Anthropology Summer Courses


    Introduction to Biological Anthropology

  • ANTH 1

    Session 1

    Study of evolution illustrated by Pleistocene hominid fossils and variation in living human groups. Behavior and evolution of primates examined as they contribute to the understanding of human evolution. Required for all anthropology majors. (Formerly Introduction to Human Evolution.) (General Education Code(s): SI, IN.)


  • Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

  • ANTH 2

    Session 2

    A number of different peoples are studied and a variety of approaches to the nature of the culture and to the study of specific cultures presented. Required for all anthropology majors. (General Education Code(s): CC.)


  • Introduction to Archaeology

  • ANTH 3

    Session 2

    Overview of ways of learning about the human past beyond the scope of written history. Reviews development of archaeology, fundamental methods and theories, and archaeology's contribution to understanding human origins, the emergence of farming, and the origins of complex societies. (General Education Code(s): SI.)


  • History and Theory of Biological Anthropology (online)

  • ANTH 100I

    Session 2

    Online only class. 

    *New course, pending CCI approval


  • Human Skeletal Biology

  • ANTH 102A

    Session 1

    Presents basic human osteology allowing students to identify skeletal material by element. Emphasizes the dynamic nature of bone by integrating anatomy with a discussion of bone physiology within the context of the human life cycle. 


  • Forensic Anthropology

  • ANTH 103

    Session 2

    Covers the basic analysis of human skeletal remains for the medicolegal profession. Assessment of age, sex, ancestry, and general physical characteristics, trauma, and disease are discussed. Addresses the legal responsibilities of the anthropologist. Online lectures with in-class discussion sections, quizzes, and exams. Prerequisite(s): course 102A. Enrollment is restricted to juniors and seniors.


  • Methods and Research in Molecular Anthropology

  • ANTH 107A

    Session 1

    Introduces the molecular analyses of anthropological questions and explores the intersection of genetics and anthropology. Covers the basic principles of molecular and population genetics as they relate to the study of humans. Prerequisite(s): courses 1 and 104. Course 102A is recommended. Enrollment by permission of instructor. (Formerly course 107.) Enrollment limited to 15.


  • Cultures Of Sustainability And Social Justice (online)

  • ANTH 110I

    Session 1

    Online only class. 

    Brings together diverse forms of cultural knowledge and complexities of everyday life to illuminate longstanding concerns of sustainability and justice. Investigates multiple theories of sustainable development as well as tools, techniques, and contexts for ecological integrity, economic security, empowerment, responsibility and social well-being characteristic of sustainable communities. Case studies are drawn from around the world highlighting the work of Right Livelihood Award Laureates in tandem with UC faculty. (General Education Code(s): PE-E.)


  • Motherhood In American Culture

  • ANTH 110T

    Session 1

    Examines the "culture wars" around motherhood in the United States with a focus on the political mobilization of normative ideas about the correct way to mother, from the moment of conception on. Special attention is given to the historical construction of deviant motherhood among marginalized groups. (Formerly course 80T.) (General Education Code(s): ER.)

    Counts as an upper division degree requirement for FMST and CMMU.


  • Feeding California

  • ANTH 110Y

    Session 1

    Online only class. 

    Online course introduces students to social practices, political processes, cultural contexts that shape food production and consumption. Considers identity, heritage, choice, power, agency, body practices, belonging, access, safety, security. Prioritizes California case studies, with comparative examples from around the world. (General Education Code(s): PE-H.)