ANTHRBIO 161 - Introduction to Biological Anthropology
Section: 201
Term: SU 2008
Subject: Anthropology, Biological (ANTHRBIO)
Department: LSA Anthropology
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Does not count toward Anthropology concentration requirements. F, W, Su.
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This is a four-unit course that examines the processes that have shaped human evolution. The first unit covers the basic principles of evolutionary biology, and includes overviews of adaptation, natural selection and genetics. The second unit focuses on the ecology and behavior of nonhuman primates, and considers how a comparative approach may help us to understand human evolution. Unit three pays particular attention to the fossil record, and how the study of human prehistory informs our understanding of modern humans. Finally, we focus on humans in modern contexts and consider the biological bases of behavioral and morphological variability. Lectures are multimedia presentations including film clips and slides, and sections include discussion and hands-on exercises (using fossil casts, etc). Students are evaluated with exams based on lecture material, and by quizzes in section. There is one required text (How Humans Evolved, by Boyd and Silk) and several reserve readings. No prerequisites.

ANTHRBIO 161 - Introduction to Biological Anthropology
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201 (LEC)
MTuWTh 10:00AM - 12:00PM
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