ANTHRBIO 201 - How Humans Evolved
Fall 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Anthropology, Biological (ANTHRBIO)
Department: LSA Anthropology
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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 course will examine a fundamental question in the life and social sciences: how did humans evolve? We will seek to understand how and why our ancestors diverged from other primates and evolved into walking, talking, big-brained, long-lived and behaviorally complex humans. To do so, we will examine in detail the processes that have shaped human evolution, and evaluate the many hypotheses that have been put forward to explain why our adaptations evolved. The class will address the principles of evolution, and explore what the fossil record plus the behavior and morphological characteristics of modern primates (human and nonhuman) can tell us about the evolutionary history of our species. It will also address how environmental and cultural variation interacts to produce differences between modern human populations.

Class Format:

In addition to covering information from the textbook, lectures will rely on a variety of multimedia sources to teach students about how human evolution research is conducted and address common misperceptions about human evolution and biological variation.

Schedule

ANTHRBIO 201 - How Humans Evolved
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
10602
Open
1
 
7
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
10603
Closed
0
 
1
M 10:00AM - 11:00AM
003 (DIS)
 In Person
10604
Closed
0
 
-
M 11:00AM - 12:00PM
004 (DIS)
 In Person
10605
Closed
0
 
3
M 12:00PM - 1:00PM
005 (DIS)
 In Person
10606
Closed
0
 
1
M 1:00PM - 2:00PM
006 (DIS)
 In Person
10607
Closed
0
 
2
M 2:00PM - 3:00PM
007 (DIS)
 In Person
18437
Closed
0
 
-
W 10:00AM - 11:00AM

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