May 15, 2021  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 Academic Catalog
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ANT-1010 Introduction to Physical Anthropology

Credits 3
ANT 1010 introduces the student to the field of physical anthropology with a focus on major topics commonly investigated by physical anthropologists.  This course is designed to demonstrate the intersection of biology and human behavior through the exploration of humans’ place in nature, including genetics, evolutionary theory, primate behavior, human physical variation and culture.  Prerequisite:  Reading Proficiency
Prerequisite(s):  Reading Proficiency.
Course Outcomes
  1. Identify the focal interests and primary research methods of anthropology and its subfields with a focus on physical anthropology.
  2. Explain the basic principles of genetics and mammalian evolution and discuss the intersection of biology and culture as it relates to genetics, human evolution and adaptation.
  3. Distinguish among the major primate classifications and explain the relationships between primate and human behavior.
  4. Distinguish among basic anthropological concepts and terms relative to physical anthropology.
  5. Evaluate how anthropology can be applied to solving human problems.


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