2022-2023 Catalog and Student Handbook 
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2022-2023 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ANTH 102 - Introduction to Physical Anthropology

Credits: 3
Genetics, heredity, diversity, and the origins and evolution of humans. Examines basic evolutionary biology, including natural selection, and the relevant history, science, and methods in this field.

Student Learning Outcomes
  1. Define the field of anthropology, the four major subfields, and their articulation.
  2. Define the field of physical anthropology and interpret current knowledge and practice in relationship to the history of individuals, ideas, and discoveries that have contributed to it.
  3. Utilize theory and methods in physical anthropology to compare and contrast non-objective forms of epistemology with scientific ways of knowing.
  4. Explain the fundamentals of genetics and apply genetic principles and data to the analysis of evidence concerning evolution.
  5. Describe, explain, and apply the theory of natural selection to the analysis of material evidence concerning the order primates in general, and the hominines in detail.
  6. Apply evolutionary theory to the description and explanation of patterns of biological and behavioral diversity, with specific attention to human diversity and the non-biological bases for the social construction of race.

Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None
Graded: Letter Grade

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