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ANTH 112. Physical Anthropology. 4 Units.

Students examine human origins and an evaluation of humanity’s place in the natural world. This course examines processes and principles of human evolution from an anthropological perspective which emphasize the interaction between biology and culture. Major topics include reproduction and genetics, human variation, primate studies, and the fossil record. After reviewing the basic tenets of the “anthropological perspective” and evolutionary science, the course examines micro and macro level processes of evolution, that focus on the origins and dispersal of our own species, Homo sapiens. Finally, the course evaluates the current state of human biocultural evolution, the significance of human diversity, and the role of humans in ongoing planetary processes of change and interaction. General Education IIIC. (ENST, ETHC, GE3C)