ANTHRBIO 360 - Race and Human Evolution
Section: 101
Term: SP 2009
Subject: Anthropology, Biological (ANTHRBIO)
Department: LSA Anthropology
Requirements & Distribution:
Advisory Prerequisites:
Junior standing.
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This is a course about race concepts and human evolution, viewed from historical and biological perspectives. This course thus has two intertwined emphases. One is placed on the historical connection between science and sociopolitical ideologies and policies. The other is on the prehistoric origin of human biological and cultural diversity. Through lecture and discussion section, topics explored include:

  • the role of polygenism, historically and in current scientific thought;
  • biological determinism and scientific racism;
  • the Holocaust and other examples of "applied biology";
  • and the role of the race concept in current scientific debates, such as those over the place of the Neandertals in human evolution, as well as those over the book The Bell Curve.

ANTHRBIO 360 - Race and Human Evolution
Schedule Listing
101 (LEC)
MTuWTh 10:00AM - 12:00PM
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