ANTHRBIO 365 - Human Evolution
Section: 001
Term: FA 2010
Subject: Anthropology, Biological (ANTHRBIO)
Department: LSA Anthropology
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
BS, NS
Enforced Prerequisites:
Sophomore or Junior or Senior.
Advisory Prerequisites:
High school biology is assumed.
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:

Human evolution has been a biological process with both social and physical aspects. Through lectures, discussion section, laboratory, and reading, the interrelated process of behavioral and physical change is outlined for humans and their ancestors. Emphasis is placed on evolutionary mechanisms, and context is provided through an understanding of the pre-human primates. The human story begins with origins and the appearance of unique human features such as bipedality, the loss of cutting canines, the appearance of continual sexual receptivity, births requiring midwifery, and the development of complex social interactions. An early adaptive shift sets the stage for the subsequent evolution of intelligence, technology, and the changes in physical form that are the consequence of the unique feedback system involving cultural and biological change. The "Eve" theory and other ideas about the origin of modern humanity and human races, and their development and relationships, are discussed in this context. Class participation and discussion are emphasized, and there is a required discussion/laboratory section for elaboration of lecture topics and supervised hands-on experience with primate skeletal material and replicas of human fossils. Student evaluations are based on two examinations, laboratory quizzes, and a laboratory exam.

ANTHRBIO 365 - Human Evolution
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001 (LEC)
 
28417
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
002 (DIS)
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28419
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M 10:00AM - 11:00AM
003 (DIS)
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28421
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W 10:00AM - 11:00AM
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41759
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W 3:00PM - 4:00PM
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41761
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Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM
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28423
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
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