ANTHRO 1005 Introduction to Biological Anthropology: 4 semester hours

Topics include evolutionary theory and its development, the evolution/creationist debate, Mendelian & population genetics, the evolutionary place of humans within the animal kingdom, anatomical and behavioral characteristics of primates, fossilization, primate evolution, the human evolutionary fossil record, biological variability in modern humans, race as a biological concept, and applied biological anthropology. In addition to 3 hours of lecture, 1 hour per week is spent in lab classifying ancient human fossils, observing monkeys and apes at the zoo, and doing other projects. Satisfies the Natural Science and Mathematics (SM) breadth of study requirement.