Spring 2014 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.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
TTh       07:30AM-08:50AM LEC A.Beasley            CRC MAIN LRC 105         15118 
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MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC S.Mills              CRC MAIN LRC 105         13902 Textbook
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LEC A.Paskey             CRC MAIN LRC 105         14245 Textbook
MW        03:00PM-04:20PM LEC P.Loforte            CRC MAIN LRC 105         13899 Textbook
T         05:30PM-08:35PM LEC T.Johansen           CRC MAIN LRC 105         14343 Textbook
 

TBA       TBA             LEC A.Paskey             CRC MAIN Online          13903 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 may 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. This course is designed as a companion course to Anthropology 300 - Introduction to Physical Anthropology.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LAB S.Mills              CRC MAIN LRC 102         14548 
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MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LAB S.Mills              CRC MAIN LRC 102         14390 Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LAB S.Mills              CRC MAIN LRC 102         14344 Textbook
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LAB P.Loforte            CRC MAIN LRC 102         14979 Textbook
Th        05:30PM-08:35PM LAB S.Mills              CRC MAIN LRC 102         14207 Textbook


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, Jan 18-May 21
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC A.Beasley            CRC MAIN BS 119          14246 
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TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC S.Watters            CRC MAIN WIN 254         13898 Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC A.Panagakos          CRC MAIN CAC 204         15119 Textbook
 

MW        11:00AM-12:20PM LEC C.Speckman           Elk Grove EGA 211        19886 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          14220 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 may 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          14695 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 may 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); CSU Area D1; IGETC Area 4A
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. (C-ID ANTH 150)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC A.Paskey             CRC MAIN LRC 105         14980 
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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, Jan 18-May 21
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC A.Beasley            CRC MAIN WIN 252         19325 
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ANTH 331    The Anthropology of Religion    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligibility for ENGWR 300
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: 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. Students who have already completed ANTH 330 should not enroll in this course.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
W         12:00PM-01:20PM LEC P.Loforte            CRC MAIN BS 128          15005 
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TBA       TBA             LEC P.Loforte            CRC MAIN Online          15005 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, January 22, 12:00 p.m.-1:20 p.m. in BS-128. Students must complete all of the first week's assignments to remain in the course. In order to complete this class, students can 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 i-mail 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://d2lresources.losrios.edu
For additional online course information go to www.crc.losrios.edu/de


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 18-May 21
TTh       03:00PM-04:20PM LEC S.Mills              CRC MAIN LRC 104         14779 
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TBA       TBA             LEC S.Mills              CRC MAIN Online          14779 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 Friday, January 22, 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 can 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 i-mail account (3) word processing capabilites 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://d2lresources.losrios.edu
For additional online course information go to www.crc.losrios.edu/de


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, Jan 18-May 21
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Panagakos           TBA TBA                 15287 
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2.0 Units, 108 Lab hours

TBA       TBA             LAB A.Paskey              TBA TBA                 15289 Textbook
2.0 Units, 108 Lab hours, Instructor Consent

TBA       TBA             LAB A.Panagakos           TBA TBA                 20511 Textbook
1.0 Units, 54 Lab hours, Instructor Consent

TBA       TBA             LAB A.Paskey              TBA TBA                 20526 Textbook
1.0 Units, 54 Lab hours, Instructor Consent

Spring 2014 Class Schedule

Updated: August 28, 2014