Biological Anthropology
(ANTH M01)

 

About this Course

 

Student Learning Outcome: Students will be able to understand the biological basis for human evolution, in terms of evolutionary theory, primate studies, and the human fossil record.

 

Course Objectives: upon the successful completion of ANTH M01, students should be able to:

  1. Describe the scientific process as a methodology for understanding the natural world.
  2. define the scope of anthropology and discuss the role of biological anthropology within the discipline.
  3. Identify the main contributors to the development of evolutionary theory.
  4. explain the basic principles of Mendelian, molecular and population genetics.
  5. evaluate how the forces of evolution produce genetic and phenotypic change over time.
  6. demonstrate an understanding of classification, morphology and behavior of living primates.
  7. summarize methods used in interpreting the fossil record, including dating techniques.
  8. recognize the major groups of hominin fossils and describe alternate phylogenies for human evolution.
  9. identify the biological and cultural factors responsible for human variation.
 
   

Caricature of Charles Darwin

from
“A Venerable Orang-Outang: a contribution to unnatural history”, The Hornet, 22 March 1871

 

 

 

 

 

 

Class Documents Syllabus
  Exam 1 - Review Sheet
  Exam 1 - Sample Exam
  Los Angeles Zoo project
  Extra Credit Films
  Gibbon Conservation Center - Extra Credit Field Trip
  Exam 2 - Review Sheet
  Exam 2 - Sample Exam
   
Lectures (PowerPoint) Lecture 1 - Anthropology & the Nature of Science
  Lecture 2 - Darwin, Mendel, and the Rise of the Synthetic Theory
  Lecture 3 - On Cells, DNA, and Proteins
  Lecture 4 - Populations and Adaptations
  Lecture 5 - Characteristics of Primates
  Lecture 6 - Types of Primates
   
Lecture Notes (MS Word) Notes for Lecture 1 - Anthropology & the Nature of Science
  Notes for Lecture 2 - Darwin, Mendel, and the Rise of the Synthetic Theory
  Notes for Lecture 3 - On Cells, DNA, and Proteins
  Notes for Lecture 4 - Populations and Adaptations
  Notes for Lecture 5 - Characteristics of Primates
  Notes for Lecture 6 - Types of Primates
   
Grades MW 1:00-2:15 - CRN 70325
  MW 2:30-3:45 - CRN 70095
  MW 4:00-5:15 - CRN 78482
  TR 1:00-2:15 - CRN 70390
  TR 2:30-3:45 - CRN 71626
   
College Resources Moorpark College Anthropology Program - Home Page
  ACCESS Center
  Moorpark College Home Page
  My VCCCD
   
Anthropology Links Anthropology Links
   



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