Course Descriptions for Anthropology

ANTH& 115
Our Place in Nature (NS) 5 credits
General study of the field of archaeology, which explores human cultures through an examination of material remains and how archaeologists gather and use scientific data. Also this course is a general study of the field of biological anthropology, using evolutionary theory to explore human biological variation, the origins, major evolutionary trends, and modern taxonomic relationships of the nonhuman primates as well as the human fossil record in geological context of the last six million years of earth history. Writing assignments represent a significant component of coursework. REQUIRED: Completion of ENGL 098 with a grade of C or higher or eligibility for ENGL& 101.

ANTH 116D
Cultures in Context (SS, D) 5 credits
General study of the field of cultural anthropology, which studies humanity from a cross-cultural perspective and the field of linguistic anthropology which examines human verbal and non-verbal communication. Writing assignments represent a significant component of coursework. REQUIRED: Completion of ENGL 098 with a grade of C or higher or eligibility for ENGL& 101.

ANTH 122D
Human Diversity (SS, D) 5 credits
Explores how racial categories and the social consequences of research into human differences have resulted in the controversies surrounding stem cell research, cloning, and other topics labeled as neo-eugenics. Writing assignments represent a significant component of coursework. REQUIRED: Completion of ENGL 098 with a grade of C or higher or eligibility for ENGL& 101.

ANTH 182
Service Learning (B-List Elective) 1-2 credits
Service Learning combines the opportunity of volunteerism with academic applications of social, economic, and political issues important to the local community. Provides for real-life application of skills and knowledge that extends learning beyond the classroom and into the community. May be repeated up to six credits. Instructor's permission.

ANTH 201/202/203
Human Ecology I, II, III (SS) 5 credits each
Apply traditional ecological knowledge and modern science to contemporary problems. Partner with tribes, governments, non-profits and businesses to make our community more sustainable through wildlife tracking, habitat restoration and environmental stewardship. REQUIRED: Completion of ENGL 098 or ESL 098 or IELP 098 with a grade of C or higher or eligibility for ENGL& 101 or instructor permission.

ANTH& 204
Archaeology (SS) 5 credits
Archaeology explores and examines the prehistoric and historic record. Focus on methods used to locate, sample, and evacuate sites, techniques for dating archaeological materials, aspects of the analysis of archaeological remains, and problems encountered using examples drawn from archaeological investigations around the world. Controversial cultural issues are explored and students learn the value of the archaeological record and the importance of heritage conservation. Writing assignments represent a significant component of coursework. REQUIRED: Completion of ENGL 098 with a grade of C or higher or eligibility for ENGL& 101.

ANTH& 206D
Cultural Anthropology (C, SS, D) 5 credits
Introduction to the study of culture and society; cross-cultural perspective is employed to gain better understanding of family life, kinship, economic, political, and religious systems in various non-Western societies and in American cultures and society. Includes training in fundamentals of social and cultural anthropology. Writing assignments, which represent more than 50% of the coursework, are designed in compliance with the expectations for a W-designated course. Enforced prerequisite: Completion of ENGL &101 with a grade of C or higher.

ANTH 215
Bioanthropology w/Lab (NS-L) 5 credits
Study of primates and hominins, including human evolution based upon evidence from genetics, comparative morphology, the fossil record and primate behavior. Writing assignments represent a significant component of coursework. REQUIRED: Prerequisites: ENGL& 101with a grade of C and MATH 091 with a grade of C or higher, or eligibility for Math 92 or higher.

ANTH& 216D
Northwest Coast Indians (SS, D) 5 credits
Overview of traditional native societies of the Northwest Coast from southern Alaska to northern California; significant features such as art, totemic crests, rank, religious beliefs, the potlatch, fishing and foraging are illustrated by comparisons and by selected ethno-graphic sketches; the contemporary situation in context of continuity with the past. Writing assignments represent a significant component of coursework. REQUIRED: Completion of ENGL 098 with a grade of C or higher or eligibility for ENGL& 101.

ANTH 230D
African American Experiences (SS, D) 5 credits
Anthropological analysis of how race and culture impact Black identity and social life from a Black perspective, including African American contributions to American culture, the varied ethnicity of Black people, family life, gender, and aesthetic issues through selected contemporary writings. Writing assignments represent a significant component of coursework. REQUIRED: Completion of ENGL 098 with a grade of C or higher or eligibility for ENGL& 101.

ANTH& 234D
Anthropology of Religion (SS, D) 5 credits
Comparative social anthropological study of religious systems; inquiry into various aspects of comparative tribal and world religions such as symbolism, rituals, doctrines, myths, religious specialists, personal, ecological, and social meaning of belief systems as these create religious worlds that are the context in which people live their lives. Writing assignments represent a significant component of coursework. REQUIRED: Completion of ENGL 098 with a grade of C or higher or eligibility for ENGL& 101.

ANTH 255D
Cross-Cultural Medicine (SS, D) 5 credits
(SS, D) Cross-cultural analysis of the environmental, historical, biological and cultural contributions to illness and health. Also offered as SOC 255D. Credit may not be earned in both ANTHR 255D and SOC 255D. Writing assignments represent a significant component of coursework. REQUIRED: Completion of ENGL 098 with a grade of C or higher or eligibility for ENGL& 101.

ANTH 270/272/274
Field Methods in Archaeology (SS) 5 credits each
Experience archaeological field methods through lectures, excavation, and laboratory analysis of cultural materials. Immersion in local culture and history enables students to contribute to public education efforts and gain traditional cultural knowledge. May be repeated two times for credit. REQUIRED: Completion of ENGL 098 with a grade of C or higher or eligibility for ENGL& 101.

ANTH 271/273/275
Laboratory Methods in Archaeology (SS) 2 credits each
Experience archaeological field methods through lectures, excavation, and laboratory analysis of cultural materials. Immersion in local culture and history enables students to contribute to public education efforts and gain traditional cultural knowledge. May be repeated two times for credit. REQUIRED: Completion of ENGL 098 with a grade of C or higher or eligibility for ENGL& 101.

REQUIREMENT CODE KEY

AAS - Option II code (if applicable)
C - Communication Skills
NS - Natural Science
H - Humanities
SS - Social Sciences
NS-L - Natural Science Lab
Q - Quantitative Skills
TE - Transfer Elective (A list)
D - Diversity course

Everett Community College has established the following course numbering scheme:

001-099: Pre-college level skills development or enhancement courses; designed to help students prepare for success in college level work where it is expected that their academic skills in general (or specifically) are not at the college-level and/or the course material is aimed at below-college level skills.

100-199: Introductory courses intended primarily for first-year college students with no significant deficiences in their academic background.

200-299: Intended primarily for students who have successfully completed one year of college-level work.any student who does ot meet this pre-requisite.

This instructor reserves the right to remove from her roster any student who does not meet pre-requisites. If you have completed this work at another college, please bring confirmation (in the form of a non-official transcript) to her before the 5th day of classes.