Fall 2012 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 20-Dec 14
TTh       05:30PM-08:40PM LEC P.Loforte            Elk Grove COHS L2        15059 
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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 25-Dec 20
TTh       07:30AM-08:50AM LEC A.Paskey             CRC MAIN LRC 105         13771 Textbook
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC A.Paskey             CRC MAIN LRC 105         13770 Textbook
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LEC A.Paskey             CRC MAIN LRC 105         14177 Textbook
MW        03:00PM-04:20PM LEC S.Mills              CRC MAIN LRC 105         13767 Textbook
MW        05:30PM-06:50PM LEC A.Beasley            CRC MAIN LRC 105         14323 Textbook
 

TBA       TBA             LEC A.Paskey             CRC MAIN Online          19220 Textbook
Online class.
There will be no on-campus orientation or on-campus exams. Students must complete all of 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 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 25-Dec 20
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LAB S.Mills              CRC MAIN LRC 102         14594 
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MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LAB S.Mills              CRC MAIN LRC 102         19221 Textbook
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LAB S.Mills              CRC MAIN LRC 102         14324 Textbook
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LAB S.Mills              CRC MAIN LRC 102         14925 Textbook
MW        07:00PM-08:20PM LAB A.Beasley            CRC MAIN LRC 102         14128 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 25-Dec 20
T         03:00PM-04:20PM LEC S.Mills              CRC MAIN LRC 104         14738 
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TBA       TBA             LEC S.Mills              CRC MAIN Online          14738 Textbook
Hybrid class - Partly Online/Partly Classroom - Instructor and students have both classroom meetings and online activities.
Students must attend the first mandatory class meeting on Tuesday, August 28, 3:00 p.m.-4:20 p.m. in LRC-104. Students must complete all of 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 For additional online course information go to http://www.crc.losrios.edu/de



ANTH 310    Cultural Anthropology    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 is an introduction to the cultures and customs of human groups throughout the world with the aim of understanding how cultures function based on their world views. Topics include subsistence methods, religious belief systems, linguistics, economics, political organization, kinship, gender, marriage and family systems, social stratification, and globalization. This course stresses anthropological concepts such as culture, cultural relativism, holism, ethnocentrism, cross-cultural comparisons, world view, culture change, fieldwork, ethics and theory. A field trip may be required at the discretion of the instructor.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC S.Watters            CRC MAIN P 131           14178 
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TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC R.Rahman             CRC MAIN LRC 105         13766 Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC A.Panagakos          CRC MAIN CAC 204         14812 Textbook
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LEC A.Panagakos          CRC MAIN CAC 204         14420 Textbook
 

TBA       TBA             LEC A.Panagakos          CRC MAIN Online          14145 Textbook
Online class.
There will be no on-campus orientation or on-campus exams. Students must complete all of 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          14520 Textbook
Online class.
There will be no on-campus orientation or on-campus exams. Students must complete all of 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 25-Dec 20
W         10:30AM-11:50AM LEC A.Panagakos          CRC MAIN CAC 204         14813 
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TBA       TBA             LEC A.Panagakos          CRC MAIN Online          14813 Textbook
Hybrid class - Partly Online/Partly Classroom - Instructor and students have both classroom meetings and online activities.
Students must attend the first mandatory class meeting on Wednesday, August 29, 10:30 a.m. -11:50 a.m. in CAC-204. Students must complete all of 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
For additional online course information go to http://www.crc.losrios.edu/de



ANTH 324    World Prehistory    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b)
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is a broad survey of world prehistory, from an archaeological perspective. Patterns of culture change will be examined beginning at the emergence of human culture through the development of domestication of plants and animals, to the development of literate societies capable of recording their own history (in writing). Included are major cultural developments on every continent, emphasizing similarities and differences in the nature and timing of key technological, cultural, and social changes. The course will be focused around several key developments in human societies including the transition out of the last ice age, domestication of plants and animals, the establishment of "complex" societies, and the development of important technologies, including pottery and writing. Methodologies for learning about the past, major archaeological discoveries, important personalities, and contributions to the modern world are discussed in the context of understanding the strengths and limitations of a scientific approach to human prehistory.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC A.Beasley            CRC MAIN BS 128          19222 
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Fall 2012 Class Schedule

Updated: January 22, 2013