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2021-2022 Archived Catalog 
2021-2022 Archived Catalog

ANTH-212 Human Origins - Intro Phys. Anthropology

Credits 3 / 3 Contact Hours
Pre-requisite: Placement into RDNG-030 (ACSR-030), completion of ELAP-110 with a minimum grade of 2.0, or successful completion of RDNG-016 or ACLT-074 with a minimum grade of 3.0.
This course explores humans and their biological diversity and evolution through an examination of evolutionary theory human genetics primatology and fossil and archaeological evidence of the physical traits and cultural behaviors of human and our earliest ancestors in the Primate Order.

Course Outcomes
1. Identify the major sub-disciplines of anthropology, including cultural, linguistics, archaeological and physical 2. Critically evaluate the mechanisms of evolution and the development of evolutionary theory in anthropology 3. Identify the use and limitations of paleoanthropological methods, including excavation techniques, dating methods, analytic techniques and reconstruction strategies 4. Identify characteristics of modern primates and their value as a means of understanding human evolution 5. Analyze the fossil record of hominids, including physical and cultural characteristics 6. Identify, make direct measurements and critically analyze select primate and hominid skeletal specimens 7. Evaluate biological and socio-cultural perspective on contemporary human variation