Anthropology College of Letters & Science

James Smith, Ph.D., Chairperson of the Department; July 1, 2021-June 30, 2024

Department Office

328 Young Hall; 530-752-0745; Anthropology; Faculty

Anthropology (ANT)

ANT 001 — Human Evolutionary Biology (4 units)

Course Description: Processes and course of human evolution; primatology; biological and social diversity within Homo sapiens; human paleontology.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture 3 hour(s), Discussion 1 hour(s).
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Science & Engineering (SE); Scientific Literacy (SL); Writing Experience (WE).

ANT 001Y — Human Evolutionary Biology (Hybrid Version) (4 units)

Course Description: Evolutionary theory and mechanisms of evolution; basic population and quantitative genetics; primatology; biological and cultural diversity within Homo sapiens; paleoanthropology.

  • Learning Activities: Web Virtual Lecture 1.50 hour(s), Lecture/Discussion 1.50 hour(s), Discussion/Laboratory 1 hour(s).
  • Credit Limitation(s): May not take both ANT 001 and ANT 001Y for credit.
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Science & Engineering (SE); Scientific Literacy (SL); Writing Experience (WE).

ANT 002 — Cultural Anthropology (5 units)

Course Description: Introduction to cultural diversity in its many forms and methods used by anthropologists to account for it. Relational dynamic of culture, history, and power in constituting "social facts" and "realities." Critical thinking of contemporary concerns.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture 3 hour(s), Discussion 1 hour(s), Term Paper.
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Social Sciences (SS); Domestic Diversity (DD); World Cultures (WC); Writing Experience (WE).

ANT 003 — Introduction to Archaeology (4 units)

Course Description: Development of archaeology as an anthropological study; objectives and methods of modern archaeology.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture 3 hour(s), Discussion 1 hour(s).
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Science & Engineering (SE) or Social Sciences (SS); Scientific Literacy (SL).

ANT 004 — Introduction to Anthropological Linguistics (4 units)

Course Description: Exploration of the role of language in social interaction and world view, minority languages and dialects, bilingualism, literacy, the social motivation of language change. Introduction of analytical techniques of linguistics and demonstration of their relevance to language in sociocultural issues.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture 3 hour(s), Discussion 1 hour(s).
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Social Sciences (SS); World Cultures (WC); Writing Experience (WE).

ANT 013 — Scientific Method in Physical Anthropology (4 units)

Course Description: Skills for scientific thinking; designing, implementing, analyzing, interpreting, presenting, and criticizing research. Collection and analysis of original data. Basic statistical methods.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture 2 hour(s), Discussion/Laboratory 1 hour(s), Fieldwork 1 hour(s).
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Science & Engineering (SE); Oral Skills (OL); Visual Literacy (VL); Writing Experience (WE).

ANT 015 — From Birth to Death: The Evolution of the Human Life Cycle (5 units)

Course Description: Introduction to the biology of birth, childhood, marriage, the family, old age, and death. Examines comparative characteristics of nonhuman primates and other animals as well as cross-cultural variation in humans by study of selected cases.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture 3 hour(s), Discussion 1 hour(s), Term Paper.
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Science & Engineering (SE); Scientific Literacy (SL); World Cultures (WC); Writing Experience (WE).

ANT 020 — Comparative Cultures (4 units)

Course Description: Introduction to the anthropological study of cultural diversity. Case studies of eight societies will be presented to illustrate and compare the distinctive features of major cultural regions of the world. Concludes with a discussion of modernization.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture 3 hour(s), Discussion 1 hour(s).
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Arts & Humanities (AH) or Social Sciences (SS); American Cultures, Governance, & History (ACGH); Domestic Diversity (DD); World Cultures (WC); Writing Experience (WE).

ANT 021 — Zombies (2 units)

Course Description: Figure of the zombie as window into ideas about race, economic exploitation, and what it means to be human. Zombie lore in the Afro-Atlantic world and its re-imagining in contemporary pop culture.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture 2 hour(s).
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Social Sciences (SS); World Cultures (WC).

ANT 022 — Myths About Human Evolution (2 units)

Course Description: Myths about human evolution. Use of evidence from evolutionary biology, geology, paleontology, archaeology, and genetics to dispel misconceptions about human evolution.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture 2 hour(s).
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Social Sciences (SS) or Science & Engineering (SE).
  • This course version is effective from, and including: Fall Quarter 2022.

ANT 023 — Introduction to World Prehistory (4 units)

Course Description: Broadly surveys patterns and changes in the human species' physical and cultural evolution from earliest evidence for "humanness" to recent development of large-scale complex societies or "civilizations." Lectures emphasize use of archaeology in reconstructing the past.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture 3 hour(s), Discussion 1 hour(s).
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Social Sciences (SS); World Cultures (WC); Writing Experience (WE).

ANT 024 — Ancient Crops & People (4 units)

Course Description: The archaeological evidence for domestication of plants and the origins of agricultural societies. Anthropological context of agriculture and the effects on sexual division of labor, social inequality, wealth accumulation, warfare, human health, and sedentism.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture 3 hour(s), Discussion 1 hour(s).
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Social Sciences (SS); World Cultures (WC); Writing Experience (WE).

ANT 025 — Ancient Animals & People (2 units)

Course Description: History of human and animal relationships and how animals have influenced social and economic structures of past societies. Why, when and how humans used animals in the context of hunting, domestication, secondary products, ritual, companionship, and conservation.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture 2 hour(s).
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Social Sciences (SS).

ANT 026 — Mummies of the Ancient World (2 units)

Course Description: Archaeological approaches for studying mummies and the process of mummification in the ancient world. Analytical techniques used, environmental factors promoting mummification, and archaeological conservation of mummified bodies.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture 2 hour(s).
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Social Sciences (SS); World Cultures (WC).

ANT 027 — Great Adaptations: Genetic & Cultural Evolution in the Spread of Humanity (2 units)

Course Description: How humans adapted to diverse ecologies through cultural and genetic changes. Illustrations include evolution in response to disease, dietary, social, and communication challenges.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture 2 hour(s).
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Science & Engineering (SE) or Social Sciences (SS); Scientific Literacy (SL); World Cultures (WC).

ANT 028 — Prehistoric Origins of Art (2 units)

Course Description: Interdisciplinary look at the earliest evidence for art and symbolic behavior. Method and techniques to investigate Prehistoric art. Interpretative framework and relevance for understanding the role of symbolic activities in traditional societies.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture/Discussion 2 hour(s).
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Social Sciences (SS).

ANT 029 — Vikings (2 units)

Course Description: History of the Vikings through the Slavic and Mediterranean regions in the East and across the vast North Atlantic region to the west. Emphasis on archaeology and sagas to understand Viking culture from the 8th to 11th centuries.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture 2 hour(s).
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Social Sciences (SS); World Cultures (WC).

ANT 030 — Sexualities (4 units)

Course Description: Introduction to the study of sexuality, particularly to the meanings and social organization of same-sex sexual behavior across cultures and through time. Biological and cultural approaches will be compared, and current North American issues placed in a wider comparative context.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture/Discussion 4 hour(s).
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Arts & Humanities (AH) or Social Sciences (SS); American Cultures, Governance, & History (ACGH); Domestic Diversity (DD); World Cultures (WC).

ANT 032 — Drugs, Science & Culture (4 units)

Course Description: Drugs, politics, science, society in a cultural perspective: emphasis on roles of science, government and the media in shifting attitudes toward alcohol, marijuana, Prozac and other pharmaceuticals; drug laws, war on drugs and global trade in sugar, opium, cocaine.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture 3 hour(s), Discussion 1 hour(s).
  • Cross Listing: STS 032.
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Social Sciences (SS); Visual Literacy (VL); Writing Experience (WE).

ANT 034 — Cultures of Consumerism (4 units)

Course Description: Aspects of modern consumer cultures in capitalist and socialist countries. Transformations of material cultures over the past century. Case studies on the intersections of gender, class, and culture in everyday consumption practices.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture/Discussion 4 hour(s), Term Paper.
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Social Sciences (SS); World Cultures (WC).

ANT 036 — Star Trek as Social Theory (4 units)

Course Description: Introduction to core concepts in anthropological and social theory using Star Trek as a teaching vehicle. Emphasis on thinking anthropologically about everyday life and popular culture.

Prerequisite(s): ANT 002 recommended.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture 3 hour(s), Discussion 1 hour(s).
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Social Sciences (SS).

ANT 054 — Introduction to Primatology (4 units)

Course Description: Basic survey of the primates as a separate order of mammals; natural history and evolution of primates; consideration of hypotheses for their origin.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture/Discussion 3 hour(s), Term Paper.
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Science & Engineering (SE); Scientific Literacy (SL); Writing Experience (WE).

ANT 056 — Introduction to Forensic Anthropology (3 units)

Course Description: Survey of anthropological techniques as applied within the legal system, including scene documentation and recovery, human identification, and trauma analysis. Examination of error and uncertainty, ethics, and human rights in forensic anthropology.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture 2 hour(s), Discussion 1 hour(s).
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Social Sciences (SS); Scientific Literacy (SL).

ANT 092 — Internship in Anthropology (1-12 units)

Course Description: Work experience off and on campus in all subject areas offered in the Department of Anthropology under the supervision of a member of the faculty.

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

  • Learning Activities: Internship 3-36 hour(s).
  • Repeat Credit: May be repeated 12 unit(s).
  • Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass only.

ANT 098 — Directed Group Study (1-5 units)

Course Description: Primarily intended for lower division students.

  • Learning Activities: Variable.
  • Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass only.

ANT 099 — Special Study for Undergraduates (1-5 units)

Course Description: Special study for undergraduates.

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

  • Learning Activities: Variable.
  • Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass only.

ANT 100 — Theory in Social-Cultural Anthropology (4 units)

Course Description: Discussion of the theoretical and philosophical developments in cultural anthropology from the 19th century to the present.

Prerequisite(s): ANT 002 recommended.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture 3 hour(s), Discussion 1 hour(s).
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Social Sciences (SS); Writing Experience (WE).

ANT 101 — Ecology, Nature, & Society (4 units)

Course Description: Interdisciplinary study of diversity and change in human societies, using frameworks from anthropology, evolutionary ecology, history, archaeology, psychology, and other fields. Topics include population dynamics, subsistence transitions, family organization, disease, economics, warfare, politics, and resource conservation.

Prerequisite(s): ANT 001 or ANT 002 or ESP 030 or EVE 100 or BIS 101 recommended.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture 3 hour(s), Discussion 1 hour(s).
  • Cross Listing: ESP 101.
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Social Sciences (SS); World Cultures (WC); Writing Experience (WE).

ANT 103 — Indigenous Peoples & Natural Resource Conservation (4 units)

Course Description: Integration of the interests of resident and indigenous peoples with the conservation of natural resources and ecosystems, using case study examples from both the developing and developed world.

Prerequisite(s): ANT 002 or GEL 001 or ESP 030 recommended.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture 3 hour(s), Discussion 1 hour(s).
  • Credit Limitation(s): Not open for credit for students who have completed ANT 121N. (Former ANT 121N.)
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Social Sciences (SS); American Cultures, Governance, & History (ACGH); Domestic Diversity (DD); Oral Skills (OL); World Cultures (WC); Writing Experience (WE).

ANT 104N — Cultural Politics of the Environment (4 units)

Course Description: Political economy of environmental struggles. Relationship between social inequality (based on race, class and/or gender) and ecological degradation. Articulation of local peoples, national policy, and the international global economy in the contestation over the use of environmental resources.

Prerequisite(s): ANT 002 recommended.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture 3 hour(s), Discussion 1 hour(s).
  • Credit Limitation(s): Not open for credit to students who have completed ANT 134N. (Former ANT 134N.)
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Social Sciences (SS); American Cultures, Governance, & History (ACGH); Domestic Diversity (DD); World Cultures (WC); Writing Experience (WE).

ANT 107 — Law, Power, Violence (4 units)

Course Description: Cultural dimensions of law and political power. Colonial and postcolonial legal regimes, bureaucratic reason, legalized violence, sovereign power, and human rights.

Prerequisite(s): ANT 002 recommended.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture 3 hour(s), Discussion 1 hour(s).
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Social Sciences (SS); World Cultures (WC); Writing Experience (WE).

ANT 109 — Visualization in Science: A Critical Introduction (4 units)

Course Description: Anthropological approaches to scientific visualization techniques, informatics, simulations. Examination of different visualization techniques toward understanding the work involved in producing them, critical assessment of their power and limits, especially when visualizations are used socially to make claims.

Prerequisite(s): ANT 002 or STS 001 or STS 020 recommended.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture 3 hour(s), Extensive Writing/Discussion 1 hour(s).
  • Cross Listing: STS 109.
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Social Sciences (SS); Visual Literacy (VL); Writing Experience (WE).

ANT 117 — The Ethnographic & Literary Imagination (4 units)

Course Description: The ethnographic and literary imagination. Relationship between fiction & anthropology, narrative form, modalities of ethnographic encounter, social & historical phenomena, aesthetics, poetics, language, and the question of representation.

Prerequisite(s): ANT 002 recommended.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture 3 hour(s), Discussion 1 hour(s).
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Social Sciences (SS); World Cultures (WC); Writing Experience (WE).

ANT 120 — Language & Culture (4 units)

Course Description: Culture, cognition, meaning, and interpretation; language and the classification of experience; communication and learning in crosscultural perspective.

Prerequisite(s): ANT 004 or LIN 001 recommended; ANT 002 recommended.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture 3 hour(s), Discussion 1 hour(s).
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Social Sciences (SS); American Cultures, Governance, & History (ACGH); Domestic Diversity (DD); World Cultures (WC); Writing Experience (WE).

ANT 121 — Special Topics in Medical Anthropology (4 units)

Course Description: Introduction to critical medical anthropology. Topics include anthropological analysis of bio-medicine, psychiatry, systems of knowledge and healing, the body, emotions, and clinical encounters in a cross-cultural perspective.

Prerequisite(s): ANT 002 recommended.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture/Discussion 4 hour(s).
  • Cross Listing: STS 121.
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Social Sciences (SS); World Cultures (WC); Writing Experience (WE).

ANT 122A — Economic Anthropology (4 units)

Course Description: The varieties of production, exchange, and consumption behavior in precapitalist economies, their interaction with culture and social-political organization, and the theories that account for these phenomena. The effects of capitalism on precapitalist sectors.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture 3 hour(s), Discussion 1 hour(s).
  • Credit Limitation(s): Not open for credit to students who have completed ANT 122. (Former ANT 122.)
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Social Sciences (SS); American Cultures, Governance, & History (ACGH); Domestic Diversity (DD); World Cultures (WC); Writing Experience (WE).

ANT 122B — Capitalism & Power (4 units)

Course Description: Theorizations of economy and society. The rise of modern capitalism and new social and political formations. Relationships between value and violence, subjectivity, the unconscious, money, imperialism and different understandings of exchange and the political.

Prerequisite(s): ANT 002 recommended.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture 3 hour(s), Discussion 1 hour(s).
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Social Sciences (SS); World Cultures (WC); Writing Experience (WE).

ANT 123AN — Resistance, Rebellion, & Popular Movements (4 units)

Course Description: Analysis of popular protest in Third World and indigenous societies ranging from covert resistance to national revolts. Comparative case studies and theories of peasant rebellions, millenarian movements, social bandits, Indian "wars", ethnic and regional conflicts, gender and class conflicts.

Prerequisite(s): ANT 002 recommended.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture 3 hour(s), Discussion 1 hour(s).
  • Credit Limitation(s): Not open for credit to students who have completed ANT 123B. (Former ANT 123B.)
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Social Sciences (SS); World Cultures (WC); Writing Experience (WE).

ANT 124 — Religion in Society & Culture (4 units)

Course Description: Discussion of anthropological theories of religion with emphasis on non-literate societies. Survey of shamanism, magic and witchcraft, ritual and symbols, and religious movements. Extensive discussion of ethnographic examples and analysis of social functions of religious institutions.

Prerequisite(s): ANT 002 recommended.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture 3 hour(s), Discussion 1 hour(s).
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Arts & Humanities (AH); World Cultures (WC); Writing Experience (WE).

ANT 125A — Structuralism & Symbolism (4 units)

Course Description: Survey of anthropological approaches to understanding the logic of structuralism and symbolism in cultural analysis. Focus on how structural and symbolic interpretations relate to cultural and linguistic universals and to the philosophical basis of relativism in the social sciences. (Former ANT 125.)

Prerequisite(s): ANT 002 recommended.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture 3 hour(s), Discussion 1 hour(s).
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Social Sciences (SS); World Cultures (WC); Writing Experience (WE).

ANT 125B — Postmodernism(s) & Culture (4 units)

Course Description: Crucial theories of modernity and post-modernity. How postmodernism is distinct from modernism, why it is related to the collapse of certainty about our collective reality and what it reveals about the status of reason, the self, and collective experience. Readings draw from various philosophical-theoretical, artistic and political literatures.

Prerequisite(s): ANT 002 recommended.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture 3 hour(s), Discussion 1 hour(s).
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Arts & Humanities (AH) or Social Sciences (SS); World Cultures (WC); Writing Experience (WE).

ANT 126A — Anthropology of Development (4 units)

Course Description: Theories of development and current critiques. Colonial legacies and post-colonial realities. Roles of the state and NGOs, population migrations, changing gender identities, cash-earning strategies, and sustainability issues. Stresses importance of cultural understandings in development initiatives. Case studies emphasizing non-industrial societies.

Prerequisite(s): ANT 002 recommended.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture 3 hour(s), Discussion 1 hour(s).
  • Credit Limitation(s): Not open for credit to students who have completed ANT 126. (Former ANT 126.)
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Social Sciences (SS); World Cultures (WC); Writing Experience (WE).

ANT 126B — Women & Development (4 units)

Course Description: Current Third World and Western development issues concerning women in agriculture, industry, international division of labor, political movements, revolutions, politics of health, education, family and reproduction. Impact of colonialism, capitalism, the world system, and international feminism on women and development.

Prerequisite(s): ANT 002 recommended.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture 3 hour(s), Discussion 1 hour(s).
  • Credit Limitation(s): No credit if taken ANT 131.
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Social Sciences (SS); World Cultures (WC); Writing Experience (WE).

ANT 127 — Urban Anthropology (4 units)

Course Description: Survey of approaches to urban living: political structures, organization of labor, class relations, world views. The evolution of urban life and its contemporary dilemmas. Cross-cultural comparisons discussed through case studies.

Prerequisite(s): ANT 002 recommended.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture 3 hour(s), Discussion 1 hour(s).
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Social Sciences (SS); World Cultures (WC); Writing Experience (WE).

ANT 128A — Kinship & Social Organization: From Clans to Countries (4 units)

Course Description: Family, marriage, household and social organization from a cross-cultural and evolutionary perspective. Emphasis on case studies that illustrate human variation, theories that account for this variation, and recent advances in the treatment of this data.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture 3 hour(s), Discussion 1 hour(s).
  • Credit Limitation(s): Not open for credit to students who have completed ANT 128. (Former ANT 128.)
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Social Sciences (SS); World Cultures (WC); Writing Experience (WE).

ANT 128B — Self, Identity, & Family (4 units)

Course Description: Exploration of self, identity, and family systems cross-culturally. Impact of class, gender, race, ethnicity, ruralization, urbanization, and globalization on notions of selfhood in different social/cultural systems.

Prerequisite(s): ANT 002 recommended.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture 3 hour(s), Discussion 1 hour(s).
  • Credit Limitation(s): Not open for credit to students who have completed ANT 129. (Former ANT 129.)
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Social Sciences (SS); World Cultures (WC); Writing Experience (WE).

ANT 129 — Health & Medicine in a Global Context (4 units)

Course Description: Recent works in medical anthropology and the science studies of medicine dealing with social and cultural aspects of global health issues such as AIDS, pandemics, clinical trials, cultural differences in illnesses, diabetes, organ trafficking, medical technologies, illness narratives, and others.

Prerequisite(s): ANT 002 recommended.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture/Discussion 3 hour(s), Term Paper.
  • Cross Listing: STS 129.
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Social Sciences (SS); World Cultures (WC); Writing Experience (WE).

ANT 130A — Cultural Dimensions of Globalization (4 units)

Course Description: Cultural dimensions of recent economic and political developments frequently termed "globalization."

Prerequisite(s): ANT 002 recommended.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture 3 hour(s), Discussion 1 hour(s).
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Social Sciences (SS); World Cultures (WC); Writing Experience (WE).

ANT 130BN — Migration & the Politics of Place & Identity (4 units)

Course Description: Internal and international migration from an anthropological perspective, including causes, processes, and political, economic, and cultural effects of spatial mobility and displacement. Emphasizes the interplay of identity, place, and power in diverse cultural and historical contexts.

Prerequisite(s): ANT 002 recommended.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture/Discussion 4 hour(s).
  • Credit Limitation(s): Not open for credit to students who have completed ANT 123D. (Former ANT 123D.)
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Social Sciences (SS); World Cultures (WC); Writing Experience (WE).

ANT 131 — Ecology & Politics (4 units)

Course Description: Analysis of the complex interactions between ecological dynamics and political processes employing the emerging approach of political ecology. Case studies of environmental degradation (e.g., desertification, logging, mineral extraction, petroleum, water) from various cultural and geographic regions.

Prerequisite(s): ANT 002 recommended.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture 3 hour(s), Discussion 1 hour(s).
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Social Sciences (SS).

ANT 132 — Psychological Anthropology (4 units)

Course Description: History of the relationship between anthropology and psychoanalysis. Exploration of anthropology of emotions, colonial psychology, contemporary ethno-psychiatry, studies on personhood, possession, magic, altered states, subjectivity, and definitions of the normal and the pathological in different contexts and cultures.

Prerequisite(s): ANT 002 recommended.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture 3 hour(s), Extensive Writing/Discussion 1 hour(s).
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Social Sciences (SS); World Cultures (WC); Writing Experience (WE).

ANT 133 — Anthropology of Ocean Worlds (4 units)

Course Description: Exploration of various oceanic cultures and their engagement with the sea. Piracy, smuggling, exchange, maritime legal regimes, offshore policing, media infrastructures, and ocean ecologies.

Prerequisite(s): ANT 002 recommended.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture 3 hour(s), Discussion 1 hour(s).
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Social Sciences (SS); World Cultures (WC); Writing Experience (WE).

ANT 134 — Buddhism in Global Culture (4 units)

Course Description: Buddhist meditation and ritual as a cultural system that adapts to global and local forces of change. Anthropological theory and method in understanding global culture transmission, including Buddhist reform movements in Asia and Buddhist practice in the West.

Prerequisite(s): ANT 002 recommended.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture 3 hour(s), Discussion 1 hour(s).
  • Enrollment Restriction(s): Limited to 50 students.
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Arts & Humanities (AH) or Social Sciences (SS); World Cultures (WC); Writing Experience (WE).

ANT 135 — Media Anthropology (4 units)

Course Description: Examining human practices through their inscription in old and new media; evaluating the emergent fields of “cyber” and “digital” anthropology; and problematizing terms and concepts routinely deployed in studies of media worlds (platform, social media, hologram, algorithm, remediation, curation, animation).

Prerequisite(s): Upper division standing.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture 3 hour(s), Discussion 1 hour(s).
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Arts & Humanities (AH) or Social Sciences (SS); Visual Literacy (VL); World Cultures (WC).

ANT 136 — Ethnographic Film (4 units)

Course Description: Overview of the use of film in anthropology and its advantages and limitations in comparison to written ethnographic descriptions. Essential features of ethnographic films. Film production in anthropological research and problems encountered in producing films in the field.

Prerequisite(s): ANT 002 recommended.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture 3 hour(s), Discussion 1 hour(s).
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Social Sciences (SS); Visual Literacy (VL); World Cultures (WC); Writing Experience (WE).

ANT 137 — Meditation & Culture (4 units)

Course Description: Study and practice of the relation between meditation and cultural conditioning; comparison of Buddhist practice with other cultural constructions of mind, body, brain, thought, emotion, and self.

Prerequisite(s): ANT 002 recommended.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture/Discussion 3 hour(s), Discussion 1 hour(s).
  • Enrollment Restriction(s): Limited to 50 students.
  • Grade Mode: Letter.

ANT 138 — Ethnographic Research Methods in Anthropology (4 units)

Course Description: Basic concepts in and approaches to ethnographic field research. Problem formulation, research design, qualitative and quantitative data collection procedures, and techniques for organizing, retrieving, and analyzing information. Ethnographic description and constructed inference. Students will organize and conduct individual research projects.

Prerequisite(s): ANT 002 recommended.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture 3 hour(s), Discussion 1 hour(s).
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Social Sciences (SS); World Cultures (WC); Writing Experience (WE).

ANT 139AN — Race, Class, Gender Systems (4 units)

Course Description: Comparative analysis of class/race/gender inequality, concentrating on the ways in which beliefs about descent, "blood," and biological difference interact with property and marital systems to affect the distribution of power in society.

Prerequisite(s): ANT 002 recommended.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture 3 hour(s), Discussion 1 hour(s).
  • Credit Limitation(s): Not open for credit to students who have completed ANT 139. (Former ANT 139.)
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Social Sciences (SS); American Cultures, Governance, & History (ACGH); Domestic Diversity (DD); World Cultures (WC); Writing Experience (WE).

ANT 139BN — Gender & Sexuality (4 units)

Course Description: Gender and sexuality in foraging bands, horticultural and pastoral tribes, agricultural and industrial states. Debates on cultural evolution and distribution of gender hierarchies. Impact of politics, economics, religion, social practices, women's movements on gender and sexuality. Culture, nature and sexuality.

Prerequisite(s): ANT 002 recommended.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture 3 hour(s), Discussion 1 hour(s).
  • Credit Limitation(s): Not open for credit to students who have completed ANT 130. (Former ANT 130.)
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Social Sciences (SS); American Cultures, Governance, & History (ACGH); Domestic Diversity (DD); World Cultures (WC); Writing Experience (WE).

ANT 140A — Cultures & Societies of West & Central Africa (4 units)

Course Description: Ethnographic survey of West Africa and Congo Basin with analyses of representative societies which illustrate problems of general theoretical concern. Major consideration will be the continuities and discontinuities between periods prior to European contact and the present.

Prerequisite(s): ANT 002 recommended.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture 3 hour(s), Discussion 1 hour(s).
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Social Sciences (SS); World Cultures (WC); Writing Experience (WE).

ANT 140B — Cultures & Societies of East & South Africa (4 units)

Course Description: Ethnographic survey of Eastern and Southern Africa with analyses of selected societies which illustrate problems of interest to anthropologists. Major consideration will be given to continuities and discontinuities between periods prior to European contact and the present.

Prerequisite(s): ANT 002 recommended.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture 3 hour(s), Discussion 1 hour(s).
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Social Sciences (SS); World Cultures (WC); Writing Experience (WE).

ANT 141C — People of the Arctic: Contemporary & Historic Cultures of the Circumpolar Region (4 units)

Course Description: Social, economic, political, and religious lives of Russian, American, Canadian, and Greenlandic Arctic people (Yup'ik, Iñupiat, Inuit). Topics include Arctic ecosystems, archaeological record of human occupation, ethnohistorical and ethnographic accounts, arctic people in popular culture, and contemporary issues.

Prerequisite(s): ANT 002 or ANT 003 recommended.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture 3 hour(s), Discussion 1 hour(s).
  • Grade Mode: Letter.

ANT 142 — Peoples of the Middle East (4 units)

Course Description: Peoples of the Middle East (including North Africa). Discussions of class relations, kinship organization, sex/gender systems, religious beliefs and behavior, ethnic relations, political systems. Impact of world systems, political and religious movements and social change. (Former ANT 136.)

Prerequisite(s): ANT 002 recommended.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture 3 hour(s), Discussion 1 hour(s).
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Social Sciences (SS); World Cultures (WC); Writing Experience (WE).

ANT 143A — Ethnology of Southeast Asia (4 units)

Course Description: Patterns of culture and social organization from prehistory to the present, in the context of historical, ecological, economic, and political settings. Emphasis on the relation of ethnic minorities to national states.

Prerequisite(s): ANT 002 recommended.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture 3 hour(s), Discussion 1 hour(s).
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Social Sciences (SS); World Cultures (WC); Writing Experience (WE).

ANT 144 — Contemporary Societies & Cultures of Latin America (4 units)

Course Description: Introduction to contemporary social structure of Latin America. Origins, maintenance and changes in inequality: economic responses to poverty, sociocultural responses to discrimination, and political responses to powerlessness.

Prerequisite(s): ANT 002 recommended.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture 3 hour(s), Discussion 1 hour(s).
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Social Sciences (SS); World Cultures (WC); Writing Experience (WE).

ANT 145 — Performance, Embodiment, & Space in South Asia (4 units)

Course Description: South Asian cultures and societies with a focus on performance, embodiment, and space from several disciplinary fields. Topics may include colonialism, nationalism, religious traditions, media, popular culture, cities, social movements, modernity, body-cultures, identity, gender, and diasporas.

Prerequisite(s): ANT 002; or consent of instructor.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture/Discussion 4 hour(s).
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Arts & Humanities (AH) or Social Sciences (SS); World Cultures (WC); Writing Experience (WE).

ANT 146N — Topics in the Anthropology of Europe (4 units)

Course Description: Recent ethnographies of different nation-states and socio-political spaces in Europe. Topics include the question of old and new boundaries, historical and contemporary constructions of Europe, migration and ethnicity, citizenship, belonging, multiculturalism, and post/socialisms.

Prerequisite(s): ANT 002 recommended.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture 3 hour(s), Discussion 1 hour(s).
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Social Sciences (SS); World Cultures (WC); Writing Experience (WE).

ANT 147 — Modern South Asia Cinema (4 units)

Course Description: South Asian cinema of last 100 years in the context of cultural, social, and political changes. South Asian history, Independence, Partition, urban life, class, migration, postcolonial identity, diaspora, gender, sexuality, religion, sport, performance, etc.

Prerequisite(s): Upper division standing or consent of instructor.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture/Discussion 3 hour(s), Film Viewing 3 hour(s).
  • Cross Listing: MSA 131B, CTS 146B.
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Arts & Humanities (AH) or Social Sciences (SS); Visual Literacy (VL); World Cultures (WC); Writing Experience (WE).

ANT 148A — Culture & Political Economy in Contemporary China (4 units)

Course Description: Examining contemporary Chinese culture and political economy through reading ethnographic studies on recent transformations in rural and urban Chinese society. Special attention is given to state power, popular culture, spatial mobility, city space, and gender.

Prerequisite(s): ANT 002 recommended.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture/Discussion 4 hour(s).
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Social Sciences (SS); World Cultures (WC); Writing Experience (WE).

ANT 151 — Primate Evolution (4 units)

Course Description: Origin and relationships of the prosimians, monkeys, and apes.

Prerequisite(s): ANT 001 or BIS 002B or BIS 002C or EVE 010 recommended.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture 3 hour(s), Discussion 1 hour(s).
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Science & Engineering (SE); Writing Experience (WE).

ANT 152 — Human Evolution (5 units)

Course Description: Nature and results of the evolutionary processes involved in the formation and differentiation of humankind.

Prerequisite(s): ANT 001 recommended.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture 3 hour(s), Discussion 1 hour(s), Term Paper.
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Science & Engineering (SE); Writing Experience (WE).

ANT 153 — Human Genetics: Mutation & Migration (5 units)

Course Description: Introduction to human genetics. Principles of inheritance, the human genome, population genetics, mutation, genetic diversity, using DNA to study ancient human history, personal genomics. Human genetics as a tool to understand the patterns and processes of human migration. Introduction to the major concepts in human genetic and genomic research.

Prerequisite(s): BIS 002B C- or better or MCB 010 C- or better.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture 3 hour(s), Discussion 1 hour(s), Term Paper.
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Science & Engineering (SE); Scientific Literacy (SL); Writing Experience (WE).

ANT 154A — The Evolution of Primate Behavior (5 units)

Course Description: Examines ecological diversity and evolution of social systems of prosimians, monkeys, and apes, placing the social behavior of the primates in the context of appropriate ecological and evolutionary theory.

Prerequisite(s): ANT 001 or ANT 054 or EVE 010 recommended.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture 3 hour(s), Discussion 1 hour(s), Term Paper.
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Science & Engineering (SE); Writing Experience (WE).

ANT 154B — Primate Evolutionary Ecology (5 units)

Course Description: Examination of the ecology of primates within an evolutionary framework. Theoretical concepts in individual, population, and community ecology, illustrated with primate (and other vertebrate) examples, with additional discussion of primate and rainforest conservation.

Prerequisite(s): ANT 001 or EVE 010 recommended.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture 3 hour(s), Discussion/Laboratory 1 hour(s), Term Paper.
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Science & Engineering (SE); Quantitative Literacy (QL); Writing Experience (WE).

ANT 154C — Primate Behavior: Methods & Experimental Design (2 units)

Course Description: Scientific methods of studying, describing and analyzing the behavior and ecology of primates.

Prerequisite(s): (ANT 054 or ANT 154A or ANT 154B or NPB 102); (STA 013 or STA 013Y or STA 032 or STA 100 or SOC 046B); ANT 154CL (can be concurrent).

  • Learning Activities: Lecture/Discussion 2 hour(s).
  • Enrollment Restriction(s): Pass One restricted to upper division ANT majors; concurrent enrollment in ANT 154CL required.
  • Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass only.
  • General Education: Science & Engineering (SE); Quantitative Literacy (QL); Scientific Literacy (SL).

ANT 154CL — Laboratory in Primate Behavior (4 units)

Course Description: Design and conduct of scientific "field studies" of the behavior of group-living primates at the California National Primate Research Center.

Prerequisite(s): (ANT 054 or ANT 154A or ANT 154B or NPB 102); (STA 013 or STA 013Y or STA 032 or STA 100 or SOC 046B); ANT 154C (can be concurrent); concurrent enrollment with ANT 154C required.

  • Learning Activities: Laboratory 6 hour(s), Term Paper.
  • Enrollment Restriction(s): Pass One restricted to upper division Anthropology majors only.
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Science & Engineering (SE); Oral Skills (OL); Writing Experience (WE).

ANT 155 — Primate Conservation Biology (4 units)

Course Description: Study of the taxonomic, ecological and cultural diversity of Primates and how human activities impact tropical ecosystems. Emphasis on case studies and applied research methods. Includes discussion about career opportunities in conservation.

Prerequisite(s): ANT 001 or ANT 054 recommended.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture 3 hour(s), Discussion 1 hour(s).
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Quantitative Literacy (QL); Scientific Literacy (SL).

ANT 156A — Human Osteology (4 units)

Course Description: Human skeleton from archaeological, forensic, and paleontological perspectives, including anatomical nomenclature, variation with sex and age, function, evolution, growth, and development of bones and teeth. Hands-on study and identification of human skeletal remains.

Prerequisite(s): ANT 001 or ANT 001Y recommended.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture 2 hour(s), Laboratory 4 hour(s).
  • Enrollment Restriction(s): Not open to students who have previously completed ANT 156.
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Science & Engineering (SE).

ANT 156B — Advanced Human Osteology (4 units)

Course Description: Human skeletons from archaeological, forensic, and paleontological contexts. Bone and tooth structure, growth, and development; measurement, statistics, and biomechanics; assessment of age, sex, weight, height, and ancestry; and indicators of illness, injuries, diet, and activities.

Prerequisite(s): ANT 156A; or equivalent.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture 2 hour(s), Laboratory 4 hour(s).
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Science & Engineering (SE).

ANT 157 — Advanced Human Genetics (2 units)

Course Description: Advanced concepts in human genetics and genomics. Identification of genes underlying human health and disease. Use of genomic data in clinical settings and examination of biases associated with 'personalized medicine." Emphasis on current human genomic technology and critical reading of scientific papers.

Prerequisite(s): ANT 153 or BIS 101 or EVE 102 or EVE 131 or EVE 175 or MCB 162 or MCB 182.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture 2 hour(s).
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Science & Engineering (SE); Scientific Literacy (SL).

ANT 157L — Advanced Human Genetics Lab (4 units)

Course Description: Computer lab in human genetics and genomics. Emphasizes hands-on engagement with human genetic/genomic data. Ancestry analysis, pedigrees, de novo Mendelian disease.

Prerequisite(s): ANT 153 or EVE 102 or EVE 131 or EVE 175 or MCB 162 or MCB 182; concurrent enrollment in ANT 157 encouraged.

  • Learning Activities: Discussion/Laboratory 4 hour(s).
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Science & Engineering (SE); Quantitative Literacy (QL).

ANT 158 — The Evolution of Sex: A Biological Perspective (4 units)

Course Description: Current theoretical frameworks for explaining the evolution of sex differences and for understanding the interrelationship between biological processes and cultural construction of gender roles.

Prerequisite(s): ANT 001 recommended.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture 3 hour(s), Discussion 1 hour(s).
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Science & Engineering (SE) or Social Sciences (SS); Domestic Diversity (DD); Scientific Literacy (SL).

ANT 159 — Disease Outbreaks in Humans and Other Primates (4 units)

Course Description: Impacts of infectious diseases on human and other primate populations, illustrated with past and present epidemiological studies from around the world. Theoretical concepts and applied questions, from local outbreaks to pandemics.

Prerequisite(s): ANT 001 or ANT 001Y or BIS 002B; or consent of instructor.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture/Discussion 4 hour(s).
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Science & Engineering (SE) or Social Sciences (SS); Quantitative Literacy (QL); Scientific Literacy (SL); Visual Literacy (VL).

ANT 160 — Neandertals & Modern Human Origins (4 units)

Course Description: Origins, evolution, and disappearance of Neandertals. Emergence of humans like us in both anatomy and behavior. Interpretation of the fossil and archaeological records of Europe and Africa. Genetics of living and fossil humans.

Prerequisite(s): ANT 001 or ANT 001Y or equivalent recommended.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture 3 hour(s), Discussion 1 hour(s).
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Science & Engineering (SE).

ANT 170 — Archeological Theory & Method (4 units)

Course Description: Introduction to history and development of archeological theory and method, with particular emphasis on the basic dependence of the latter on the former. Stress is on historical development of archaeology in the New World.

Prerequisite(s): ANT 003 recommended.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture 3 hour(s), Discussion 1 hour(s).
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Social Sciences (SS); Writing Experience (WE).

ANT 172 — New World Prehistory: The First Arrivals (4 units)

Course Description: Survey of data relating to the peopling of the New World. Cultural adaptation and development of early inhabitants of North and South America.

Prerequisite(s): ANT 003 recommended.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture 3 hour(s), Discussion 1 hour(s).
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Social Sciences (SS); World Cultures (WC); Writing Experience (WE).

ANT 174 — European Prehistory (4 units)

Course Description: Survey of the prehistory of Europe from its earliest human inhabitants, to the Neandertals and first modern humans, and through early agricultural and complex societies. Analysis and interpretation of the European archaeological record for understanding human dispersals into Europe.

Prerequisite(s): ANT 003 recommended.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture 3 hour(s), Discussion 1 hour(s).
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Social Sciences (SS); World Cultures (WC); Writing Experience (WE).

ANT 175 — Andean Prehistory: Archaeology of the Incas & Their Ancestors (4 units)

Course Description: Prehistory of the Andean region, especially Peru, from the earliest hunting and gathering societies through the Inca. Focus on the use of archaeological data to reconstruct ancient human adaptations to the varied Andean environments.

Prerequisite(s): ANT 003 recommended.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture 3 hour(s), Discussion 1 hour(s).
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Social Sciences (SS); World Cultures (WC); Writing Experience (WE).

ANT 176 — Prehistory of California & the Great Basin (4 units)

Course Description: Description and analysis of the prehistoric peoples of California and the Great Basin from earliest times to European contact.

Prerequisite(s): ANT 003 recommended.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture 3 hour(s), Discussion 1 hour(s).
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Social Sciences (SS); American Cultures, Governance, & History (ACGH); Domestic Diversity (DD); Writing Experience (WE).

ANT 177 — African Prehistory (4 units)

Course Description: Survey of prehistory of Africa from early human ancestors, through modern human origins, and into early agricultural and complex societies and the Bantu expansion. Analysis and interpretation of the African archaeological record, incorporating human paleontology and genetics.

Prerequisite(s): ANT 003 recommended.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture 3 hour(s), Discussion 1 hour(s).
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Social Sciences (SS); World Cultures (WC); Writing Experience (WE).

ANT 178 — Hunter-Gatherers (4 units)

Course Description: Study and interpretation of the ancient and modern lifeway in which peoples support themselves with primitive technologies and without benefit of domesticated plants and animals.

Prerequisite(s): ANT 003 recommended.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture 3 hour(s), Discussion 1 hour(s).
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Social Sciences (SS); World Cultures (WC); Writing Experience (WE).

ANT 179 — Asian Prehistory (4 units)

Course Description: Survey of the prehistory of Asia from the earliest human occupations to the rise of complex societies. Special focus on fossil and archeological records.

Prerequisite(s): ANT 003 recommended.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture 3 hour(s), Discussion 1 hour(s).
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Social Sciences (SS).

ANT 180 — Zooarchaeology (4 units)

Course Description: Theories and methods for studying animal skeletal remains from archaeological sites. Identification and quantification of zooarchaeological material, cultural and natural processes affecting animal bones pre- and postburial, and use of faunal remains for determining past human diets and past environments.

Prerequisite(s): ANT 001 or ANT 003 recommended.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture 2 hour(s), Discussion/Laboratory 3 hour(s).
  • Enrollment Restriction(s): Restricted to junior or senior standing.
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Science & Engineering (SE).

ANT 181 —  Archaeological Field Methods (4 units)

Course Description: Survey of archeological field methods and techniques. Strategies for survey and site location, mapping of artifacts and features, geophysical techniques, and hand excavation and analysis of stratigraphy.

Prerequisite(s): ANT 003.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture 3 hour(s), Discussion/Laboratory 1 hour(s).
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Science & Engineering (SE) or Social Sciences (SS); Domestic Diversity (DD); Scientific Literacy (SL).

ANT 181L — Field Course in Archeological Methods (4 units)

Course Description: On-site course using archaeological methods and techniques held at a field location in the western United States, generally California or Nevada. Incorporates basic methods of archaeological survey, mapping, and excavation.

Prerequisite(s): ANT 181; or consent of instructor.

  • Learning Activities: Fieldwork 18 hour(s), Lecture/Discussion 2 hour(s).
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Science & Engineering (SE).

ANT 182 — Archaeometry (4 units)

Course Description: Scientific techniques used to study the chemical and physical properties of archaeological materials. Types of anthropological questions that can be addressed with different methods. Preparation and analysis of archaeological materials.

Prerequisite(s): ANT 003 recommended.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture 3 hour(s), Discussion/Laboratory 1 hour(s).
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Science & Engineering (SE); Quantitative Literacy (QL); Visual Literacy (VL); Writing Experience (WE).

ANT 183 — Laboratory in Archeological Analysis (4 units)

This version has ended; see updated course, below.
Course Description: Museum preparation, advanced field investigation, and guidance in preparation of museum material for publication.

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor; ANT 003 recommended.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture 2 hour(s), Laboratory 4 hour(s), Project.
  • Enrollment Restriction(s): Limited enrollment.
  • Repeat Credit: May be repeated.
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Science & Engineering (SE); Quantitative Literacy (QL); Writing Experience (WE).
  • ANT 183 — Laboratory in Archeological Analysis (4 units)
  • Course Description: Museum preparation, advanced field investigation, and guidance in preparation of museum material for publication.
  • Prerequisite(s): ANT 003 recommended.
  • Learning Activities: Lecture 2 hour(s), Laboratory 4 hour(s), Project.
  • Enrollment Restriction(s): Limited enrollment.
  • Repeat Credit: May be repeated.
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Science & Engineering (SE); Quantitative Literacy (QL); Writing Experience (WE).
  • This course version is effective from, and including: Winter Quarter 2023.

ANT 184 — Prehistoric Technology: The Material Aspects of Prehistoric Adaptation (4 units)

Course Description: Examination of the role of lithic, ceramic, textile and wooden implements as elements in prehistoric survival and development. Emphasis is descriptive, but the significance of material resources as factors in prehistoric adaptation, settlement patterns, and culture change are discussed.

Prerequisite(s): ANT 003 recommended.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture 3 hour(s), Discussion 1 hour(s).
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Social Sciences (SS); Writing Experience (WE).

ANT 185 — Lithic Analysis (4 units)

Course Description: Basic concepts of lithic analysis. General introduction on the place of stone tool technology in the archeological record. Physics, terminology and methodological concepts behind the study of stone tools. Review of the development of stone tool technology from its emergence.

Prerequisite(s): ANT 003 recommended.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture/Lab 4 hour(s).
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Social Sciences (SS).

ANT 186A — Museum Studies: Analysis of Native American Basketry (4 units)

Course Description: Study of ethnographic and prehistoric basketry from North America, especially California and Oregon, in a multidisciplinary anthropological context. Techniques for basketry attribution and textile analysis.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture/Lab 3 hour(s), Discussion/Laboratory 1 hour(s).
  • Enrollment Restriction(s): Limited to 25 students.
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Arts & Humanities (AH) or Social Sciences (SS); American Cultures, Governance, & History (ACGH); Domestic Diversity (DD); Oral Skills (OL); Visual Literacy (VL); Writing Experience (WE).

ANT 187 — Cultural Resource Management in Archaeology (4 units)

Course Description: Examination of legal foundations and goals of cultural resource management in the United States, with a focus on archaeological resources. Review of state and federal regulations, guidelines for assessing eligibility for listing in the National Register of Historic Places, professional practices to preserve and mitigate damage to resources, and public outreach practices.

Prerequisite(s): ANT 003; or consent of instructor; ANT 170 recommended.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture 3 hour(s), Discussion 1 hour(s).
  • Grade Mode: Letter.
  • General Education: Social Sciences (SS); American Cultures, Governance, & History (ACGH); Writing Experience (WE).

ANT 191 — Topics in Anthropology (4 units)

Course Description: Intensive treatment of a special anthropological topic or problem.

Prerequisite(s): Upper division standing.

  • Learning Activities: Term Paper, Lecture/Discussion 3 hour(s).
  • Repeat Credit: May be repeated.
  • Grade Mode: Letter.

ANT 192 — Internship in Anthropology (1-12 units)

Course Description: Work experience off and on campus in all subject areas offered in the Department of Anthropology under the supervision of a member of the faculty.

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor; upper division standing.

  • Learning Activities: Internship 3-36 hour(s).
  • Enrollment Restriction(s): Limited to Anthropology majors.
  • Repeat Credit: May be repeated 12 unit(s).
  • Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass only.

ANT 194H — Special Study for Honors Students (1-5 units)

Course Description: Independent study of an anthropological problem involving the writing of an honors thesis.

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor; open only to majors of senior standing who qualify for honors program.

  • Learning Activities: Variable 3-15 hour(s).
  • Repeat Credit: May be repeated 12 unit(s).
  • Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass only.
  • General Education: Writing Experience (WE).

ANT 197T — Tutoring in Anthropology (1-5 units)

Course Description: Leading of small voluntary discussion groups affiliated with one of the department's regular courses.

Prerequisite(s): Upper division standing with major in Anthropology and consent of Department Chairperson.

  • Learning Activities: Tutorial 1-5 hour(s).
  • Repeat Credit: May be repeated.
  • Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass only.

ANT 198 — Directed Group Study (1-5 units)

Course Description: Directed reading and group discussion of selected anthropological problems.

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

  • Learning Activities: Discussion 3 hour(s).
  • Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass only.

ANT 199 — Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (1-5 units)

Course Description: Special study for advanced undergraduates.

  • Learning Activities: Variable.
  • Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass only.

ANT 200 — History of Anthropology (4 units)

Course Description: Historical development of socio-cultural theory within anthropology, from mid-19th to mid-20th centuries. Focus on original theory texts in context of historical developments in the field as a whole.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture/Discussion 2 hour(s), Term Paper.
  • Grade Mode: Letter.

ANT 201 — Critical Readings in Ethnography (4 units)

Course Description: Critical readings of selected ethnographies that examine a wide range of important topics and analytical issues in social and cultural anthropology. Emphasis on how and why ethnographic writing has changed over time and its relationship with contemporary theoretical explorations.

Prerequisite(s): Graduate student in Anthropology or consent of instructor.

  • Learning Activities: Seminar 3 hour(s), Term Paper.
  • Grade Mode: Letter.

ANT 202 — History & Theory of Biological Anthropology (4 units)

Course Description: History of thought in biological anthropology and analysis of major theoretical problems in the field. Suggested for all first-year graduate students lacking intensive preparation in biological anthropology.

  • Learning Activities: Seminar 3 hour(s), Term Paper.
  • Enrollment Restriction(s): Restricted to graduate students.
  • Grade Mode: Letter.

ANT 203 — History & Theory of Archaeology (4 units)

Course Description: History of archaeology and archaeological theory and analysis of archaeological research methodology.

  • Learning Activities: Seminar 3 hour(s), Term Paper.
  • Enrollment Restriction(s): Generally restricted to graduate students; outstanding undergraduates with extensive training in archaeology with consent of instructor.
  • Grade Mode: Letter.

ANT 204 — Contemporary Issues in Anthropological Theory (4 units)

Course Description: Advanced consideration of fundamental issues in anthropological theory. Emphasis on critical examination of major contemporary debates between proponents of competing theories.

Prerequisite(s): ANT 002; ANT 137; or consent of instructor.

  • Learning Activities: Seminar 3 hour(s), Term Paper.
  • Grade Mode: Letter.

ANT 205 — History & Theory in Anthropological Linguistics (4 units)

Course Description: History of thought in anthropological linguistics. Consideration of the historical development of fundamental ideas in anthropological linguistics, of major theoretical issues, and of research methodology.

  • Learning Activities: Seminar 3 hour(s), Term Paper.
  • Grade Mode: Letter.

ANT 206 — Research Design & Method in Social Anthropology (5 units)

Course Description: Formulation of research problems and preparation of research proposals; relationships between theory and method, funding, pre-fieldwork preparations, entering the community, field research techniques, and problems of ethics; intensive work on proposal writing.

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

  • Learning Activities: Seminar 4 hour(s).
  • Repeat Credit: May be repeated 1 time(s).
  • Grade Mode: Letter.

ANT 207 — Ethnographic Writing (4 units)

Course Description: Relationship between conducting participant observation of others and writing it up,emphasizing the processual rift between the reality of fieldwork and its written representation. Study of various literary genres and textual strategies used in cultural anthropology.

Prerequisite(s): ANT 137; ANT 201; or the equivalent.

  • Learning Activities: Seminar 3 hour(s), Term Paper.
  • Repeat Credit: May be repeated.
  • Grade Mode: Letter.

ANT 210 — Aspects of Culture Structure (4 units)

Course Description: Analysis of various phases of culture, such as religion, economics, law, and folklore.

  • Learning Activities: Seminar 3 hour(s), Term Paper.
  • Repeat Credit: May be repeated when topic differs.
  • Grade Mode: Letter.

ANT 212 — Political Ecology (4 units)

Course Description: Interdisciplinary seminar evaluating contributions from ecological anthropology, political economy, cultural constructivism, postmodernism, and feminism towards development of theories of political ecology. Historical relationships between local/global power structures, environmental degradation, and resistance movements. Case studies of desertification, deforestation, mining, conservation, development.

Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing or consent of instructor.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture/Discussion 3 hour(s), Term Paper.
  • Grade Mode: Letter.

ANT 216 — Problems in Archeological Method (4 units)

Course Description: Techniques for analyzing archeological data; application to various prehistoric cultures.

  • Learning Activities: Seminar 3 hour(s), Term Paper.
  • Repeat Credit: May be repeated with consent of instructor.
  • Grade Mode: Letter.

ANT 217 — Quantitative Modeling in Archaeology (4 units)

Course Description: Examination of the nature of archaeological data with a focus on the quantitative and statistical techniques available to model, analyze, display, and make sense of such data.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture/Discussion 3 hour(s), Term Paper.
  • Grade Mode: Letter.

ANT 218 — Topics in New World Prehistory (4 units)

Course Description: Advanced study on current problems in New World Prehistory and archaeology.

  • Learning Activities: Seminar 3 hour(s), Term Paper.
  • Repeat Credit: May be repeated only when material is unique for that student and with consent of instructor.
  • Grade Mode: Letter.

ANT 219 — Topics in Old World Prehistory (4 units)

Course Description: Advanced study on current problems in Old World prehistory and archaeology.

  • Learning Activities: Seminar 3 hour(s), Term Paper.
  • Repeat Credit: May be repeated only when material is unique for that student and with consent of instructor.
  • Grade Mode: Letter.

ANT 220 — Field Course in Linguistics (4 units)

Course Description: Techniques of eliciting, recording, and analyzing; work with a native speaker.

Prerequisite(s): ANT 110; ANT 111.

  • Learning Activities: Seminar 2 hour(s), Laboratory 2 hour(s).
  • Grade Mode: Letter.

ANT 221 — Rural Transformation in Postcolonial Societies (4 units)

Course Description: Problems of rural transformation arising out of political and economic interaction between national elites and rural regional and local populations under varying conditions of induced change in postcolonial societies. Attention given to the implications of this interaction for rapid economic growth.

Prerequisite(s): ANT 223; ANT 265; or consent of instructor.

  • Learning Activities: Seminar 3 hour(s), Term Paper.
  • Repeat Credit: May be repeated.
  • Grade Mode: Letter.

ANT 222 — Cities & Citizenship (4 units)

Course Description: Explores the nature of modern cities, urban socioeconomic life, and urban culture and politics from an anthropological perspective.

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor; graduate standing.

  • Learning Activities: Seminar 3 hour(s), Term Paper 1 hour(s).
  • Grade Mode: Letter.

ANT 223 — Economic Anthropology (4 units)

Course Description: Selected current methodological and theoretical problems in the analysis of nonindustrial economic systems.

Prerequisite(s): ANT 122; or consent of instructor.

  • Learning Activities: Seminar 3 hour(s), Term Paper.
  • Grade Mode: Letter.

ANT 224 — Problems in Comparative Religion (4 units)

Course Description: Advanced study of current problems in the anthropological study of religion.

  • Learning Activities: Seminar 3 hour(s), Term Paper.
  • Grade Mode: Letter.

ANT 225 — State & Nation in the Modern World (4 units)

Course Description: A presentation of current anthropological theories of the origins and nature of the modern nation-state in both the First and Third Worlds, with special reference to state ideology (nationalism) and forms of control.

  • Learning Activities: Seminar 3 hour(s), Term Paper.
  • Grade Mode: Letter.

ANT 226 — Consciousness & Resistance (4 units)

Course Description: Consideration of approaches to the study of social inequality, and responses of subordinated groups. Emphasis on situating approaches to contemporary social theory, concrete research problems, and political strategies. Topics: formation of consciousness and identity; collective action, accommodation to frontal resistance.

Prerequisite(s): Completion of first-year graduate work or consent of instructor.

  • Learning Activities: Seminar 3 hour(s), Term Paper.
  • Grade Mode: Letter.

ANT 228 — Culture & Power (4 units)

Course Description: Exploration of one of the core paradigms within contemporary anthropological inquiry, "culture and power." Focus on how distinct theoretical perspectives–Marxism, post-Marxism, structuralism, post-structuralism, and feminism–have examined the mutually constitutive nature of culture and power.

Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing or consent of instructor.

  • Learning Activities: Seminar 3 hour(s), Extensive Writing.
  • Grade Mode: Letter.

ANT 229 — Gender, Identity, & Self (4 units)

Course Description: Intersections of gender, identity, and selfhood cross-culturally and historically. How the self is feminized and masculinized, and interfaces with sexual, race, class, work, national, minority, and majority identities under different historical, cultural, and social structural conditions.

  • Learning Activities: Seminar 3 hour(s), Term Paper 1 hour(s).
  • Repeat Credit: May be repeated.
  • Grade Mode: Letter.

ANT 230 — Family Systems & Reproduction: Theory & Comparisons (4 units)

Course Description: Comparative examination of family systems in historical context and of reproductive behaviors and strategizing. A major theme is how family-system norms specify the relative desirability of differently configured offspring sets. Cases are drawn from Western Europe and South and East Asia.

Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing in one of the social sciences including History.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture 1.50 hour(s), Seminar 1.50 hour(s), Term Paper.
  • Grade Mode: Letter.

ANT 232 — Political Movements (4 units)

Course Description: Interdisciplinary approach to political movements of protest, reform, and revolution emphasizing historical comparison and evaluation of major theoretical approaches including world systems, resource mobilization, state & culture, rational choice, moral economy, social class and gender.

Prerequisite(s): Completion of first-year graduate work recommended.

  • Learning Activities: Seminar 3 hour(s), Term Paper.
  • Grade Mode: Letter.

ANT 239 — Problems in African Society & Culture (4 units)

Course Description: Diachronic analyses of traditional institutions in sub-Saharan Africa.

  • Learning Activities: Seminar 3 hour(s), Term Paper.
  • Grade Mode: Letter.

ANT 241 — Topics in North American Ethnology (4 units)

Course Description: Advanced study on current problems in North American ethnography and culture history.

  • Learning Activities: Seminar 3 hour(s), Term Paper.
  • Repeat Credit: May be repeated with consent of instructor.
  • Grade Mode: Letter.

ANT 245 — Ethnology of Northern & Central Asia (4 units)

Course Description: Lectures on the culture aboriginally found north of the Caucasus-Korea line. Supervised study of the primary and secondary sources. Work with informants when available.

Prerequisite(s): Reading knowledge of German, Russian, Chinese, or Japanese.

  • Learning Activities: Seminar 3 hour(s), Term Paper.
  • Grade Mode: Letter.

ANT 246 — Ethnology of Europe (4 units)

Course Description: Supervised study of the primary and secondary sources dealing with the ethnography and ethnology of the peoples of Europe. Emphasis upon folk, peasant, and minority groups.

Prerequisite(s): Reading knowledge of a European language other than English.

  • Learning Activities: Seminar 3 hour(s), Term Paper.
  • Grade Mode: Letter.

ANT 248 — Topics in Chinese Culture & Society (4 units)

Course Description: Selected topics in the anthropology of Chinese society. Focus on one or more of the following topics: state-society dynamics, family and gender, city formation and urban life, social movement, labor politics, and religion and ideology in Chinese society.

Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing in the social sciences, history, or the humanities.

  • Learning Activities: Seminar 3 hour(s), Term Paper.
  • Repeat Credit: May be repeated when topic differs.
  • Grade Mode: Letter.

ANT 250 — Behavioral Ecology of Primates (4 units)

Course Description: Concepts, issues, and hypotheses in primate behavioral ecology, with emphasis on the social and ecological determinants and consequences of variation in social organization for individuals.

Prerequisite(s): ANT 154A (can be concurrent); or the equivalent, graduate standing.

  • Learning Activities: Seminar 3 hour(s), Term Paper.
  • Grade Mode: Letter.

ANT 252 — Human Evolution Seminar (4 units)

Course Description: Study of selected topics in human evolutionary studies. Each year, focuses on one or more of the following: molecular evolution, primate evolutionary biology, Tertiary hominoids, Australopithecus, Homo erectus, archaic Homo sapiens, brain evolution.

Prerequisite(s): ANT 152; and consent of instructor, or the equivalent of ANT 152.

  • Learning Activities: Seminar 3 hour(s), Term Paper.
  • Repeat Credit: May be repeated.
  • Grade Mode: Letter.

ANT 253 — Seminar in Human Genomics (3 units)

Course Description: In-depth study of current topics in human genomics including genetic diversity, migration, phenotypic evolution and genetic associations with disease. Focus on population genetic theory. Topic changes yearly.

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

  • Learning Activities: Seminar 3 hour(s).
  • Enrollment Restriction(s): Pass One restricted to graduate students.
  • Repeat Credit: May be repeated 3 time(s) when topic differs.
  • Grade Mode: Letter.

ANT 254 — Current Issues in Primate Sociobiology (4 units)

Course Description: Analysis of primate behavior, with particular emphasis on preparation for field studies.

Prerequisite(s): ANT 154B; or the equivalent.

  • Learning Activities: Seminar 3 hour(s), Term Paper.
  • Repeat Credit: May be repeated when topic differs.
  • Grade Mode: Letter.

ANT 256 — Primate Conservation Biology (4 units)

Course Description: Application of understanding of primate biology to conservation of primates and their habitat. Topics include evolutionary anthropology, behavioral ecology, biogeography, macroecology, population biology, and socio-ecology of primates.

Prerequisite(s): ANT 154; Graduate standing, or upper division undergraduates with consent of instructor.

  • Learning Activities: Seminar 3 hour(s), Term Paper.
  • Enrollment Restriction(s): Limited to 10 students.
  • Repeat Credit: May be repeated 1 time(s) when term paper differs.
  • Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory only.

ANT 261 — Modeling the evolution of social behavior (4 units)

Course Description: Tools and topics in modeling the evolution of social behavior in humans and other animals. Game theory, basic population genetics, animal conflict, altruism, reciprocity, signaling, and group selection.

Prerequisite(s): MAT 016C; or consent of instructor, or equivalent of MAT 016C.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture 3 hour(s), Extensive Problem Solving.
  • Grade Mode: Letter.

ANT 262 — Evolution & Human Behavior (4 units)

Course Description: Exploration of the links between behavioral ecological theory and human cultural variation, focusing on reproduction, marriage, parental investment and family structure; implications of evolutionary theory for social organization in human communities, historical and contemporary.

Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing, or consent of instructor.

  • Learning Activities: Discussion 3 hour(s), Term Paper.
  • Grade Mode: Letter.

ANT 263 — Human Applications of Foraging Theory (4 units)

Course Description: Foraging theory models and their use in ethnographic and archaeological analyses of human behavior, with a focus on hunter-gatherers and resource selection, patch use, population and habitat, central places, sharing, stochastic processes, population dynamics, and conservation behavior.

  • Learning Activities: Discussion 3 hour(s), Laboratory 3 hour(s).
  • Credit Limitation(s): Not open for credit to students who have completed ANT 258.
  • Grade Mode: Letter.

ANT 265 — Language, Performance, & Power (4 units)

Course Description: Exploration of the intersection between linguistic and social theories in the language-state relation and the performance of identity. Ideological sources of language differentiation; nation-building and linguistic difference. Political economic, sociolinguistic, and ethnographic approaches to understanding linguistic inequality.

  • Learning Activities: Seminar 3 hour(s), Term Paper.
  • Enrollment Restriction(s): Restricted to graduate standing or consent of instructor.
  • Cross Listing: LIN 265.
  • Grade Mode: Letter.

ANT 270 — Anthropology Colloquium Seminar (1 unit)

Course Description: Reports and discussions of recent advances in the four subfields of anthropology. Presented by guest speakers.

  • Learning Activities: Seminar 1 hour(s).
  • Repeat Credit: May be repeated 2 time(s).
  • Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory only.

ANT 280 — Current Anthropology Journal Editorial Workshop (4 units)

Course Description: Reading and offering workshop critiques of manuscripts submitted for publication, and reading and discussion of other relevant work in anthropology and human ecology. Track and edit published comments and authors’ replies that accompany major features. Participation in the development of new sections for the electronic edition of the journal, including a "news and views" section and a debate section.

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

  • Learning Activities: Workshop 1 hour(s), Independent Study 3 hour(s).
  • Enrollment Restriction(s): Students must enroll for all three quarters.
  • Repeat Credit: May be repeated 12 unit(s) with consent of instructor.
  • Cross Listing: ECL 280.
  • Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory only.

ANT 291 — Advanced Topics in Human Behavioral Ecology (4 units)

Course Description: Topically focused, critical discussion of current and emerging research in the field of human behavioral ecology, giving special attention to theory, concepts, models, and methods for the evolutionary analysis of ethnographic and archaeological evidence.

Prerequisite(s): ANT 261 or ANT 262 or ANT 263; and consent of instructor, or comparable experience in anthropology, or related disciplines.

  • Learning Activities: Discussion 3 hour(s), Term Paper.
  • Repeat Credit: May be repeated 1 time(s) when topic differs & material covered is substantially different.
  • Grade Mode: Letter.

ANT 292 — Seminar in Linguistic Anthropology (4 units)

Course Description: Selected topics in linguistic anthropology.

  • Learning Activities: Seminar 3 hour(s), Term Paper 1 hour(s).
  • Repeat Credit: May be repeated when topic differs.
  • Grade Mode: Letter.

ANT 298 — Group Study (1-5 units)

Course Description: Group study.

  • Learning Activities: Variable.
  • Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory only.

ANT 299 — Research (1-12 units)

Course Description: Research.

  • Learning Activities: Variable.
  • Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory only.

ANT 299D — Dissertation Research (1-12 units)

Course Description: Dissertation research.

  • Learning Activities: Variable.
  • Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory only.

ANT 390 — Teaching Anthropology (4 units)

Course Description: Intellectual and practical elements of college teaching in the field of Anthropology, from curriculum design and the syllabus through grading and course evaluations, including classroom and information technology methods, and problems and rewards of teaching in higher education.

Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing in Anthropology or closely related discipline.

  • Learning Activities: Seminar 3 hour(s), Practice 1 hour(s).
  • Grade Mode: Letter.

ANT 396 — Teaching Assistant Training Practicum (1-4 units)

Course Description: Teaching assistant training practicum.

Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing.

  • Learning Activities: Variable 3-36 hour(s).
  • Repeat Credit: May be repeated.
  • Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass only.