SRJC Course Outlines

10/5/2022 5:15:20 PMANTHRO 34 Course Outline as of Fall 2023

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ANTHRO 34Title:  NATIVE CULTURES OF CALIF  
Full Title:  Native Cultures of California
Last Reviewed:4/25/2022

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
Untitled document
Students will examine ethnographic literature regarding Native cultures in California from the 16th century to the present time to gain an in-depth understanding of the diverse societies, communities and people of this region.  Studies focus on their beliefs, practices and symbolic relationships within and between societies.  This course also includes analysis of the Native cultural responses to the colonial influences of the Spanish, Russians, and other Euro-American people.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
Students will examine ethnographic literature regarding Native cultures in California from the 16th century to the present time to gain an in-depth understanding of the diverse societies, communities and people of this region.  Studies focus on their beliefs, practices and symbolic relationships within and between societies.  This course also includes analysis of the Native cultural responses to the colonial influences of the Spanish, Russians, and other Euro-American people.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 1981
Inactive: 
 Area:G
American Cultures/Ethnic Studies
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 DSocial ScienceSpring 2001
 D1Anthropology and Archeology  
 D3Ethnic Studies  
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 4Social and Behavioral ScienceFall 2010
 4AAnthropology and Archeology  
 4CEthnic Studies  
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
Untitled document
1. Demonstrate basic knowledge about the prehistory and history of California Native American cultural patterns.
2. Use anthropological terms to identify appropriate terms, symbols, concepts, and beliefs found in California Native American cultures.
3. Evaluate California Native American responses to the historic influences of the Spanish, Russians, and other Euro-Americans.
 

Objectives: Untitled document
In order to achieve these learning outcomes, during the course students will:
1.  Define the culture area concept in anthropology.
2.  Apply, analyze, and synthesize knowledge of cultural patterns in the context of contemporary challenges on reservations/rancherias and communities in California.
3.  Analyze cultural differences and similarities among the various culture zones, including the northwestern riverine zones, the North Coast Ranges, the Central Valley, the Santa Barbara Channel region, and the southern deserts.

Topics and Scope
Untitled document
I. Archaeological data and Native oral history as evidence for the origins of California Native American populations
II. Ethnographic Research
    A. "Salvage" ethnography
    B. Cross-cultural comparison
    C. Participant observation
    D. Historical anthropology
III. Language groups and linguistic diversity in California Native American cultures
IV. Religious systems and world view in diverse California Native American cultures, such as:
     A. Antap
    B. Chinigchinich
    C. World Renewal
    D. Kuksu
    E. California Ghost Dance
V. Major theories relevant to understanding issues of ethnographic methodology in California Native American cultures
    A. Ethnicity
    B. Race
    C. Gender roles
VI. Specific focus and case studies on one or more of the following California Native American cultures:
    A. Yurok
    B. Hupa
    C. Karuk
     D. Ohlone
    E. Miwok
    F. Chumash
    G. Cahuilla
    H. Serrano
    I. Mohave
VII. Issues of culture change in the areas of religion, socio-economic class, and labor in the context of culture contact
    A. The Spanish Missions
    B. Russian fur traders
     C. The Gold Rush and Euro-American ranchers
VIII. Principles of successful environmental management in various culture areas
IX. Current issues, challenges, and trends in California Native cultures
    A. Federal recognition
    B. Impacts on California Native American communities due to climate change
    C. California Native gaming

Assignments:
Untitled document
1. Weekly reading in texts or supplementary readings (at least 20 pages).
2. Learning assessments (2-10), which may include:
     A. Quizzes
    B. Short essays
    C. Group projects
3. Write 1500 - 2000 words in the form of:
    A. Artifact analyses
    B. Reaction papers
     C. Term papers
    D. Book reviews
    E. Museum responses.
4. Exams including a final (2-4).
5. Independent study required of all students in the form of museum assignments completed in the Santa Rosa Junior College Multicultural Museum or similar district venues. A minimum of 2 hours of museum study is required over the course of the semester.

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
5 - 20%
Analyses, reaction papers, term papers, book reviews, or museum responses
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
65 - 70%
Exams, final
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 25%
Projects, Presentations


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
Untitled document
California Indians and Their Environment: An Introduction. Lightfoot, Kent G. and Parrish, Otis. University of California. 2009 (Classic)
Tending the Wild: Native American Knowledge and the Management of California's Natural Resources. Anderson, M. Kat. University of California. 2005 (Classic)
We are the Land: A History of Native California. Akins, Damon B. and Bauer, Jr., William. University of California Press. 2021
California Through Native Eyes: Reclaiming History. Bauer, Jr., William. University of Washington Press. 2016

Print PDF