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2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Department of Anthropology and Geography


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Anthropology

Sari Miller-Antonio, Ph.D., Chair

Professors: Akwabi-Ameyaw, Durbin, Miller-Antonio
Assistant Professor: Bell, Wallace

Office: Bizzini Hall 215
Phone: (209) 667-3127

Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology  with concentrations in Ethnology, Physical Anthropology or Archaeology
Minor in Anthropology 
Interdisciplinary concentration in Physical Anthropology
Liberal Studies concentration in Anthropology 
Social Sciences concentration in Anthropology 

Liberal Studies Concentration in Anthropology

Please refer to the Liberal Studies  section of the catalog.

Social Sciences Concentration in Anthropology

Please refer to the Social Sciences program  section of the catalog.

Teaching Credentials

Anthropology majors interested in a Social Sciences Subject Matter Preparation Program for a single subject credential should review the subject matter preparation program requirements described in the “Social Sciences” section of this catalog. Please refer to the Teacher Education section of the Graduate Catalog for a description of other requirements to be completed for the single subject credential.

Learning Objectives

The Department of Anthropology asserts that successful completion of a BA degree in Anthropology satisfies the following objectives:

  • Facilitate the mastery of key concepts within the field of anthropology, including an understanding of the complexities, diversity, and history of human evolution and culture, and the holistic relationship between culture, biology, and history that is central to the discipline of anthropology.
  • Develop key general and specific skills including writing, research, analytical reasoning, critical thinking, public speaking, and computer skills, with an aim to keep majors competitive in a very demanding contemporary workplace.
  • Develop a global awareness through competence in the study of geographic regions as well as societies and their interdependency with the intent of enabling majors to be competitive in a job market that is increasingly globalizing.
  • Develop specific skills through training in the methods of anthropological subfields (qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis techniques, including ethnographic/participant observation field methods, data analysis, statistical analysis, forensics, and archaeological methods).
  • Expose majors to a variety of teaching and learning objectives and practices in the field of anthropology and its four subfields, namely physical anthropology, cultural anthropology, archaeology, and linguistic anthropology.
  • Enable the application of anthropological theories and methods through real world applied work (in the form of internships, service learning, field experience, research projects, and study abroad experience) that is required of all majors.
  • Provide majors with training appropriate to prepare them for graduate and/or professional school and teaching.
  • Enable majors to obtain a sophisticated understanding of the theoretical orientations, holistic perspectives, and history of anthropology.

The Department supports the concept of international education and encourages students to investigate opportunities for overseas study. Certain courses offered at CSU International Programs study centers abroad are equivalent to courses in the Department of Anthropology and Geography and may be used to fulfill requirements for degree options offered by the department and/or certain general education requirements. Students should consult the International Programs Bulletin (available at the circulation desk of the Library), a departmental adviser, and/or the campus International Programs adviser for more information.

Geography

Jennifer Helzer, Ph.D., Program Director

Professors: Bowers, Karlstrom
Associate Professor: Helzer
Assistant Professor: Hauselt

Office: Bizzini Hall 215
Phone: (209) 667-3127

Bachelor of Arts in Geography  with a concentration in Applied Geography
Liberal Studies degree concentration in Geography 
Social Sciences degree concentration in Geography 

The department administers the programs for the minors in Environmental and Resource Studies , and Permaculture . Both programs are interdisciplinary.

 

Geography studies Earth’s varied environments and the patterns and interrelationships resulting from human interaction with them. A goal of the department is to provide students with knowledge of the world’s cultures in their different physical settings.  The department strongly supports international education experiences, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) used in resource and urban planning, and human-environmental sutainability.

The Department strongly supports field and international educational experiences and encourages students to investigate opportunities for fieldwork and overseas study. Certain courses offered at CSU International Programs study centers abroad are equivalent to courses in the Department of Anthropology and Geography and may be used to fulfill requirements for degree options. Discuss the possibilities with a departmental adviser.

Liberal Studies Concentration in Geography

Please refer to the Liberal Studies  section of the catalog.

Social Sciences Concentration in Geography

Please refer to the Social Sciences program  section of the catalog.

Teaching Credentials

Geography majors interested in a Single Subject Teaching Credential should review the Social Sciences Subject Matter Preparation Program in this catalog. Please refer to the Teacher Education section of the Graduate catalog for a description of other requirements to be completed for the Single Subject Credential.

Learning Objectives

Geography majors will:

  • Demonstrate understanding of the interrelationships and interactions between society and the environment
  • Demonstrate general awareness of the theories and philosophies underlying geographical inquiry.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the natural and cultural processes that affect society and the environment in specific regions and locales.
  • Acquire awareness of the diversity of peoples, places, and environments within a specific region or around the world.
  • Acquire understanding of the causes of regional differences and of the policies developed to reduce these differences.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methodologies that may be applied to help our communities,monitor natural areas, plan sensible urban developments, and observe human trends.
  • Acquire skills in geographic information science and understand the interpretive capacity of geospatial technologies, and their place in society.