AN 102 - (UC) Bones, Genes, and Everything In Between: Introduction to Biological Anthropology
(3 cr.) In this course, students explore human origins and modern human diversity from a holistic, biocultural evolutionary perspective. Participants begin with the processes of evolution and natural selection, along with the mechanisms of genetic inheritance at the molecular level and its role in modern human diversity. Next they focus on our closest living relatives, the non-human primates, and then discuss the evidence for primate and human evolution found in the fossil record. The course concludes by exploring the origins of modern humans and their dispersal across the globe. Every Year, All

Fall 2016   |   January Term 2017   |   Spring 2017