ANTH003 - INTRO TO HUMAN EVOLUTION: Introduction to Human Evolution

How did humans evolve? When did humans start to walk on two legs? How are humans related to non-human primates? This course focuses on the scientific study of human evolution describing the emergence, development, and diversification of our species, Homo sapiens. First we cover the fundamental principles of evolutionary theory and some of the basics of genetics and heredity as they relate to human morphological, physiological, and genetic variation. We then examine what studies of nonhuman primates (monkeys and apes) can reveal about our own evolutionary past, reviewing the behavioral and ecological diversity seen among living primates. We conclude the course examining the "hard" evidence of human evolution - the fossil and material culture record of human history from our earliest primate ancestors to the emergence of modern Homo sapiens. You will also have the opportunity, during recitations, to conduct hands-on exercises collecting and analyzing behavioral, morphological, and genetic data on both humans and nonhuman primates and working with the Department of Anthropology's extensive collection of fossil casts.
Living World Sector (all classes)
Section 001 - LEC
MW 1100AM-1200PM
MONGE, JANET M
UNIVERSITY MUSEUM B17
Section 201 - REC
M 1200PM-0100PM
BURKE, KEVIN M
UNIVERSITY MUSEUM 330
Section 202 - REC
R 1200PM-0100PM
FISHMAN, SUSANNAH G
UNIVERSITY MUSEUM 330
Section 203 - REC
W 1200PM-0100PM
GUERRA, SERGIO
UNIVERSITY MUSEUM 330
Section 204 - REC
W 0100PM-0200PM
BURKE, KEVIN M
UNIVERSITY MUSEUM 330
Section 205 - REC
F 1000AM-1100AM
FISHMAN, SUSANNAH G
UNIVERSITY MUSEUM 330
Section 206 - REC
T 1200PM-0100PM
FISHMAN, SUSANNAH G
UNIVERSITY MUSEUM 330
Section 207 - REC
M 1000AM-1100AM
GUERRA, SERGIO
UNIVERSITY MUSEUM 330
Section 208 - REC
M 0100PM-0200PM
BURKE, KEVIN M
UNIVERSITY MUSEUM 330
Section 601 - LEC
R 0600PM-0900PM
SELINSKY, PAGE
UNIVERSITY MUSEUM 330
Section 789 - REC