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                            School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
                          Dean: Karima Feldhus, PhD
                          Academic Chair: Colin McCaughey
                          Faculty: Wendy Gabriella, JD, Christina Hurst Loeffler, Keith Miller

                          Curriculum                                       Career Options                                 Transfer Preparation
                          Anthropology is the study of the organiza-       Examples of careers for the anthropol-         Courses that fulfill major requirements
                          tion, behavior, and development of the           ogy major include the following:               for an associate degree at Irvine Valley
                          human species. Physical anthropology                                                            College may not be the same as those
                          examines the fossil remains of ancestral         •	 Archaeologist                               required for completing the major at a
                          humans and the behavior of primates in           •	 Anthropologist                              transfer institution offering a bachelor’s
                          order to construct theories of how and           •	 Corporate	Planner                           degree. Students who plan to transfer to

                          why human beings have evolved. Cultural          •	 Forensic	Anthropologist                     a four-year college or university should
                          anthropology is concerned with the basic         •	 Government	Agency	Administrator             schedule an appointment with an IVC
                          structures of human cultures, particularly       •	 High	School	or	College	Teacher              counselor to develop a plan of study
                          with regard to subsistence strategies,           •	 International	Law                           before beginning their program. It may
                          social organization, language, religion,         •	 Linguist                                    be helpful to meet with the department
                          and political and economic systems.              •	 Multicultural	Specialist                    faculty at IVC.
                                                                           •	 Museum	Curator
                          Major                                            •	 Public	Health	Administration
                                                                           •	 Researcher
                          Students majoring in anthropology focus
                          especially on the implications of human
                                                                           Associate Degree
                          behavior and the nature of human interac-
                          tions. Thus, the major is ideal for those        Associate in Arts Degree in
                          who intend a career which obliges a high           Anthropology
                          degree of such interaction, particularly of      Students must complete a minimum of
                          a bicultural or multicultural form. Students     60 units of credit, including the courses
                          considering careers in social work,              in the major (“Major Requirements”)

                          international affairs, teaching, politics,       and general education requirements
                          public health, and journalism will find the      (pages 43-49), with an overall GPA of 2.0

                          anthropology major appropriate. Students         or better, and a grade of “A,” “B,” “C,” or
                          intending to specialize in anthropology          “P” in all courses to be counted toward
                          on the professional level almost always          the major. A minimum of 12 units must be
                          attend graduate school, since employ-            completed at Irvine Valley College. See
                          ment in the field usually requires an            pages 34-35 for further information.
                          advanced degree.

                                                                                                           Associate in Arts Degree
                                                                                           Major Requirements: ANThROPOLOGy
                                                                              Complete the following courses:                                           Units

                                                                                ANTH 1        Introduction to Physical Anthropology                         3
                                                                                ANTH 2        Cultural Anthropology                                         3

                                                                                ANTH 3        Culture and Language                                          3
                                                                                ANTH 9        Introduction to Archaeology                                   3

                                                                              Complete three courses from the following:
                                                                                ANTH 4       Native American Cultures                                        3
                                                                                ANTH 7       Native Cultures of Southern California                          3
                                                                                BIO 30       California Wildlife and Wild Places                             3
                                                                                HIST 10      The West and the World Through the Renaissance                  3
                                                                                PSYC 1       Introduction to Psychology                                      3
                                                                                SOC 1        Introduction to Sociology                                       3

                                                                                                 TOTAL UNITS:                                               21

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COURSES                                                                                       ANTH 21: WOmeN AND CUlTUre
                                                                                              3 Units
                                                                                              3 hours lecture
                                                                                              Transfers: CSU, UC
                                                                                              This course presents a cross-cultural,
3 Units
                                                                                              comparative study of women in Western
3 hours lecture
                                                                                              and non-Western societies. The course

                                                                                                                                              C O U R S E S
Transfers: CSU, UC
                                                                                              includes the study of the economic, politi-
Physical Anthropology is the study of
                                                                                              cal, and religious factors that influence the
human biology within the framework of
                                                                                              relative power and status of women cross-
evolution, with an emphasis on the inter-
                                                                                              culturally. NR
action between biology and culture. The
course introduces students to the prin-
ciples of evolution and natural selection,
the fossil evidence of human evolution,
primate behavior, and the biological basis
of human variation. NR

3 Units

                                                                                                                                              P R O G R A M S
3 hours lecture
Transfers: CSU, UC
This course presents a cross-cultural,
comparative study of human behavior. The
course includes the study of subsistence
strategies, economic systems, social         ANTH 7: NATIve AmerICANS OF
organization, political systems, and reli-      SOUTHerN CAlIFOrNIA
gious customs and beliefs. NR                3 Units
                                             3 hours lecture
ANTH 3: CUlTUre AND lANgUAge                 Transfers: CSU, UC
3 Units                                      This course examines the origin, major lan-
3 hours lecture                              guage families, and cultures of the Native
Transfers: CSU, UC                           Americans of Southern California. Topics

This course examines the relationship        will include the various subsistence strate-
between language and culture, and lan-       gies, social organization, political systems,

                                                                                                                                              D E P A R T M E N T A L
guage and gender, as well as contempo-       and religious customs and beliefs, as well
rary theories of language acquisition, and   as Native American music and art. NR
animal communication. It also introduces
students to the techniques of descriptive    ANTH 9: INTrODUCTION TO
and historical linguistics. NR                  ArCHeOlOgY
                                             3 Units
ANTH 4: NATIve AmerICAN                      3 hours lecture
   CUlTUreS                                  Transfers: CSU, UC
3 Units                                      This course examines the theoretical
3 hours lecture                              framework of archeology and the history of
Transfers: CSU, UC                           the development of archeological theory.
This course examines the origin, major       The course also introduces the student to
language families, and cultures of the       excavation techniques, artifact identifica-
Native Americans. Topics include various     tion and classification, as well as site loca-
subsistence strategies, social organiza-     tion and analysis. NR
tion, political systems, and religious
customs and beliefs, as well as Native
American music and art. NR                                                                                                                    M A J O R S

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