ANT 202: Introduction to Physical Anthropology

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In this course, students will examine the biological basis for genetic, temporal, and geographic variation within modern humans and human ancestors. Major areas of coverage will include the scientific method, human genetics and heredity, evolutionary theory, archaeological methods, primate taxonomy, primate and hominin evolution, the hominin fossil record, and the prehistoric archaeological evidence for cultural evolution. Modern human variation, including adaptive responses to stress and the use (and abuse) of racialized taxonomies will also be examined.

Level I Prereq: Academic Reading and Writing Levels of 6

Class offerings by semester

  Winter Summer Fall

Even Years
(2022, 2024, 2026)

offered in the daytime offered in the daytime offered in the daytime

Odd Years
(2023, 2025, 2027)

offered in the daytime offered in the daytime offered in the daytime

offered in the daytimeDay Class (before 5 p.m.) offered at nighttimeEvening Class (after 5 p.m.) offered online Online Class
Revised: 2/2/22

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Description Hours
Credits 3
Lecture Hours 45
Clinical Hours 0
Lab Hours 0
Other Hours 0
Total Hours 45

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