ANTH& 205: Biological Anthropology

Credits 5
Distribution List
Natural Sciences,
Academic Elective

A survey of humankind from a biological perspective. Includes human evolution and variation, hominid phylogeny and taxonomic theory, and the interaction between human biology, behavior, and culture. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Natural Sciences, Elective)


ENGL& 101 or instructor permission

  1. Human osteology
  2. Scientific methods for studying human evolution including methods for data recovery, dating techniques, and basic analytical techniques
  3. The place of humankind in the animal world including taxonomic theory and primate taxonomy 
  4. The biological development of humans over time including evolutionary forces, fossil markers, and the interactions with cultural evolution 
  5. Biological adaptations and variation in human populations