Anthropology (ANTHRO)

ANTHRO 100  3 Units  
Introduction to Archaeology  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

Advisory: READ 015 or eligibility for READ 100 as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

This course introduces archaeology, its methods and contributions, in an anthropological context. Topics in this course include cultural resource management, seriation, interpretation of finds, and selected case studies.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: ANTH 150

ANTHRO 102  3 Units  
Cultural Anthropology  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

Advisory: READ 015 or eligibility for READ 100 as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

This course is an introduction to the anthropological study of human diversity and culture. Cultural anthropologists study human organization, expression, subsistence, communication, belief, and identity, in relation to social inequalities and culture change.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: ANTH 120

ANTHRO 102H  3 Units  
Cultural Anthropology - Honors  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 or ENGL 101H

This course is an introduction to the anthropological study of human diversity and culture. Cultural anthropologists study human organization, expression, subsistence, communication, belief, and identity, in relation to social inequalities and culture change. This course is intended for students in the Honors Program, but is open to all students who desire more challenging course work.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: ANTH 120

ANTHRO 103  3 Units  
Anthropology of Food  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

Advisory: READ 015 or eligibility for READ 100 as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

This course studies food from a holistic anthropological perspective. It examines production and consumption of food around the world and across time, and it investigates the variability of the cultural meanings and ecological roles of particular food resources and practices.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to both UC/CSU

ANTHRO 106  3 Units  
Biological Anthropology  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

Advisory: READ 015 or eligibility for READ 100 as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

This course introduces concepts and methods used to study the human species in a scientific, evolutionary framework. Topics covered include evolutionary theory, genetics, the fossil record of human ancestors, comparative primatology, human variation, and interactions between biology and culture.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: ANTH 110

ANTHRO 106H  3 Units  
Biological Anthropology - Honors  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 or ENGL 101H

This course introduces concepts and methods used to study the human species in a scientific, evolutionary framework. Topics covered include evolutionary theory, genetics, the fossil record of human ancestors, comparative primatology, human variation, and interactions between biology and culture. This course is intended for students in the Honors Program but is open to all students who desire more challenging course work.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: ANTH 110

ANTHRO 106L  1 Unit  
Biological Anthropology Laboratory  

Lab: 54 contact hours

Prerequisite/Corequisite: ANTHRO 106 or ANTHRO 106H

Advisory: READ 015 or eligibility for READ 100 as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

This laboratory course is offered as a supplement to Biological Anthropology (ANTHRO 106 or ANTHRO 106H) either taken concurrently or in a subsequent term. Laboratory exercises are designed to introduce students to the scientific method and explore genetics, human variation, human and non-human primate anatomy and behavior, the primate and hominin fossil record, and other resources to investigate processes that affect human evolution.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: ANTH 115L

ANTHRO 108  3 Units  
North American Indians  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

Advisory: READ 015 or eligibility for READ 100 as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

This course provides an anthropological view to the study of indigenous peoples and cultures of North America. This course encourages critical thought about anthropological scholarship on the identities and experiences of indigenous peoples and communities of North America. Topics covered include North American Indian origins, culture areas, representations of North American Indians, tribes and legislation, and key issues facing North American Indian communities today.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to both UC/CSU

ANTHRO 109  3 Units  
Visual Culture and Art  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

Advisory: READ 015 or eligibility for READ 100 as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

This course explores approaches to visual culture and art in the discipline of anthropology. Included in the course is a survey of diverse visual and artistic practices, study of the relations between power and sight, and introduction to the methods of visual anthropology.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to both UC/CSU

ANTHRO 110  3 Units  
Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

Advisory: READ 015 or eligibility for READ 100 as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

This course introduces the study of beliefs and practices, past and present, associated with magic, witchcraft, and religion. Topics examined include ritual, symbolism, altered states of consciousness, and healing, as well as syncretism, change, and the social roles of these beliefs and practices. This course is also offered as RELIG 110.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to both UC/CSU

ANTHRO 125  3 Units  
Language and Culture  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

Advisory: READ 015 or eligibility for READ 100 as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

This course provides a foundation for the study of language from an anthropological perspective. Topics studied fall into two main categories: the structure of language and the use of language in cultural contexts. Topics include language ideologies, speech communities, and the relation between culture and language.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: ANTH 130

ANTHRO 222  1-3 Units  
Independent Study in Anthropology  

DIR: 162 contact hours

Advisory: READ 015 or eligibility for READ 100 as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

Students with previous coursework in anthropology may do assigned projects involving research and analysis of selected topics. This independent study is for students who are interested in furthering their knowledge of anthropology. Prior to registration, a written contract must be prepared jointly by the instructor and the student.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to CSU only

ANTHRO 223  1-3 Units  
Independent Study in Anthropology - Guided Research  

DIR: 162 contact hours

Prerequisite: ANTHRO 222

Students with previous coursework in anthropology may do assigned projects involving research and analysis of selected topics. This independent study is for students who are interested in furthering their knowledge of anthropological research and analysis. Prior to registration, a written contract must be prepared jointly by the instructor and the student.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to CSU only