECK.WorleyARC MAIN Online 20927Textbook

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
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b)
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 13-May 16

TTh10:30AM-11:50AMLECK.WorleyARC MAIN DaviesHall 20219411Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, Canvas, 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 13-May 16

MW01:30PM-02:50PMLECF.AraujoARC MAIN DaviesHall 20011933Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, Canvas, etc.) is required in this section.


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, Jan 13-May 16

Th05:30PM-08:35PMLECA.BeasleyARC MAIN DaviesHall 10619412Textbook

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 nonhuman 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: Full Term, Jan 13-May 16

TBATBALECK.Casper-DenmanARC MAIN Online 19413Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 16, 2018. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at
https://vec.arc.losrios.edu/faculty/faculty.php


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. It is a seminar-style honors course which 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. Topics include evolutionary theory, heredity, human variation, taxonomy and behavior of the living primates, and the fossil evidence of human evolution. This course differs from ANTH 300 in that it is offered as a seminar-style class with an emphasis on academic journal articles. This course is not open to students who have completed ANTH 300. (C-ID ANTH 110)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 13-May 16

W06:00PM-09:05PMLECA.KingsnorthARC MAIN DaviesHall 21919414Textbook
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 13-May 16

TBATBALABK.Worley TBA TBA12333Textbook

Spring 2018 Class Schedule

Updated: February 23, 2018