Jan 23, 2021  
2020-2021 General Catalog 
  
2020-2021 General Catalog

Course Descriptions


 

American Multicultural Studies

  
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    AMCS 125 - Multicultural Conversations: Listening, Speaking, and Presentation


    Unit(s): 3
    This course is designed to teach students to develop the verbal and non-verbal skills required to give compelling oral presentations based on their own research and composition, as well as the active listening skills necessary to hear another’s oral communication. Emphasis will be placed on the racial and ethnic experiences of lives in the United States.

    GE Category: Satisfies GE Area(s): A1 - Oral Communication, A2 - Written Communication
    Typically Offered Fall & Spring
    Grading: Graded
  
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    AMCS 165A - Humanities Learning Community


    Unit(s): 4
    AMCS 165A/B is a year long course, which features weekly lectures and small seminars. It constitutes a Humanities Learning Community (HLC) for any first-year student.

    GE Category: The learning objectives of the HLC will satisfy A3 (Critical Thinking) and C3 (Comparative Perspectives and/or Foreign Languages) GE Areas, and fulfills GE Ethnic Studies. C- or better required in the second semester for A3 credit.
    Typically Offered Fall Only
    Grading: GRD
  
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    AMCS 165B - Humanities Learning Community


    Unit(s): 4
    AMCS 165A/B is a year long course, which features weekly lectures and small seminars. It constitutes a Humanities Learning Community (HLC) for any first-year student.

    Prerequisite(s): AMCS 165A
    GE Category: The learning objectives of the HLC will satisfy A3 (Critical Thinking) and C3 (Comparative Perspectives and/or Foreign Languages) GE Areas, and fulfills GE Ethnic Studies. C- or better required in the second semester for A3 credit.
    Typically Offered Spring Only
    Grading: GRD
  
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    AMCS 200 - Written and Oral Analysis


    Unit(s): 3
    Students practice the techniques of critical reading and thinking, of expository writing, and of oral expression through an in-depth examination of race, ethnicity, and multiculturalism and its impact on American cultural, political, and social institutions. They examine the principles of thinking, speaking, and writing with a view to the multiple purposes for which these activities are crucial. Students who received a passing grade in AMCS 225 may not enroll in AMCS 200 without instructor consent.

    Prerequisite(s): Course Prerequisite: ENGL 101 or ENGL 100B or A2 Transfer Credit Course or A2 Transfer Test or LIBS 101 or UNIV 150B and PHIL 101 or 102 or A3 Transfer Credit Course or A3 Transfer Credit Test or LIBS 102 or UNIV 150B required.
    GE Category: Satisfies GE Area A1.
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Grading: OPT
  
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    AMCS 210 - Ethnic Groups in America


    Unit(s): 4
    Survey and analysis of the diverse experiences of major ethnic groups in their present socioeconomic and political position in American society as depicted in literary, historical, anthropological, and sociological studies.

    GE Category: Satisfies Ethnic Studies in GE Area D1. This course satisfies one of the core requirements of the AMCS major.
    Typically Offered Fall & Spring
    Grading: OPT
  
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    AMCS 225 - How Racism Works: America in Black and White


    Unit(s): 4
    Students analyze the ideological aspects and material conditions of American life through an in-depth examination of the impact of race and ethnicity on U.S. history and its cultural, political, and social institutions. The course will concentrate particularly on investigating how racism works in the 21st century through the study of literature and values. Students who received a passing grade in AMCS 200 may not enroll in AMCS 225 without instructor consent.

    GE Category: Satisfies GE Area C2 and the Ethnic Studies requirement.
    Typically Offered Fall & Spring
    Grading: GRD
  
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    AMCS 260 - Ethnicity in the Arts, Culture, and Media


    Unit(s): 4
    Students will explore the impact that the arts, media, and humanities have had on perceptions of race, ethnicity, and identity in the United States. The course will integrate a wide variety of forms – including film, theater, and music – to encourage student appreciation of artistic endeavors.

    GE Category: Satisfies GE Area C1 and the Ethnic Studies requirement.
    Typically Offered Spring Only
    Grading: GRD
  
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    AMCS 273 - American Diversity: Past, Present, Future


    Unit(s): 4
    This course explores the relationships between race, ethnicity, and identity through close readings of social, historical, and cultural texts. At the heart of the course is an exploration of how race and ethnicity have impacted collective understandings of this nation’s morals and values. Only one course numbered 273 in the Arts & Humanities will be considered for credit.

    Prerequisite(s): completion of GE Category A2 (ENGL 101 or ENGL 100B) required.
    GE Category: Satisfies GE Area C2.
    Typically Offered Fall & Spring
    Grading: GRD
  
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    AMCS 301 - Africana Lecture Series


    Unit(s): 1
    A weekly lecture series offering presentations and discussions that focus on historical and contemporary topics relating to people of African descent. This includes, but is not limited to, African Americans, Continental Africans, Afro-Caribbeans, and Afro-Latinos. This lecture series is in honor of Dr. LeVell Holmes and his contributions to the Sonoma State University community. Lectures are open to the community.

    Typically Offered Spring Alternate Years May Be Repeated May be repeated for credit.
    Grading: CNC
  
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    AMCS 339 - Ethnic Groups and American Social Policy


    Unit(s): 3
    The impact of American social policies on ethnic minorities. Topics include public policy issues related to employment, immigration, education, mental health, and minority children and families. The impact of major court decisions affecting public policy and ethnic minorities will also be examined. Course might be taught from single ethnic group’s perspectives.

    Prerequisite(s): Notice: To receive upper-division GE credit the course must not be taken prior to the term you achieve Junior standing (60 units).
    GE Category: Satisfies upper-division Ethnic Studies in GE Area D1.
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Grading: OPT
  
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    AMCS 350 - Ethics, Values, and Multiculturalism


    Unit(s): 4
    This course examines theories and discourses of race, ethnicity, and multiculturalism and their impact on American thought and practice. Students will explore questions of ethics and values that shape the U.S. as a multicultural society and learn about conceptual tools they can apply in thinking critically about these issues in the various contexts they live in. This course can be taught in on-line or hybrid modes during the summer and/or intersession only.

    Prerequisite(s): Notice: To receive upper-division GE credit the course must not be taken prior to the term you achieve Junior standing (60 units).
    GE Category: Satisfies GE Area C2, and the Ethnic Studies requirement.
    Typically Offered Fall & Spring
    Teaching Mode: This course can be taught in on-line or hybrid modes during the summer and/or intersession only. Grading: OPT
  
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    AMCS 355 - Language and Ethnicity


    Unit(s): 4
    An interdisciplinary approach to understanding the interrelationships between language, ethnicity, and the symbolic conflicts over language issues in the U.S.. Explores the politics of language – e.g. the English-Only debates, bilingual education issues, and minority language rights and cultural issues – and their impact on different ethnic groups. Examines the responses of affected groups through their literary and creative expressions.

    Prerequisite(s): Notice: To receive upper-division GE credit the course must not be taken prior to the term you achieve Junior standing (60 units).
    GE Category: Satisfies the Ethnic Studies requirement and GE Area C3.
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Grading: GRD
  
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    AMCS 360 - Ethnic Literature


    Unit(s): 4
    A survey of representative novels, short stories, essays, biographies, and poetry of various ethnic authors in the United States. This course may also provide an in-depth study of one or more specific ethnicities (e.g. Asian American, African American, the poetic tradition in ethnic literature, women in ethnic literature, etc.) and may include multimedia instruction such as film, music, and visual art. Taught in face-to-face, hybrid or online modes.

    Prerequisite(s): Notice: To receive upper-division GE credit the course must not be taken prior to the term you achieve Junior standing (60 units).
    GE Category: Satisfies GE Area C2. Satisfies the upper-division Ethnic Studies requirement.
    Typically Offered Fall Only
    Teaching Mode: Face-to-Face, Hybrid & Online. Grading: GRD
  
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    AMCS 370 - Gender in Asian America


    Unit(s): 4
    This course originates in WGS 370. This interdisciplinary course examines gender, race, class, and sexuality in Asian America. We consider how Asian American women and men fit into debates about sexism and racism in the United States - historically and contemporarily. Topics include Asian American participation in women’s/civil right movements as well as popular culture representations.

    Crosslisted: WGS 370
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Grading: OPT
  
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    AMCS 374 - The Multiracial Experience


    Unit(s): 4
    A general survey of the historical and contemporary experience of people claiming more than one racial or ethnic background. Emphasis will be given to inter-racial relations, the impact of political and social factors, and the cultural expressions of the multiracial experience.

    Typically Offered Not Recently Offered
    Grading: OPT
  
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    AMCS 377 - Asian American Experience


    Unit(s): 4
    A course designed to explore areas of contemporary, historical, or artistic concern as these affect the Asian American experience. Advanced studies and/or research projects will be discussed and analyzed.

    Typically Offered Not Recently Offered
    Grading: OPT
  
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    AMCS 381 - Research Assistantship


    Unit(s): 2-4
    Student assistance to help faculty with research on the experiences of people of color in America. Topic matter and research agenda will be discussed with faculty. By individual arrangement with faculty sponsor.

    Typically Offered Not Recently Offered
    Grading: OPT
  
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    AMCS 385 - Facilitation Training


    Unit(s): 2-4
    Facilitation pedagogy training in active learning situations within established courses.

    Prerequisite(s): junior- or senior-level standing with satisfactory completion of either AMCS 210 or 255. By individual arrangement with instructor.
    Typically Offered Not Recently Offered May Be Repeated Can be repeated up to 3 times for a total of 12 units.
    Grading: OPT
  
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    AMCS 390 - SFI Film Study


    Unit(s): 1-2
    Students enrolled in this course will attend Sonoma Film Institute (SFI) screenings. Students are also required to complete weekly reading assignments and submit a written film analysis incorporating these readings following each screening. Students will earn 1 unit of credit for every 6 film screenings attended.

    Crosslisted: LIBS 390  Students may not enroll in AMCS 390 and LIBS 390 concurrently
    GE Category: Satisfies GE, category C1.
    Typically Offered Fall & Spring May Be Repeated Repeatable for up to 4 units.
    Teaching Mode: Online Grading: CNC
  
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    AMCS 392 - Ethnic Images in Film and Media


    Unit(s): 4
    An examination of representative and significant works in film and other visual media tracing the evolution of racial and ethnic images from their earliest to latest manifestations. Examines how systems of representation shape the racial and ethnic discourses in U.S. society.

    Prerequisite(s): Notice: To receive upper-division GE credit the course must not be taken prior to the term you achieve Junior standing (60 units).
    GE Category: Satisfies GE Area C1 and the Ethnic Studies requirement.
    Typically Offered Fall & Spring
    Teaching Mode: Face-to-Face, Hybrid & Online. Grading: OPT
  
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    AMCS 395 - Community Involvement Program


    Unit(s): 1-4
    Course provides students with practical experience in various community organizations and health and social service agencies and educational settings. Includes schools, recreation programs, tutoring programs, day care centers, cultural arts organizations, civic promotion organizations, etc. A total of six units of CIP can be counted towards a degree.

    Typically Offered Fall & Spring
    Grading: CNC
  
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    AMCS 399 - Student-Initiated Course


    Unit(s): 1-4
    Student-initiated and instructed course on topics that enrich or extend current departmental offerings. Students may take up to 4 units of AMCS 399 courses for major credit.

    Typically Offered Not Recently Offered
    Grading: GRD
  
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    AMCS 420 - Gender and Ethnicity


    Unit(s): 4
    A historical overview of racism and sexism as they affect women of color, focusing on issues in which racism and sexism intersect, e.g. affirmative action, abortion, sterilization, violence against women, and other issues.

    Crosslisted: WGS 420
    Typically Offered Not Recently Offered
    Grading: OPT
  
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    AMCS 445 - Multi-Culturalism and Education


    Unit(s): 4
    An analysis of the philosophical and definition issues related to pluralistic education; developing resources germane to this philosophy and the guidelines constituting the foundation for multiethnic educational programs and ethnic studies.

    Typically Offered Spring Alternate Years
    Grading: OPT
  
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    AMCS 475 - Globalization and Race in the United States


    Unit(s): 4
    The United States, as one of the destination countries of diasporic peoples in this era of globalization, has often responded to the crises of globalization through racialization. This course emphasizes the importance of understanding this crisis and explores the possibilities of creating anti-racist strategies and new social movements.

    Typically Offered Not Recently Offered
    Grading: OPT
  
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    AMCS 476 - Selected Topics in African American Studies


    Unit(s): 4
    Subjects will vary by semester, but this course will concentrate on topics and periods in African American History. Students will be required to do a research project in this course. Students will also be asked to review primary documents in African American history. Topics subject to change.

    Typically Offered Not Recently Offered
    Grading: OPT
  
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    AMCS 480 - Research and Methodology


    Unit(s): 4
    Survey of research and methodological tools used in the study of American ethnic groups. Special attention is given to the problems of objectivity and bias and the political and moral implications of quantitative and field research. Students engage in semester-long research projects. Students can substitute CALS 458 - CALS Research and Methodology for this course.

    Typically Offered Spring Only
    Grading: OPT
  
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    AMCS 481 - Special Topics


    Unit(s): 1-4
    Please refer to the current Schedule of Classes.

    Typically Offered Not Recently Offered
    Grading: OPT
  
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    AMCS 495 - Special Studies


    Unit(s): 1-4
    Independent study.

    Prerequisite(s): AMCS 210 or 255, a core upper-division course, approval of the supervising faculty member, and approval of the department chair.
    Typically Offered Not Recently Offered May Be Repeated May be repeated for credit up to 8 units.
    Grading: OPT
  
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    AMCS 499 - Service Learning Internship


    Unit(s): 1-4
    Course provides students with practical experience in various ethnic community organizations and in health/social service/educational settings. Includes recreation programs, tutoring programs, day care centers, cultural arts organizations, civic promotion organizations, etc.

    Typically Offered Not Recently Offered
    Grading: OPT

Anthropology

  
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    ANTH 200 - Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology


    Unit(s): 3
    This introduction to the anthropological study of language surveys core topics in linguistics (e.g., phonetics, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics) and the relationship of language to social, cultural, and psychological factors. Nonverbal communication, evolution of language abilities, and historical linguistics are included, with linkages to the other subfields of anthropology.

    GE Category: Satisfies GE Area D5.
    Typically Offered Fall & Spring
    Teaching Mode: Face-to-Face, Hybrid & Online. Grading: OPT
  
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    ANTH 201 - Introduction to Biological Anthropology


    Unit(s): 3
    This course is an introduction to the evolutionary biology of human and nonhuman primates. The course focuses on evolutionary perspectives on form and function, behavior, population, and social structure to reconstruct human evolution and explain human adaptations.

    GE Category: Satisfies GE Area B2 (Biological Sciences).
    Typically Offered Fall & Spring
    Teaching Mode: Face-to-Face, Hybrid & Online. Grading: OPT
  
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    ANTH 202 - Introduction to Archaeology


    Unit(s): 3
    An introduction to archaeology as a method of inquiry, the course seeks to answer the question “How do archaeologists know what they know?” Topics include history of archaeology, field and laboratory methods, relationship between method and theory, and “scientific” and humanistic approaches to the interpretation of data.

    Typically Offered Spring Only
    Grading: OPT
  
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    ANTH 203 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology


    Unit(s): 3
    Examination of the anthropological approach to the study of human behavior. Exploration of human dependence on learned, socially transmitted behavior through consideration of ways of life in a broad range of societies.

    GE Category: Satisfies GE, Area D1 (Individual and Society).
    Typically Offered Fall & Spring
    Teaching Mode: Face-to-Face, Hybrid & Online. Grading: OPT
  
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    ANTH 240 - Living in our Globalized World


    Unit(s): 3
    This course explores trajectories of human experience through the lens of cultural anthropology, a cross-cultural view of the individual within society. It promotes global awareness as a learning outcome, learning to perceive how cultural differences influence the dynamics of human interactions upon the individual through psychological and social changes throughout a human lifespan.  Focus is upon the integration of anthropological knowledge across the holistic four subdisciplines, and integration of student personal experience with interdisciplinary knowledge, academic trajectories, and topical interests. Students will develop an appreciation of the duties and rights of a global citizen, and skills necessary to live in and comprehend our pluralistic world.

    Typically Offered Fall & Spring
    Teaching Mode: Face to Face, Hybrid & Online Grading: Graded
  
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    ANTH 300 - Nature, Culture, and Theory: The Growth of Anthropology


    Unit(s): 4
    The nature of science, disciplinary inquiry, and the changing intellectual, institutional, and material context of the development of anthropology and its four major subfields in the contemporary world. Identification of significant issues, schools of thought, and historic persons. Training in the analysis of primary sources, scholarly procedure, library research, bibliography, and professional format and style.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of ANTH 200 or ANTH 201 or ANTH 202 or ANTH 203 and is restricted to Anthropology Junior, Senior and Graduate students only.
    Typically Offered Fall & Spring
    Grading: OPT
  
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    ANTH 301 - Human Fossils and Evolution


    Unit(s): 4
    This course reviews the fossil evidence for human evolution in Africa, Asia, and Europe during the Pliocene-Pleistocene epochs. The fossil evidence is treated in temporal, geological, and geographic contexts. The primary focus is on the evolutionary implications of the fossil evidence for understanding the evolution of human morphology and behavior. Implications for the emergence of modern human races are also considered.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of GE area B2 and upper-division or graduate standing, or consent of instructor.
    Typically Offered Fall & Spring
    Grading: OPT
  
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    ANTH 302 - The Evolution of Males and Females


    Unit(s): 4
    The reproductive and survival dilemmas faced by our ancestors have shaped our morphology and behavior in complex ways. This course examines the current theoretical frameworks for exploring human sexuality in evolutionary perspective.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of GE area B2 and upper-division or graduate standing, or consent of instructor.
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Grading: OPT
  
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    ANTH 303 - Human Behavioral Ecology


    Unit(s): 4
    This course is an introduction to human behavioral ecology, the application of evolutionary and biological models to the study of human behavioral variation. Topics of discussion will include optimal foraging theory, kin selection, resource transfer, mate choice, and parental investment.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of GE area B2 and upper-division or graduate standing, or consent of instructor.
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Grading: OPT
  
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    ANTH 305 - Topics in Biological Anthropology


    Unit(s): 4
    In-depth examination of a specific topic within biological anthropology. Topics vary with each offering. May be repeated for credit if topic differs.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of GE area B2 and upper-division or graduate standing, or consent of instructor.
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently May Be Repeated May be repeated for credit if topic differs.
    Grading: OPT
  
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    ANTH 313 - Primate Behavioral Ecology


    Unit(s): 4
    This course will familiarize students with our closest living relatives, the primates. Topics include taxonomy, diets &; dietary adaptations, ranging behavior, cooperation &; competition, community ecology, and conservation. This course is strongly recommended in preparation for ANTH 414.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of GE area B2 and upper-division or graduate standing, or consent of instructor.
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Grading: OPT
  
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    ANTH 315 - Forensic Anthropology Theory and Practice


    Unit(s): 4
    This course explores the theories underlying forensic anthropology and how they are put into practice. Topics include a history of the discipline; professional responsibilities in the autopsy suite and courtroom; taphonomy and the estimation of time since death; techniques and contexts for positive identification; and depictions of forensic anthropologists in popular culture. Examination of case studies at local, national, and international scales.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of GE area B2 and upper-division or graduate standing, or consent of instructor.
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Grading: OPT
  
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    ANTH 318 - Human Development in Evolutionary Perspective


    Unit(s): 3
    This class explores human development using natural selection, sexual selection, parental investment and related theories. We will examine topics such as pregnancy, childbirth, infancy, childhood, mate choice, marriage, and aging using multiple levels of explanation to understand who we are and where we come from.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of GE Golden Four (A1, A2, A3, B4) with a C- or better and completion of B1, B2 and B3 and at least 45 units.
    GE Category: Fulfills the upper division area B (Scientific Inquiry) GE requirement.
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Teaching Mode: Face-to-Face, Hybrid & Online. Grading: OPT
  
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    ANTH 321 - Archaeology of Contact and Colonization


    Unit(s): 4.00
    This course focuses on the interface between cultures and regions. It emphasizes how we identify, examine, and interpret them archaeologically. The objective is to provide an overview of migration, exchange, conflict, innovation, and other patterns of human interaction throughout the world, and over the long course of time. Course taught in face-to-face, hybrid, or online modes.

    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Grading: GRD
  
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    ANTH 322 - Historical Archaeology


    Unit(s): 4
    Introduction to the history, methods, and issues of the field of historical archaeology. Extensive readings provide examples of archaeology from post-1300s contexts in North America, Africa, Australia, and Latin America. Topics covered range from archaeological approaches to ethnic, gender and class diversity to the study of large-scale processes of colonialism, industrialism and global expansion. Broader issues discussed include the relationships between history and anthropology, the cross-cultural impact of European expansion, and the development of contemporary industrial societies.

    Prerequisite(s): Class open to Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate Students only.
    Typically Offered Fall & Spring
    Grading: OPT
  
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    ANTH 324 - Archaeology and the Bible


    Unit(s): 4
    An exploration of the archaeology and history of the ancient Near East, from the earliest human settlements through the Persian empire (ca. 10,500-332 BCE). Societies described in the Hebrew Bible are emphasized, with topics ranging from the rise of the state and international trade, to the identities and everyday lives of men, women, and children. The history and socio-political impacts of “Biblical Archaeology” are also examined.

    Prerequisite(s): Class open to Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate Students only. Crosslisted: Cross-listed with HIST 324 & JWST 324.
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Grading: OPT
  
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    ANTH 325 - World Prehistory


    Unit(s): 4
    A global survey of the human past from the earliest evidence of tool use to the emergence of stratified urban societies. Emphasis is on the complex diversity of past lifeways, including the reconstruction of human social and material life, the development of different social systems, and connections between societies and their physical environment. Limited discussion of relevant archaeological methods of reconstruction and analysis.

    Prerequisite(s): Class open to Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate Students only.
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Grading: OPT
  
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    ANTH 326 - Topics in Archaeology


    Unit(s): 4
    Topics vary with each offering; may be repeated for credit with permission of chair. Possible topics might include: environmental adaptation in foraging groups, Holocene transition studies, early food production, emergent cultural complexity, technological innovation and change, regional studies, materials analysis, and geoarchaeology.

    Prerequisite(s): Class open to Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate Students only.
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently May Be Repeated May be repeated for credit with permission of chair.
    Grading: OPT
  
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    ANTH 327 - Archaeology of North America


    Unit(s): 4
    This course is a broad survey of the regions, periods, and issues relevant to the study of the North American archaeological record. Topics range from the human settlement of the hemisphere, and the many diverse cultural histories of the continent, through the development of key cultural components such as trade and exchange networks, food production systems, and urban societies, to the increasing impact of cultural resource legislation and the views and interests of modern indigenous populations on contemporary archaeological practice.

    Prerequisite(s): Class open to Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate Students only.
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Grading: OPT
  
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    ANTH 328 - New Technologies in Archaeology and Cultural Heritage


    Unit(s): 4.00
    This course is an introduction to recent and evolving technological methods in archaeology and cultural heritage management. The objective is to provide an overview and evaluation of these techniques with an emphasis on their application for the public education and community engagement, not an in-depth immersion into programming or modeling. Course taught in face-to-face, hybrid, or online modes.

    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Grading: GRD
  
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    ANTH 329 - Bioarchaeology


    Unit(s): 4
    Bioarchaeologists use human remains obtained from archaeological settings to reconstruct past lifeways. Key concepts include recovery and analysis of human remains, human skeletal anatomy, disciplinary ethics, bodily expressions of disease and behavior, social complexity and population affinity, and embodied identity. Use of case studies reveals how bioarchaeological methods and theories are implemented around the world.

    Prerequisite(s): Class open to Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate Students only.
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Grading: OPT
  
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    ANTH 340 - Living in our Globalized World


    Unit(s): 3
    This course explores differences in human cultures primarily as highlighted through cultural interactions. Focus is on learning to perceive how cultural differences influence the dynamics of human interactions and relationships at the level of the individual, the community, the nation, and the world. This will contribute to an understanding of the processes and patterns shaping our lives allowing students to develop the skills and perspectives necessary to live in the global community. Not applicable to the Cultural Anthropology subfield requirement for the Anthropology major.

    Prerequisite(s): Class open to Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate Students only.
    GE Category: Satisfies upper-division GE, Area E (The Integrated Person).
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Teaching Mode: Face-to-Face, Hybrid & Online. Grading: OPT
  
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    ANTH 341 - Emergence of Civilizations


    Unit(s): 3
    A presentation of theory and data related to the development and characteristic features of civilization. Such crucial issues as the domestication of plants and animals, the appearance of stratified societies, the emergence of urban life, the emergence of literacy and its implications for thought, and the emergence of the state will be addressed from a comparative perspective. The course takes a global approach to these topics, covering materials from Southwest Asia; Africa; the Mediterranean; and North, Central, and South America. Not applicable to the Archaeology subfield requirement for the anthropology major.

    Prerequisite(s): Class open to Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate Students only.
    GE Category: Satisfies upper-division GE Area D2 (World History and Civilization).
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Grading: OPT
  
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    ANTH 342 - Organization of Societies


    Unit(s): 4
    Intensive in-class discussions of accounts from several societies, past and present. Discussions address key issues in cultural analysis (e.g., status, kinship, gender and identity, symbolism) by means of cross-cultural comparison and a holistic examination of culture. Students are encouraged to think critically and interpretively about the organization and cultural practices of the societies under review.

    Prerequisite(s): Requisite: ANTH 203 and upper-division standing.
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Grading: OPT
  
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    ANTH 345 - Nature and Society: Topics in Anthropology and the Environment


    Unit(s): 4
    Using the methods of anthropology, this course focuses on the study of environmental issues. The course covers the history of anthropological approaches to the environment. Selected topics such as human ecology, historical ecology, natural resource management, environmental justice, and environmentalism will be announced in the semester schedule.

    Prerequisite(s): Class open to Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate Students only.
    Typically Offered Fall & Spring May Be Repeated May be repeated for credit.
    Grading: OPT
  
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    ANTH 352 - Global Issues


    Unit(s): 4
    This course explores anthropological perspectives on global issues. The course includes a brief introduction to the theoretical frameworks developed in the discipline for studying issues that impact humanity on a global scale. Possible topics may include: globalization, global capitalism, global climate change, international development, population movements such as international migration and diasporas, and global impacts of diseases such as HIV/AIDS and SARS. Topics vary with each offering; may be repeated for credit with consent of instructor.

    Prerequisite(s): Class open to Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate Students only.
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently May Be Repeated May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor.
    Grading: OPT
  
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    ANTH 358 - Topics in Sociocultural Anthropology


    Unit(s): 4
    In-depth examination of a specific topic within sociocultural anthropology. Topics vary with each offering and might include: medical anthropology; economic anthropology; political anthropology; or issues such as homelessness, social capital, or community.

    Prerequisite(s): Class open to Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate Students only.
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently May Be Repeated May be repeated for credit if topics vary.
    Grading: OPT
  
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    ANTH 380 - Language, Culture, and Society


    Unit(s): 4
    A survey of basic issues concerning language as a part of human behavior, the symbolic nature of human communication, language as an interpretive model for culture, the social nature of language, the psychobiological bases of language and its acquisition, human and nonhuman communicative behavior, and verbal and nonverbal communication.

    Prerequisite(s): ANTH 200 or ANTH 203 or ENGL 203 and upper division standing, or consent or instructor.
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Grading: OPT
  
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    ANTH 382 - Language Change


    Unit(s): 4
    Survey of the distribution of the world’s languages and language families, with discussion of language evolution and areal, genetic, and typological classifications of languages. Study of the languages in contact and the processes of language change, with attention given to the history of writing systems and to writing as a source of evidence for the reconstruction of linguistic change.

    Prerequisite(s): ANTH 200 or ANTH 203 or ENGL 203 and upper division standing, or consent or instructor.
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Grading: OPT
  
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    ANTH 383 - Language in Sociopolitical Context


    Unit(s): 4
    Focus on such topics as language attitudes, political power and linguistic equality, language and sociopolitical institutions, and language planning. Practical introduction to the insights offered by discourse analysis to the study of language varieties reflected in particular geographical regions, and by members of particular social classes/groups.

    Prerequisite(s): ANTH 200 or ANTH 203 or ENGL 203 and upper division standing, or consent or instructor.
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Grading: OPT
  
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    ANTH 384 - Topics in Linguistic Anthropology


    Unit(s): 3-4
    Topics may include: language acquisition, ideology, policy, revitalization, evolution, creolization and language contact, semantics and pragmatics, and sociolinguistics. Topics vary with each offering.

    Prerequisite(s): ANTH 200 or ANTH 203 or ENGL 203 and upper division standing, or consent or instructor.
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Grading: OPT
  
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    ANTH 386 - Sign Languages and Signing Communities


    Unit(s): 4
    Focus is on sign languages used in Deaf communities around the world, with an emphasis on three themes: (a) language as a system, (b) language in cultural and social context, and (c) language relationships in space and time. No previous knowledge of sign language is required.

    Prerequisite(s): ANTH 200 or ANTH 203 or ENGL 203 and upper division standing, or consent or instructor.
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Grading: OPT
  
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    ANTH 392 - Research in California Prehistory


    Unit(s): 4
    A seminar offering an introduction and review of a specific topic in California prehistory, emphasizing method and theory. Specific topics – such as regional culture history, subsistence and settlement, trade and exchange, prehistoric technology and osteology – will be announced in the semester schedule.

    Prerequisite(s): Class open to Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate Students only.
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Grading: OPT
  
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    ANTH 396 - Topics in Anthropology


    Unit(s): 1-4
    In-depth examination of a topic within anthropology. Topics vary with each offering.

    Prerequisite(s): Class open to Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate Students only.
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently May Be Repeated Maybe repeated for credit if topic differs.
    Teaching Mode: Face-to-Face, Hybrid & Online. Grading: OPT
  
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    ANTH 400 - Anthropology Teaching Praxis


    Unit(s): 1-3
    Supervision and assessment of curriculum development, course assessment as applicable to students in instructional or faculty-adjunct roles.

    Prerequisite(s): consent of instructor.
    Typically Offered Fall & Spring May Be Repeated May be repeated for credit. Instructor consent required.
    Grading: GRD
  
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    ANTH 401 - Conference Preparation and Organization


    Unit(s): 3
    Planning, organizing, and implementing undergraduate research forum. Students learn about all aspects of conference organization and proceedings publication. Students will participate in event production, abstract solicitation and selection, publicity, and budgeting for a specific campus research conference. They will also gain valuable skills in journal editing, layout, and publication.

    Prerequisite(s): Upper division standing, or consent of instructor.
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently May Be Repeated May be repeated for credit.
    Grading: OPT
  
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    ANTH 412 - Human Osteology


    Unit(s): 4
    Combined lecture/laboratory course on the anatomy and biology of the human skeleton. Students learn to identify the bones and teeth of the human skeleton; the landmarks used for osteological analyses; and how morphological and metric analyses of bones and teeth can reconstruct personal biographies and population histories.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of GE area B2 and upper-division or graduate standing, or consent of instructor.
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Grading: OPT
  
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    ANTH 414 - Observing Primate Behavior


    Unit(s): 4
    In this research methods course, students will learn how to describe and analyze primate behavior through direct observations of local fauna and captive primates at Bay Area zoos.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of GE area B2 and upper-division or graduate standing, or consent of instructor. Completion of ANTH 313 is strongly recommended.
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Grading: OPT
  
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    ANTH 415 - Forensic Anthropology Methods


    Unit(s): 4
    Combined lecture/laboratory course for students interested in the methods used by forensic anthropologists. Topics include learning the anatomy of the human skeleton; creating a biological profile by estimating age, sex, stature, and ancestry; identifying the effects of trauma and pathology on bone to discover cause and manner of death; and understanding forensic anthropologists’ role in crime scene investigation.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of GE area B2 and upper-division or graduate standing, or consent of instructor.
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Grading: OPT
  
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    ANTH 420 - Archaeology Methods


    Unit(s): 4
    Basic methods of archaeological reconnaissance, excavation and laboratory analysis. Class time is divided between lecture/discussions, survey and excavation on local archaeological sites, and processing and analyzing excavated collections of artifacts. Upper division standing.

    Prerequisite(s): Class open to Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate Students only.
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Grading: OPT
  
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    ANTH 444 - Material Culture Studies


    Unit(s): 4
    An interdisciplinary examination of the objects, structures, technologies and environments humans create and use. Compares approaches from anthropology, archaeology, folklore, history, vernacular architecture, and cultural landscape studies. Introduces students to material culture study methods, emphasizing techniques of identifying, recording, analyzing and interpreting a wide range of material culture categories.

    Prerequisite(s): ANTH 200 or ANTH 203 and upper division standing.
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Grading: OPT
  
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    ANTH 451 - Applied Ethnographic Methods


    Unit(s): 4
    This is an applied research course designed to link theory, field research, data collection, and service learning in the local community. This will include research design, data collection and analysis, and final report preparation and presentation. Other topics covered include historic overview of the development of applied anthropology, the uses and roles of anthropology outside academia, survey of professional practice including ethical considerations, state of the job market, techniques for career preparation, and issues of generalization versus specialization.

    Prerequisite(s): Class open to Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate Students only.
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Grading: OPT
  
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    ANTH 454 - Ethnographic Field School


    Unit(s): 4
    A field school designed to help students develop their ethnographic field work skills, especially rapid appraisal techniques in an applied setting. Students will learn how to design and carry out a research project utilizing such skills as participant observation, interviewing, and data analysis. Students will be required to write a report based on their research and experiences. Contact department for more information.

    Prerequisite(s): Class open to Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate Students only.
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently May Be Repeated May be repeated for credit.
    Grading: OPT
  
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    ANTH 480 - Studies of Language Use


    Unit(s): 4
    Application of methods and procedures used in the investigation of communication in natural contexts. Topics include research ethics, problem formation, research design, basic data gathering techniques and strategies (with an emphasis on linguistic approaches), quantitative and qualitative data analysis and report writing.

    Prerequisite(s): ANTH 200 or ENGL 203 and upper division standing, or consent of instructor.
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Grading: OPT
  
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    ANTH 490 - Topical Seminar in Anthropology


    Unit(s): 1-4
    Prerequisite(s): Anthropology Majors with Senior Standing
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently May Be Repeated May be repeated for credit if topic differs.
    Grading: GRD
  
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    ANTH 491 - Senior Seminar


    Unit(s): 1
    The focus of the seminar may vary, but the class will comprehensively address the four goals of the anthropology major – comparative perspective, four-field coverage, integration of the four field approach, and ethical awareness – through discussion of areas of special interest to the department faculty. Project and activities will be designed that will require students to demonstrate their mastery of curricular goals as outlined in the department’s assessment program. Majors must enroll during their final fall semester prior to graduation.

    Prerequisite(s): Anthropology Majors with Senior Standing
    Typically Offered Fall Only
    Grading: OPT
  
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    ANTH 495 - Special Studies


    Unit(s): 1-4
    During the first week of the semester, students interested in special studies in anthropology must submit a written proposal and an outline of projected work to a faculty sponsor for approval. Each unit of credit requires a minimum of 45 hours of work per semester (3 hours per unit per week), including regular consultation with an evaluation by the faculty member in charge.

    Prerequisite(s): Upper-division or graduate standing and consent of instructor.
    Typically Offered Fall & Spring May Be Repeated May be repeated for credit up to 8 units.
    Grading: CNC
  
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    ANTH 496 - Agency Internships


    Unit(s): 1-3
    Students in the internship program have an opportunity to apply anthropological theory and methods to a variety of situations in public and private agencies. Internships require faculty approval and a minimum of 45 hours of work per unit per semester, including regular consultation with the faculty sponsor. This internship is usually overseen by supervisors in off-campus agencies who report to faculty supervisors.

    Prerequisite(s): Upper-division or graduate standing and consent of instructor.
    Typically Offered Fall & Spring May Be Repeated May be repeated for credit.
    Grading: CNC
  
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    ANTH 496A - Internship in Archaeology


    Unit(s): 2-3
    Students will team with staff of SSU’s Anthropological Studies Center to perform, for example, pre-field research, recognize and record archaeological sites, use GPS equipment, make computer-generated maps, and complete state record forms. Activities will vary depending on available projects. Internships require a minimum of 45 hours of work per semester/unit, including regular consultation with faculty sponsor.

    Prerequisite(s): Upper-division or graduate standing and consent of instructor.
    Typically Offered Fall Only May Be Repeated May be repeated for credit.
    Grading: CNC
  
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    ANTH 497 - Anthropology Internships


    Unit(s): 1-3
    Students in the internship program have an opportunity to apply anthropological theory and methods to a variety of situations in public and private agencies. Internships require faculty approval, a minimum of 45 hours of work per unit per semester, including regular consultation with and evaluation by the faculty sponsor.

    Prerequisite(s): Class open to Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate Students only.
    Typically Offered Fall & Spring May Be Repeated May be repeated for credit.
    Grading: GRD
  
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    ANTH 500 - Proseminar


    Unit(s): 4
    Introduction to research methodology in the social sciences; research design and implementation, use of library and archival materials, editorial review of writing, and guide to preparation of professional anthropological papers.

    Prerequisite(s): Course open to Cultural Resources Management graduate students only.
    Typically Offered Fall Only
    Grading: GRD
  
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    ANTH 502 - Archaeology: History and Theory


    Unit(s): 3
    The rise of theoretical archaeology, with emphasis on the range of theoretical approaches taken by archaeologists and the nature of archaeological problem solving in theory and practice.

    Prerequisite(s): Class open to Graduate Students only
    Typically Offered Spring Even Years
    Grading: GRD
  
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    ANTH 503 - Seminar: Cultural Resources Management


    Unit(s): 3
    Who owns the past and who has the right to manage it? Review of federal, state, and local legislation pertinent to the inventory, evaluation, and treatment of archaeological sites, historic buildings, and places that are important to Native Americans and others. Emphasis is placed on process of evaluation according to legal guidelines including, CEQA, the Section 106 Process, and the National Register of Historic Places.

    Prerequisite(s): Class open to Graduate Students only
    Typically Offered Fall Odd Years
    Grading: OPT
  
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    ANTH 554 - Field School in Cultural Heritage Management


    Unit(s): 4
    A field school designed to introduce graduate students to fieldwork in cultural heritage management. Students will learn how to design and carry out a research project utilizing skills appropriate to the specific focus of their project. Students will be required to write a report based on their research and experiences. Contact department for more information.

    Prerequisite(s): Class open to Graduate Students only
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently May Be Repeated May be repeated for credit.
    Grading: CNC
  
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    ANTH 578 - Project Continuation


    Unit(s): 1-3
    Designed for students working on their thesis or master’s project but who have otherwise completed all graduate coursework toward their degree.

    Prerequisite(s): Class open to Graduate students only. Graduate Coordinator consent required.
    Typically Offered Fall & Spring
    Grading: GRD
  
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    ANTH 590 - Advanced Seminars in Anthropology


    Unit(s): 1-3
    In-depth consideration of specific anthropological, applied anthropology or anthropologically related topics. Topics will vary from semester to semester.

    Prerequisite(s): Class open to Graduate Students only
    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently
    Grading: GRD
  
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    ANTH 592 - Practicum in National Register of Historic Places


    Unit(s): 2
    This hands-on course will introduce students to the process by which historic buildings are recorded and evaluated for eligibility to the NRHP. Classes will cover basic wood-frame construction techniques, basic architectural description, and how to undertake focused historical research in official records. Students will learn to identify and describe a historic building, document it using photographs, plans, and detailed drawings, and reconstruct its history.

    Prerequisite(s): Class open to Graduate Students only
    Typically Offered Fall Even Years
    Grading: GRD
  
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    ANTH 595 - Special Studies


    Unit(s): 1-4
    During the first week of the semester students interested in special studies in anthropology must submit a written proposal and an outline of projected work to a faculty sponsor for approval. Each unit of credit requires a minimum of 45 hours of work per semester, which includes regular consultation with and evaluation by the faculty member in charge.

    Prerequisite(s): Prerequisite: Graduate Standing and Consent of Instructor.
    Typically Offered Fall & Spring
    Grading: CNC
  
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    ANTH 596 - Agency Internships


    Unit(s): 1-3
    Students will have an opportunity to apply anthropological theory and methods and/or cultural resources management procedures as interns with public and private agencies. Internships require faculty approval and a minimum of 45 hours of work per unit per semester, including regular consultation with the faculty sponsor. This internship is usually overseen by supervisors in off-campus agencies who report to faculty supervisors.

    Prerequisite(s): Prerequisite: Graduate Standing and Consent of Instructor.
    Typically Offered Fall & Spring May Be Repeated May be repeated for credit.
    Grading: CNC
  
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    ANTH 596A - Internship in Archaeology


    Unit(s): 3
    Students will team with staff of SSU’s Anthropological Studies Center to perform, for example, pre-field research, recognize and record archaeological sites, use GPS equipment, make computer-generated maps, and complete state record forms. Activities will vary depending on available projects. Internships require a minimum of 45 hours of work per semester/unit, including regular consultation with faculty sponsor.

    Prerequisite(s): Graduate Standing and Consent of Instructor.
    Typically Offered Fall & Spring May Be Repeated Yes
    Teaching Mode: Face-to-Face Grading: CNC
  
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    ANTH 596B - Internship in Cultural Resources Management


    Unit(s): 2-3
    Students will team with staff of SSU’s Anthropological Studies Center to get intensive, hands-on experience in carrying out CRM projects, including: responding to requests for proposals, assessing the legal context of their work, budgeting, field logistics, cultural resources inventory, mapping, and report writing. Internships require a minimum of 45 hours of work per semester/unit, including regular consultation with faculty sponsor.

    Prerequisite(s): Graduate Standing and Consent of Instructor.
    Typically Offered Spring Only May Be Repeated Yes
    Grading: CNC
  
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    ANTH 596C - Internship in Information Management


    Unit(s): 1-3
    Students will team with staff of the Northwest Information Center to get intensive instruction in and experience with a variety of archival and research-based information, and a range of data management techniques relevant to current practices in cultural resources management and historic preservation in the regulatory context. Internships require a minimum of 45 hours of work per semester/unit, including regular consultation with faculty sponsor.

    Prerequisite(s): Prerequisite: Graduate Standing and Consent of Instructor.
    Typically Offered Fall & Spring May Be Repeated Yes How many times?
    2 Maximum units for credit
    3
    Grading: CNC
  
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    ANTH 597 - Anthropology Internships


    Unit(s): 1-3
    Students will have an opportunity to apply anthropological theory and methods and/or cultural resources management procedures as interns with public and private agencies. Internships require faculty approval, a minimum of 45 hours of work per unit per semester, including regular consultation with and evaluation by the faculty sponsor.

    Prerequisite(s): Prerequisite: Graduate Standing and Consent of Instructor.
    Typically Offered Fall & Spring May Be Repeated May be repeated for credit.
    Grading: CNC
  
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    ANTH 598 - Teaching Assistant in Anthropology


    Unit(s): 1-3
    Provides experience by assisting the instructor in an anthropology course. Open only to advanced students for specific anthropology courses approved by the department.

    Prerequisite(s): Prerequisite: Graduate Standing and Consent of Instructor.
    Typically Offered Fall & Spring May Be Repeated May be repeated for credit.
    Grading: OPT
  
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    ANTH 599A - Thesis


    Unit(s): 2-3
    Planning and execution of a research program culminating in the completion of a thesis (4 units maximum for 599A plus ANTH 599B).

    Prerequisite(s): Prerequisite: Graduate Standing and Consent of Instructor.
    Typically Offered Fall & Spring
    Grading: GRD
  
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    ANTH 599B - Thesis


    Unit(s): 2-3
    Planning and execution of a research program culminating in the completion of a thesis (4 units maximum for ANTH 599A plus B).

    Prerequisite(s): Prerequisite: Graduate Standing and Consent of Instructor.
    Typically Offered Fall & Spring
    Grading: GRD

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    ARTH 160A - Humanities Learning Community


    Unit(s): 4
    ARTH 160 A/B is a year long course, which features weekly lectures and small seminars. It constitutes a Humanities Learning Community (HLC) for any first-year student. Students taking this course can not get credit for ARTH 210.

    GE Category: The learning objectives of the HLC will satisfy A3 (Critical Thinking) and C3 (Comparative Perspectives and/or Foreign Languages) GE Areas. C- or better required in the second semester for A3 credit.
    Typically Offered Fall Only
    Grading: GRD
  
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    ARTH 160B - Humanities Learning Community


    Unit(s): 4
    ARTH 160 A/B is a year long course, which features weekly lectures and small seminars. It constitutes a Humanities Learning Community (HLC) for any first-year student. Students taking this course can not get credit for ARTH 210.

    Prerequisite(s): ARTH 160A
    GE Category: The learning objectives of the HLC will satisfy A3 (Critical Thinking) and C3 (Comparative Perspectives and/or Foreign Languages) GE Areas. C- or better required in the second semester for A3 credit.
    Typically Offered Spring Only
    Grading: GRD
  
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    ARTH 199 - Student-Instructed Course


    Unit(s): 1-4
    Please see current Schedule of Classes for details. May be repeated for credit.

    Typically Offered Variable Intermittently May Be Repeated May be repeated for credit.
    Grading: CNC
  
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    ARTH 210 - Introduction to Art History


    Unit(s): 4
    A survey course covering painting, sculpture, and architecture of prehistoric and primitive cultures, and ancient, classical, and medieval civilizations. Students who have taken ARTH 160A will not receive credit for taking ARTH 210.

    Prerequisite(s): Students who have already completed ARTH 160A may not enroll in ARTH 210
    GE Category: Satisfies GE Area C1 (Fine Arts).
    Typically Offered Fall & Spring
    Teaching Mode: Face-to-Face & Online. Grading: OPT
 

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