ANTHRBIO 161 - Introduction to Biological Anthropology
Section: 001
Term: WN 2009
Subject: Anthropology, Biological (ANTHRBIO)
Department: LSA Anthropology
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
BS, NS
Other Course Info:
Does not count toward Anthropology concentration requirements. F, W, Su.
BS:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

What is the material basis of evolution? How have humans evolved? Why do humans behave in the manner that they do? This class seeks answers to these enduring questions. The course will be divided into three parts. We will begin by reviewing the theory of evolution and examining how evolution produces adaptations and creates new species. This section will conclude by outlining how evolution has shaped the behavior of our closest living relatives, the nonhuman primates. The second part of the class will be devoted to investigating the human fossil record and tracing the physical and behavioral evolution of our species. The course will conclude by asking how evolution has affected contemporary human behavior. The emphasis throughout will be on the processess that have shaped human evolution and how these have produced who we are. The class includes three lectures plus one discussion/lab meeting per week. Grades will be based on 3 midterms and GSI evaluation.

ANTHRBIO 161 - Introduction to Biological Anthropology
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
11154
Open
29
 
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MWF 10:00AM - 11:00AM
002 (DIS)
P
11155
Closed
0
 
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M 1:00PM - 2:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
11156
Open
1
 
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M 2:00PM - 3:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
11157
Closed
0
 
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M 3:00PM - 4:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
11158
Open
6
 
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Tu 9:00AM - 10:00AM
006 (DIS)
P
11159
Closed
0
 
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Tu 10:00AM - 11:00AM
007 (DIS)
P
11160
Open
7
 
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Tu 11:00AM - 12:00PM
008 (DIS)
P
11161
Open
1
 
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Tu 3:00PM - 4:00PM
009 (DIS)
P
11162
Closed
0
 
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W 11:00AM - 12:00PM
010 (DIS)
P
11163
Open
14
14LSA Hnrs
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W 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Note: Honors section
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Note:
The required text for this class is indicated in the "Other Materials" section of this page.
The required text for this class is not yet available, but will be published in December. It is: How Humans Evolved, FIFTH EDITION, by Robert Boyd and Joan Silk, W.W. Norton, ISBN: 978-0-393-93271-3.
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