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1. Welcome to America: American Culture for International Students (4)
Lecture, four hours. Designed for incoming international students. Introduction to American culture from anthropological perspective. Exploration of central aspects in American culture, including immigration, ethnic diversity, family, popular culture, and myths and realities about values at core of American society. Offered in summer only. P/NP or letter grading.

2. America through Lenses of Popular Culture (4)
Lecture, four hours. Designed for students interested in life and values in U.S. from anthropological perspective. Exploration of popular culture as experienced by Americans from various age groups, ethnic heritages and genders, and regional locations. Topics include music and art, film and television, sports, other entertainment, food, and technology. Employment of anthropological methods of inquiry and brief fieldwork. P/NP or letter grading.


7. Human Evolution (5)
Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Required as preparation for both bachelor's degrees. Evolutionary processes and evolutionary past of human species. P/NP or letter grading.


8. Archaeology: Introduction (5)
Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour; one field trip. Required as preparation for both bachelor's degrees. General survey of field and laboratory methods, theory, and major findings of anthropological archaeology, including case-study guest lectures presented by several campus archaeologists. P/NP or letter grading.


9. Culture and Society (5)
Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour; fieldwork. Required as preparation for both bachelor's degrees. Introduction to study of culture and society in comparative perspective. Examples from societies around world to illustrate basic principles of formation, structure, and distribution of human institutions. Of special concern is contribution and knowledge that cultural diversity makes toward understanding problems of modern world. P/NP or letter grading.


19. Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars (1)
Seminar, one hour. Discussion of and critical thinking about topics of current intellectual importance, taught by faculty members in their areas of expertise and illuminating many paths of discovery at UCLA. P/NP grading.


33. Culture and Communication (5)
Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Required as preparation for both bachelors degrees. Introduction to study of communication from anthropological perspective. Formal linguistic methods compared with ethnographically oriented methods focused on context-bound temporal unfolding of communicative activities. Topics include language in everyday life and ritual events, socialization, literacy, multilingualism, miscommunication, political discourse, and art-making as cultural activity. P/NP or letter grading.


89. Honors Seminars (1)
Seminar, three hours. Limited to 20 students. Designed as adjunct to lower division lecture course. Exploration of topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities and led by lecture course instructor. May be applied toward honors credit for eligible students. Honors content noted on transcript. P/NP or letter grading.


89HC. Honors Contracts (1)
Tutorial, three hours. Limited to students in College Honors Program. Designed as adjunct to lower division lecture course. Individual study with lecture course instructor to explore topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities. May be repeated for maximum of 4 units. Individual honors contract required. Honors content noted on transcript. Letter grading.


99. Student Research Program (1 to 2)
Tutorial (supervised research or other scholarly work), three hours per week per unit. Entry-level research for lower division students under guidance of faculty mentor. Students must be in good academic standing and enrolled in minimum of 12 units (excluding this course). Individual contract required; consult Undergraduate Research Center. May be repeated. P/NP grading.