ANT 113 - Introduction to Biological Anthropology
An introduction to the biological and evolutionary history of humans. The course will consider basic concepts of evolutionary theory and human genetics, the fossil record for human evolution, the behavior and ecology of living non-human primates, and human population biological adaptation and diversity. Laboratory will include study of primate evolution, human anatomy, and DNA analysis. The laboratory also requires a full weekend field trip.
3 Class Hours, 3 Laboratory Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Demonstrate knowledge of basic issues, methods and theories in biological anthropology.
2. Recognize and apply scientific methodology in theory and practice.
3. Evaluate the scientific evidence for human evolution.
4. Apply their knowledge of scientific biological anthropology by critiquing an example of popular psuedoscience in biological anthropology.
5. Categorize, analyze and manipulate quantitative and qualitative biological anthropological data.
6. Develop tolerance and respect for the cultures of others.
7. Identify and articulate ethical dilemmas in the field of biological anthropology.
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