Fall 2011 Class Schedule (CRC)



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ANTH 300    Physical Anthropology    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 51 or ESLR 50; or equivalent skills demonstrated 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, and analyzes the human place in nature. This class focuses on how humans evolved and the unique role of culture in our evolution and how genetics and reproduction shape our lives. The course also covers the classification and distribution of living and extinct human populations, how we determine the geological age of our ancestors, and our relationship to non-human primates such as monkeys and apes. Topics covered in this course include: the scientific method, principles and mechanisms of genetics and heredity, geological dating methods, classification of humans and our near relatives, social organization and behavior of living primates, comparative skeletal anatomy of humans and non-human primates. Local field trips may be required and may involve a small entrance fee.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 15-Dec 09
TTh       05:30PM-08:40PM LEC P.Loforte            Elk Grove COHS L2        29220 
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Class is held at Elk Grove Learning Center located at Cosumnes Oaks High School, 9850 Lotz Parkway, Elk Grove CA 95757.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TBA       TBA             LEC A.Paskey             CRC MAIN Online          17996 Textbook
Online class.
There will be no on-campus orientation or on-campus exams. Students must complete the first week's assignments to remain in the course. In order to complete this class, students must use the CRC Main campus Computer Lab in LRC-204 or BS-145A, OR have access to a computer with the following minimum requirements: (1) connectivity to the Internet (2) an activated imail account (3) word processing capabilities for Rich Text Format files, and the following free downloads: Adobe Acrobat Reader, Adobe Flash Player, and Apple QuickTime in the latest versions.
The course Web site can be found at http://elearning.losrios.edu

TTh       07:30AM-08:50AM LEC K.Demps              CRC MAIN LRC 105         17994 Textbook
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC A.Paskey             CRC MAIN LRC 105         18912 Textbook
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LEC A.Paskey             CRC MAIN LRC 105         17988 Textbook
MW        03:00PM-04:20PM LEC S.Mills              CRC MAIN LRC 105         20520 Textbook
MW        05:30PM-06:50PM LEC L.Taylor             CRC MAIN LRC 105         19252 Textbook


ANTH 301    Physical Anthropology Laboratory    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: ANTH 300
Advisory: ENGWR 51, ESLR 50, and MATH 30
General Education: CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is an introductory laboratory course designed to provide students with an opportunity to become familiar with the methods of the science of physical 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 (bone identification), human variation, taxonomy and comparative osteology of the primates, comparative behavior, and the fossil evidence for human evolution. A field trip to the local zoo will be included and will involve a small entrance fee. This course is designed as a companion course to Anthropology 300 - Introduction to Physical Anthropology.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LAB S.Mills              CRC MAIN LRC 102         19900 
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TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LAB S.Mills              CRC MAIN LRC 102         19254 Textbook
 

MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LAB S.Mills              CRC MAIN LRC 102         28476 Textbook
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LAB S.Mills              CRC MAIN LRC 102         28477 Textbook
MW        07:00PM-08:20PM LAB L.Taylor             CRC MAIN LRC 102         18756 Textbook


ANTH 303    Introduction to Forensic Anthropology    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ANTH 300, ANTH 301, and ENGWR 51
General Education: AA/AS Area IV
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course provides an overview of forensic anthropology, which is an applied field of physical anthropology. Forensic anthropologists answer questions of medicolegal significance by applying techniques designed for the analysis of human skeletal remains. Includes techniques used for human skeletal identification and trauma analysis. This identification will provide understanding of the broader aspects of applied anthropology and its role working with law enforcement agencies, human rights issues as well as ethical considerations.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TTh       03:00PM-04:20PM LEC S.Mills              CRC MAIN LRC 104         20308 
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ANTH 310    Cultural Anthropology    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); AA/AS Area VI; CSU Area D2; IGETC Area 4
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is an introduction to the varieties of customs and forms of social life of human beings, in both western and non-western peoples, with the aim of understanding the structure and functioning of societies. Topics include subsistence methods, religious belief systems, linguistics, trade and economic systems, arts, kinship, marriage and family systems, sources of change due to internal and external forces. Anthropological concepts will be stressed: human culture, cultural relativism, holism, ethnocentrism, cross-cultural comparisons, fieldwork and theory. Also analyzed are multicultural customs and their usefulness in the societies in which they occur and how culture is flexible and adaptive in a variety of settings. A field trip may be required at the discretion of the instructor.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC A.Beasley            CRC MAIN P 131           18914 
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TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC A.Beasley            CRC MAIN LRC 105         17986 Textbook
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LEC A.Panagakos          CRC MAIN BS 114          20522 Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC A.Panagakos          CRC MAIN CAC 204         19458 Textbook
 

TBA       TBA             LEC A.Panagakos          CRC MAIN Online          18792 Textbook
Online class.
There will be no on-campus orientation or on-campus exams. Students must complete the first week's assignments to remain in the course. In order to complete this class, students must use the CRC Main campus Computer Lab in LRC-204 or BS-145A, OR have access to a computer with the following minimum requirements: (1) connectivity to the Internet (2) an activated imail account (3) word processing capabilities for Rich Text Format files, and the following free downloads: Adobe Acrobat Reader, Adobe Flash Player, and Apple QuickTime in the latest versions.
The course Web site can be found at http://elearning.losrios.edu

TBA       TBA             LEC A.Panagakos          CRC MAIN Online          19708 Textbook
Online class.
There will be no on-campus orientation or on-campus exams. Students must complete the first week's assignments to remain in the course. In order to complete this class, students must use the CRC Main campus Computer Lab in LRC-204 or BS-145A, OR have access to a computer with the following minimum requirements: (1) connectivity to the Internet (2) an activated imail account (3) word processing capabilities for Rich Text Format files, and the following free downloads: Adobe Acrobat Reader, Adobe Flash Player, and Apple QuickTime in the latest versions.
The course Web site can be found at http://elearning.losrios.edu


ANTH 316    Global Forces in Culture Change    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); AA/AS Area VI; CSU Area D2; IGETC Area 4
Enrollment Limitation: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: The course will focus on how global forces in culture change have an impact on groups of people within the United States and non-western cultures, such as European colonialism (including the slave trade), minority and indigenous people activism, and a redefinition of male and female roles with migration. The course considers such global forces as modernization, development, trade and finance, tourism, migration and refugees, transnationalism, ethnicity and diasporas, technology and digital media, and tribal cultures. Culture change will be illustrated through various ethnographic examples and includes issues such as women's issues, AIDS/HIV, underemployment, famine, terrorism, the digital divide, and overpopulation.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
W         10:30AM-11:50AM LEC A.Panagakos          CRC MAIN CAC 204         20524 
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TBA       TBA             LEC A.Panagakos          CRC MAIN Online          20524 Textbook
Hybrid class - Partly Online/Partly Classroom - Instructor and students have both classroom meetings and online activities.
For the course orientation and introduction, students must attend the first mandatory class meeting on Wednesday, August 24, 10:30 a.m. -11:50 a.m. in CAC-204. For additional online course information go to http://www.crc.losrios.edu/de and http://d2lresources.losrios.edu/


ANTH 332    Native Peoples of California    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
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 provides a study of the many cultures of the different native inhabitants of California from the prehistoric period to the present time. In addition it will cover an introduction to the diversity and complexity of aboriginal California. It includes the environmental adaptation, material culture, social structure, ideology, and response to change. In addition to gaining perspectives on the great diversity of indigenous cultures in California, the student will examine the impact of the other Native, European, Asian and African groups on those cultures as well as the contributions of Native Californians to the cultures of the Americas. A field trip, with a possible small entrance fee may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC A.Beasley            CRC MAIN P 131           20156 
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Fall 2011 Class Schedule

Updated: December 19, 2011