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ANTH1400 – Physical Anthropology pdf

Credits: 3 (3/0/0)
Description: Meets MnTC Goal Areas 3 and 10. In this course students will gain an understanding of the bio-cultural evolution of prehistoric and modern cultures and the geographic, historical and cultural forces which explain human diversity. This course includes a lab-like experience.
Prerequisites: (None)
Corequisites: (None)
  1. Explain and demonstrate anthropological research methodologies.
  2. Explain the operation of genetics within biological evolution.
  3. Describe the co-evolution of humankind's biological and cultural development.
  4. Distinguish early primates and hominoids from homo sapiens.
  5. Formulate the origin of culture and languages.
  6. Describe the major features of the Upper Paleolithic period.
  7. Illustrate the origins of food production.
  8. Formulate hypothetical field experiments in prehistoric archeology.
  9. Explain the co-evolution of ecosystems and human adaptive strategies within those systems.
  10. Discern and describe the relationships of bio-physical and socio-cultural systems.
MnTC goal areas:
  • (3) Natural Sciences
  • (10) People and the Environment

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