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Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology

The Anthropology major is based on the traditional emphasis of culture and personality in anthropology, and the emergent field of cross-cultural psychology.

Anthropology Major (47-50 units) BA

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Content, knowledge and skills (theories, concepts, & terms) consistent with the American Anthropological Association
    • To articulate the theories, concepts and terms of the four fields in anthropology: culture, biology, archeology, linguistics
    • To apply the foundational tenants of anthropology including: cultural relativism versus ethnocentrism, an integrated and holistic perspective to culture and an etic versus emic approach to studying culture
    • To recognize the core anthropologists and their contributions in the development of the discipline including Franz Boas, Branislow Malinowski, Margaret Mead, Ruth Benedict, and Don Johanson
  • Critical thinking: skill in analysis, synthesis, and use of evidence; problem solving (reflective & analytical)
  • Communication: speaking and writing skills; technology literacy; research skills
    • Conduct and write a review that summarizes part of the anthropology literature, applying fundamental strategies such as a thesis focus, an informative middle and an effective conclusion resulting from effective drafting, revising, and editing
    • Use and define terms and concepts of the discipline and applying them appropriately, showing a strong & direct link between concepts and assigned reading
    • Deliver effective oral presentations in a variety of communication settings, using standard diction of American English in a professional manner including dress and demeanor
    • Lead and participate effectively in group discussions, applying active listening skills and a respect for diverse views in interpersonal settings
    • Select the most appropriate sources and databases for accessing and obtaining the needed information. Examines and compares information from various sources in order to ascertain the reliability, validity, accuracy, authority, timeliness, and point of view or bias of a given source.
  • Integrity/values: academic integrity, discipline specific ethical issues; an understanding of ethics; respect for social diversity
  • Project management: team work skills; informed participation in multiple levels of community applying academic studies to the workplace and professional environments
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Lower Division Requirements

ANT225 Cultural Anthropology

ANT225 Cultural Anthropology

A general survey of Cultural Anthropology from a behavioral, cognitive, and material perspective and viewed as a social science, focuses on cultural factors that affect human behavior, including a brief overview of the four major fields of anthropology. Topics include cultural change, language, family, religious practices, economic subsistence patterns, and political power systems. (3 units; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Summer 2016 ANT225-A A Goodman, Julie Marcele 05/02/2016 Tuesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center
A110
Fall 2016 ANT225-C C Melika, Ash 09/06/2016 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM James Complex
191
Fall 2016 ANT225-B B Stokes, H. Bruce 09/06/2016 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM James Complex
192
Fall 2016 ANT225-E E Goodman, Julie Marcele 09/06/2016 Monday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Yeager Center
B110
Fall 2016 ANT225-A A Melika, Ash 09/06/2016 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center
B111
Fall 2016 ANT225-D D Melika, Ash 09/06/2016 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Sch Business Building
203
Fall 2016 ANT225-F F Goodman, Julie Marcele 09/06/2016 Tuesday, Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Sch Business Building
204
Spring 2017 ANT225-A A STAFF, STAFF 01/11/2017 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA
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Spring 2017 ANT225-B B STAFF, STAFF 01/11/2017 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM TBA
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Spring 2017 ANT225-C C STAFF, STAFF 01/11/2017 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM TBA
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Spring 2017 ANT225-D D STAFF, STAFF 01/11/2017 Array Array - Array Sch Business Building
202
Spring 2017 ANT225-E E STAFF, STAFF 01/11/2017 Tuesday, Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Sch Business Building
202
Spring 2017 ANT225-F F STAFF, STAFF 01/11/2017 Tuesday, Thursday 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Sch Business Building
202
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Methodology Requirements

BEH255 Found Skills in Behav Sciences I

BEH255 Found Skills in Behav Sciences I

This course is an overview of the collection, treatment, and interpretation of data in research and testing. Classroom exercises will not include direct use of SPSS. Prerequisite: MAT115 or STA144. (3 Units; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Summer 2016 BEH255-A A Pelletier, Joseph P. 05/02/2016 Wednesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM James Complex
190
Fall 2016 BEH255-B B Travis, Erika J. 09/06/2016 Thursday 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM James Complex
190
Fall 2016 BEH255-C C Mauldin, Kristin N. 09/06/2016 Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center
B252
Fall 2016 BEH255-A A Edge, Cianna Renae 09/06/2016 Thursday 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center
B221
Spring 2017 BEH255-A A STAFF, STAFF 01/11/2017 Thursday 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA
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Spring 2017 BEH255-B B STAFF, STAFF 01/11/2017 Thursday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM TBA
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BEH256 Found Skill in Behav Sciences II

BEH256 Found Skill in Behav Sciences II

Continuing study of the collection, treatment, and interpretation of data in research and testing of the foundational skills in Behavioral Sciences I. In order to complete the course, student will be required to successfully pass the Pre-Statistics Exam. Prerequisite: BEH255. (3 Units; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Summer 2016 BEH256-A A Pelletier, Joseph P. 06/27/2016 Wednesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM James Complex
190
Fall 2016 BEH256-B B Ramirez, Rebecca R 09/06/2016 Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center
B112
Fall 2016 BEH256-A A Travis, Erika J. 09/06/2016 Thursday 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM James Complex
190
Spring 2017 BEH256-A A STAFF, STAFF 01/11/2017 Thursday 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM TBA
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Spring 2017 BEH256-B B STAFF, STAFF 01/11/2017 Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM TBA
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BEH333 Epistemology & Worldview

BEH333 Epistemology & Worldview

This course examines the basic models of integrating the Christian faith and modern behavioral sciences, including the development of Biblical examples of worldview and epistemology. Emphasis is placed upon the student's development of a personal theory of integration. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2016 BEH333-A A Lewis, Nathaniel P 09/06/2016 Tuesday, Thursday 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Sch Business Building
125
Spring 2017 BEH333-A A STAFF, STAFF 01/11/2017 Tuesday, Thursday 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Sch Business Building
203
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BEH383 Statistics & Rsrch Methodology I

BEH383 Statistics & Rsrch Methodology I

This course introduces the various quantitative and qualitative methodologies utilized in behavioral science research. Also included are the collection, treatment, and interpretation of data in research and testing using a statistical analysis application. Prerequisite: BEH 256. Three hours lecture, three hours lab. (4 units; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Summer 2016 BEH383-A A Pelletier, Joseph P. 05/02/2016 Monday, Wednesday 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM James Complex
ONLN
Fall 2016 BEH383-C C Pelletier, Joseph P. 09/06/2016 Thursday 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM James Complex
375
Fall 2016 BEH383-A A Pelletier, Joseph P. 09/06/2016 Thursday 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM James Complex
367
Fall 2016 BEH383-B B Pelletier, Joseph P. 09/06/2016 Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Sch Business Building
209
Spring 2017 BEH383-A A STAFF, STAFF 01/11/2017 Thursday 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Sch Business Building
209
Spring 2017 BEH383-B B STAFF, STAFF 01/11/2017 Thursday 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Sch Business Building
209
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BEH385 Statistics & Rsrch MethodologyII

BEH385 Statistics & Rsrch MethodologyII

This course presents some of the more complex quantitative and qualitative methodologies utilized in behavioral science research. It builds on the various concepts of quantitative research, qualitative research, data collection, analysis, and interpretation introduced in previous courses. This course continues the development of student proficiency with basic and intermediate functions of a statistical analysis application. Prerequisite: BEH 383. Three hours lecture, three hours lab. (4 units; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2016 BEH385-A A STAFF, STAFF 09/06/2016 Thursday 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center
B113
Fall 2016 BEH385-B B Mauldin, Kristin N. 09/06/2016 Thursday 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Yeager Center
B113
Spring 2017 BEH385-A A STAFF, STAFF 01/11/2017 Thursday 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Sch Business Building
209
Spring 2017 BEH385-B B STAFF, STAFF 01/11/2017 Thursday 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Sch Business Building
209
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Upper Division Requirements

ANT325 Physical Anthro & Archeology

ANT325 Physical Anthro & Archeology

A general survey of Physical Anthropology, including evolutionary theory, the primate fossil record, primatology, human variability, and genetics. The history, methods, and theories of archaeology are also considered - covering all eras of the human past, from prehistoric to modern times.(3 units; Multicultural; Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2017 ANT325-A A STAFF, STAFF 01/11/2017 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA
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ANT340 Theory in Anthropology

ANT340 Theory in Anthropology

An overview and examination of anthropological theory in historic context. This addresses theory of Culture as the main focus but includes Archeological theory and perspectives from Physical and Linguistic anthropology. Prerequisite: ANT 225 or BEH 100. (3 units; Multicultural; Fall)

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ANT350 Language and Culture

ANT350 Language and Culture

An examination of the relationship between culture and language including a basic understanding of language, the development of language, linguistic aspects of culture and how the symbiosis of language and culture affect individuals, groups and nations. (3 units; Multicultural; Spring)  )щ7]TQ

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ANT430 Culture and Personality

ANT430 Culture and Personality

This course focuses on the interaction between personal patterns of behavior and social influences, paying particular attention to media influence and a history of social and psychological perspectives. Students will consider the dynamic between environment and heredity (nature/nurture) as they explore several facets of human behavior. Prerequisite: ANT 225 or BEH 100. (3 units; Fall)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2016 ANT430-A A Goodman, Julie Marcele 09/06/2016 Tuesday, Thursday 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center
B112
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ANT460 Religion and Culture

ANT460 Religion and Culture

An overview of religion and its relationship to worldview, faith and practice. This course examines how religious beliefs affect all other aspects of culture and the impact of religion in a cross cultural or multi-cultural context. (3 units; Multicultural; Fall)]TQ

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2016 ANT460-A A Melika, Ash 09/06/2016 Monday 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM James Complex
190
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Concentration Courses (12-15 Units)

Students must complete all requirements in one of the following concentrations listed below:

Cultural Anthropology (12 units)

ANT360 Globalization and Culture

ANT360 Globalization and Culture

This course is designed for students to understand and interact with their diverse world through the study of globalization. Topics will include globalization as evidenced in: identity and ethnic study, immigration and migration movements, world economics and subsistence (poverty and wealth), intercultural and cross cultural lifestyles (cultural universals, gender roles, kinship), shared world religions and the means through which these aspects of globalization are shared (media, world economy). Finally, students will consider how and wy the anthropological study of globalization is critical to engage in various academic and professional disciplines. Students will also learn various anthropological theories regarding the process of globalization and its significant effects. (3 units; Multicultural; Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2017 ANT360-A A STAFF, STAFF 01/11/2017 Wednesday 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM TBA
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ANT400 Special Topics in Anthropology

ANT400 Special Topics in Anthropology

An in-depth seminar on a selected topic within Anthropology. Course is repeatable for credit with a change in topic. (3 units)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2016 ANT400-A A Goodman, Julie Marcele 09/06/2016 Tuesday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Yeager Center
B112
Spring 2017 ANT400-A A STAFF, STAFF 01/11/2017 Tuesday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM TBA
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ANT410 Econ and Pol Anthropology

ANT410 Econ and Pol Anthropology

This course is designed for students to understand cultural systems of subsistence and social organization and control. Focusing on case studies and theoretical perspectives in anthropology regarding economics and political systems, students will explore the meaning and function of various approaches to subsistence and social organization. Using the comparative perspective (ethnology), students will shape their own views of cultural groups and the extent to which they employ these patterns of culture. Students will also explore the roles and obligations assigned to individuals within various economic and political systems. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Spring)

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ANT450 Family & Gender Studies

ANT450 Family & Gender Studies

This course explores a diversity of family systems, both modern and historic. Focusing on case studies and theoretical perspectives in anthropology, students will explore the tangible roles family and gender play in everyday life throughout the world. Using the comparative perspective (ethnology), students will shape their perspectives about family and gender through the exploration of cultural groups and the extent to which they employ dynamic family and gender roles. (3 units; Multicultural; Fall)

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Psychological Anthropology (15 units)

PSY213 General Psychology

PSY213 General Psychology

This introductory course is a survey of the processes of adjustment, growth, learning, remembering, perception, sensation, socialization, and emotions. It is meant to better equip students to understand and articulate their own life experiences, as well as improve their understanding of the behavior of others. This course is a prerequisite to all other courses in Psychology. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Summer 2016 PSY213-A A Mahaffey, Cristin Michelle 05/02/2016 Monday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM James Complex
189
Fall 2016 PSY213-A A Smith, Erin I. 09/06/2016 Monday, Wednesday 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center
ONLN
Fall 2016 PSY213-B B Smith, Erin I. 09/06/2016 Monday, Wednesday 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Mission Hall
ONLN
Fall 2016 PSY213-C C Mahaffey, Cristin Michelle 09/06/2016 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Mission Hall
109
Fall 2016 PSY213-F F Pelletier, Joseph P. 09/06/2016 Tuesday, Thursday 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center
A110
Fall 2016 PSY213-D D Pelletier, Joseph P. 09/06/2016 Tuesday, Thursday 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Yeager Center
A112
Spring 2017 PSY213-A A STAFF, STAFF 01/11/2017 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Sch Business Building
250
Spring 2017 PSY213-B B STAFF, STAFF 01/11/2017 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Sch Business Building
250
Spring 2017 PSY213-C C STAFF, STAFF 01/11/2017 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Sch Business Building
250
Spring 2017 PSY213-E E STAFF, STAFF 01/11/2017 Tuesday, Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Sch Business Building
250
Spring 2017 PSY213-F F STAFF, STAFF 01/11/2017 Tuesday, Thursday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Sch Business Building
250
Spring 2017 PSY213-D D STAFF, STAFF 01/11/2017 Tuesday, Thursday 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Sch Business Building
204
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PSY320 Life Span Development

PSY320 Life Span Development

Principles of psychological development from birth to senescence. Prerequisite: PSY 213. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2016 PSY320-B B Handojo, Virgo 09/06/2016 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM James Complex
166
Fall 2016 PSY320-C C Moore, Marilyn 09/06/2016 Tuesday, Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center
B221
Fall 2016 PSY320-A A Handojo, Virgo 09/06/2016 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM James Complex
166
Spring 2017 PSY320-A A STAFF, STAFF 01/11/2017 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA
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Spring 2017 PSY320-B B STAFF, STAFF 01/11/2017 Tuesday, Thursday 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA
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PSY322 Theories of Personality

PSY322 Theories of Personality

Survey of theories of personality emphasizing structure, dynamics, functions, and development of basic attitudes that influence behavior and develop constructive behavior. Prerequisite: PSY 213. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2016 PSY322-B B Handojo, Virgo 09/06/2016 Tuesday, Thursday 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Yeager Center
B111
Fall 2016 PSY322-A A Pearce, Kenneth C. 09/06/2016 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Building 36
36A2
Spring 2017 PSY322-A A STAFF, STAFF 01/11/2017 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA
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Spring 2017 PSY322-B B STAFF, STAFF 01/11/2017 Tuesday, Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM TBA
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PSY346 Abnormal Psychology

PSY346 Abnormal Psychology

Study of the dynamics, cultural implications and prevention of abnormal behavior including neuroses, psychoses, character disorders, psychosomatic reactions and other abnormal personality patterns. Textual and lecture attention will be given to the impact of the environment and oppressed populations in relation to abnormal behavior. Prerequisite: PSY 213. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2016 PSY346-A A Pearce, Kenneth C. 09/06/2016 Tuesday, Thursday 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center
B220
Fall 2016 PSY346-B B Aguilar, Jenny Elizabeth Ann 09/06/2016 Tuesday, Thursday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Sch Business Building
203
Spring 2017 PSY346-A A STAFF, STAFF 01/11/2017 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA
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Spring 2017 PSY346-B B STAFF, STAFF 01/11/2017 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM TBA
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PSY473 Psychophysiology

PSY473 Psychophysiology

Introduction to the neural and endocrine processes underlying brain function and behavior. Lecture only. Prerequisite: PSY 213. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2016 PSY473-A A Minton, Carol 09/06/2016 Monday, Wednesday 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center
ONLN
Spring 2017 PSY473-A A STAFF, STAFF 01/11/2017 Monday, Wednesday 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA
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Spring 2017 PSY473-B B STAFF, STAFF 01/11/2017 Tuesday, Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM TBA
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Optional Additional Concentrations* (12 units) 

Students can earn a concentration in the following areas by completing the certificate requirements**: Christian Behavioral Science, Cognitive Psychology, Diversity, Life Span Development, or Religion and Behavior.

*Each optional concentration requires the completion of twelve (12) distinct units beyond the major. 

**Certificate requirements are located in the Academic Program section of the catalog by certificate title.