ANTH 104L Biological Anthropology Lab

This is a basic course designed to introduce students to laboratory methods used in research in biological anthropology. Topics to be explored in this lab course include micro-macro evolutionary theory, genetics, primatology, osteology, and the paleoanthropological fossil record. Primary focus is on human variation and evolution. For this lab course to be considered General Education it must be taken in conjunction with ANTH 104.

 

 

Credits

1 credit

General Education Competency

Scientific Way of Knowing

ANTH 104LBiological Anthropology Lab

Please note: This is not a course syllabus. A course syllabus is unique to a particular section of a course by instructor. This curriculum guide provides general information about a course.

I. General Information

Department

Social Science Academic

II. Course Specification

Course Type

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General Education Competency

Scientific Way of Knowing

Credit Hours Narrative

1 credit

Semester Contact Hours Lecture

0

Semester Contact Hours Lab

45

Repeatable

No

III. Catalog Course Description

This is a basic course designed to introduce students to laboratory methods used in research in biological anthropology. Topics to be explored in this lab course include micro-macro evolutionary theory, genetics, primatology, osteology, and the paleoanthropological fossil record. Primary focus is on human variation and evolution. For this lab course to be considered General Education it must be taken in conjunction with ANTH 104.

 

 

IV. Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

  • Apply the scientific method to scientific problems.
  • Examine the mechanisms of evolution and how those mechanisms alter gene frequencies in breeding populations using mathematical and statistical techniques.
  • Analyze simple Mendelian, as well as more complex genetics problems.
  • Apply and incorporate anthropological methods (i.e., anthropometry [forensics techniques], blood typing, etc.) to the understanding of human variation.
  • Describe human skeletal anatomy and apply basic osteology to non-human primates and fossil hominins.

V. Topical Outline (Course Content)

scientific method

genetics

inheritance

forces of evolution

skeleton

forensic anthropology

primatology

taxonomy

primate behavior

comparative anatomy

primate evolution

hominin evolution

genus homo

 

 

VI. Delivery Methodologies

Required Exams

3 practicums

13 lab pre-quizzes

Assessment Strategy Narrative

 

 

Specific Course Activity Assignment or Assessment Requirements


Students will utilize a variety of lab techniques and hypothesis-driven testing methods.