This course introduces the student to an overview of the field of social and cultural anthropology. Topics include the development of the field of Anthropology , the concept of culture, language and communication, patterns of subsistence and economic systems. Other topics covered are sex and marriage, family, kinship and descent, political systems, spirituality, religion, the arts and the challenge of globalization.
Lecture Hours: 3 | Lab Hours: None | Repeatable: No | Grading: L
Advisory Level — Read: 3 | Write: 3 | Math:
Transfer Status: CSU/UC | Degree Applicable: AA/AS
This course will examine the origins, evolution, and experiences of the major indigenous civilizations from Pre-Columbian Mexico. Students will be exposed to the dominant groups from this particular time period which include the Olmecas, Maya, Teotihuacanes, Zapotecas, Mixtecas, Toltecas and the Mexicas. Particular attention will be paid to their geographical location, subsistence patterns, religion, political structure, economy, education, family and marriage patterns, warfare, music, art and the decline of these groups. The course will also examine how this rich heritage has impacted the modern Chicana/o (Mexican American).
Advisory Level — Read: 3 | Write: 3 | Math: 0
Lena TranInterim Dean, SSHAPE
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