Feb 27, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog

ANT 101 - General Anthropology

Class: 3 Credits: 3
This course is the study of physical and cultural anthropology. This course explores subfields of anthropology to examine primatology, human palenotology, human variation, archeology and ethnology.

Prerequisite(s): Take ENG 100  and RDG 100  with a minimum grade of “C” required.
Course Topics:
The Importance of Anthropology

  • Research Methods in Anthropology
  • Genetics and Evolution
  • Human Variation and Adaptation
  • Primates: Present and Past
  • The First Hominids
  • The Emergence of Homo Sapiens
  • Food Production and the Rise of States
  • Culture and Culture Change
  • Language and Communication
  • Economics
  • Social Stratification: Class, Ethnicity and Racism
  • Sex and Gender
  • Marriage, Family and Kinship

Textbook information can be found on the Book Inn Web site
Required Materials:
Grading System:
An overall grade of C or higher is required for transferability.

A 90 - 100
B 80 - 89
C 70 - 79
D 60 - 69
F 0 - 59

Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Identify the core concepts in cultural anthropology, archaeology, and physical anthropology.
  2. Discuss cultural relativism, ethnocentrism, and the holistic approach that separates anthropology from other sciences.
  3. Describe the fundamentals of physical anthropology, and evolutionary theory.
  4. Define the concept of culture and discuss the processes of culture change.

For SCC Online Courses:
If the course you are taking is online, please review the SCC Online Policies that include:

  • Required materials for all online courses
  • Mandatory Attendance Requirement
  • Proctored Exams

Face Covering Requirements:
All faculty, staff and students must wear a face mask/covering at all times (absent a medical condition) on all SCC campuses when safe social distancing measures are not possible or difficult to follow. For further details, refer to the Student Guidelines for Face Coverings and Social Distancing on the SCC Coronavirus COVID-19 Information page.
Standard SCC Course Policies:
Please review the Standard SCC Course Polices on the following topics:

  • Academic Integrity
  • Academic Misconduct
  • Add/Drop period
  • Appeals Process
  • Class Attendance
  • Classroom Behavior (traditional and online)
  • Classroom Conduct/Expectations
  • Lab Procedures (general SCC policy regarding this)
  • Online Confidentiality
  • Services For Students with Disabilities
  • Withdrawal Policy

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