ANTHRBIO 201 - Introduction to Biological Anthropology
Fall 2014, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is (see other Sections below)
Subject: Anthropology, Biological (ANTHRBIO)
Department: LSA Anthropology

Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
BS, NS
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:

Description

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. There is one required text (How Humans Evolved, by Boyd and Silk) and several reserve readings.

Course Requirements:

Students are evaluated with exams based on lecture material, and by quizzes in section.

Intended Audience:

No prerequisites.

Class Format:

Lectures are multimedia presentations including film clips and slides, and sections include discussion and hands-on exercises (using fossil casts, etc.).

Schedule

ANTHRBIO 201 - Introduction to Biological Anthropology
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
10789
Open
33
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Note: DISCUSSION SECTIONS BEGIN MEETING AFTER THE FIRST LECTURE. STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DIS SECTION WILL BE AUTO-ENROLLED IN THE LEC.
002 (DIS)
 In Person
10790
Closed
0
 
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W 10:00AM - 11:00AM
003 (DIS)
 In Person
10791
Open
5
 
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W 11:00AM - 12:00PM
004 (DIS)
 In Person
10792
Closed
0
 
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W 1:00PM - 2:00PM
005 (DIS)
 In Person
10793
Closed
0
 
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W 2:00PM - 3:00PM
006 (DIS)
 In Person
10794
Closed
0
 
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Th 10:00AM - 11:00AM
007 (DIS)
 In Person
10795
Open
12
12LSA Hnrs
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F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Note: Section 007 is reserved for students in the Honors Program.
008 (DIS)
 In Person
21024
Open
2
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
009 (DIS)
 In Person
21025
Open
3
 
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Th 2:00PM - 3:00PM
010 (DIS)
 In Person
21026
Open
11
 
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Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM

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