Sep 22, 2020
ANT 101 - Stones, Bones, and Human Origins
Description: Introduction to physical anthropology. Emphasis on population genetics, primate evolution and behavior, and fossil man.
Prerequisites: Reading Proficiency
- Introduction to the field of anthropology
- General discussion of evolutionary paradigms including development of Darwinian thought and approaches
- Mechanisms of evolution
- Population genetics and variability
- Primate evolution and taxonomy
- Primate social behavior
- Trends toward fossil hominid evolution
- Emergence of modern hominid
- Human variation and applied physical anthropology
- Discussion of the future of the genus Homo
- Assemble and analyze significant and representative interpretations, methodologies, and theories which guide research in physical anthropology.
- Describe the geographical and environmental context of primate evolution and social behavior.
- Outline and discuss the sequential development of the genus Homo.
- Identify, interpret, evaluate, and synthesize insights of evolutionary paradigms as applied to primates.
- Identify field techniques of applied physical anthropology.
- Demonstrate thoughtful and precise writing skills by completing at least 1500 words of monitored writing.