Apr 01, 2020  
University Catalog 2013-2014 (ARCHIVED CATALOG) 
    
University Catalog 2013-2014 (ARCHIVED CATALOG) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Accounting (Undergraduate)

 Upper division standing is prerequisite to enrollment in 300- and 400- level ACCT courses.

All 400-level courses may be applied toward master’s degree requirements subject to limits established by department and approval of graduate adviser

  
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    ACCT 202 - Survey of Accounting


    (4)
    Fundamentals of accounting theory and practice; how accounting serves the individual, the business entity, and the broader disciplines of law, government, and economics.

  
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    ACCT 210 - Principles of Financial Accounting


    (4)
    Introduction to financial accounting. Accounting cycle and preparation of financial statements. Overview of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
    Some sections may be technologically mediated.

  
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    ACCT 211 - Principles of Managerial Accounting


    (4)
    Prerequisite: ACCT 210. Cost terms, cost behavior and cost systems. Use of accounting data for planning, budgeting, and control. Some sections may be technologically mediated.

  
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    ACCT 310 - Accounting Information for Decision Making


    (4)
    Prerequisites: ACCT 211. Use of financial and managerial accounting information to plan, analyze, control, evaluate, and improve the activities of a firm. Some sections may be technologically mediated.

  
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    ACCT 320A - Intermediate Financial Accounting and Reporting I


    (4)
    Prerequisite: ACCT 210, 211, or ACCT 500 with minimum C grades. Accounting theory and practice relating to problems of asset valuation and classification in accounts and statements.

  
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    ACCT 320B - Intermediate Financial Accounting and Reporting II


    (4)
    Prerequisites: ACCT 320A with minimum C grade, FIN 303. Valuation and classification of liabilities and stockholders’ equity; study of selected contemporary accounting issues.

  
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    ACCT 321 - Taxation of Individuals


    (4)
    Prerequisites: Acct 320A with a minimum C grade. Statutes, regulations, administrative rulings, and court decisions relating to federal and California income taxation of individuals.
     

  
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    ACCT 322 - Cost Accounting


    (4)
    Prerequisite: ACCT 211 and 320A with minimum C grades. Cost accounting as a tool in modern organizations; covers budgets, cost estimation, cost allocations, sales variance analysis, cost systems, capital budgeting, and performance measurement and evaluation

  
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    ACCT 325 - Leadership and Professional Skills for Accountants


    (4)
    Prerequisites: ACCT 320A and BUS 305. Through practice and multiple assessments, focuses on development and mastery of leadership and professional skills for the accounting profession: creative and critical thinking; managing conflict; delegating; and communicating.

  
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    ACCT 420 - Advanced Financial Accounting and Reporting


    (4)
    Prerequisites: ACCT 320B. Problems associated with the preparation of consolidated financial statements; accounting for deferred taxes, pensions and other postretirement benefits, earnings per share, stock options, and partnerships. Some sections of this course may be technologically mediated.

  
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    ACCT 421A - Taxation of Corporations and Partnerships


    (4)
    Prerequisite: ACCT 321. Statutes, regulations, administrative rulings, and court decisions relating to federal and California income taxes of partnerships and corporations; procedural problems, tax management and planning; tax shelters. Restricted to undergraduate students.

  
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    ACCT 421C - State and Local Taxation


    (4)
    Prerequisite: ACCT 321. Through cases and materials, focuses on state and local taxation of, and tax planning for, individuals and business entities, including state income, franchise, property and sales taxes; covers the interplay of multistate tax issues with federal constitutional limitations.

  
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    ACCT 421D - IRS’ Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program


    (4)
    Prerequisite: ACCT 321. This course provides students with the knowledge to complete actual income tax returns and experience in completing returns for individuals. Some sections of this course may be technologically mediated.
     

  
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    ACCT 424A - Accounting Information Systems


    (4)
    Prerequisites: ACCT 320B and 325. Study of accounting information systems and internal controls; provides the tools necessary to understand and evaluate accounting information systems. Restricted to undergraduate students.

  
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    ACCT 424B - Auditing


    (4)
    Prerequisite: ACCT 424A. Auditing concepts and practices involved in emphasis on financial auditing, review and assurance services with auditing of financial statements by professional accountants in public practice (CPAs). Restricted to undergraduate students.

  
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    ACCT 425 - International Accounting


    (4)
    Prerequisite: ACCT 320B. This course is concerned with the development and use of international accounting and auditing standards in a global business environment. It covers comparative accounting systems, accounting for changing prices, foreign currency, financial reporting and disclosure issues, managerial accounting and control of multinationals.

  
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    ACCT 427 - Governmental and Institutional Accounting


    (4)
    Prerequisites: ACCT 320B and 325. Principles and problems of fund accounting for governments and nonprofit institutions; budgets, revenues, expenditures, tax levies, appropriations, general fund, special funds, and financial reports; separate treatment of local, state, and federal government agencies.

  
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    ACCT 428A - Internal Auditing I


    (4)
    Prerequisites: ACCT 325 and 424A Introduction to internal auditing, internal control, audit evidence, and the internal auditing process.

  
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    ACCT 434 - Professional Accounting Ethics (4)


    Prerequisite: ACCT-320B. This course examines different theories of ethics in an accounting context. Accountants’ and Auditors’ Ethical Reasoning and Decision Process are examined along with the legal and regulatory obligations. The course emphasizes the need to make ethical decisions as preparers, auditors and users of the financial statements. Some sections of this course may be technologically mediated.
     

  
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    ACCT 435 - Forensic Accounting


    (4)
    Recommended Prerequisite: ACCT 424B or equivalent course. The course teaches the nature of forensic accounting, financial statement fraud and misappropriation of assets - detection, investigation, and prevention. The course develops professional skills necessary to investigate, detect and prevent fraud. NOTE: Course restricted to Undergraduate Students only.

  
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    ACCT 436 - Advanced Forensic Accounting


    (4)
    Prerequisites: Acct 424B. The course builds on the nature of forensic accounting, financial statement fraud, and misappropriation of assets - detection, investigation, and prevention. The course enhances students’ professional skills by applying techniques necessary to investigate, detect, and prevent fraud through case studies and simulations.
     

  
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    ACCT 437 - Security Risk Management and Internal Controls

    (also listed as CIS 437)
    (4)
    Prerequisite: ACCT 424A for accounting students. Introduction to the information security risk management including internal controls, operations security, risk management and assessment, incident management and response, business continuity and disaster recovery planning, legal issues and ethics, information security program development.
     

  
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    ACCT 438 - Computer Forensics and Investigations

    (also listed as CIS 438)
    (4)
    Prerequisites: Acct 424A for accounting students. Introduction to selected techniques and tools for computer forensics and investigations. Topics include coverage of the latest technology. Hands-on activities are included, which allow students to practice skills as they are learned.
     

  
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    ACCT 454 - Special Topics in Accounting


    (1–4)
    Prerequisite: Varies with topic; see Schedule of Classes for specific prerequisite. In-depth presentation and analyses of topics significant to contemporary business world; lectures, discussions, speakers, and research projects.

  
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    ACCT 495 - Case Studies in Accounting


    (4)
    Prerequisites: ACCT 325, 424A, minimum of 8 units of accounting elective courses. Culminating assessment course for accounting students; teaches students how to apply the knowledge and skills they have learned in previous courses in solving real world case problems. Restricted to undergraduate students only.


Accounting (Graduate)

All 400-level courses may be applied toward master’s degree requirements subject to limits established by department and approval of graduate adviser.
Classified graduate standing and approval by the College of Business and Economics Advisement Center are required for admission to all 500-level courses.

  
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    ACCT 500 - Financial and Managerial Accounting


    (4)
    Accounting concepts and tools for business organizations; covers the accounting model, financial statements analysis, cost control and behavior, pricing, budgeting, and systems design. Some sections may be technologically mediated.

  
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    ACCT 520 - Management Accounting Theory


    (4)
    Management control theory; covers design of various types of responsibility centers, strategies and strategic planning, performance measurement and management compensation from an accounting perspective. Some sections may be technologically mediated.

  
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    ACCT 521A - Taxation of Corporations and Partnerships


    (4)
    Prerequisite: ACCT 321. Statutes, regulations, administrative rulings, and court decisions relating to federal and California income taxes of partnerships and corporations; procedural problems, tax management and planning; tax shelters. Independent research in corporation and partnership taxation. Some sections may be technologically mediated.

  
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    ACCT 521C - State and Local Taxation


    (4)
    Prerequisite: Graduate standing and ACCT 586. Application of interstate income allocations; multi-state tax compact; separate apportionment accounting; foreign country sourced income; taxation of air transportation, mail order sales taxes, gross receipts taxes, highway taxes and the power to tax.

  
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    ACCT 521D - IRS’ Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program


    (4)
    Prerequisite: ACCT 321 or equivalent and graduate standing. This course provides students with the knowledge to complete actual income tax returns and experience in completing returns for individuals.

  
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    ACCT 522 - Seminar: Current Topics in Financial Reporting


    (4)
    Objectives of financial statements, efficient capital markets, setting accounting policy, using accounting data, processing human information.

  
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    ACCT 523 - Seminar: Public Accounting


    (4)
    Historical development of professions, audit function in relation to ethical and legal considerations, trends in new services for clients, the CPA firm, multinational practice, signposts of the future.

  
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    ACCT 524A - Accounting Information Systems


    (4)
    Prerequisite: ACCT 320B. Study of accounting information systems and internal controls; provides the tools necessary to understand and evaluate accounting information systems. Independent research in accounting information systems.

  
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    ACCT 524B - Auditing


    (4)
    Prerequisite: ACCT 424A or 524A. Auditing concepts and practices involved in financial auditing, review and assurance services; emphasis on auditing of financial statements by professional accountants in public practice (CPAs). Independent research in auditing.

  
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    ACCT 525 - International Accounting


    (4)
    Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Selected analytical and policy issues underlying current developments in international accounting. Some sections maybe mediated using interactive technology.

  
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    ACCT 526 - Financial Accounting Theory


    (4)
    Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Advanced analytical concepts implicit in contemporary accounting practice; current developments in accounting techniques; specific applications to major aspects of financial statements. Some sections maybe mediated using interactive technology.

  
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    ACCT 527 - Governmental and Institutional Accounting


    (4)
    Prerequisites: Acct 320B or equivalent course and graduate standing. The course covers the principles and problems of fund accounting for state and local governments and non¬profit organizations. The different funds used, financial statements, and unique issues facing state and local governments are covered. Also the funds and financial statements for non-profit organizations are introduced. Some sections may be technologically mediated.

  
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    ACCT 529 - Advanced Financial Accounting


    (4)
    Prerequisites: ACCT 320B or equivalent and graduate standing. The course deals with advanced accounting topics and reporting issues. This course covers topics such as pension accounting, post-employment benefits, stockholders’ equity accounting, earnings per share, deferred taxes and mergers and consolidations. Also covered are partnership issues. Some sections may be technologically mediated.

  
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    ACCT 534 - Professional Accounting Ethics


    (4)
    Prerequisite: ACCT 320B or equivalent and graduate standing. This course examines different theories of ethics in an accounting context. Accountants’ and Auditors’ Ethical Reasoning and Decision Process are examined along with the legal and regulatory obligations. The course emphasizes the need to make ethical decisions as preparers and auditors of the financial statements.

  
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    ACCT 535 - Forensic Accounting


    (4)
    Recommended Prerequisite: ACCT 424B or ACCT 524B; or equivalent course. The course teaches the nature of forensic accounting, financial statement fraud and misappropriation of assets - detection, investigation, and prevention. The course develops professional skills necessary to investigate, detect, and prevent fraud through extensive case studies and research projects. Independent research in forensic accounting.

  
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    ACCT 536 - Advanced Forensic Accounting


    (4)
    Prerequisite: ACCT 424B, or ACCT 524B or equivalent and graduate standing. The course builds on the nature of forensic accounting, financial statement fraud, and misappropriation of assets - detection, investigation, and prevention. The course enhances students’ professional skills by applying techniques necessary to investigate, detect, and prevent fraud through case studies and simulations.

  
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    ACCT 544A - Advanced Accounting Information Systems


    (4)
    Prerequisite: ACCT 424A, ACCT 524A or equivalent and graduate standing. This course focuses on the study of accounting information systems and internal controls. The course will provide the student with the tools necessary for designing, building, and evaluating accounting information systems. Independent research in accounting information systems is an integral part of this course.

  
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    ACCT 544B - Advanced Auditing


    (4)
    Prerequisites: ACCT 424B, ACCT 524B or equivalent and graduate standing. This course examines advanced cases in auditing. Auditors’ responsibilities to users and clients are addressed through the use of case studies and group projects. Challenging audit situations are discussed and the auditor’s ethical obligations are also emphasized. Students are also trained to use audit software and electronic working papers.

  
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    ACCT 554 - Special Topics in Accounting


    (4)
    Current topics of special interest in accounting as announced in Schedule of Classes. In-depth presentations and analyses of topics significant to contemporary business world; lectures, discussions, speakers, and research projects.

  
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    ACCT 571 - Accounting for Healthcare Managers


    (4)
    Use of accounting information to understand and evaluate the performance/financial viability of healthcare organizations. Overview of management systems, including planning, costing, budgeting and control mechanisms.

  
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    ACCT 575 - Leadership and Professional Skills for Accountants


    (4)
    Prerequisites: ACCT 320B or equivalent, GWAR, BUS 305 or equivalent and graduate standing. Through practice and multiple assessments, this course focuses on the knowledge and development of managerial skills needed to advance in the accounting profession. The skills emphasized in the course include: written and oral communication, critical thinking, problem solving, leadership, teamwork, managing change and conflict, negotiation, networking and delegating.

  
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    ACCT 585 - Tax Theory and Business Applications


    (4)
    Prerequisite: ACCT 421A or 521A. Tax concepts and judicial doctrines inherent in federal tax law; effects of taxation of business organization, capital structure, policies, and operation. Some sections maybe mediated using interactive technology.

  
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    ACCT 586 - Tax Research and Practice


    (4)
    Prerequisites: ACCT 421A or 521A, Graduate sanding. Methodology of researching complex tax problems; tax planning; scope of activity, responsibility, and ethics of accountant in tax field. Some sections maybe mediated using interactive technology.

  
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    ACCT 587 - Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders


    (4)
    Prerequisites: ACCT 421A or 521A, Graduate sanding. Statutory, regulatory, and case material applicable to corporation tax including formation, stock redemptions, and liquidations; stock dividends and preferred stock bail outs; elections under subchapters; personal holding companies, accumulated earning tax; collapsible corporations. Some sections maybe mediated using interactive technology.

  
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    ACCT 588 - Seminar: International Taxation


    (4)
    Prerequisite: Graduate standing and ACCT 586. Provides an overview of international taxation issues from a global perspective, taking into consideration both US and foreign taxation of foreign source income and foreign persons with US source income; planning for foreign operations and income tax treaties.

  
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    ACCT 590 - Seminar: Taxation of Property Transactions


    (4)
    Prerequisite: ACCT 586 and graduate standing. Analyzes federal income taxation of capital assets, including definition and mechanics of capital transactions; property transactions including sales and exchanges; examination of the at risk and passive loss rules.

  
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    ACCT 591 - Seminar: Taxation of Partnerships and LLCs


    (4)
    Prerequisite: ACCT 586 and graduate standing. Analyzes tax problems of the organization and operation of the partnerships and LLCs, including the treatment of distributions, withdrawal of a partner/shareholder/member during his/her lifetime, sales and exchanges of interests and dissolutions.

  
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    ACCT 592 - Seminar: Taxation of Estate and Gifts


    (4)
    Prerequisite: ACCT 586 and graduate standing. Covers property includable in the gross estate; computation of the federal estate tax; practice and payment of the federal estate tax, transfers subject to the federal gift tax; federal gift tax exclusions and deductions; valuation of gifts and computation of the federal gift tax; the generation-skipping transfer tax; and actions for refund.

  
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    ACCT 593 - Seminar: Tax Procedures


    (4)
    Prerequisites: Graduate standing, ACCT 586. Review the federal tax system and administrative determination of liability for tax with coverage of IRS procedures in areas, such as assessment, audit, settlement, collection, and liens.

  
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    ACCT 595 - Case Studies in Accounting


    (4)
    Prerequisite: ACCT 424A or 524A. How to apply the knowledge and skills learned in previous courses to solve real world case problems. Independent research in accounting case studies.


Anthropology (Undergraduate)

All 400-level courses may be applied toward master’s degree requirements except the following, subject to limits established by department and approval of graduate adviser: ANTH 497

  
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    ANTH 230 - Language and Society

    ENGL 230


    (4)
    An introduction to linguistics as a social science. Exploration of the relationship of language to a variety of social issues including race, class, and gender.




    GE D

  
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    ANTH 250 - Cultural Anthropology


    (4)
    Exploration of the concept of culture, and its application to such topics as communication, political and economic systems, marriage and family, sex roles, and religion and their relevance to modern life.

    GE D ; Approved diversity course
  
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    ANTH 260 - Physical Anthropology


    (4)
    Evolution of the human species and our place in nature, emphasizing evolutionary theory, genetics, primate behavior and the fossil record.

    GE B3
  
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    ANTH 270 - Introduction to Archaeology


    (4)
    Introduction to world prehistory, examination of basic archaeological concepts, investigation of extinct cultures.

  
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    ANTH 300 - Evolutionary Perspectives on Emotions


    (4)
    Prerequisite: Completion of Basic Subjects (Block A) and one course from Block B. Scientific explanations of primate behavior are used as a model for understanding the evolution of human behavior and emotions.

    GE Theme E
  
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    ANTH 310 - Evolutionary Perspectives on Gender


    (4)
    Prerequisite: Completion of Basic Subjects (Block A) and one course from Block B. Evolutionary perspectives on gender differences in emotions, behavior, and sexuality, utilizing data from primate studies, the brain, and human evolution.

    GE Theme C
  
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    ANTH 315 - Evolutionary Perspectives on Violence


    (4)
    Prerequisite: Completion of Basic Subjects (Block A) and one course from Block B. Scientific studies of evolutionary theory, primate behavior, and the brain are used as a way of understanding the expression and evolution of violence and aggression in humans.

    GE Theme B
  
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    ANTH 320 - Mesoamerican Civilization

    (also listed as ART/CHS/HIST/LAS 320)
    (4)
    This is an interdisciplinary course that critically examines Mesoamerica as a civilization, with an emphasis on art, archaeology, literature, and cultural history.

  
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    ANTH 335 - Maturity and Aging in Crosscultural Perspective


    (4)
    Prerequisite: Completion of Basic Subjects (Block A) and one course from Block D. A cross-cultural examination of the cultural, social, and psychological aspects of aging and the roles of adults and the elderly in society.

    GE Theme F ; Approved diversity course
  
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    ANTH 338 - Gender Roles in Crosscultural Perspectives


    (4)
    Prerequisite: Completion of Basic Subjects (Block A) and one course from Block D. Cross-cultural comparison of gender role differences and statuses of men and women, past and present, among traditional and contemporary populations worldwide.

    GE Theme C ; Approved diversity course
  
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    ANTH 355 - Cultural Evolution and Ancient Civilizations


    (4)
    Prerequisite: Completion of Basic Subjects (Block A) and one course from Block D. Organization and development of human cultural and social systems. This course includes critical examinations of evolutionary theories, and case studies of complex societies of the old and new worlds.

    GE Theme I
  
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    ANTH 361 - Race, Racism, and Human Variation


    (4)
    Prerequisite: Completion of Basic Subjects (Block A) and one course from Block B. Evaluation of cultural and environmental influences upon composition and distribution of human populations; consideration of the genetic basis for human variation and biological validity of race concept.

    GE Theme H
  
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    ANTH 385 - Measurement of Human Difference

    (also listed as PHIL 385)
    (4)
    Prerequisite: Completion of Basic Subjects (Block A) and one course from Block B. Exploration of issues of diversity and justice through examination of popularized accounts of scientific research into human difference; topics include I.Q. testing and race, “innate” gender differences, and sexuality.

    GE Theme H
  
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    ANTH 396 - Honors Thesis


    (1–3)
    Prerequisite: Admission to honors program in Anthropology. Preparation of an honors thesis, under supervision of an adviser, acceptable to departmental honors committee. May be repeated to maximum of 6 units.

  
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    ANTH 401 - Comparative Cultures


    (4)
    Prerequisite: ANTH 250. Principal culture types and their geographical distribution, application of cultural data to ethnological problems.

  
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    ANTH 404 - Peoples of South America


    (4)
    Prerequisite: ANTH 250. Prehistoric, historic, and contemporary cultures of South America, with emphasis on sociological and ethnological principles of analysis and comparison.

  
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    ANTH 406 - Indians of North America


    (4)
    Prerequisite: ANTH 250. Native peoples of North America north of Mexico, their origins, culture change after contact with Europeans.

  
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    ANTH 407 - Indians of California


    (4)
    Prerequisite: ANTH 250. Native peoples of California, their origins, languages, and cultures.

  
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    ANTH 408 - Peasant Cultures of Middle America


    (4)
    Prerequisite: ANTH 250. Pre-Spanish civilizations of Mexico and Central America, the conquest and colonial backgrounds of present-day peoples, contemporary societies and cultures of the area.

  
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    ANTH 413 - Peoples of Africa


    (4)
    Prerequisite: ANTH 250. Historical and cultural backgrounds of traditional and contemporary societies of Africa south of the Sahara, Western and Asian influences, problems of social, economic, and political development.

  
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    ANTH 414 - Peoples of Asia


    (4)
    Prerequisite: ANTH 250. Peoples and cultures of Asia; interrelationships of contemporary groups and dynamics of culture change. Emphasis alternates among four areas: Japan and Korea; South Asia; Southeast Asia; China. May be repeated until all areas of emphasis are covered.

  
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    ANTH 415 - Asian American Communities in Southern California

    (also listed as AAAS 415)
    (4)
    The course examines the Asian American enclaves and communities in Southern California by exploring culture, ethnicity, solidarity, political economy, and resistance in their creation and maintenance of communities. Service learning option available.

  
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    ANTH 421 - Archaeology of North America


    (4)
    Prerequisite: ANTH 250. Early peopling of North America and development of prehistoric cultures in New World north of Mexican high culture area.

  
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    ANTH 423 - Material Culture


    (4)
    Prerequisite: ANTH 250. The analysis and interpretation of utilitarian and non-utilitarian artifacts in early and contemporary cultures.

  
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    ANTH 424 - Archaeological Research Techniques


    (6)
    Prerequisites: ANTH 270 or 407 or 421; instructor consent. Instruction in recovery and interpretation of archaeological data. Lecture 4 hours, laboratory and field work 6 hours. May be repeated to maximum of 12 units.

  
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    ANTH 425 - Archaeology of the Old World


    (4)
    Prerequisite: ANTH 250. Growth of culture from its earliest beginnings to emergence of great civilizations, utilizing concepts, methods, and data of archaeology.

  
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    ANTH 427 - Cultural Resources Management


    (4)
    Prerequisite: ANTH 270, or 250, or 260. Introduction to the concepts, goals, procedures and legislative basis of cultural resource management and historic preservation. Includes consideration of environmental impacts to archaeological, historic, ethnic and Native American values.

  
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    ANTH 428 - Civilizations of Western Mesoamerica


    (4)
    Prerequisite: ANTH 250 or ANTH 270 or consent of the instructor. This course covers Mesoamerican civilization, focusing particularly on the high cultures of Mexico (Olmec, Teotihuacan, Toltec, Aztec, cultures of Oaxaca) and traces ten millennia of development as revealed by archaeology.

  
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    ANTH 429 - Maya Civilization


    (4)
    Prerequisite: ANTH 250 or ANTH 270 or consent of the instructor. This course covers Maya civilization as revealed by archaeology. Lowland and Highland cultures are studied, with emphasis on social, political, economic, religious systems, as well as aesthetic and intellectual achievements.

  
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    ANTH 430 - Social Organization


    (4)
    Prerequisites: ANTH 250 or 401 or SOC 414 or 444; instructor consent. Systems of kinship and marriage, with reference to social control, religion, law, politics, and economic organization.

  
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    ANTH 432 - Anthropology of Wealth and Power


    (4)
    Prerequisite: ANTH 250. Theoretical perspectives and comparative ethnographic analyses of political-economic systems of preindustrial societies ranging from bands through contemporary peasantry.

  
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    ANTH 433 - Urban Anthropology


    (4)
    Prerequisite: ANTH 250. Introduction to urban anthropology, including its history, methods of research, and major schools of thought, highlighting the structuring of urban space and social relations in cities around the world.

  
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    ANTH 434 - Globalization and Cultural Change


    (4)
    Prerequisite: ANTH 250. Anthropological theory and practice in the changing social, economic, and cultural conditions of the twenty-first century.

  
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    ANTH 435 - Culture and the Individual


    (4)
    Prerequisite: ANTH 250. Exploration of conformity and deviance in society through the comparative study of personality formation in different cultural and subcultural settings.

  
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    ANTH 436 - Ethnicity and Nationalism


    (4)
    Prerequisite: ANTH 250 or consent of the instructor. This course explores the origins and spread of nationalism, the national-state, and ethnicity as primary forces in the construction of social identities in the modern world.

  
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    ANTH 437 - Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion


    (4)
    Prerequisite: ANTH 250. Investigation of the domain of the sacred and supernatural in both technologically primitive and advanced societies. Emphasis on magic, witchcraft, taboo, myth, ritual, belief systems, and religious symbols.

  
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    ANTH 440 - Applied Anthropology


    (4)
    Prerequisite: ANTH 250 or consent of the instructor. This course covers the history and practice of applied cultural anthropology, including methods and ethics of applied anthropology and careers in applied anthropology.

  
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    ANTH 441 - Anthropology and Identity


    (4)
    Prerequisite: ANTH 250 or consent of the instructor. This course explores the ways that people understand themselves to be a cultural collective and how they maintain a shared sense of identity.

  
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    ANTH 442 - Anthropology of Rights


    (4)
    Prerequisite: ANTH 250 or consent of instructor. This course examines the roles of social justice and media in the development of concepts of indigenous, cultural, environmental and human rights.

  
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    ANTH 444 - Medical Anthropology


    (4)
    Prerequisite: ANTH 250 or SOC 201 or 202. Health in sociocultural perspective; applying anthropological concepts and knowledge to an understanding of health.

  
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    ANTH 445 - Myth and Folklore


    (4)
    Prerequisite: ANTH 250. Basic forms of folklore including myth, legend, tale, song, and custom in cultural context, with attention to their origin, transmission, performance, function, and meaning.

  
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    ANTH 446 - Anthropological Film


    (6)
    Prerequisite: ANTH 250. Survey of films and approaches to film making in anthropology; methods of presenting data and theoretical analysis in film; practice in using film and videotape in field research. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 units with consent of instructor. Lecture 4 hours, laboratory 6 hours……

  
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    ANTH 447 - Anthropology of Media


    (4)
    Prerequisite: ANTH 250 or consent of the instructor. Introduction to media produced by Indigenous peoples, nonwestern local communities and grassroots activists, and exploration of the analytical frameworks used in anthropology for studying representational practices, subaltern transnational politics and media, global media culture, and cybersocieties.

  
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    ANTH 448 - Sexualities and Gender Diversity in Global Perspective

    (also listed as WOMN 448)


    (4)
    Prerequisite: ANTH 250 or consent of the instructor.  This course examines the diversity of forms of sexuality and their relationship to gender constructs around the world, with a focus on non-Western societies.

     

  
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    ANTH 449 - Anthropology of Race and Racism

    (also listed as AAAS 449, CHS 449, and LAS 449)
    (4)
    This course examines the anthropological ideas of race, its emergence, and its relationship to the constructions of racisms and racializations in comparative settings and in contemporary situations.

 

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