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Anthropology (ANTH)


ANTH 194  Special Topics-Anthropology 1  (1-5)
Focuses on a special topic in anthropology. Course presentations develop theoretical concepts for students. Students may repeat the course when a different topic is presented. PREREQUISITE: Eligible for ENGL 100 or instructor's permission.
ANTH 211  Nuu-Chah-Nulth-Indians  (5)
Covers the historical, ethnographic and informant sources of the Nuu-Chah-Nulth peoples of the Northwest Coast. A field course in conjunction with the Clayoquot Sound Summer Program. PREREQUISITE: Eligible for ENGL& 101 or instructor's permission. Cross-listed with AMES 211 and S SCI 211. Satisfies a social science requirement for AA degree.

ANTH 273  Field Archeology  (1-10)
Provides the student with fieldwork in archaeology through experiences in site survey, excavation, recording, classifying, cataloging and reporting. PREREQUISITE: ANTH& 100 and eligible for ENGL& 101; or instructor's permission. Satisfies a social science requirement for AA degree.
ANTH 294  Special Topics-Anthropology 2  (1-5)
Focuses on a special topic in anthropology. Course presentations develop theoretical concepts for students. Students may repeat the course when a different topic is presented. PREREQUISITE: Eligible for ENGL& 101 or instructor's permission.

ANTH 298  Independent Study-Anthropology 1  (1-5)
Allows student to pursue a special interest in anthropology under the direction of an instructor. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission.
ANTH 299  Independent Study-Anthropology 2  (1-5)
Allows student to pursue a special interest in anthropology under the direction of an instructor. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission.

ANTH& 100  Survey of Anthropology  (5)
Provides a basic understanding of the four sub-fields of anthropology: Physical anthropology, archaeology, linguistics, and sociocultural anthropology. Units of study include evolution, culture, human biological and cultural origins, primate behavior, pre-history, language acquisition, and cultural development. PREREQUISITE: Eligible for ENGL 100 or instructor's permission. Satisfies a social science requirement for AA degree.
ANTH& 204  Archaeology  (5)
An introduction to the techniques, methods and goals of archaeological research, including excavation and dating of archaeological materials and general problems encountered in explaining archaeological phenomena. PREREQUISITE: Eligible for ENGL& 101 or instructor's permission. Satisfies a social science requirement for AA degree.

ANTH& 205  Biological Anthropology  (5)
Study of human evolution including the theories of evolution by natural selection and other means. Examines human evolution through the fossil record, the comparison of human and non-human primates in behavior and morphology, and modern human variations and their implications to human adaptation. PREREQUISITE: ANTH& 100, BIOL& 100, BIOL& 211, or instructor's permission. Eligible for ENGL& 101 or instructor's permission. Satisfies a natural science or social science requirement for AA degree.
ANTH& 206  Cultural Anthropology  (5)
Study of the field of sociocultural anthropology with emphasis on the nature of culture, types of social systems in society, and the way they work. Includes theoretical and methodological issues in anthropology, as well as ethnographic studies. PREREQUISITE: Eligible for ENGL& 101 or instructor's permission. Satisfies a social science and the diversity course requirements for AA degree.

ANTH& 207  Linguistic Anthropology  (5)
Introduces the sub-discipline of linguistics within the larger discipline of anthropology. Covers methods and theories in the study of language in anthropology including the structure of language; language through history; a comparison between human and non-human communication; the innate human capacity for language; the relationship between language, thought, and culture; and the study of language, power, and identity. Course emphasizes cross-cultural perspective. PREREQUISITE: Eligible for ENGL& 101 or instructor's permission. Satisfies a social science requirement for AA degree.
ANTH& 210  Indians of North America  (5)
Study of the Indians of North America (north of Mexico) as they are known from historical and ethnographic sources. Covers the representative cultures of all the major regions with some greater emphasis on the northwest coast. PREREQUISITE: Eligible for ENGL& 101 or instructor's permission. Satisfies a social science and the diversity course requirements for AA degree.

ANTH& 216  Northwest Coast Indians  (5)
Covers the historical, ethnographic and informant sources of the Native American cultures of the Northwest Coast (a cultural area extending from southern Alaska to northern California with an internal boundary of the Cascade Mountains). PREREQUISITE: Eligible for ENGL& 101 or instructor's permission. Satisfies a social science requirement for AA degree.
ANTH& 234  Religion and Culture  (5)
Introduces the concepts and theories characterizing the anthropological study of religion as a system within culture. Focuses on the cross-cultural examination of religious organizations, beliefs, rituals and practitioners. PREREQUISITE: Eligible for ENGL& 101 or instructor's permission. Satisfies a social science requirement for AA degree.

ANTH& 235  Cross-Cultural Medicine  (5)
Uses ethnographic, informant and popular sources to study cross-cultural examination of health beliefs, care systems and healer/patient relationships. PREREQUISITE: Eligible for ENGL& 101 or instructor's permission. Satisfies a social science requirement for AA degree.
ANTH& 236  Forensic Anthropology  (5)
Covers the application of physical anthropology to medico-legal death investigation. Introduces the science of skeletal biology, the associated concepts of human variation, and their applications within a forensic context. PREREQUISITE: Eligible for ENGL& 101 or instructor's permission. Satisfies a social science requirement for AA degree.