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ANTHROPOLOGY

ANTH-104 Introduction to Physical Anthropology and Archaeology
3 Credits (Social and Behavioral Sciences Core)
Students will be able to describe the evolution of humankind  from early hominids through pres- ent day Homo Sapiens. Students will be able to identify  and assess the role of archaeology  in discovering, preser ving, and analyzing fossils and artifacts. Students also will be able to identify the physical traits, behaviors, and tool technology necessary for diverse populations to evolve into modern forms. Prerequisite: Eligible to enroll in ENGL-121. (3 hours  weekly)
 
ANTH-105    Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
3 Credits (Social and Behavioral Sciences Core)
Through this introduction to cultural anthropol- ogy, students will be able to identify the basic concepts  anthropologists  use in describing the economic, family, political, and religious systems of preliterate cultures. Students will use these concepts to analyze the specific preliter- ate culture and will apply the anthropological perspective to their own culture. Prerequisite: Eligible  to enroll  in ENGL-121. (3 hours  weekly)
 
ANTH-110 Global Archaeology
3 Credits (Social and Behavioral Sciences/Interdisciplinary and Emerging Issues Core)
This course examines ancient sites and cultures
from around the world. Students will evaluate the theories, techniques, methodologies, and biases involved in the recovery and interpreta- tion  of archaeological  data. Case studies will be used to illustrate this discussion, including the European ‘Celts,’ the Greeks, the Romans, the Aztec and Mayan, the Indus, and regional American Indian groups. Emphasis will be given to the identification, analysis, and interpretation of archaeological data, and the value of differ- ent perspectives that have been taken on the study of other cultures over time. Students will also be provided with a worldwide  perspective on the role and position  of archaeology and cultural heritage in the creation and reiteration of national and ethnic identities. ‘CRM’ (cultural resource management) and the legal protection of archaeological sites and remains in the USA will be discussed. Methods  and  techniques learned will be applied to the examination of a local archaeological site. A visit to the Maryland Archaeological Conser vatory Laboratory and/or local historical archives will also be included.
 
ANTH-120    Comparative World Cultures
3 Credits (Social and Behavioral Sciences Core)
This course is a study of several non-western European societies. Its emphasis is on the com- parison of the various facets of these societies; their history, customs, economics, religions, and values. Students will have the opportunity  to do individual research and thereby gain an under- standing and appreciation of a major culture other than their own. Prerequisite: Eligible to enroll  in ENGL-121. (3 hours  weekly)
 
ANTH-220    Cultures of the Middle East
3 Credits (Humanities/ Interdisciplinary and Emerging Issues Core)
This course is an introduction to the culture and
society of the Middle  East. Students will study the geography and history of the Middle East and Northern Africa as they apply to the development of various cultures, attitudes, and beliefs. They will compare and contrast various institutions, both governmental and social, among the coun- tries of these regions. Students will also look at the expression of the culture through art, music, food,  dress, and literature. Taught in English, this course does not fulfill the world languages sequence requirement.  Prerequisite: Eligible to enroll  in ENGL-121. (3 hours weekly) NOTE: Also listed as ARAB-220.
 
ANTH-221    Cultures of the Spanish- Speaking World
3 Credits (Humanities/ Interdisciplinary and Emerging Issues Core)
In this course, students will study the geography
and history of the countries where Spanish is the main language as they apply to the development of various cultures, attitudes, and beliefs. They will compare and contrast various institutions, both governmental and social, with special emphasis on a specific country or region, such as Spain, South America,  the Caribbean, and/or Mexico. Students will also look at the expression of culture through art, music, food, dress, and literature. Taught in English, this course does not fulfill the world languages sequence requirement. Prerequisite: Eligible to enroll  in ENGL-121. (3 hours weekly) NOTE: Also listed as SPAN-221.
 
ANTH-222    Cultures of China
3 Credits (Humanities/ Interdisciplinary and Emerging Issues Core)
In  this  course, students will discover  how
Chinese language and cultures are expressed through family life, religion, fine arts, and his- tor y, and  reflected  in and influenced  by its geography, demographics, and position  in the global economy. This course is taught in English and does not fulfill  world  language sequence requirements. Prerequisite: Eligible to enroll in ENGL-121. (3 hours weekly) NOTE: Also listed as CHNS-222.
 
ANTH-223    Cultures of Asia
3 Credits (Humanities/ Interdisciplinary and Emerging Issues Core)
This course will explore  topics  such  as the
concept of Asia, the geography, art, and cultural heritage of Asian countries, the ways in which Asia has been viewed in popular culture and academic scholarship, and contemporary Asian cultures. Asian cultures explored in this course include:  East Asia (China,  Japan, Mongolia, Taiwan, North and South Korea), South Asia (Afghanistan, Myanmar, Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Maldives, Tibet, Sri Lanka), South East Asia (Vietnam,  Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, Brunei, East Timor), and Central Asia (Kazakhstan,  Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan,  Turkmeni- stan, Uzbekistan). Prerequisite: Eligible to enroll in ENGL-121. (3 hours weekly) NOTE: Also listed as HUMN-223.
 

hcc catalogue '11-'12


Accounting - ACCT
Aging Services - AGNG
American Sign Language - AMSL
Anthropology - ANTH
Arabic - ARAB 
Art - ARTT 
Astronomy - ASTR
Bioinformatics - BFMT 
Biology - BIOL 
Biomedical Engineering - BMET
Business - BMGT 
Cardiovascular Technology - CARD
Chemistry - CHEM 
Chinese - CHNS 
Cisco - CSCO 
Computer-Aided Design - CADD
Computer Forensics - CFOR 
Computer Systems - CMSY 
Conflict Resolution - CRES
Construction Management - CNST 
Cooperative Education - COOP
Criminal Justice - CRIM 
Culinary Management - CMGT 
Dance - DANC
Dental Hygiene - DHYG 
Diagnostic Medical
Sonography - DMSU

Economics - ECON 
Education - EDUC 
Electronics - ELEC 
Emergency Medical Technician/
Paramedic - EMSP
 
Engineering -ENES 
English- ENGL 
Entrepreneurship - ENTR 
Environmental Science - ENST
Exercise Science - EXSC 
Farsi - FARS
Film - FILM 
Financial Planning- FNPL 
Fine Arts - FINE 
First-Year Experience - FYEX
French - FREN 
Geography - GEOG
Geology - GEOL

German - GERM 
Greek - GREK 
Health Care - HEAL 
Health Education - HEED 
Hebrew - HBRW
Hindi - HNDI
History - HIST 
Horticulture - HORT 
Hospitality Management - HMGT
Human Development - HMDV 
Human Services - HUMS 
Humanities - HUMN
Interior Design - INDS
Italian - ITAL 
Japanese - JPNS
Korean - KORE 
Life Fitness - LFIT 
Mathematics - MATH 
Medical Laboratory
Technician - MLTS

Meteorology - METO 
Microsoft - MSFT 
Music - MUSC 
Nursing - NURS 
Nutrition - NUTR
Office Technology - OFFI 
Philosophy - PHIL 
Physical Therapist
Assistant - PTAP
 
Physics - PHYS 
Political Science - POLI 
Portuguese - PORT
Psychology - PSYC 
Public Health - PUBH
Radiologic Technology - RADT
Retailing - RETL 
Russian - RUSS 
Social Work - SOWK
Sociology - SOCI 
Spanish - SPAN 
Speech - SPCH 
Television and Radio - TVRD
Theatre - THET 
Turkish - TURK
Women's Studies - WMST