Anthropology

Program Plan

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Anthropology
1.0 credits ANTH-104: Spin: (special Interest)
Course is designed to address a variety of Course is designed to address a variety of subject
Offered: DMND
3.0 credits ANTH-110: Intro to Anthropology
Basic introduction to the concepts and methods used by anthropologists to study human groups, with an overview of the four major subfields (biological anthropology, archaeology, linguistics, and cultural anthropology). [NM Common Course Number ANTH 1113, Area IV: Social/Behavioral Science Core]
Prerequisites: ENGL-095 and (RDNG-095 or RDNG-096) or appropriate Accuplacer English and Reading scores.
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits ANTH-111: Navajo Culture
Introduces the basic values of Dine society, past and present, including the clan system, the philosophy of duality, rites and passages, and the Navajo creation story. Offered in collaboration with Dine College (NIS 111).
Prerequisites: ENGL-095 and (RDNG-095 or RDNG-096) or appropriate Accuplacer English and Reading scores.
Offered: FALL
3.0 credits ANTH-210: Intro to Cultural Anthropology
Introduces the basic concepts, methods, and theories of cultural anthropology using examples of diverse cultures from around the world to illustrate the range of human variation.
Prerequisites: ENGL-111 and (RDNG-099 or RDNG-113) or appropriate Accuplacer English and Reading scores.
Offered: FASP
4.0 credits ANTH-211: Introduction to Biological Anthropology
Surveys the biological evolution of humans from the early primates to modern homo sapiens. Laboratory sections address primate, hominid, and human skeletal anatomy and paleopathology.
Prerequisites: ENGL-111 and (RDNG-099 or RDNG-113) or appropriate Accuplacer English and Reading scores.
Offered: SP
3.0 credits ANTH-212: Intro to Archaeology
Introduces students to the basic concepts, methods, and theories of archaeology with particular emphasis on the nature of archeological evidence and its interpretation.
Prerequisites: ENGL-111 and (RDNG-099 or RDNG-113) or appropriate Accuplacer English and Reading scores.
Offered: FALL
3.0 credits ANTH-215: Native American History and Culture
Introduces the history and cultures of Native peoples of North America from the earliest times to the present. The course will examine culture change and the interaction of native groups with each other and European peoples. Contemporary priorities and ongoing concerns are also examined.
Prerequisites: ENGL-099 and (RDNG-099 or RDNG-113) or appropriate Reading and English Accuplacer scores.
Offered: SP
3.0 credits ANTH-220: Anthropology of Religion
Provides a cross-cultural inquiry into the spiritual and religious belief systems of diverse peoples from around the world and investigates the practices and symbols through which these beliefs are expressed and enacted. Emphasis is on non-western cultures.
Prerequisites: ENGL-111 and (RDNG-099 or RDNG-113) or appropriate Accuplacer English and Reading score.
Offered: SP, Odd Year
3.0 credits ANTH-230: Cultural Ecology
Examines the relationship of humans to their environments using archaeological and ethnographic data from around the world. Particular focus on the social and technological adaptations of human groups to desert environments.
Prerequisites: ENGL-111 and (RDNG-099 or RDNG-113) or appropriate Accuplacer English and Reading score.
Offered: DMND
3.0 credits ANTH-252: Peoples of Latin America
Explores the various cultures and peoples of Latin America, concentrating on one region or culture at any given time. Offered as an interdisciplinary field-based intensive study experience. May be repeated for credit.
Prerequisites: ENGL-111 and (RDNG-099 or RDNG-113) or appropriate Accuplacer English and Reading scores.
Offered: DMND
3.0 credits ANTH-254: Contemporary Cultures of the 4 Corners
Explores the rich cultural diversity that gives the Four Corners such a distinctive character. Emphasis is placed on the experiences and contributions of the Native Americans, Hispanics, European immigrants, and others who have made their homes here.
Prerequisites: ENGL-111 and (RDNG-099 or RDNG-113) or appropriate Accuplacer English and Reading score.
Offered: DMND
3.0 credits ANTH-255: Ancient Peoples-Southwest
Studies the unique prehistoric residents of the Four Corners through classroom lectures, films, slides, and field trips. [NM Common Course Number ANTH 2313, Area IV: Social/Behavioral Science Core]
Prerequisites: ENGL-111 and (RDNG-099 or RDNG-113) or appropriate Accuplacer English and Reading score.
Offered: FALL, Even Year
3.0 credits ANTH-271: Intro to the Study of Language
Introduces the study of linguistics including the basic structure of language, first and second language acquisition, bilingualism, and social and regional variation.
Prerequisites: ENGL-111 or permission of instructor.
Offered: FASP
1.0 - 6.0 credits ANTH-280: Internship
Supervised work placement in an organization where anthropological skills and/or knowledge may be acquired or utilized. Students will perform duties related to the academic disciplines of anthropology and will submit a term paper, case study, or approved academic project. Evaluation will be by the professor with written input from the work supervisor. Permission of Instructor required.
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
9.0 credits ANTH-288: Archaeological Field Methods
Archaeological field school held at the B-Square Ranch to teach survey and excavation techniques as well as laboratory procedures for dealing with collected cultural materials. Lectures on Four Corners prehistory and history, field trips to local archaeological sites, and workshops on artifact and skeletal analysis are also included.
Prerequisites: Take ANTH-110 or ANTH-212
Offered: SU
6.0 credits ANTH-292: Capstone Project-Archaeology
This capstone course serves as a way to unify student work under the AA concentration in Archaeology. Under the direction of a supervisory archaeologist, the student will successfully complete an archaeological field project including contact with the appropriate officials, background research, site survey(s), production of appropriate maps, documentation of any cultural resources found, field analysis of artifacts found, report writing and submission, etc.
Prerequisites: TAKE ANTH-110 ANTH-212 ANTH-255 and ANTH-288
Offered: DMND

For more information, please call Dr. Andrea Cooper at 505-566-3373. Or send an email to cooperan@sanjuancollege.edu.