Spring 2013 Class Schedule (FLC)



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ANTH 300    Physical Anthropology    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
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 designed to introduce students to the study of physical or biological anthropology, one of the sub-disciplines of anthropology. Physical anthropology considers the role of culture in the human biological experience. This course traces the evolution of the human line and examines our relationship to our closest living relatives, the non-human primates. This course provides an overview of human genetics, human variation, primatology, human and primate evolution, human growth and development, skeletal anatomy, and forensic anthropology.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22
TBA       TBA             LEC E.Tyler              FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      15460 
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This is an online course. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet. The mandatory orientation for this class is on Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 12:00PM in room FL1 204 at the Folsom campus. You must attend the orientation to enroll; no exceptions are allowed. Additional information for this class can be found on the Los Rios eLearning website at D2L.losrios.edu. Please follow the login instructions to access the course site and login to the eLearning system.

TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC E.Tyler              FLC MAIN FL3 173         15461 Textbook
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC E.Tyler              El Dorado EDC A109       15462 Textbook


ANTH 301    Physical Anthropology Laboratory    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: ANTH 300 (may be taken previously)
General Education: CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This is an introductory laboratory course dealing with human evolution, human, ape and monkey bone identification (osteology). Identification and measurement of skeletons, determining age and sex from bones, examination of human fossils, forensics, monkey and ape behavior as well as human development will be covered.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LAB J.Rush               FLC MAIN FL1 203         15463 
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F         01:00PM-04:05PM LAB D.Hoffman            FLC MAIN FL1 203         15971 Textbook
Th        07:00PM-10:05PM LAB J.Rush               FLC MAIN FL1 203         15464 Textbook
MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LAB E.Tyler              El Dorado EDC A109       16247 Textbook


ANTH 303    Introduction to Forensic Anthropology    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course provides an overview of the field of forensic anthropology, which is the study of human remains in a medicolegal context. This course emphasizes current techniques used in the analysis of human skeletal remains, medicolegal procedures, and the role of the anthropologist in the investigative process. It examines the basics of bone biology, methods of skeletal analysis, and recognition of bone pathology and trauma. This course will address the broader aspects of applied anthropology and the role of anthropology in law enforcement and human rights issues.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC E.Tyler              FLC MAIN FL1 203         18777 
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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 D1; IGETC Area 4A
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. 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.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC H.Olts               FLC MAIN FL1 207         15465 
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TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC H.Olts               FLC MAIN FL1 203         16123 Textbook
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC H.Olts               El Dorado EDC A101       15466 Textbook


ANTH 319    Visual Anthropology: Introduction to Ethnographic Film    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area D1
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course provides an introduction to the use of film by anthropologists as a research and educational tool. Students will view and evaluate a series of films depicting different cultures from around the world. Analysis will focus on examining various attributes of ethnographic film and their treatment by a number of anthropological filmmakers.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22
T         01:00PM-04:05PM LEC H.Olts               FLC MAIN FL1 203         15467 
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ANTH 320    Introduction to Archaeology and World Prehistory    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 introduces students to the discipline of archeology and provides a broad survey of world prehistory. Students will explore the fundamental principles, theoretical approaches and methods utilized by archaeologists to reconstruct prehistory, and will explore a sample of the major developments of human prehistory from the Upper Paleolithic period forward. Examples of the archaeological record will be drawn from all major geographic areas of the world.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22
M         06:00PM-09:15PM LEC S.Stratton           Off Campus RCC 3         15894 
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ANTH 330    Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion    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 is a cross-cultural study of the forms and functions of supernatural beliefs and associated rituals in various societies of Africa, Asia, aboriginal Australia, Oceania, South America, native North America and elsewhere. The 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. A field trip may be included in the course activities.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22
MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LEC H.Olts               El Dorado EDC A211       15468 
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Spring 2013 Class Schedule

Updated: July 8, 2013