California State University Fullerton (CSUF) is a public institution that was founded in 1957. The Fullerton campus currently has 35,590 students enrolled from 80 nations.


Course Catalog

Sustainability Ecology: American Indian Models (BIOL 330, 3 credits)
Interrelationships of native peoples of the Americas with the local flora and fauna and the natural environment. Roles of American Indians in predator-prey interactions, ecological hierarchy, nutrient cycling, successional change and resource management. No credit toward biological science major. Prerequisite: completion of G. E. Category III.A.2.c.

Field Botany (BIOL 340, 3 credits)
Native flora of Southern California. Identification, natural history and factors that determine the distribution of species. Prerequisites: completion of biology lower-division core.

Survey of Land Plants (BIOL 341, 3 credits)
Anatomical and morphological characteristics of the land plants as they relate to the evolutionary development and ecological strategies of these plants. Prerequisites: completion of biology lower-division core.

Plants and Life (BIOL 352, 3 credits)
Importance of plants in our lives, including such things as plant domestication
and the origin of agriculture. Why plants are fascinating organisms. No credit toward biological science major. Prerequisite: completion of G. E. Category III.A.2.c.

Plant Taxonomy (BIOL 441, 4 credits)
Classification and evolution of vascular plants; emphasis on the flowering plants. Prerequisites: completion of biology lower-division core.

Plant Ecology (BIOL 443, 4 credits)
Community and population ecology of terrestrial plants. Environmental factors and plant distribution with emphasis on California vegetation. Prerequisite: BIOL 314.

Ethnobotany (BIOL 447, 3 credits)
How people interact with plants and the environment, including such things as western
medicinal plant use, traditional medicine and dentistry, exotic foods and conservation. Prerequisites: BIOL 314 or 325.

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (ANTRHO 102, 3 credits)
Humans as biological organisms from an evolutionary perspective.
Concepts, methods, findings and issues in the study of the
Order primates, including the relationships among fossil monkeys,
apes and humans, and the significance of genetic diversity in modern

Traditional Cultures of the World (ANTHRO 304, 3 credits)
Comparative, worldwide survey of traditional, selected and well-studied ways of life using ethnographic writings and films. Examines diverse ways of life, with an
emphasis on small-scale societies. Prerequisite: completion of G. E. Category III.B.2.

Peoples of Native North America (ANTRHO 321, 3 credits)
Native peoples of North America; origins, languages, culture areas, cultural
history; the impact of European contacts. Prerequisite: completion of G. E. Category III.C.1.

Ethnographic Field Methods (ANTHRO 401, 3 credits)
Anthropological field research by students on various problems using participant observation techniques. Prerequisites: Anthro 102 and six additional units of anthropology.

Archaeological Fieldwork (ANTHRO 403, 3 credits)
Excavation of a local archaeological site. Archaeological mapping, photography and recording. Laboratory methods of cataloging, preservation, description and interpretation of archaeological materials. Prerequisites: Anthro 102 or 103 and consent of instructor.

Ethnogenrontology (ANTHRO 408, 3 credits)
Methods of ethnoscience and interpretive semiotics for analyzing cultural knowledge and domains pertaining to aging. Training in ethnographic cultural analysis of aging for the production of ethnographies that focus on the symbols, taxonomies, paradigms, and
themes of aging. Prerequisite: Anthro 102.

Cultural Investigations (ANTHRO 497, 3 credits)
Methodology and practice of cultural fieldwork. Prerequisites: Anthro 102 and 401 or equivalent.

Human Geography (GEOG 160, 3 credits)
An Introduction to Human Geography. Understanding the regional distribution of language, religion, population, migration and settlement patterns, political organization, technology, methods of livelihood over the earth. One or more sections offered online. Prerequisite: completion of G. E. Category III.C.1.


Biology Department
Anthropology Department
Geography Department


Robert Voeks (Geography)