May 18, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog
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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

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Explain current anthropological views of genetics and evolution.
  2. Explain the varieties of primate species and their anatomical and behavioral characteristics.
  3. Explain the biological and behavioral consequences of bipedalism.
  4. Explain the evolution of hominid species.
  5. Explain the causes and degree of human variation.

Program Outcomes
  1. Define the anthropological concept of cultural relativism.
  2. Identify the holistic perspective.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.

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