Classification: Transfer Effective Term: 201120
ARC101Human Origins and Prehistory
Initiator: David Stephen/Tineke Van Zandt CEU/Credit Hours: 3.00
Campus: West Lecture Periods: 3.00
Date: 4/22/2010 Lab Periods: Description:
Survey of physical anthropology and archaeology. Includes anthropology and its subfields, the development of evolutionary theory, modern human variation, primates, paleoanthropology and archaeology, and the emergence of the human species from its origins.
Information: Same as ANT 101.
Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to do the following:
List and compare the four subfields of anthropology.
Discuss the development of modern evolutionary theory.
Describe and explain modern human genetic variation, and evaluate the usefulness of race concepts in light of traditional interpretations and the evidence from molecular genetics.
List and compare characteristics and living members of the order primates, discuss modern primate behavior, and identify major events in primate evolution.
Describe the techniques and principles of modern paleoanthropology and archaeology.
Identify australopithecine species, their characteristics, and distributions.
Discuss the origins of the genus Homo and the development of Oldowan culture.
Explain the physical and behavioral changes seen in Homo erectus.
Describe the origins and behavior of Homo heidelbergensis and Homo neanderthalensis.