Spring 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 - First, Jan 14-Mar 12
TTh       05:30PM-08:40PM LEC P.Loforte            Elk Grove COHS L2        15735 
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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, Jan 14-May 16
TTh       07:30AM-08:50AM LEC A.Beasley            CRC MAIN LRC 105         14235 Textbook
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC A.Paskey             CRC MAIN LRC 105         14651 Textbook
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LEC A.Paskey             CRC MAIN LRC 105         14232 Textbook
MW        03:00PM-04:20PM LEC S.Mills              CRC MAIN LRC 105         14824 Textbook
MW        05:30PM-06:50PM LEC S.Mills              CRC MAIN LRC 104         14766 Textbook
 

TBA       TBA             LEC A.Paskey             CRC MAIN Online          14236 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) e-mail account, and (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, Jan 14-May 16
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LAB S.Mills              CRC MAIN LRC 102         15028 
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MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LAB S.Mills              CRC MAIN LRC 102         14825 Textbook
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LAB L.Taylor             CRC MAIN LRC 102         14767 Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LAB S.Mills              CRC MAIN LRC 102         19608 Textbook
MW        07:00PM-08:20PM LAB S.Mills              CRC MAIN LRC 102         14581 Textbook


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, Jan 14-May 16
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC A.Beasley            CRC MAIN BS 119          14652 
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TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC A.Panagakos          CRC MAIN CAC 230         14231 Textbook
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LEC A.Panagakos          CRC MAIN BS 128          14826 Textbook
 

TBA       TBA             LEC A.Panagakos          CRC MAIN Online          14596 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) e-mail account, and (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          15236 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) e-mail account, and (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 323    Introduction to Archaeology    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b)
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is an introduction to the concepts, methods and theoretical perspectives employed in the scientific study of archaeology. Emphasis will be placed on how data is retrieved from the archaeological record, and how it can be used to address questions about the development and evolution of human social systems. Topics will include archaeological theory, survey and excavation methods, laboratory analysis, reconstructing past environments, and drawing conclusions about the past from archaeological data. This course will draw upon examples from the New World as well as archaeological examples worldwide. A field trip may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC A.Paskey             CRC MAIN LRC 105         19609 
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ANTH 331    The Anthropology of Religion    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligibility for ENGWR 300
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is a cross-cultural study of the forms and functions of supernatural beliefs and associated rituals in various societies around the world. Emphasis of the course is on understanding beliefs and rituals within their social contexts and on broad comparisons to derive insight into the general functions of beliefs and rituals in human life.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
Th        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC A.Panagakos          CRC MAIN CAC 204         19815 
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TBA       TBA             LEC A.Panagakos          CRC MAIN Online          19815 Textbook
Hybrid class - Partly Online/Partly Classroom
For the course orientation and introduction, students must attend the first mandatory class meeting on Wednesday, January 18, 10:30 a.m. -11:50 a.m. in CAC-204. Students must also complete the first week's assignments to remain in the course. In order to complete the online component to 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. For additional online course information go to http://elearning.losrios.edu


ANTH 334    Native Peoples of North America    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 introductory survey of traditional Native American societies. The course will describe our understanding of the peoples and cultures of North America and emphasize native ecological adaptations, languages, social organizations, religion, mythologies and world view, and artistic representations. The student will critically examine the impact of tribal nations on each other as well as the interactions between Native Americans and Europeans, Africans, Asians, Pacific Islanders and others. Perspectives on changes in traditional life and Native American's current position in American society will be included as well as contributions of Native Americans to the cultures of the Americas. A field trip, with a small entrance fee, may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC A.Beasley            CRC MAIN BS 114          15237 
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ANTH 374    Birth to Death: The Anthropology of Primate Culture and Behavior    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ANTH 300
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area D1; IGETC Area 4A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course will provide an overview of the life cycle of all primates, including humans, from an anthropological perspective. The basic biology behind the human life cycle will be examined and compared to nonhuman primates. Human and nonhuman primate life histories will be examined cross-culturally and will be compared and contrasted in light of their evolution and origins. The class will stress how cultural practices interact and support optimal reproductive behavior. Topics will include gestation and birth, adolescence, mating strategies and group structure, adulthood and senescence.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
TTh       03:00PM-04:20PM LEC L.Taylor             CRC MAIN LRC 104         15373 
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Spring 2012 Class Schedule

Updated: March 16, 2012