Fall 2014 Class Schedule (CRC)



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ANTH 300    Physical Anthropology    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligibility for ENGWR 300 or equivalent skills as 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.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
TTh       07:30AM-08:50AM LEC A.Beasley            CRC MAIN LRC 105         13679 
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MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC S.Mills              CRC MAIN LRC 105         13678 Textbook
 

TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LEC A.Paskey             CRC MAIN LRC 105         14043 Textbook
MW        03:00PM-04:20PM LEC S.Mills              CRC MAIN LRC 105         13675 Textbook
 

TTh       11:00AM-12:20PM LEC A.Beasley            Elk Grove EGA 205        19541 Textbook
This class is taught at the Elk Grove Center located at 10051 Big Horn Boulevard, Elk Grove, CA 95757.

TBA       TBA             LEC A.Paskey             CRC MAIN Online          14715 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 Gmail 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: MATH 100; or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.
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. This course is designed as a companion course to Anthropology 300 - Introduction to Physical Anthropology.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LAB P.Loforte            CRC MAIN LRC 102         14371 
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MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LAB S.Mills              CRC MAIN LRC 102         14716 Textbook
 

MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LAB S.Mills              CRC MAIN LRC 102         14157 Textbook
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LAB C.Speckman           CRC MAIN LRC 102         14581 Textbook
 

MW        05:30PM-06:50PM LAB C.Speckman           CRC MAIN LRC 102         13998 Textbook


ANTH 303    Introduction to Forensic Anthropology    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ANTH 301 or BIOL 100 or BIOL 102, and eligibility for ENGWR 300 or equivalent skills as demonstrated by the assessment process
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B2; IGETC Area 5B
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. This course will focus on the introductory 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 23-Dec 18
Th        03:00PM-04:20PM LEC S.Mills              CRC MAIN LRC 104         14469 
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TBA       TBA             LEC S.Mills              CRC MAIN Online          14469 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 Thursday, 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 Gmail 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.
Advisory: Eligibility for ENGWR 300 or the equivalent skills demonstrated 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 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. (C-ID ANTH 120)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC T.Johansen           CRC MAIN WIN 252         14044 
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TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC A.Paskey             CRC MAIN LRC 105         13674 Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC A.Panagakos          CRC MAIN CAC 204         14523 Textbook
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LEC A.Panagakos          CRC MAIN CAC 204         14242 Textbook
 

MW        11:00AM-12:20PM LEC T.Johansen           Elk Grove EGA 211        19311 Textbook
Class is held at Elk Grove Center located at 10051 Big Horn Boulevard, Elk Grove, CA 95757.

TBA       TBA             LEC A.Panagakos          CRC MAIN Online          14012 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 Gmail 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          14315 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 Gmail 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.
Advisory: Eligibility for ENGWR 300 or the equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); AA/AS Area VI; CSU Area D1; IGETC Area 4A
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 23-Dec 18
W         10:30AM-11:50AM LEC A.Panagakos          CRC MAIN CAC 204         19312 
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TBA       TBA             LEC A.Panagakos          CRC MAIN Online          19312 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 27, 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 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 Gmail 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 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 may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC A.Beasley            CRC MAIN WIN 252         19567 
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ANTH 495    Independent Studies in Anthropology    1-3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
See UC Limitations & Counselor
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: An independent studies project involves an individual student or small group of students in study, research, or activities beyond the scope of regularly offered courses. See the current catalog section of "Special Studies" for full details of Independent Studies.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Paskey              TBA TBA                 15016 
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2 Unit Lab.

TBA       TBA             LAB A.Panagakos           TBA TBA                 20194 Textbook
1 Unit.

TBA       TBA             LAB A.Panagakos           TBA TBA                 20229 Textbook
3 Units

TBA       TBA             LAB T.Johansen            TBA TBA                 20235 Textbook
1 unit.



Fall 2014 Class Schedule

Updated: December 3, 2014