Anthropology

Anthropology

Anthropology is the science of people. It is often divided into biological anthropology and cultural anthropology.

Biological anthropology focuses on human beings as biological organisms, and deals with topics such as evolutionary theory, genetics, non-human primates, the fossil record of human evolution and variation among modern humans.

Cultural anthropology studies the different ways of life, including language, marriage customs, economics, and religious beliefs.

Instructor

Philip Huld

B.A., M.A., CSU Los Angeles

Courses

Anthropology 101 – Human Biological Evolution (Physical Anthropology) (3) UC: CSU

Current evolutionary theory is applied to human populations, processes of race formation and evolution in the framework of population genetics and in relation to the evolution of ecosystems. Included are taxonomy, humna phylogeny, primate evolution and the human fossil record

Anthropology 102 – Human Ways of Life: Cultural Anthropology (3) UC:CSU

This course consists of a study of people and their culture on all levels from the non-literate to the most complex. Among the many phases of culture considered will be races and racial relations, scientific, technological and economic progress, political organizations; morals, ethics, and religions, courtship, marriage, and family, as well as the languages and classical arts.