SRJC Course Outlines

5/28/2024 1:00:50 AMANTHRO 30 Course Outline as of Fall 1981

New Course (First Version)

Discipline and Nbr:  ANTHRO 30Title:  PEOPLE/CULTURE WRLD  
Full Title:  Peoples & Cultures of the World
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 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
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Catalog Description:
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Comparative study of traditions in a wide range of cultures throughout the world.  Sampling of cultures according to instructor's areas of interest.  Comparative aspects of day-to-day living as well as larger social institutions such as kinship, religion or political institutions. Requirements for Anthropology 30 include term paper, additional examinations, readings, and summaries.


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100A or ENGL 100.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Compares cultural traditions & day-to-day living in several societies around the world.
(Grade or P/NP)

Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100A or ENGL 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
Global Perspective and Environmental Literacy
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 DSocial ScienceSummer 2004
 D1Anthropology and Archeology  
 D7Interdisc Social or Behavioral Science  
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 4Social and Behavioral ScienceSpring 2007
 4AAnthropology and Archeology  
 4GInterdis:Social and Behavioral Sciences  
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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  Students completing this class will be able to demonstrate
 knowledgeability about a wide variety of culture areas.  They
 will be able to make analytic comparisons of traditions and
 major cultural institutions within these culture areas.  They
 will be able to evaluate and synthesize their knowledge over
 time (prehistory or history of the culture) and in regard to
 specific geographical conditions.

Topics and Scope
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  1.  The concept of culture.
 2.  Instructor to select a minimum of 4 major culture areas from
     George Peter Murdocks culture area map for comparison (exs:
     Pacific northwest, southwest, Mediterranean, Sub-Saharan Africa,
     South Asia, Nacirema, etc).
 3.  Instructor to select a minimum of 3 cultural institutions to be
     compared in the above culture areas (exs:  kinship patterns,
     foodways, religion, folklore, male/female roles, etc).

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  Students enrolled in this class will be evaluated through written
 reports on culture areas (analytic and comparative essays) and
 through multiple choice type exams.  All texts will be read as
 homework.  Independent study and map work done as homework will
 be required to complete the course (minimum 2 hours per course hour).

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
20 - 40%
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
40 - 60%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, MAP IDENTIFICATION QUESTIONS
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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  Chagnon, Napoleon
   1974, STUDYING THE YANOMAMO.  Holt, Rinehart, and Winston.
 Beals, Alan R.
   1966, GOPALPUR, A SOUTH INDIAN VILLAGE.  Holt, Rinehart, and
 Hart, C.W. and A.R. Pilling
   1966, THE TIWI OF NORTHERN AUSTRALIA.  Holt, Rinehart, and
 Holt, Rinehart, and Winston has published over 40 monographs in the
 past 3 decades that represent comprehensive ethnographies that would
 be suitable selections for this course.  The series covers all
 major culture areas.  Other monographs would be suitable as well
 but the H., R., and W. series is best known in anthropological

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