||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.
- Explain and demonstrate anthropological research methodologies.
- Explain the operation of genetics within biological evolution.
- Describe the co-evolution of humankind's biological and cultural development.
- Distinguish early primates and hominoids from homo sapiens.
- Formulate the origin of culture and languages.
- Describe the major features of the Upper Paleolithic period.
- Illustrate the origins of food production.
- Formulate hypothetical field experiments in prehistoric archeology.
- Explain the co-evolution of ecosystems and human adaptive strategies within those systems.
- Discern and describe the relationships of bio-physical and socio-cultural systems.
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