2012-2013 TMCC College Catalog
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE
American Sign Language I
3.00 - 4.00
This course is designed to introduce ASL, a visual-gestural language used by the deaf community in the United States and to focus on the
development of basic conversational skills, emphasizing receptive abilities.
American Sign Language II
3.00 - 4.00
Prerequisite: AM 145.
This course continues to stress the development of basic conversational skills with emphasis on expanding vocabulary and expressive
American Sign Language III
3.00 - 4.00
Prerequisite: AM 146.
This course promotes the shifting from comprehension to production of ASL with the main emphasis of bringing fluency to a point of
American Sign Language IV
3.00 - 4.00
Prerequisite: AM 147.
This course encourages the student to expand command of disclosure in ASL on various everyday topics (leading to fluency).
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Analysis of the nature of culture, its universal aspects and range of variations revealed by human history and world ethnography. Satisfies
UNR Social Science core curriculum.
Introduction to Physical Anthropology
Corequisite: Must be taken concurrently with ANTH 110L.
Biological and evolutionary origins of humans, with consideration of population genetics, living primates, fossil records and human
variation. Includes eight laboratory experiences. Satisfies UNR science core curriculum.
Physical Anthropology Laboratory
Corequisite: Must be taken concurrently with ANTH 102.
Practical experience in aspects of physical anthropology: the mechanisms of inheritance, osteology and forensic science, comparative
anatomy and human evolution, the processes of human growth and aging, and aspects of modern human variability. Includes eight
laboratory experiences. Satisfies UNR and UNLV core requirements for a laboratory science course.
0.50 - 6.00
Various short courses and experimental classes covering a variety of subjects. The course will be a variable of one-half to six credits
depending on the course content and number of hours required. The course may be repeated for up to six credits. This course may not
transfer to a baccalaureate degree of art or science within the universities in the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE).
Peoples and Cultures of the World
Comparative survey of selected societies from throughout the world. Emphasis on the impact of global developments on traditional
societies. Satisfies UNR social science or diversity core curriculum.
An examination of the research goals, theoretical foundations and methods of anthropological archaeology. Examples are drawn from
notable archaeological sites worldwide.
Ethnic Groups in Contemporary Societies
Ethnic relations in the United States and other societies where cultural and `racial` pluralism illustrates problems and processes of social
interaction. Same as SOC 205.
Fundamentals of Cultural Diversity
This course explores the roles of culture in structuring the individual's self-identity, learning styles and sense of reality. The range of
diversity in human socio-cultural institutions will be examined in terms of the role of prejudice, stereotyping and compatibility in
education, the workplace and other environments. An emphasis will be placed on providing the skills necessary to work and live together
regardless of ethnic, religious, race, gender, age and other cultural affiliations.
Archaeological Field Methods: Survey
Prerequisite: ANTH 202 or permission of instructor.
This course provides the student with introductory training in basic archaeological field survey techniques.
TMCC College Catalog 2012-2013
* This course might not transfer to a baccalaureate degree of art or science within the universities in the Nevada System of Higher Education
(NSHE). If you plan to pursue a four-year degree, check with the institution where you intend to transfer to learn whether this course will count
toward the degree you intend to seek.