Anthropology (ANTH)

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ANTH 111  Introduction to Biological Anthropology  3 Units  GE  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
The qualities of being human are examined through the investigation of evolutionary principles, non-human primates, human fossil record, and living peoples. The biological origin, evolution, and variation of humankind are explored. Lower division General Education Breadth Area B2, Natural Sciences-Life Forms. 3 hours laboratory, 2 hours lecture.  (000490)  
General Education: Laboratory Activity (B3); Life Science (B2)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
ANTH 112  Introduction to Archaeology  3 Units  GC, GE  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
Significant events in mankind's prehistoric cultural development and their relevance to the present. Human antiquity; the acquisition of culture during the Paleolithic; the beginning of early civilization. Introduction to the methods of archaeology and human paleontology. 3 hours lecture.  (000491)  
General Education: Social Sciences (D)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division; Global Cultures  
ANTH 113  Human Cultural Diversity  3 Units  GC, GE  
Typically Offered: Spring, summer, fall  
The course explores culture as the basis for understanding the human experience, including an examination of cross-cultural diversity. 3 hours lecture.  (000492)  
General Education: Social Sciences (D)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division; Global Cultures  
ANTH 116  Power, Violence, and Inequality  3 Units  GC, GE  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
A comparative analysis of the interaction of economic and political forces in societies of the non-western world. This course examines the diversity with which various cultures address scarcity, conflict over distribution and access to goods and services, causes and consequences of the transition from traditional economic and political institutions over time, and the impact of these changes upon the values, attitudes, and norms of developing urban populations. 3 hours lecture.  (000495)  
General Education: Social Sciences (D)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division; Global Cultures; Sustainable Course  
ANTH 140  Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion  3 Units  GC, GE  
Typically Offered: Spring, summer, fall  
A cross-cultural examination of religions and world views. 3 hours lecture.  (000499)  
General Education: Social Sciences (D)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division; Global Cultures  
ANTH 200  Cultures of Asia  3 Units  GC, GE  
Typically Offered: Spring only  
An introduction to the people and cultures of Asia, emphasizing India, China, Japan, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific. The course employs a multimediated approach to learning. 3 hours lecture.  (000523)  
General Education: Social Sciences (D)  
Cross listing(s): ASST 200  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division; Global Cultures  
ANTH 261  Peoples and Cultures of Native North America  3 Units  GE, USD  
Typically Offered: Fall only  
Survey of Native North America with an emphasis on U.S. indigenous peoples. Diverse traditional cultures, rituals, languages, interrelationships, and economic and social institutions are examined as informed by archaeological and ethnographic data, in addition to native perspectives. Culture continuity, adaptation, and change in a post-contact period are featured. 3 hours lecture.  (000383)  
General Education: Social Sciences (D)  
Cross listing(s): AIST 261  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division; U.S. Diversity  
ANTH 264  Myths, Frauds, and Misconceptions  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
Through an anthropological lens, this course prepares you to tackle the world of pseudoscience by exploring various myths and misconceptions of the past and present through the rigors of science and critical thinking. Equally important, the course discusses the continued public attraction of pseudoscience despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary. We explore epistemology-how we know what we know and how we separate belief from opinion. These overarching themes are applied to specific pseudoscientific claims such as giants, aliens, and "lost" cities, and discuss famous frauds that misled society and set scientific research back several decades. We also examine contemporary beliefs surrounding topics like sex, race, and violence, and delve into hot-button issues like the anti-vaccine and natural foods movements. 3 hours lecture.  (022075)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
ANTH 283  Qualitative Research Methods  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall only  
This course focuses on the methodological practices of qualitative research and introduces students to the methods of ethnographic research and composition of ethnographic analyses. We briefly examine the history of ethnographic research and explore the variety of methods that have been brought to bear in the production of written descriptions of peoples daily activities, rituals and ways of life. The course will cover fieldwork methods and issues, including participant observation, direct observation, field notes, interviews, building rapport and working with key informants, ethics, problems of representation, reflexivity, multi-sited fieldwork, and use of digital and social media. Students will engage in the application of ethnographic methods to collect and interpret empirical data to make a theoretical point. 3 hours lecture.  (022063)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
ANTH 298  Special Topics  1-3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours lecture.  (000503)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course more than once  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
ANTH 301  Biological Anthropology  4 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
Biological evolution and variation in humans, mankind's place in nature, origin, and antiquity as represented in the fossil record; recent studies of non-human primates; the beginnings of culture. 3 hours laboratory, 3 hours lecture.  (000505)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 4 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ANTH 302  Archaeology  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
Case study examination of fundamental concepts, methods, and changing theoretical orientations of archaeology. Archaeology in the contemporary world, and archaeology as a profession. 3 hours lecture.  (000506)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ANTH 303  Cultural Anthropology  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
Case study examination of fundamental concepts, methods, and changing theoretical orientations of cultural anthropology. 3 hours lecture.  (000507)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ANTH 304  Language and Culture  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall only  
Language as a symbolic communication; structural, comparative, and sociolinguistics; analysis of English and non-western language data. 3 hours discussion.  (000508)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ANTH 311  Survey of Forensic Science  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
A survey of the relationship between science and society by noting the history and nature of the role of the expert witness and the forensic scientist in aiding to resolve various legal issues. 3 hours lecture.  (000511)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ANTH 312  Cataclysmic Events in Human Prehistory  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
Through selected case studies, this course examines a series of cataclysmic events, ranging from volcanic eruptions and droughts to massacres and societal collapse, which illustrate that change, even cataclysmic change, is and has long been part of the human experience. The theoretical perspectives which anchor this inquiry into cataclysmic events of the human past are evolutionary, anthropological, and archaeological. 3 hours seminar.  (000512)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ANTH 333  Nature, Culture, Environment  3 Units  GC, GE  
Prerequisite: GE Oral Communication (A1); GE Written Communication (A2); GE Critical Thinking (A3); GE Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning (B4) requirements, or consent of the instructor.  
Typically Offered: Spring, summer, fall  
This course examines how societies create, understand, and resolve environmental problems. It uses anthropological methods to explore relations between cultural and natural orders in a wide range of human groups. It emphasizes new approaches that can contribute to the well-being and sustainability of living communities in the twenty-first century. 3 hours lecture.  (020636)  
General Education: Upper-Division Social Sciences (UDD); Agriculture, Food, and Environment Pathway; Sustainability and Climate Change Pathway  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; Global Cultures; Sustainable Course  
ANTH 338  Culture and Tourism  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
This course examines the cultural diversity of tourism as a global phenomenon, focusing on non-Western cultures and the impact of culture change in the 21st century. The development of tourism as a global industry is discussed as well as an analysis of types of tourists and motivation for travel to various destinations, such as cultural heritage tourism and ecotourism. Case studies illustrate the positive and negative impacts of tourism. 3 hours lecture.  (000516)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; Sustainable Course  
ANTH 340  Anthropology of Food  3 Units  GC, GE  
Prerequisite: GE Oral Communication (A1); GE Written Communication (A2); GE Critical Thinking (A3); GE Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning (B4) requirements, or consent of the instructor.  
Typically Offered: Spring, summer, fall  
This course examines the social and cultural contexts of food production and consumption in a cross-cultural, global and historical perspective, including contemporary social, environmental and policy issues associated with food. 3 hours lecture.  (020625)  
General Education: Upper-Division Social Sciences (UDD); Agriculture, Food, and Environment Pathway  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; Global Cultures; Sustainable Course  
ANTH 340W  Anthropology of Food (W)  3 Units  GC, GE, W  
Prerequisite: GE Oral Communication (A1); GE Written Communication (A2); GE Critical Thinking (A3); GE Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning (B4) requirements, or consent of the instructor.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course examines the social and cultural contexts of food production and consumption in a cross-cultural, global and historical perspective, including contemporary social, environmental and policy issues associated with food. 3 hours lecture.  (021352)  
General Education: Upper-Division Social Sciences (UDD); Agriculture, Food, and Environment Pathway  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; Global Cultures; Sustainable Course; Writing Course  
ANTH 362W  California Indians (W)  3 Units  GE, USD, W  
Prerequisite: GE Oral Communication (A1); GE Written Communication (A2); GE Critical Thinking (A3); GE Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning (B4) requirements, or consent of the instructor.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
Native peoples of California: their origin, prehistory, languages, and pre-contact cultural practices, such as subsistence, settlement, socio-political organization, and ceremony, with the local area highlighted. Interactions with Europeans are also discussed. Emphasis is placed on the archaeological and ethnographic records. 3 hours lecture.  (000519)  
General Education: Upper-Division Social Sciences (UDD); California Studies Pathway  
Cross listing(s): AIST 362W  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; U.S. Diversity; Writing Course  
ANTH 376W  Africa: Continuity and Change (W)  3 Units  GC, GE, W  
Prerequisite: GE Oral Communication (A1); GE Written Communication (A2); GE Critical Thinking (A3); GE Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning (B4) requirements, or consent of the instructor.  
Typically Offered: Fall only  
An introduction to African societies in anthropological and ethnographic perspective. Comparative case studies in historical and regional context explore body and self, religious experience, expressive arts, environmental and political conjunctures, and social change across the continent. 3 hours lecture.  (021353)  
General Education: Upper-Division Social Sciences (UDD); Global Studies Pathway  
Cross listing(s): AFRI 376W  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; Global Cultures; Writing Course  
ANTH 377  Anthropology of the Islamic World  3 Units  GC, GE  
Prerequisite: GE Oral Communication (A1); GE Written Communication (A2); GE Critical Thinking (A3); GE Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning (B4) requirements, or consent of the instructor.  
Typically Offered: Spring only  
This course examines Muslim cultures in the daily, national and global contexts in which Islam is practiced. Students read ethnography, fiction, history, and poetry in order to appreciate, respect and understand contemporary Islamic cultures. 3 hours lecture.  (020635)  
General Education: Upper-Division Social Sciences (UDD); Global Studies Pathway  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; Global Cultures  
ANTH 377W  Anthropology of the Islamic World (W)  3 Units  GC, GE, W  
Prerequisite: GE Oral Communication (A1); GE Written Communication (A2); GE Critical Thinking (A3); GE Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning (B4) requirements, or consent of the instructor.  
Typically Offered: Spring only  
This course examines Muslim cultures in the daily, national and global contexts in which Islam is practiced. Students read ethnography, fiction, history, and poetry in order to appreciate, respect and understand contemporary Islamic cultures. 3 hours lecture.  (021354)  
General Education: Upper-Division Social Sciences (UDD); Global Studies Pathway  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; Global Cultures; Writing Course  
ANTH 380  Field Archaeology  4 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall only odd years  
Archaeological survey and excavation; research aims and strategies; archaeological mapping, photography, and recording. 1 hour lecture, 9 hours supervision.  (000526)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 4 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ANTH 389  Internship in Anthropology  1-3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is an internship offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 3 hours lecture.  (000531)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 15 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ANTH 398  Special Topics  1-3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 2 hours seminar.  (000532)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course more than once  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ANTH 399  Special Problems  1-3 Units  
Prerequisite: Faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is an independent study of special problems and is offered for 1.0-3.0 units. 9 hours supervision.  (000533)  
Grade Basis: Credit/No Credit  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ANTH 405  Museum Administration  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
The principles of museum administration, including staffing, finances, educational programs, and ethics. 3 hours lecture.  (000545)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ANTH 411  Human Origins  3 Units  
Prerequisite: ANTH 111 or ANTH 301.  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
Evolution of the human being as a biological entity and as a culture-bearing primate. Emphasis is placed upon ecological principles and problems as they relate to the fossil record. 3 hours lecture.  (000552)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ANTH 412  Human Variation  3 Units  
Prerequisite: ANTH 111 or ANTH 301.  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
The nature of human biological variation and an examination of its genetic and cultural basis. 3 hours lecture.  (000553)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ANTH 413  Bioarchaeology  3 Units  
Prerequisite: ANTH 111 or ANTH 301.  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
This course will familiarize the student with current applications, developments, and methods in bioarchaeology. The course will emphasize the value of human skeletal studies in the interpretation of past human lifeways, and will address theoretical developments that intersect subfields within physical anthropology, cultural anthropolgy, and archaeology. Classes will be a combination of lecture, discussion, and student presentations. 3 hours lecture.  (020600)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ANTH 414  Human Growth and Development  3 Units  
Prerequisite: ANTH 111 or ANTH 301.  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
The individual from prenatal period through growth and sexual maturation to old age and death. Special emphasis upon the cross-cultural and holistic approaches to the study of people and their role in human evolution. 3 hours lecture.  (000555)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ANTH 415  Forensic Anthropology  3 Units  
Prerequisite: ANTH 111 or ANTH 301.  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
Anthropological principles and knowledge applied within the legal system. Topics include the history of the field, biological parameters determined from the skeleton, postmortem interval, and ethics. 3 hours seminar.  (000557)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ANTH 420  Origins of Early Civilization  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
An examination of the data and major theories concerning the rise of civilizations, using as case studies early Mesopotamia, Egypt, India, China, Mexico, and Peru. The significance of food production, ecology, writing, and the centralized state in the evolution of complex societies. 3 hours lecture.  (000561)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ANTH 421  Archaeology of North America  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
The study of prehistoric North America north of Mexico. An investigation of cultural origins, development, and differentiation based on the analysis of selected archaeological complexes and traditions. Case study examples of contemporary method and theory in American archaeology. 3 hours lecture.  (000562)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ANTH 423  Human Behavioral Ecology  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
This course serves as an introduction to the evolutionary processes influencing human behavior grounded in the paleoanthropological study of foraging peoples and an examination of cross-cultural patterns in human behavior. Emphasis will be placed on an evolutionary ecological perspective where aspects of human adaptation are viewed as the result of long-term survival strategies. 3 hours seminar.  (000570)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; Sustainable Course  
ANTH 424  California Archaeology and Prehistory  3 Units  
Prerequisite: ANTH 112 or ANTH 302, or permission of instructor.  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
This course provides an overview and examination of the historical development and prehistory of archaeology in California. Topics include archaeological method and theory, cultural chronologies, regional and temporal patterns in the archaeological record, important sites and their potential links to native peoples in California. Controversial issues and contributions to modern archaeology are also considered. 3 hours lecture.  (000572)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ANTH 425  Historical Archaeology  3 Units  
Prerequisite: ANTH 112 or ANTH 302, or permission of instructor.  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
This course examines the method and theory of American historical archaeology as it specifically relates to the broader study of American material culture and sociocultural experiences in North America from the period of European exploration to the recent past through archaeological and documentary evidence. 3 hours lecture.  (000574)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ANTH 428  Experimental Archaeology  3 Units  
Prerequisite: ANTH 302.  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
The primary emphases of this course is to familiarize students with the field of experimental archaeology, introduce them to ancient technologies, and develop their ability to formulate and test hypotheses. Students review the foundational literature of the field, as well as analyze recent studies. They also receive hand-on experience in recreating ancient technologies through in-class exercises. Students then apply what they have learned by designing and implementing their own experimental archaeology projects, and presenting their results in a poster session. 3 hours lecture.  (021826)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ANTH 432  Anthropology of Religion  3 Units  
Prerequisite: ANTH 303 or RELS 480 or instructor's permission.  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
This course examines the contemporary theoretical underpinnings of the anthropology of religion, considering especially performative, gendered, psychological, semiotic, and political aspects of religion in cross-cultural persepective. 3 hours lecture.  (000577)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ANTH 435  Medical Anthropology  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Spring only  
Surveys the relationships among disease, curing, culture, and environment. Topics include problems of adapting modern medicines to diverse cultures; explication of the social and cultural correlates of physical and mental health and disease; nutritional implications of culture change; anthropology contributions to health-policy decisions and makers in non-Western countries. 3 hours seminar.  (000579)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ANTH 437  International Development and Globalization  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
Explores the historical and contemporary global movements of people, commodities, technology and ideas. Surveys the impacts of colonial relationships on the contemporary world, post-colonialism and the rise of the development era, and contemporary trends resulting in the increased social and cultural integration and differentiation of individuals and groups around the world. 3 hours lecture.  (000582)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; Sustainable Course  
ANTH 443  Visual Anthropology  3 Units  
Prerequisite: ANTH 303 or faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Spring only  
This course explores visual aspects of culture and the use of images for the description, analysis, communication, and interpretation of human behavior. Media examined include, photography, film, video, new media, and art. Students develop ethnographic projects based on original research and using available media technologies. 3 hours lecture.  (000586)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ANTH 461  Museum Collections Management  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
Offers practical training in collections management techniques, including registration methods, curatorial practices, and the care, preservation, and conservation of museum specimens. 6 hours activity.  (000596)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ANTH 462  Museum Education  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
This course is designed to provide a foundation in the methodological and theoretical underpinnings in contemporary museum education, with an emphasis on application through exhibits, outreach programs, and visitor experiences. The course focuses on all aspects of the educational role of museums in their communities, the historical developments in the field, and current issues facing museum educators, which includes promoting diversity and civic engagement within the educational setting of a museum. 3 hours laboratory.  (021649)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ANTH 465  Conservation and Curation of Archaeological Resources  3 Units  
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
This course introduces students to current practices, methodologies, and applied theory in preserving archaeological artifacts for the purposes of exhibit, research, and good stewardship. The course is structured in a seminar/laboratory format designed to familiarize students with preventative conservation, documentation, curation strategies, and basic conservation treatments of archaeological materials. 3 hours laboratory, 2 hours lecture.  (000598)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ANTH 467  Exhibit Research, Design, and Installation  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall only  
This course focuses on the creation of an actual museum exhibit for the annual spring Museum of Anthropology student-created exhibition. Students are required to undertake all phases of the research and design process and final installation. 3 hours seminar.  (000621)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ANTH 468  Current Topics in Museum Studies  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
This course has been designed to introduce students to relevant areas of research and theoretical perspectives that concern museums and museum professionals today. Museums have become places that enrich the lives our communities in a variety of ways. As institutions with a public mission to educate and enlighten, museums devote considerable time to civic engagements, inclusiveness, honoring diversity, and good stewardships of cultural heritage while making sure museums thrive and run smoothly. Drawing on the specialization of instructors in the Department of Anthropology's Museum Studies Program, this source will cover a diversity of current topics in museum studies ranging from material culture, visitor studies, and museum education to community participation and new museum theory. 3 hours lecture.  (021823)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ANTH 478  Zooarchaeology: Vertebrate Identification and Analysis  3 Units  
Prerequisite: ANTH 112 or ANTH 302.  
Typically Offered: Spring only  
Zooarchaeology involves the identification and interpretation of animal remains from archaeological sites. Topics covered include the nature of the archaeofaunal record, units of quantification, taphonomy, the selective utilization of animals and subsistence strategies. A variety of case studies will also be reviewed. Laboratory activity centers around the identification of archaeofaunal remains from selected locations in California. 3 hours laboratory, 2 hours lecture.  (000602)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; Sustainable Course  
ANTH 480  Advanced Field Archaeology  4 Units  
Prerequisite: ANTH 380.  
Typically Offered: Fall only odd years  
Advanced individual training in archaeological fieldwork, including organization of projects, supervision of field crews, use of specialized field techniques, and preliminary analysis of field data. 1 hour lecture, 9 hours supervision.  (000604)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 4 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ANTH 481  Human Identification  3 Units  
Prerequisite: ANTH 301.  
Typically Offered: Fall only  
Physical anthropological methods and techniques, such as anthropometry, dermatoglyphics, osteology, and paleopathology as applied to problems of human identification. Credit for repeating this course depends upon your taking it from a different instructor each time. 3 hours laboratory, 2 hours lecture.  (000607)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ANTH 482  Laboratory Methods in Archaeology  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Spring only  
Independent supervised training in the methods of data description, interpretation, and presentation. Methods of describing, classifying, analyzing, and illustrating archaeological finds, and the preparation of reports for publications. 6 hours activity.  (000609)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ANTH 483  Field Methods in Ethnography  3 Units  
Prerequisite: ANTH 303 or permission of instructor.  
Typically Offered: Fall only  
This course presents theories and methods of ethnography as well as the ethics of ethnographic fieldwork. Students conduct supervised ethnographic research and present their results both orally and in written format. 6 hours activity.  (000610)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ANTH 484  Archaeological Site Surveying  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall only even years  
Methods and techniques of locating archaeological and historical cultural resources in the field. Proper site recordation by means of photographs, drawings, maps, and appropriately filled-out site survey forms for cultural resource management purposes. 6 hours activity.  (000613)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ANTH 485  Formal Methods for Anthropology  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
A survey of selected mathematical and logical methods and models of relevance to various problems in anthropology. Emphasis is placed on the analysis of anthropological data. 3 hours seminar.  (000530)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ANTH 487  Heritage Resource Planning  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
The social and institutional frameworks, legislative bases, procedures, and practices of prehistoric and cultural resources management taught by means of case studies of legislative documents, management studies, and environmental impact reports. The investigation of selected resources and preparation of appropriate descriptive, evaluative, and management reports. 3 hours lecture.  (000617)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ANTH 489A  Biological Anthropology Internship  1-6 Units  
Prerequisite: Faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This internship is offered in the area of physical anthropology. Work experience in the community or region is designed for each student. A maximum of 6 units of internship may be counted toward the major. 15 hours supervision.  (000622)  
Grade Basis: Credit/No Credit  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 15 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ANTH 489B  Archaeology Internship  1-6 Units  
Prerequisite: Faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This internship is offered in the area of archaeology. Work experience in the community or region is designed for each student. A maximum of 6 units of internship may be counted toward the major. 15 hours supervision.  (020235)  
Grade Basis: Credit/No Credit  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 15 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ANTH 489C  Cultural Anthropology Internship  1-6 Units  
Prerequisite: Faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This internship is offered in the area of cultural anthropology. Work experience in the community or region is designed for each student. A maximum of 6 units of internship may be counted toward the major. 15 hours supervision.  (020236)  
Grade Basis: Credit/No Credit  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 15 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ANTH 489D  Museum Studies Internship  1-6 Units  
Prerequisite: Faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This internship is offered in the area of museum studies. Work experience in the community or region is designed for each student. A maximum of 6 units of internship may be counted toward the major. 15 hours supervision.  (020237)  
Grade Basis: Credit/No Credit  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 15 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ANTH 495  Proseminar in Applied Anthropology  3 Units  
Prerequisite: ANTH 303 or permission of instructor.  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
Applications of sociocultural anthropology to the understanding and resolution of contemporary social problems. Seminar format. 3 hours seminar.  (000630)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ANTH 496HW  Proseminar in the History of Theory and Methods in Anthropology - Honors (W)  3 Units  W, GW  
Prerequisite: GE Written Communication (A2) requirement, ANTH 303, acceptance into the Honors Program.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This investigation of the method and theory of anthropological thought of the last century is directed to individual research interests and problem development for the honors thesis. Seminar format. 3 hours seminar.  (000632)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; Writing Course; Graduation Writing Assessment  
ANTH 496W  Proseminar in the History of Theory and Method in Anthropology (W)  3 Units  W, GW  
Prerequisite: GE Written Communication (A2) requirement; ANTH 303.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
Investigation of the history of the development of theory and method in anthropological thought and practice from the nineteenth century to the present. Seminar format. 3 hours seminar.  (000631)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; Writing Course; Graduation Writing Assessment  
ANTH 497  Anthropology Forum  1 Unit  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
Examines current developments in theory and research in the entire field of anthropology through a series of presentations by a wide variety of individuals who are actively involved at the frontiers of anthropological knowledge. 1 hour lecture.  (000633)  
Grade Basis: Credit/No Credit  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ANTH 498  Special Topics  1-3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours lecture.  (000634)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course more than once  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ANTH 499  Special Problems  2-3 Units  
Prerequisite: Faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 9 hours supervision.  (000638)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ANTH 499H  Honors in Anthropology  3 Units  
Prerequisite: ANTH 496HW and faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Spring only  
Independent study resulting in a piece of scholarly or creative work involving substantial research to be completed and publicly presented. The course must be taken during the second semester of your senior year, subsequent to successful completion of ANTH 496HW. This course is not available to graduate students. 3 hours seminar.  (000639)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ANTH 600  Core Seminar in Anthropology  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall only  
A critical examination of the basic foundation literature in the subdisciplines of anthropology. 3 hours seminar.  (000640)  
Grade Basis: Graduate Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Graduate Division  
ANTH 601  Seminar in Biological Anthropology  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall only  
A critical examination of selected theories and methods in physical anthropology, and/or the generation of new theories and methods pertinent to selected problems in physical anthropology. 3 hours seminar.  (000645)  
Grade Basis: Graduate Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Graduate Division  
ANTH 602  Seminar in Archaeology  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Spring only  
A critical examination of selected theories and methods in archaeology, and/or the generation of new theories and methods pertinent to selected problems in archaeology. 3 hours seminar.  (000650)  
Grade Basis: Graduate Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Graduate Division  
ANTH 603  Seminar in Cultural Anthropology  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Spring only  
A critical examination of selected theories and methods in cultural anthropology, and/or the generation of new theories and methods pertinent to selected problems in cultural anthropology. 3 hours seminar.  (000657)  
Grade Basis: Graduate Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Graduate Division  
ANTH 605  Seminar in Museum Studies  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
A critical examination of selected theories and methods in museology and/or the generation of new theories and methods pertinent to selected problems in the museum field. 3 hours seminar.  (000658)  
Grade Basis: Graduate Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Graduate Division  
ANTH 610A  Professionalism in Biological Anthropology  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is offered in the area of Biological Anthropology. Student shadow faculty in a course of the instructor's choosing that best aligns with the student's career path. 9 hours supervision.  (022286)  
Grade Basis: Graduate Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Graduate Division  
ANTH 610B  Professionalism in Archaeology  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is offered in the area of Archaeology. To foster professional development, student shadow faculty in a course of the instructor's choosing that best aligns with the student's career path. 9 hours supervision.  (022287)  
Grade Basis: Graduate Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Graduate Division  
ANTH 610C  Professionalism in Cultural Anthropology  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is offered in the area of Cultural Anthropology. To foster professional development, students shadow faculty in a course of the instructor's choosing that best aligns with the student's career path. 9 hours supervision.  (022288)  
Grade Basis: Graduate Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Graduate Division  
ANTH 610D  Professionalism in Museum Studies  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is offered in the area of Museum Studies. To foster professional development, students shadow faculty in a course of the instructor's choosing that best aligns with the student's career path. 9 hours supervision.  (022289)  
Grade Basis: Graduate Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Graduate Division  
ANTH 689  Internship in Anthropology  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
3 hours lecture.  (000666)  
Grade Basis: Credit/No Credit  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Graduate Division  
ANTH 689A  Internship Exhibit Research and Design  3 Units  
Prerequisite: Consent of Museum Studies Coordinator.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
See description below 9 hours supervision.  (000667)  
Grade Basis: Credit/No Credit  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Graduate Division  
ANTH 689B  Internship in Museum Management  3 Units  
Prerequisite: Consent of Museum Studies Coordinator.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
See description below. 9 hours supervision.  (000668)  
Grade Basis: Credit/No Credit  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Graduate Division  
ANTH 689C  Internship in Curatorial Practices  3 Units  
Prerequisite: Consent of Museum Studies Coordinator.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
See description below. 9 hours supervision.  (000669)  
Grade Basis: Credit/No Credit  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Graduate Division  
ANTH 689D  Internship in Museum Education  3 Units  
Prerequisite: Consent of Museum Studies Coordinator.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
See description below. 9 hours supervision.  (000670)  
Grade Basis: Credit/No Credit  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Graduate Division  
ANTH 689E  Internship in Museum Conservation  3 Units  
Prerequisite: Consent of Museum Studies Coordinator.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
ANTH 689A - ANTH 689E: Work experience in off-campus museum designed for each student. 9 hours supervision.  (000671)  
Grade Basis: Credit/No Credit  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Graduate Division  
ANTH 696  Candidacy Exam  1 Unit  
Prerequisite: Graduate status.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is for graduate students taking the Candidacy Exam only. 3 hours supervision.  (015814)  
Grade Basis: Report in Progress: CR/NC  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 1 unit  
Course Attributes: Graduate Division  
ANTH 697  Independent Study  1-3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is a graduate-level independent study offered for 1.0-3.0 units. 9 hours supervision.  (000673)  
Grade Basis: Report in Progress: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Graduate Division  
ANTH 699P  Master's Project  1-3 Units  
Prerequisite: Faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is a master's study offered as a Master's Project for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 0 hours supervision.  (021632)  
Grade Basis: Report in Progress: CR/NC  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Graduate Division  
ANTH 699T  Master's Thesis  1-3 Units  
Prerequisite: Faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is a master's study offered as a Master's Thesis for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 9 hours supervision.  (000675)  
Grade Basis: Report in Progress: CR/NC  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Graduate Division