Summer Courses





Becoming Human

Term: 
Summer 2014
Online: 
No
Subject Area: 
ANTHROPOLOGY (ANTH)
Course Number: 
ANTH 122 920
Schedule: 
Monday 5:00pm-7:30pm
Schedule: 
Wednesday 5:00pm-7:30pm
Schedule: 
Friday 5:00pm-7:30pm
Day(s): 
Monday
Day(s): 
Wednesday
Day(s): 
Friday
Instructor: 

OLSZEWSKI, DEBORAH I

Secondary Program: 
The Pre-College Program
Secondary Program: 
The Young Scholars Program
Course Note: 
Natural Science & Math Sector requirement
Course Description: 

Human evolutionary studies is a composite product of the fieldwork of both Paleolithic archaeology and human paleontology (or what we refer to as "stones and bones"). This marriage of two subdisciplines of anthropology produces a unique set of data that is intellectually managed and driven by theories within anthropology as a whole and even beyond -- to fields such as biology, psychology, and primate ethology, as we try to understand the origins of language, culture, and our unique physical characteristics. In this course, we will jointly discuss and debate the actual evidence of human evolution, describing what the actual evidence is and exploring how far can we take these interpretations.

Syllabus: 

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