Renee GarciaTitle: Anthropology Instructor
Department: Social Sciences
Division: Division of Social & Behavioral Sciences
Organization: Saddleback College
Alt Phone: (949) 582-4832
Monday: online 7:30pm-10pm
Office Location: BGS 348
Contact Information: 949. 582. 4832
2006 ABD, Université de Bordeaux I, France.
1995 DEA d’Anthropologie, Masters degree, Université de Bordeaux I, France.
1994 Certificate de la Cours “Civilisation Française,” Université de la Sorbonne, France.
1993 Bachelor of Arts, Department of Anthropology, University of California at Berkeley.
1991 AA, transfer, San Diego Mesa College, San Diego, CA.
2003 College de France, research and lecture, Paris, France.
2002 Museum of Canadian Civilization, Ottawa, CT scanning of cranial collection to be repatriated.
2002 University of the Pacific, San Francisco. CT scanning of crania from the Atkinson Collection.
2001 Museum of Man and Balboa Naval Hospital. CT scanning of modern human crania soon to be repatriated.
1997 Harvard University and Beth Israel Hospital, CT scanned fossil specimen.
1996 British Natural History Museum and Kings College Hospital. CT scanned numerous fossil and modern human crania.
1996 Gadjah Mada University and Pondok Indah Hospital, Yogjakarta and Jakarta respectively. CT scanned two H. erectus crania.
1992-1994 Zafarraya, Southern Spain. A Mousterian cave site where Neandertal remains have been found.
1992 Cagny, an Acheulean open air site in Northern France.
1989 Valley of the Kings, Luxor, Egypt.
Anth 1 Introduction to Biological Anthropology, on campus and online
Anth 1Lab Introduction to Biological Anthropology Lab
Anth 2 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, on campus and online
Anth 6 Globalization from an Anthropological Perspective
Anth 8 World Prehistory
Anth 9 Introduction to Archaeology
Anth 13 Magic, Witchcraft and Religion
Anth 17 Biological Evolution of Human Behavior
Courses To Be Taught
Introduction to Forensic Anthropology
Archaeology Field Methods Class
The courses I teach on campus are generally hybrid. That is, the class is a late start class and includes discussion boards on Blackboard. This fall, I am offering a course on the “Biological Evolution of Human Nature” on Wednesday s from 12-2:50. This will be a seminar style class. Email me if you have any questions about it. I will offer a forensic anthropology course in Spring 2010, so do look for that if you are interested in doing some work on real skeletal material. I also offer a course called the Paleo lab in the fall (Thursday 12:30-2:20 check under geology) offered through Math, Science and Engineering division where students learn how to prep a fossil for museum exhibit as well as casting and molding techniques. I consider myself to be an interactive instructor. That is, I consider that a subject can be learned better by incorporating field trips and really getting a deeper understanding of the topic. Do stop by and let me know if you are interested in one of my classes and I can give you more information. Good luck to you!