Course List

Intro to Cultural Anthropology -

ANTH 101 A

Instructor: Dr. Chad T. Morris
Block: 1
Time: M/W/F 8:30AM-9:30AM
Term: 2015SP
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

An introduction to the concepts and methods used by anthropologists to study human societies and cultures. Case studies from primarily non-Western cultures will provide an overview of the culture concept and its relationship to institutions of kinship, marriage, gender, language, race and ethnicity, production, exchange, political organization, magic, religion and the arts. This course is required for the anthropology concentration and is an elective in the Sociology major and minor programs. (1)

Race and Human Evolution -

ANTH 240 A

Instructor: Dr. Chad T. Morris
Block: 3
Time: M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM
Term: 2015SP
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

The goal of this course is to create a broad understanding of the human existence from a biological standpoint: Where did we come from? How can the physical differences between us be explained? This introduction to the basic concepts of physical/biological anthropology discusses scientific theories of human evolution and biodiversity alongside detailed discussion of the cultural origins of human racial classifications. Topics covered include basic genetic and evolutionary theory, human biological adaptation, primate evolution and behavior, fossil and other evidence of human evolution, the inherent fallacy associated with biologically-driven racial classification, and the history of ?race? as a concept in popular and academic discourse. This course is designed to be accessible to both non-science and science majors. (1)

Portfolio Seminar I -

HNRS 112 B

Instructor: Dr. Chad T. Morris
Time: M 2:20PM-3:50PM
Term: 2015SP
Units: 1/4

Catalog Description:

A two-semester sequence that connects students to the campus and community through an exploration of cultural, intellectual, and service activities as well as academic and personal goals. Includes initial development of the Honors Portfolio.