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    Erie Community College
  Jan 18, 2018
Spring 2018 Catalog

AN 101 - Biological Anthropology

Credit Hours: 3

An examination of the development of the human species using theories of physical anthropology including evolution and adaptation, comparison with non-human primates, changes in the human fossil record, modern human variation, and evolutionary medicine.

Fulfills SUNY General Education -- Social Sciences.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will:

  • be able to state current Anthropological theory as it relates to the evolution of human species;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the processes of evolution, species change and adaptation in primate species, including humans;
  • discuss the relevance of primate comparisons in understanding human instinctual and social behavior;
  • explain the current structural and organizational framework of the human fossil record; and
  • demonstrate insight into the diversity and variation of human beings as products of adaptation to environment and evolution.

F/S (C, N, S)