ANTHRBIO 665 - Topics in Human Evolution
Section: 001 The Science of Human Evolution: History is not Considered a Science, Why Should Prehistory Be?
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Anthropology, Biological (ANTHRBIO)
Department: LSA Anthropology
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Advisory Prerequisites:
Graduate standing.
May be elected four times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
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The scientific method is the best tool our society possesses to generate knowledge and understanding of the natural world. In practice, it is sometimes hindered by human prejudice and error and the difficulty of abandoning one idea for a better one. But does using the scientific method ensure that paleoanthropology is a science? In fact, is there a broad agreement on what the scientific method is, or even on whether there is one? Could this explain why there are so many disagreements in paleoanthropology? There is no better way to address these issues than by example, and there are some real doozies to choose among!? Text: The Science of Human Evolution by John H. Langdon (2016). Springer International Publishing AG Switzerland.

Intended Audience:

Undergraduates and graduate students are welcome, one course in biological anthropology and permission of instructor are required. Prior and/or current course work in human evolution or evolutionary archaeology are recommended.

Prerequisite — current or past enrollment in ANTHRBIO 365 or any other course discussing the fossil evidence for human evolution.

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ANTHRBIO 665 - Topics in Human Evolution
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001 (SEM)
Th 11:00AM - 1:00PM
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