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University of Calgary Calendar 2018-2019 COURSES OF INSTRUCTION Course Descriptions A Anthropology ANTH
Anthropology ANTH

Instruction offered by members of the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology in the Faculty of Arts.

Junior Courses
Anthropology 201       Introduction to Biological Anthropology
Introduction to the major fields of biological anthropology including evolutionary theory and processes, human paleontology, primatology, genetics, osteology, human adaptation, development, and variation, with special emphasis on the path of human evolution.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Anthropology 201 and Archaeology 203 will not be allowed.
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Anthropology 203       Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology
The nature of human society: its elements, its variability and its perpetuation. Comparisons of institutions (political, economic, religious, educational and sexual) in both small-scale and large-scale societies.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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Anthropology 210       Development of Indigenous Relations in Canada
An exploration of Indigenous relations in Canada, from an anthropological perspective, from first contact to present, including the development of Indian policy, the Indian Act, treaties, residential schools, and Sixties Scoop.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Anthropology 210 and 213 will not be allowed.
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Senior Courses
Anthropology 303       Business in Cultural Context
Ways in which differences in cultural values and practices affect the form and nature of interaction between business parties, especially those of differing national/cultural/ethnic backgrounds.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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Anthropology 305       Human Variation and Adaptation
Some of the major problems involved in interpreting modern and recent human diversity. Emphasis on the interaction between human cultural and biological systems and on cultural influences upon human biological diversity, with stress on factors important to archaeological interpretation.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
One of Anthropology 201 or Archaeology 203 or Biology 241 or 205.
Also known as:
(formerly Archaeology 305)
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Anthropology 309       Human Evolution
Investigation of the major phases of human evolution, with an emphasis on understanding how, when and why specific adaptations evolved. In laboratories, students learn to reconstruct behaviour from anatomical and palaeontological evidence.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1)
Prerequisite(s):
Anthropology 201 or Archaeology 203.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Anthropology 309 and either Archaeology 333 or 327.03 will not be allowed.
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Anthropology 310       Contemporary Indigenous Issues in Canada
Investigation of current issues concerning Canada’s Indigenous peoples, including land claims, self-government, Indigenous rights, health, education, housing, employment and other social issues.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Anthropology 210 or 213.
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Anthropology 311       Primate Behaviour
Primate behaviour and related topics, including social dynamics, sociobiology, socio-ecology, dominance, aggression, kinship, sexual behaviour, socialization, learning, cognition, communication, ape language, and conservation.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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Anthropology 313       Anthropology of the Environment
Cross-cultural study of human-environment relationships and their application to contemporary problems concerning environmental issues, resource management, and sustainable development.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Anthropology 203.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Anthropology 313 and 399.03 will not be allowed.
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Anthropology 317       Ethnographic Survey of Africa South of the Sahara
Traditional societies in sub-Saharan Africa, concentrating on a number of classical social anthropological field work studies.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Anthropology 203.
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Anthropology 319       Ethnographic Survey of North Africa
Ethnographic survey of the peoples of North Africa, including the Sahara, and historical analysis of their incorporation within the contemporary nation states of the region.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Anthropology 203.
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Anthropology 321       Ethnographic Survey of Latin America
A survey of cultural traditions of Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America as they have evolved since the sixteenth century.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Anthropology 203.
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Anthropology 323       Culture and Society of China
Diversity of social and cultural patterns in imperial and contemporary times.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Anthropology 203.
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Anthropology 329       Ethnographic Survey of Selected World Areas
Arranged for various topics in the anthropology of world areas. Consult department for topics in any given year.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Anthropology 203.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Anthropology 331       Sex and Gender

Cross-species and cross-cultural perspective on sex and gender.


Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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Anthropology 341       Medical Anthropology
A survey of anthropological approaches to disease, illness and the maintenance of health.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Anthropology 203.
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Anthropology 343       Militarism and Militarization
Comparative global ethnographic survey of militarization processes. Examples will be drawn from contemporary and historical societies, with a particular emphasis on the wide variety of institutions and communities necessary to the production of violence, and on their relationship to the larger society.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Anthropology 203.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Anthropology 343 and 315 will not be allowed.
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Anthropology 349       Anthropology of HIV/AIDS

Examines the individual, clinical, epidemiological, cultural, social, psychological, political, economic, and public policy dimensions of HIV/AIDS along with its meaning and importance on a global level from an anthropological perspective.


Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Anthropology 203
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Anthropology 349 and 399.01 will not allowed.
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Anthropology 350       Laboratory Practice in Biological Anthropology
Examines the basic concepts and methods of biological anthropology using an experiential learning model. Coverage includes genetics, osteology, primatology, paleoanthropology, and human biology with a strong emphasis on the role of evolutionary theory throughout.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(1-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Anthropology 201 or Archaeology 203.
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Anthropology 355       An Ethnographic Survey of Indigenous North America
Selected North American Indigenous cultures in terms of the relationships among basic subsistence adaptations, social, ceremonial, and ideological structures.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Anthropology 203.
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Anthropology 357       Anthropology of Development
Cultural dimensions of local and international development policy, programming, and evaluation.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
One of Anthropology 203, Development Studies 201 or Indigenous Studies 201.
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Anthropology 361       History of Anthropology
Historical survey of anthropological thought from the enlightenment to the present.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Anthropology 203.
Also known as:
(formerly Anthropology 461)
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Anthropology 363       Magic, Witchcraft, and Gods: Anthropology of Religion
Contemporary anthropological theoretical perspectives on topics such as divination, ritual, witchcraft, magic and symbolism in both indigenous and world religions. The relationship of religion to healing, gender and power is also examined.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Anthropology 203.
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Anthropology 371       Political Anthropology
Comparative analysis of power, authority, dependency relations, and processes of governance, from the perspective of social and cultural anthropology.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Anthropology 203.
Also known as:
(formerly Anthropology 471)
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Anthropology 379       Urban Anthropology
A study of tribalism, ethnicity, sub-cultures, social networks and related phenomena in urban societies. Attention will be paid to planning and applied urban anthropology.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Anthropology 203.
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Anthropology 385       Economic Anthropology
Comparative analysis of production, distribution and consumption in small-scale and complex societies; theories of exchange; effects of capitalism upon traditional economies and social organization.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Anthropology 203.
Also known as:
(formerly Anthropology 485)
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Anthropology 391       Anthropological Theory
Study of a variety of theories in Social and Cultural Anthropology, and their implications for research design and field work.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Anthropology 203.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Anthropology 391 and 365 will not be allowed.
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Anthropology 393       Ethnography of Global-Local Dynamics
Changes in the international division of labour and resulting social, cultural, and political effects.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Anthropology 203.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Anthropology 393 and 387 will not be allowed.
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Anthropology 395       Anthropology of Science
An introduction to the culture and the politics of science which draws on both early and contemporary ethnographers of scientific practice. Examines conceptual and daily practices in the laboratory, the scientific method, the training of scientists, the work of scientific collaboration and the intersection between scientists and wider political, racial, gendered and religious issues. Special consideration will be given to the anthropology of scientific controversy.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Anthropology 203.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Anthropology 395 and 399.06 will not be allowed.
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Anthropology 399       Special Topics in Anthropology

Examination of select problems in Anthropology. Topics may be drawn from all subfields in the discipline.


Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Anthropology 400       Independent Study
Selected topics in anthropology to be offered to Majors and Honours in their final year.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(0-3T)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Anthropology 411       Methods and Analysis for Anthropology
An introduction to research design, data collection, and analysis as used in anthropology. Cross-cultural research design and methods, use of participant observation and personal documents will be emphasized.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Anthropology 391.
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Anthropology 412       The Primate Fossil Record
A review of the evolution of the primates, covering the morphological and taxonomic diversity of fossil primates, environmental and chronological context for primate evolution, and current debates and problems in the field of primate evolution. In class laboratories focus on the diversity of primate dietary, locomotor, and social adaptations, and how these are inferred from the fossil record.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Anthropology 309.
Also known as:
(formerly Anthropology 505.11)
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Anthropology 413       Method in Primatology

Focus on observational methods and analysis, with practical application in laboratory study at the Calgary Zoo.


Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Anthropology 311.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Anthropology 413 and 351 will not be allowed.
Notes:
Field trips required.         
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Anthropology 421       Contemporary Latin American Society
An examination of selected issues in the anthropological study of contemporary Latin America.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Anthropology 321.
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Anthropology 425       Primate Cognition
Causes and consequences of primate sociality, such as brain structure and evolution, kin recognition, Theory of Mind, social perception and awareness, and similarities and differences in communication and cognition between human and non-human primates.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Anthropology 311.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Anthropology 425 and 505.03 will not be allowed.        
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Anthropology 427       Women in East Asian Societies
Comparison of women's roles in China, Japan, and Korea, with particular reference to family structure and economic organization.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Anthropology 323.
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Anthropology 435       Evolution of Human Behaviour
Analysis of evolutionary principles and processes (such as natural selection, sexual selection, kin selection, parental investment) as they are applied to the current study of human and non-human primate behaviour. Special emphasis on socioecological approaches to primate behaviour.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Anthropology 311.
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Anthropology 441       Problems in the Anthropology of Health

An examination of selected problems in the anthropology of health. Topics may include models of health in Canada, etiological claims in health research, and anthropology of pharmaceuticals.


Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Anthropology 341.
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Anthropology 451       Topics in Primate Behavioural Ecology and Conservation
Advanced topics in the behavioural ecology and conservation biology of non-human primates, including related theory and field techniques.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Anthropology 311.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Anthropology 467       Soldiering: Perspectives on Military Life
An anthropological approach to soldiering in the aftermath of the Second World War. Questions the idea of a universal soldier, soldiers’ shifting relationship to the nation-state, the rise of privatized warfare and the creation of global military communities. Special attention will be paid to the rise of humanitarian military regimes, military occupation, new technologies of warfare and non-human soldiers.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Anthropology 343.
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Anthropology 479       Housing and Society

Examines interactions between housing and social organization in cross-cultural context. Emphasizes the varied types of built form, their cultural meanings, implications for social life within households and for society more broadly, and their political and economic consequences. Pays particular attention to contemporary housing problems such as homelessness and urban sprawl.


Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Anthropology 379 or Geography 351.
Also known as:
(Geography 479)
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Anthropology 501       Conference Course in Anthropology
Arranged for various topics of anthropology on the basis of special interest and need.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Anthropology 203 and one senior Anthropology  course and consent of the Department.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Anthropology 505       Conference Course in Primatology
Arranged for various topics of primatology on the basis of special interests and need.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Anthropology 311 and one senior primatology course and consent of the Department.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Anthropology 523       Human Ecology
Current directions in various subfields of human ecology as they apply to Anthropology, Archaeology, and Geography.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Anthropology 523 and Geography 523 will not be allowed.
Also known as:
(Archaeology 523)
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Anthropology 541       Field Study in Social and Cultural Anthropology
Research projects carried out off campus, under the supervision of a member of academic staff, and resulting in a graded project report.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
Notes:
A supplementary fee will be assessed to cover additional costs associated with this course.
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Anthropology 552       Field Studies in Primatology
Intensive training and practice in field methods of observational primate behaviour or behavioural ecology.
Course Hours:
6 units; F(3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
Corequisite(s):
Anthropology 553.
Notes:
Normally offered during Spring Intersession. A supplementary fee will be assessed to cover additional costs associated with this course.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Anthropology 553       Primate Behavioural Research Design
Design of a research project, including the identification and operationalization of a research question and the collection and analysis of data.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
Corequisite(s):
Anthropology 552.
Notes:
Normally offered during Spring Intersession. A supplementary fee will be assessed to cover additional costs associated with this course.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Anthropology 571       Honours Seminar in Biological Anthropology

Current theoretical and methodological issues will be explored in a discussion-based seminar format.


Course Hours:
3 units; H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Anthropology 413 and admission to the Anthropology Honours Program.
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Anthropology 573       Honours Seminar in Social and Cultural Anthropology

Current theoretical and methodological issues will be explored in a discussion-based seminar format, with the possibility of development of a research project.


Course Hours:
3 units; H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Anthropology 411 and admission to the Anthropology Honours Program.
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Anthropology 589       Nutritional Anthropology
The study of human dietary practices from biological and cultural perspectives. Subjects covered include the development of nutritional anthropology, principles of nutrition, principles of ecology, diet from an evolutionary, comparative and historic perspective, the impact of undernutrition on human physiology, and behaviour and methods in nutritional anthropology.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
Also known as:
(formerly Archaeology 589)
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Graduate Courses

Only where appropriate to a student's program may graduate credit be received for courses numbered 500-599.

Anthropology 601       Conference Course in Anthropology
A specialized area of Anthropology selected on the basis of particular interest and need.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Anthropology 603       Thesis Development
A reading and conference course in the student's substantive area conducted jointly by at least two faculty members.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Anthropology 605       Professional Skills for Anthropologists
Training and practice in research/teaching skills: grantsmanship, conference and classroom presentations, academic publishing, job interviews.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Anthropology 605 and 601.90, or the equivalent, will not be allowed.
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Anthropology 611       Methods in Anthropological Research
A variety of topics relevant to research and the logic of inquiry in Anthropology.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
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Anthropology 613       Current Issues in Methodology in Primatology
A variety of topics relating to aspects of data collection and data analysis in primatology, with a focus on ecological and behavioural data.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Anthropology 631       Anthropological Theory

Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
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Anthropology 635       Primatological Theory
Seminar dealing with the theoretical material of primatological and biobehavioural perspectives in Anthropology.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
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Anthropology 641       Seminar in Civil-Military Relations
Comparative analysis of relations between civil society and military institutions. A critical approach to analyzing how civil and military institutions mutually constitute each other, rather than taking the military and civilian sectors as a given. Special attention will be paid to twentieth-century militarization as a social process that has dramatically changed the shape of both civilian and military spheres.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
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Anthropology 659       Primatology
Specialized topics and laboratory training in this field will vary from year-to-year and may include: behavioural ecology, biomechanics, evolution, biosociality, and field methodology.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Anthropology 701       Independent Studies

Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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