Dr. Jennifer Miller-Thayer
ANTH 210 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology - 3 Units (AA/AS; Citrus D2; CSU; UC; IGETC 4A; CSUGE D1; CSUGE D5); Strongly recommended:
Students will critically examine various societies around the world using basic cultural concepts such as language, food production, economics, kinship, art, religion, and magic. The class is designed to foster a pluralistic view of the world, teach introductory anthropological concepts, and strengthen critical thinking skills. College level reading is strongly advised for success in the course.
Dr. Jennifer Miller-Thayer is a tenured full-time anthropology professor at Citrus College. She earned her Ph.D. from UC Riverside as a four-field trained anthropologist, focusing on cultural and medical subfields, with training and experience in applied anthropology. Miller-Thayer teaches anthropology courses that help students learn about other cultures, as well as, their own culture. As an anthropologist, she has valuable travel experience and perspectives that can help students adjust to a new cultural environment. She has traveled through several European countries, Singapore and Thailand, lived in Ensenada, Mexico for five weeks for language school and conducted fieldwork at the US-Mexican Border for over a year. This will be Miller-Thayer's first trip to Costa Rica. She will develop her Study Abroad class to incorporate Costa Rican culture to provide students with a firsthand experience of anthropology while living there, and is excited to learn about their cultural practices and beliefs alongside the students.
KIN 171 Health and Wellness - 3 Units (AA/AS; Citrus E2; CSU; UC; CSUGE E)
Equivalent to: KIN 171H, PE 171, PE 171H; Strongly recommended:
This course is designed to explore the major areas of health that will have an effect on the well-being of the individual now and in the future.
KIN 153 Walking/Jogging - 1 Unit (AA/AS; Citrus E3; CSU; UC)
Equivalent to: PE 153; Strongly recommended:
A walking/jogging program that consists of activity alternately at a slow to moderate pace. This program is designed to build cardiorespiratory stamina and endurance, attack excessive weight, relieve psychological tension, and enhance one's sense of well-being. 18 lecture hours,
Steve Hartman is the Fitness Center coordinator and teaches Kinesiology at Citrus College. Hartman graduated valedictorian from Brigham Young University and, prior to coming to Citrus College, he taught and coached at the College of Ganado (Navajo Reservations in Arizona) and Porterville College. Hartman received a Fulbright Scholarship to coach the Scottish Junior National Basketball team in 1982-1983. He served a two-year mission in Peru and was the lead instructor in Guadalajara, Mexico and Salamanca, Spain with the Citrus College Study Abroad Program.