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ANTH& 215 - Bioanthropology: CD

5.0 Credits
Students examine human origins, diversity, and sexuality from the perspective of physical anthropology. Topics include evolution, genetics, primate anatomy, fossil record, biocultural adaptation, and human physical and sexual variation (was ANTHR 110). Prerequisite: Placement into both ENGL& 101  (was ENGL 105) and MATH 090 .

Course Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Distinguish between scientific and nonscientific approaches to human origins. [REASON]
  2. Explain the basic principles of evolution (natural selection, mutation, gene flow, and genetic drift). [REASON]
  3. Examine and evaluate the application of genetics to human evolution and migration patterns. [ACT]
  4. Compare and contrast human, ape, and monkey skeletal anatomy. [REASON]
  5. Examine and evaluate the ape and hominid fossil record. [REASON]
  6. Compare and contrast biological and cultural impacts on human physical and sexual variation. [EXPLORE]
  7. Conduct participant observation and service-learning with local community organizations. [ACT]
  8. Apply knowledge, awareness, and/or skills to identify and analyze issues related to diversity. [EXPLORE]

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