Jun 22, 2024  
2023-2024 College Catalog 
  
2023-2024 College Catalog
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ANTH 115 - Biological Anthropology


Credits: 4
This course examines how Homo sapiens evolved. It starts with a core understanding of scientific methodology, evolutionary theory, and the genetic code. The paleontological record and methodologies for dating fossils and artifacts are studied. Anatomy, behavior, and classification of nonhuman primates with emphasis on the common ancestry Homo sapiens share with them are studied. Comparison and contrasting primate and hominin fossil records over the last 8 million years are also studied. Students will examine Paleolithic artifacts that highlight critical periods of human evolution. The course surveys human phenotypic diversity across clinical gradations. The interplay between anatomically modern human biology and cultural behavior is shown to be a key to understanding human evolution. Prerequisite: Proficiency in Reading, Writing & Math on College Placement Test or equivalency.

Prerequisite: Proficiency in Reading, Writing & Math on College Placement Test or equivalency.



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