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ANT 101 - Intro to Anthropology

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

This course is a scientific inquiry into human variability across space and time. The evolution of humanity’s biocultural nature from prehistory to present times is examined. This draws upon evidence from archaeology, physical anthropology/ human paleontology, ethnography and linguistic anthropology.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Describe archaeology, ethnography, ethnology, linguistic anthropology, physical anthropology and primatology.
  2. Know the research methods and techniques employed in each of the aforementioned sub-areas.
  3. Describe the nature and interrelatedness of cultural evolution and biological evolution in the development over time, of human nature.
  4. Distinguish culture from society and to understand their interrelatedness.
  5. Analyze similarities and differences in human cultures and to effectively generalize about human nature
Listed Topics
  1. Anthropology
  2. Archaeology
  3. Ethnography
  4. Ethnology
  5. Linguistic anthropology
  6. Physical anthropology
  7. Biological evolution
  8. Culture
  9. Cultural evolution
  10. Primates
  11. Early hominids
  12. Modern human and domestication of plants and animals
  13. Prehistory
Reference Materials
Textbook, scholarly readings, films, maps and electronic resources as assigned.
Approved By: Bullock, Quintin Date Approved: 05/15/2015

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