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:
- Describe the scientific process as a methodology for understanding the natural world.
- define the scope of anthropology and discuss the role of biological anthropology within the discipline.
- Identify the main contributors to the development of evolutionary theory.
- explain the basic principles of Mendelian, molecular and population genetics.
- evaluate how the forces of evolution produce genetic and phenotypic change over time.
- demonstrate an understanding of classification, morphology and behavior of living primates.
- summarize methods used in interpreting the fossil record, including dating techniques.
- recognize the major groups of hominin fossils and describe alternate phylogenies for human evolution.
- identify the biological and cultural factors responsible for human variation.
Caricature of Charles Darwin
|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|
|Moorpark College Home Page|
|Anthropology Links||Anthropology Links|
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