Please read the Information found on the "Info" tab at the top of the page. It has information about adding the class, textbooks, etc. Please do not enroll for the Anthro 2 class, until you have read the Info section and you agree to follow the conditions listed for this course. Thank you.
A.A. American River College
B.A. CSU Sacramento
M.A. Anthropology, CSU Sacramento
Teaching Credentials, Dominican College
Administrative Credential, Sonoma State University
Ed.D. (Doctor of Education) University of San Francisco
Full-Time University Instructor:
CSU Hayward, 2000-2002
Saint Mary's College 2003-2006
CSU East Bay 2006-2010
Currently Part-Time Instructor:
CSU East Bay 2010 to present
SRJC 2008 to present
I have lived in Sonoma County since 1984. It is a great place to live!
I have had many kinds of jobs and sometimes these experiences come up in our class discussions. You might be interested in learn that I know what it means to be a working student. I worked both part-time and full time while going to college..... eventually completing nearly 300 units of college coursework, all while my wonderful wife and I were raising three kids and making a living. If you don't give up, you can accomplish all of your goals. Like you, I started by attending my local community college.
My favorite class at the community college? Anthropology, of course!
Work and Consulting Experience:
Teaching at the college level for many years. Consult to schools and government agencies in several countries.
Professional Areas of Interest:
I am especially interested in the study of cross cultural methods of child rearing and Educational Anthropology.
Professional Involvement and Community Service:
Served as a volunteer for professional journals, non-profit agencies, schools, and other organizations. Member of the American Anthropological Association, California Faculty Association, the SRJC All Faculty Association, and the American Association of University Professors.
Presentations and Publications:
Published articles in scholarly journals and presented papers at a number of international conferences. If you are interested in this kind of information, please send me an email.
Wait List Students:
Students on the wait list for the Anthro 2 will be allowed to enter the class. So if you get on the Wait List, please order your book and DVDs and be ready for the first day of class.
Class size is limited, so please do not email the professor to ask for an Add code. Instead continue to check the Schedule and if a spot on the Wait List or regular registration appears, then please sign up for the class.
Note: This class does not have any Zoom or other meetings when you have to do the coursework at a particular time. You can do the work anytime/anyplace, except for the scheduled quizzes. You have 24 hours on a particular day to take each quiz.
The online Anthro 2 sections have quizzes on most Fridays (any time during that 24 hour period of time). If the following conditions do not work well for you, then this course is not one that you should take:
- You must take the quizzes between 12:01 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. on Fridays.
- Quizzes cannot be made up or taken on another day.
- Once you take the quiz, you will get a score, however you will not be given a copy of any quiz question, you must not make your own copy of any quiz question, and you will not be shown which quiz questions you got correct or incorrect (for security reasons). You will just see your final score for the quiz.
- However students are given a quiz by quiz Study Guide and those who do the readings, watch the videos and listen to the lectures, then study using the Study Guide, usually get a good grade in this course.
Again, if these conditions will not work for you, please do not take this class, as we do not want you to later be unhappy about these conditions.
Please see the bottom of the page, for important information about Online (and hybrid) versions of this course and which explains how this Online Anthro 2 course has been crafted with special features to enhance your learning. This course provides audio lectures and slides produced by your SRJC professor(our class is not one of those online courses where you are suppose to "read" lectures, which are shortened versions of the textbook.)
Affordable Texts:I have put several copies of the Text and DVD's on Reserve for my class sections. This is thanks to the support of the library and several former students, who have shared their books with you. The Text costs as little as $8 with shipping from some sources, although if you buy it from SRJC Santa Rosa Bookstore (at a higher cost) you won't have to wait for it to be delivered. (I am hoping they will have a rental program for our Text.) The DVD is also available from the Bookstore.
IF THEY ARE OUT OF BOOKS WHEN YOU GO TO THE BOOKSTORE AT SRJC IN SANTA ROSA (PLEASE CALL THE BOOKSTORE BEFORE GOING THERE, SO THAT YOU DON'T WASTE A TRIP), THEN YOU WILL NEED TO EITHER PURCHASE THE BOOKS FROM ANOTHER SOURCE (SUCH AS AMAZON-ORDERING YOUR BOOK WITH RUSH SHIPPING)
OR YOU CAN ORDER THE eBook VERSION OF THE TEXT (which is more expensive then the used books) via independent venders on the web. (I am not listing the links for these sellers, as availability changes daily.)
THE DVD'S ARE AT THE BOOKSTORE AND YOU WILL NEED TO BUY THOSE BY THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS.
Just like a face-to-face class, our Section will not be open to students until the first day of class, see the Schedule for the course dates. If you are registered for the class, you should buy the text and the DVD, while they are available at the SRJC Bookstore. There are a couple of copies of the DVD and textbook on Reserve in the SRJC Santa Rosa Library. Please read the rest of the information which is provided on this page. Thank you.
Here is some information about the hybrid and all online versions of Anthro 2 Cultural Anthropology
Please note that many online course (at some colleges) are basically an online version of the textbook. In those classes, you spend a lot of time reading text material online and there are no actual lectures by your professor. Other courses have "canned" premade videos which the textbook company provides. These are not really focused on SRJC students and what you need to learn to pass the course exams and the course.
In our class you get the same audio lectures and slides as you do for the classes that meet with me on campus. These lectures were audio recorded live (you see the slides, while you hear me talking-you don't have to watch me during the lectures.) They are fully compliant for those with disabilities and they are closed captioned. I hope you will enjoy the class and the experience of getting the same lectures, DVD films, and discussions as we have in my face-to-face courses. I know you have a choice about which courses you take and I appreciate that you have decided to take my online (or hybrid) course.
If you wish to take my Anthropology 2 please register using the latest SRJC Schedule. If you are unable to register, because the course is full, then please continue to check to see if someone has dropped the course, so that you can register. The system creates an automatic Wait List, so I can't help you register, even if you were to send me an email.
Once you are registered, please buy the text and the DVD set immediately, as you need this material to pass the quizzes during the first week of class.
1)This textbook is available used, new, as a rental, or as an ebook:
Cultural Anthropology: The Human Challenge, 12th Edition
Dr. William A. Haviland
Please Note: There are a number of editions of our textbook. We are using the 12th edition. No other edition is set up to work with our Schedule.
You can purchase this book as a used edition, a new textbook or as an ebook or as a rental book from the BOOKSTORE or you can also consider buying the book from an online source, but either pay for faster shipping (Amazon will give students six months of free Prime 2 day shipping, but I am not recommending any particular vender).
If you buy your used textbook from another online retailer (such as Amazon), allow plenty of time for shipping (up to two weeks). You will probably not pass the weekly quizzes, if you do not have your book on hand. You cannot retake a quiz or take a quiz late, for any reason.
(By the way, in our last class, one student wrote, "My wallet thanks you selecting the textbook edition you chose..."
2) REQUIRED DVD SERIES: "Cultural Anthropology: Our Diverse World" Two DVD set with a total of seventeen 30 minute episodes. Published by Coast Learning Systems. This series is sold by the SRJC Bookstore. If you have trouble finding the DVD at the Bookstore, ask: Drina Ochoa, Interim Textbook Coordinator, 707-524-1828, Santa Rosa Junior College Bookstore, Santa Rosa. THIS DVD series is also available from the SRJC Library, but be flexible as others may be using the material from our class and from another section's class, which also has decided to use this series. The DVD's are on Reserve in the Library for my class and you must have your student IDs (not just your ID number), in order to view videos at Media Services.
Some students have asked, "Why will we use an older edition of this text, Cultural Anthropology: The Human Challenge?" The answer is that the newest edition, in my opinion, is not substantially different then the old edition. The new edition costs $200 on Amazon. The used 12th edition costs as little as $10 (with shipping) or $59 to rent the ebook (available instantly.) The price of the older edition and the DVD set is less than the cost of the newer textbook. If you buy an earlier or later edition of the text, then the Chapters will not match our class Schedule and you will need to make adjustments on your own.
You need these materials from the first day of class. In our class you will read one to two chapters in the book, listen to one or two video lectures (with a slide show) watch one or two DVD shows (about 30 minutes long) and then study for the online quizzes for each Lesson (During the Fall or Spring semester you usually complete one Lesson per week. In the Summer, you must complete two to three Lessons per week, due to the shorter term.
So....wise students will purchase these items immediate, so that they are prepared for the first day of class.
You may wonder: "Is taking an online or hybrid class easier then going to a face-to-face class?" The answer from students who have completed the class is no. You are listening to the same lectures, reading the same text, writing responses to the same discussion topics students talk about in class, completing the same major assignments and taking the same quizzes.
It is not easier, but for some students it is convenient, since you can do your work at the time and place you choose. As long as you are prepared and have allowed for the same amount of time each week it would take for you to attend class and to do the homework for an on campus class, I am confident you will have fun learning about Cultural Anthropology in our online course. It is a very interesting subject!
The course website does not begin until the first day of classes. Just like a regular classroom, you do not enter the online classroom until the first day of class.
This course requires that you watch slides, while listening to lectures. If you do not have fast internet, then you will want to plan when you can come to the campus or go to another location so that you can listen to the lecture each week using a good internet connection. It is best to plan ahead, just in case your internet service does not provide the speed you would like for this activity. Please do not attempt to watch the video on the same day as the quiz, you need to watch the lecture at least three days before the quiz. This will allow you to have time to think about what you are learning, to study, and to resolve any technical problems. If there is a technical problem (or any other problem), you cannot have your time for the quiz extended. You need to be ready for the quiz on the day it is scheduled, just as you would be for a quiz in a face-to-face class on campus. Please plan ahead. On the first day of class you will view a schedule with every activity you need to complete for every week of the class.
The hybrid class has six meetings on campus and the rest of the class is online. You can do the online work at any time you wish. From any location with a good internet connection.
The all online classes have no class meetings. You can do the work at any time of the day or night, anywhere where you have fast internet and a computer.
The Summer class goes very quickly and you need to plan on about 12 to 20 hours a week to watch the audio/slide lectures, read the text, watch the DVD's, prepare for quizzes, post online, and write your papers. It is the same amount of time our on campus students put into doing the same activities during the short six week Summer term (nearly three times as much per week as the full 16 week Fall or Spring semester).