ANTHRBIO 365 - Human Evolution
Section: 001
Term: FA 2018
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, we will examine the fossil evidence for human evolution, emphasizing both the details of skeletal anatomy and behavior and how they changed, and the causes of change. How are humans unique, how are they similar to other primates, does race play a role in human evolution? The human story begins with origins and the appearance of unique human anatomies and behaviors. Humanity has come to be defined by the evolution of intelligence, technology, and the changes in physical form that are the consequence of the human adaptation to culture that links cultural and biological change. We will also discuss the role of Neandertals in human evolution, "out of Africa", race and racism, and other questions about the origin of modern humanity. 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
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
16663
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (DIS)
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16664
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4
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M 3:00PM - 4:00PM
003 (DIS)
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16665
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12
12So>
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W 9:00AM - 10:00AM
004 (DIS)
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19931
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4
4So>
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Th 12:00PM - 1:00PM
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