May 18, 2021
ANTH& 205 - Biological Anthropology Credits: 5
Study of human evolution including the theories of evolution by natural selection and other means. Examines human evolution through the fossil record, the comparison of human and non-human primates in behavior and morphology, and modern human variations and their implications to human adaptation.
Prerequisite: ANTH& 100 , BIOL& 100 , or BIOL& 211 ; or instructor’s permission. Eligible for ENGL& 101 or instructor’s permission.
Satisfies Requirement: Natural Science or Social Science
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:
- Explain current anthropological views of genetics and evolution.
- Explain the varieties of primate species and their anatomical and behavioral characteristics.
- Explain the biological and behavioral consequences of bipedalism.
- Explain the evolution of hominid species.
- Explain the causes and degree of human variation.
- Define the anthropological concept of cultural relativism.
- Identify the holistic perspective.
- Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.
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