SOAN 0159

Intro Biological Anthropology

Introduction to Biological Anthropology
This course will provide an overview of the field of physical anthropology. The topics to be addressed include the mechanisms of genetics and evolution, human variability and adaptation, our primate relatives and fossil ancestors (hominins), as well as bioarchaeology. Through a combination of lectures and discussions, we will explore human origins and the overall development of the species through time. Likewise, we will look at how language, art, and religion emerge as well as the interplay between environment and biology in human evolution. The course finishes by examining contemporary issues in human biodiversity, from molecular genetics and biotechnology to problematic categories like race, gender, and sexuality. 3 hrs. lect./disc. (Anthropology)
Social Sciences
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Sections in Fall 2007

Fall 2007

SOAN0159A-F07 Lecture (Fitzsimmons)
SOAN0159Y-F07 Discussion (Fitzsimmons)
SOAN0159Z-F07 Discussion (Fitzsimmons)