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ANTH& 205 - Biological Anthropology

5 Credits
Examines the history and theories of evolution. Discusses the causes and distribution of human physical variation, the concept of race, and racism in science. Presents the subfield of Forensic Anthropology or the analysis of human remains. Examines the anatomical and behavioral differences and similarities of non-human primates and humans. Traces the fossil record of the earliest species of primates, prosimians, monkeys, apes, and humans.


Designed to Serve General student (non-major) as well as students needing credits in the biological sciences.
Active Date 2014-11-07

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 38
Contact Hours: Lecture 55 Lab 0 Worksite 0 Clinical 0 Other 0
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions: AA Science
Course Outline
History and Theory of Evolution - Pre-Darwinian Notions of Biological Variation - Development of Modern Biological & Earth Sciences - Taxonomy - Lamarckian Evolution - Charles Darwin - Natural, Sexual, & Artificial Selection - Genetics - Population Genetics Human Variation - Human Polymorphisms - Racism in Science - Concept of Race - Morphological Variation in Humans Forensic Anthropology - Methods & Procedures Primates - Anatomical & Behavioral Traits of Prosimians, Monkeys, Apes, & Humans Paleoanthropology - Primate Evolution - Early Hominids - Modern Humans

Student Learning Outcomes
Demonstrate an understanding of the processes of evolution.

Develop an understanding of the processes of evolution to analyze and explain the human fossil record.

Interpret and explain modern human physical variation within the context of evolutionary theory.

Provide anatomical and genetic explanations for placing humans within the Order Primates.

Utilize proper methods and procedures for the analysis of human skeletal remains.

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