Paleoanthropology: The Study of Human Evolution|
Paleoanthropology is the study of human origins, of how we evolved from our apelike ancestors into our modern form with our modern capabilities. Drawing on both biological anthropology (the study of fossils, living primates, genetics, and human variation) and archaeology (the study of material culture, such as tools, art, food remains), the course will examine what we know about our own evolutionary past and how we know it. The history of paleoanthropology--how our views of our past have changed--will also be explored.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ARCP-MN)(ARCP)(BIOL)(SISP-Anth Conc)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Conroy and Pontzer, RECONSTRUCTING HUMAN ORIGINS: A MODERN SYNTHESIS
additional readings posted on Moodle
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Two essays, laboratory assignments, a mid-term exam, and a final exam.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
On five Fridays during the semester there will be lab sessions instead of class. Lab sessions will be scheduled in SCIE351 between 10:00-4:00 pm on those days and most students will need to attend a lab session that does not meet during the regular 1:10-2:30 time. Scheduling will be flexible, so every student will be able to find a convenient time to schedule their lab.
|Instructor(s): Charles,Douglas K. Times: ...W.F. 01:10PM-02:30PM; Location: SCIE309; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 40||SR major: 0||JR major: 3|| || |
|Seats Available: 12||GRAD: X||SR non-major: X||JR non-major: 7||SO: 15||FR: 15|
|Web Resources: Syllabus |
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