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Anthropology

Students of Anthropology will study humans, past and present. To understand the full sweep and complexity of cultures across all of human history, students will draw and build upon knowledge from the social and biological sciences as well as the humanities and physical sciences. A central concern of students is the application of knowledge to the solution of human problems.

Classes

Course Name Credits Description
ATH 101 Introduction to Physical Anthropology 4

Presents physical anthropology and the study of human biological evolution in the context of modern genetics and primate behavior studies. Examines human fossil record, as well as the diversity and commonality of present and past populations of humankind. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

ATH 102 Introduction to Archaeology & Prehistory 4

Introduces methods and techniques used by archaeologists to study the development of human culture. Provides a survey of world prehistory, while emphasizing the development of social complexity and the origins of agriculture that precede both new and old world civilizations. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

ATH 103 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 4

Examines modern human cultures. Analyzes a variety of ethnographic examples from various world societies to understand the diverse aspects of language, technology, economy, social structure, governance, religion, world views and expressive aspects of life. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

ATH 208 Cultural Anthropology: Cultures of World 4

Introduces ethnographic descriptions of a representative sample of the cultural variations among contemporary peoples. Compares various subsistence systems and levels of socio-political integration. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

ATH 231 Native Americans of the Northwest 4

An in-depth survey of the native peoples of Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and Southwest Canada. Individual native groups are studied to depict cultural variation within the region. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

ATH 235 Survey of Prehistoric Mexico and Central America 4

Study of the development, form and history of pre-Columbian Indian civilizations, surveying the achievements of the Maya, the Aztec and their neighbors. Audit available.

Faculty and Staff

Namesort icon Title Email Phone
Leslie Berry Anthropology Instructor lberry@cgcc.edu (541) 506-6031