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ANTH-101

Introduction to Physical Anthropology

Credit(s): 3

This course offers instruction in how the human species has developed over the past five million years. Information includes the African fossil finds, possible ancestors of the first humans, how human populations may differ from each other biologically, and the development of human abilities to live in all of earth's environments. This class satisfies a social science course requirement for the A.A. and A.S. degrees. Lecture: 3 hours per week

ANTH-102

Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology

Credit(s): 3

ANTH 102 is a study of human culture which involves the information and techniques people use to survive and get along with each other. Included are examples from exotic peoples around the world in the areas of religion, magic, kinship, coming of age ceremonies, marriage rituals, economic activities, hunting techniques, etc. The course is desirable for students seeking a broad understanding of how human beings live, and how human customs vary throughout the world. This class satisfies a social science course requirement for the A.A. and A.S. degrees. Lecture: 3 hours per week

ANTH-225

Native People of North America

Credit(s): 3

This course offers an examination of who the North American Indians are and who they were. Various facets of Indian culture are explored, including hunting, religion, art, living styles, foods, and relationships between the Native American tribes, both now and in the past. ANTH 225 is an interesting course for students curious about Native Americans and their relationship with the environment. This course satisfies the Cultural Diversity requirement for the A.A. degree or three social science credits toward an A.S. degree. Lecture: 3 hours per week

ANTH-230

Introduction to Archaeology and World Prehistory

Credit(s): 3

This course offers classroom instruction in the ways archaeologists unearth the remains of ancient peoples. Included is a brief look at what those archaeologists have discovered in various places throughout the world from the earliest stone tools to the invention of agriculture. ANTH 230 is an interesting course for those students curious about the human past in both the Old and New Worlds, as well as students wishing to satisfy the Group 4 Social Science requirement for the A.A. degree or three social science credits toward an A.S. degree. Seminar: 3 hours per week