Anthropology

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Current Offerings Available for Anthropology: FALL 10
101
Human Biological Evolution (3) UC:CSU
Lecture: 3 hours
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, human phylogeny, primate evolution and the human fossil record.
101H
Human Biological Evolution – honors (3) UC:CSU
Scientific methodology, modern evolutionary theory, Mendelian genetics, biological classification of humans, non-human primates, primate behavior, the fossil record of human evolution, biological variation in modern human populations. Honors students will be assigned extensive reading and research assignments beyond the regular Anthropology 101 course.
102
Human Ways of Life: Cultural Anthropology (3) UC:CSU
Lecture: 3 hours; Advisory: English 28
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.
102H
Human Ways of Life: Cultural Anthropology – honors (3) UC:CSU
An introduction to cultural anthropology covers the concept of culture, cultural variation, and culture as an adaptation; discussion of cultural theory, and cultural variation in subsistence, marriage, gender roles, social and political organization and supernatural and spiritual beliefs. Honors students will be assigned extensive reading and research assignments beyond the regular Anthropology 102 course.
109
Gender, sex and culture (3) UC:CSU
Lecture: 3 hours; Advisory: English 28
This course provides a world-wide comparison of sexuality and gender as viewed from various perspectives, including the biological/evolutionary, the cultural, the psychological, the historic, and the prehistoric, especially as they relate to the experiences of males and females in contemporary society.
121
Anthropology of the supernatural: religion, magic, and witchcraft (3)
Lecture: 3 hours; Advisory: English 28
This course examines how supernatural beliefs take on several different forms, including religion, magic, and witchcraft.

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