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
  Exam 2 - Review Sheet
  Exam 2 - Sample Exam
  Exam 3 - Review Sheet
  Exam 3 - Sample Exam
you can thank AF Exam 4 - Review Sheet (includes schedule of final exam times and dates)
for this... Exam 4 - Sample Exam
  Los Angeles Zoo Assignment - may be turned in with Exam 3 or during the first class meeting after Thanskgiving
   
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 & Adaptations
  Lectures 5 & 6 (combined) - Characteristics and Types of Primates
  Lecture 7 - On Fossils and Dating Techniques
  Lecture 8 - How We Study Hominid Evolution
  Lecture 9 - The Early Hominids
  Lecture 10 - The Genus Homo
  Lecture 11 - Ways in Which We are Different
  Lecture 12 - Ways in Which We are Similar - posted due to class cancellation due to fires
   
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 & Adaptations
  Notes for Lectures 5 & 6 (combined) - Characteristics and Types of Primates
  Notes for Lecture 7 - On Fossils and Dating Techniques
  Notes for Lecture 8 - How We Study Hominid Evolution
  Notes for Lecture 9 - The Early Hominids
  Notes for Lecture 10 - The Genus Homo
  Notes for Lecture 11 - Ways in Which We are Different
   
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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