Dec 10, 2023
ANT 101 - Intro to Anthropology
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.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:
- Describe archaeology, ethnography, ethnology, linguistic anthropology, physical anthropology and primatology.
- Know the research methods and techniques employed in each of the aforementioned sub-areas.
- Describe the nature and interrelatedness of cultural evolution and biological evolution in the development over time, of human nature.
- Distinguish culture from society and to understand their interrelatedness.
- Analyze similarities and differences in human cultures and to effectively generalize about human nature
- Linguistic anthropology
- Physical anthropology
- Biological evolution
- Cultural evolution
- Early hominids
- Modern human and domestication of plants and animals
Textbook, scholarly readings, films, maps and electronic resources as assigned.
Approved By: Bullock, Quintin Date Approved: 05/15/2015
Last Reviewed: 01/26/2023
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