SRJC Course Outlines

5/24/2024 10:41:55 AMANTHRO 32 Course Outline as of Spring 2001

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  ANTHRO 32Title:  NAT CULTURES/N AMERICA  
Full Title:  Native Cultures of North America
Last Reviewed:12/12/2023

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled017.5 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR.50 Contact DHR8.75
 Contact Total3.50 Contact Total61.25
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 166.25 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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A comparison of diverse Native American cultures in North America, from the Pleistocene to the present time, including the Native cultural responses to European and other cultural contact.


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
A comparison of diverse Native American cultures in North America, from the Pleistocine to the present time, including the Native cultural responses to European and other cultural contact.
(Grade or P/NP)

Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 1981
Social and Behavioral Sciences
American Cultures/Ethnic Studies
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 DSocial ScienceFall 2011
 D1Anthropology and Archeology  
 D3Ethnic Studies  
 DSocial ScienceFall 2010Fall 2011
 D1Anthropology and Archeology  
 D3Ethnic Studies  
 D7Interdisc Social or Behavioral Science  
 DSocial ScienceFall 1981Fall 2010
 D1Anthropology and Archeology  
 D7Interdisc Social or Behavioral Science  
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 4Social and Behavioral ScienceFall 2010
 4AAnthropology and Archeology  
 4CEthnic Studies  
 4Social and Behavioral ScienceFall 1981Fall 2010
 4AAnthropology and Archeology  
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Students completing this course will be able to:
1.  Demonstrate basic knowlegeability of all regions and time periods of
   Native American cultural development, including the present.
2.  Analyze the origins of Native Americans from the diverse
   perspectives of archaeology, paleoanthropology, linguistics, and
   Native American oral history.
3.  Compare and contrast the protohistoric Native American cultural
   adaptations in numerous environmental and cultural zones including
   the arctic and Northwest Coast, the Great Basin and Southwest, the
   Great Plains and the woodlands.
4.  Compose written responses demonstrating knowledgeability of cultural
   differences and similarities among Native American cultures.
5.  Identify appropriate terms, symbols, concepts, and beliefs found in
   Native American cultures.
6.  To apply, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate their knowledge and
   comprehension of native cultural patterns in the context of
   historical contact with various European and American influences.

Topics and Scope
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1.  Archaeological data  and Native oral history as evidence for the
   origins of Native American populations.
2.  Language groups and world view in diverse Native American cultures.
3.  Major theoretical issues relevant to understanding issues of
   ethnicity, race, and gender roles, and sexual orientation in Native
   American cultures.
4.  Eskimo, Northern Athapaskan, and Northwest  Coast culture groups.
5.  California, Great Basin, and the Southwest Native American
6.  The Great Plains, Great Lakes, and Eastern Woodlands cultures.
7.  Issues of culture change in the areas of religion, socio-economic
   class, in the context of culture contact with colonial cultures of
   the Spanish, English, French, Russians, and Euro-Americans.
8.  Principles of successful environmental management in various culture
9.  Current issues, challenges, and trends in American Indian cultures.

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Independent study will be required of all students in the form of
reading, writing, and Museum visitations.  Approximately two hours of
independent work is required for each hour of class time.  A series of
assignments in the Jesse Peter Museum will be added in order to
strengthen the writing component and enhance existing course content.
A mimimum of 8 hours per semester will be required.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
40 - 50%
Written homework, Reading reports, Essay exams, Term papers
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
50 - 60%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion, Geography/Identification
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Barbarino and Sasso
  1994 Native American Heritage. Waveland.
Kehoe, Alice B.
  1995 North American Indians. Prentice Hall
Oswalt, Wendell H.
  1994 This Land Was Theirs. Mayfield.

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