Bachelor of Arts In Antropology

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

Lower Division Requirements

ANT225 Cultural Anthropology
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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)

ANT225-C
Melika, Ash
09/06/2016 M 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 191
ANT225-B
Stokes, H. Bruce
09/06/2016 M 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 192
ANT225-E
Goodman, Julie Marcele
09/06/2016 M 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM BUS B110
ANT225-A
Melika, Ash
09/06/2016 M 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS B252
ANT225-D
Melika, Ash
09/06/2016 M 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM BUS 203
ANT225-F
Goodman, Julie Marcele
09/06/2016 T 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 204
ANT225-A
Melika, Ash
01/11/2017 M 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS
ANT225-B
Melika, Ash
01/11/2017 M 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS
ANT225-C
Stokes, H. Bruce
01/11/2017 M 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM BUS
ANT225-D
Melika, Ash
01/11/2017 - BUS 202
ANT225-E
Goodman, Julie Marcele
01/11/2017 T 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 202
ANT225-F
Goodman, Julie Marcele
01/11/2017 T 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 202

Methodology Requirements

BEH255 Found Skills in Behav Sciences I
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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)

BEH255-B
Travis, Erika J.
09/06/2016 TR 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS 190
BEH255-C
Mauldin, Kristin N.
09/06/2016 TR 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS B112
BEH255-A
Edge, Cianna Renae
09/06/2016 TR 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS B221
BEH255-A
Travis, Erika J.
01/11/2017 TR 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS
BEH255-B
Travis, Erika J.
01/11/2017 TR 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS

BEH256 Found Skill in Behav Sciences II
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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)

BEH256-B
Spezzaferri, Mitchell Rae
09/06/2016 TR 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS B252
BEH256-A
Travis, Erika J.
09/06/2016 TR 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS 190
BEH256-A
Pelletier, Joseph P.
01/11/2017 TR 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS
BEH256-B
Pelletier, Joseph P.
01/11/2017 TR 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS

BEH333 Epistemology & Worldview
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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)

BEH333-A
Lewis, Nathaniel P
09/06/2016 T 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 125
BEH333-A
Stokes, H. Bruce
01/11/2017 T 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 203

BEH383 Statistics & Rsrch Methodology I
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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)

BEH383-C
Knabb, Joshua J.
09/06/2016 TR 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM BUS 375
BEH383-A
Spezzaferri, Mitchell Rae
09/06/2016 TR 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 367
BEH383-B
Nardi, Nicholas M.
09/06/2016 TR 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 209
BEH383-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 TR 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS B113
BEH383-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 TR 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM BUS 209

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)

BEH385-A
Iverson, Nathan David
09/06/2016 TR 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS B113
BEH385-B
Mauldin, Kristin N.
09/06/2016 TR 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM BUS B113
BEH385-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 TR 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS B113
BEH385-B
Pelletier, Joseph P.
01/11/2017 TR 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM BUS 209

Upper Division Requirements

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)

ANT340 Theory in Anthropology
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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)

ANT350 Language and Culture
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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

ANT350-A
Melika, Ash
01/11/2017 M 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS

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)

ANT430-A
Goodman, Julie Marcele
09/06/2016 T 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS B112

ANT460 Religion and Culture
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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

ANT460-A
Melika, Ash
09/06/2016 M 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM BUS 190

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
+

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)

ANT400 Special Topics in Anthropology
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An in-depth seminar on a selected topic within Anthropology. Course is repeatable for credit with a change in topic. (3 units)

ANT400-A
Goodman, Julie Marcele
09/06/2016 T 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM BUS B112
ANT400-A
Goodman, Julie Marcele
01/11/2017 T 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM BUS

ANT410 Econ and Pol Anthropology
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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)

ANT410-A
Goodman, Julie Marcele
01/11/2017 W 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM BUS

ANT450 Family & Gender Studies
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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)

Psychological Anthropology (15 units)

PSY213 General Psychology
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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)

PSY213-B
Smith, Erin I.
09/06/2016 M 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS ONLN
PSY213-A
Smith, Erin I.
09/06/2016 M 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS ONLN
PSY213-C
Mahaffey, Cristin Michelle
09/06/2016 M 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM BUS 109
PSY213-D
Wallace, Douglas S
09/06/2016 T 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM BUS A112
PSY213-F
Nardi, Nicholas M.
09/06/2016 T 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS A112
PSY213-A
Smith, Erin I.
01/11/2017 M 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS 250
PSY213-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 M 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS 250
PSY213-C
Pelletier, Joseph P.
01/11/2017 M 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 250
PSY213-E
Mauldin, Kristin N.
01/11/2017 T 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 250
PSY213-F
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 T 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM BUS 250
PSY213-D
Pelletier, Joseph P.
01/11/2017 T 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM BUS 204

PSY320 Life Span Development
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Principles of psychological development from birth to senescence. Prerequisite: PSY 213. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

PSY320-B
Handojo, Virgo
09/06/2016 M 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM BUS 166
PSY320-A
Handojo, Virgo
09/06/2016 M 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 166
PSY320-C
Moore, Marilyn
09/06/2016 T 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS B220
PSY320-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 M 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS
PSY320-B
Handojo, Virgo
01/11/2017 T 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS

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)

PSY322-B
Handojo, Virgo
09/06/2016 T 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM BUS B111
PSY322-A
Pearce, Kenneth C.
09/06/2016 M 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 36A2
PSY322-A
Pearce, Kenneth C.
01/11/2017 M 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS
PSY322-B
Handojo, Virgo
01/11/2017 T 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS

PSY346 Abnormal Psychology
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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)

PSY346-A
Pearce, Kenneth C.
09/06/2016 T 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 109
PSY346-B
Aguilar, Jenny Elizabeth Ann
09/06/2016 T 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM BUS 203
PSY346-A
Pearce, Kenneth C.
01/11/2017 M 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS
PSY346-B
Handojo, Virgo
01/11/2017 M 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM BUS

PSY473 Psychophysiology
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Introduction to the neural and endocrine processes underlying brain function and behavior. Lecture only. Prerequisite: PSY 213. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

PSY473-A
Minton, Carol
09/06/2016 M 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS ONLN
PSY473-A
Minton, Carol
01/11/2017 M 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS
PSY473-B
Minton, Carol
01/11/2017 T 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS

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.