ANTH 1 Biological Anthropology (3)
Credit, Degree Applicable
The biological nature of humans and the changes that have occurred from prehistoric times to the present. The place of humans in nature, vertebrate and primate evolution, fossil evidence for human antiquity, individual and population genetics, mechanisms of evolution, and human variation.
C-ID ANTH 110
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Define the scope, focus, objectives and subdisciplines of biological anthropology.
- Outcome 2: Analyze, solve, and explicate simple problems in biochemical, Mendelian, non-Mendelian, and population genetics.
- Outcome 3: Compare and contrast the major forces of biological evolution and their effects on animal populations through time.
- Outcome 4: Describe and critically evaluate the biological and environmental factors responsible for human variability and the problems with historical classifications of modem humans.
- Outcome 5: Interpret the biological and evolutionary implications of primate classifications of using the elementary principles of taxonomy and cladistics.
- Outcome 6: Compare and contrast the non-human primates in terms of their fossil record, evolutionary trends, phylogeny, taxonomy, geographic distribution, ecology, comparative biology, social organization, and behavior.
- Outcome 7: Explain how the intersection of geology, archeology, and paleo anthropology is critical to reconstructions of both non-human primate and human evolution.
- Outcome 8: Describe the fossil evidence for hominid and hominin evolution and use the evidence to compare and contrast the current hypotheses of hominin origins and phylogenetic relationships.