Aug 09, 2022  
2022-2023 College Catalog 
    
2022-2023 College Catalog
Add to Portfolio (opens a new window)

ARC 204IN - Human Evolution: Ape Men, Cave Women and Missing Links

4 Credits, 5 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 2 lab periods

Study of human evolution and variation. Includes human genetics and variation, the human skeleton, primate anatomy and behavior, the fossil evidence for human evolution, biocultural evolution, and application of the concepts of biological anthropology in a laboratory setting.

Information: Same as ANT 204IN .



Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Discuss biological anthropology as a subfield of anthropology.
  2. Apply the concepts of biological anthropology in a laboratory setting.
  3. Present the results of research in biological anthropology.

Performance Objectives:
  1. Explain basic genetics.
  2. Apply the concepts of population genetics to the explanation of human biological variation.
  3. Identify bones of the human skeleton and sources of skeletal variation.
  4. Distinguish among the living non-human primates and describe variation in behavior among different species.
  5. Compare and contrast australopith species and their behaviors.
  6. Describe behaviors, distributions, and physical characteristics of species in the genus Homo.
  7. Compare early and anatomically modern Homo sapiens.

Outline:
  1. Anthropology and its subfields
    1. Biological (physical) anthropology
    2. Archaeology
    3. Cultural (Sociocultural) anthropology
    4. Linguistic anthropology
  1. The Principles of Evolution
  2. Basic Genetics
    1. Mendelian Genetics
    2. Molecular Genetics
  3. Population Genetics
    1. Forces of evolution
    2. Human variation and adaptation
  4. Osteology
    1. The human skeleton
    2. Sources of skeletal variation
    3. Forensic anthropology
  5. Primates
    1. Living non-human primates
    2. Primate behavior
    3. Primate evolution
  6. Early Hominins
    1. Origins and distribution
    2. Species
    3. Anatomy and behavior
  7. The genus Homo
    1. Origins and distribution
    2. Species
    3. Anatomy and behavior
  8. Homo sapiens
    1. Early Homo sapiens
      1. Origins and distribution
      2. Anatomy and behavior
    2. Anatomically Modern Humans
      1. Origins
      2. Dispersal
      3. Anatomy and behavior

 


Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2018/19



Add to Portfolio (opens a new window)