ANT 151 Human Origins and Evolution (3 credits)

This course is a general introduction to the field of physical anthropology, with an emphasis on the causes and evolution of human biological similarities and differences. The course introduces the main perspectives and methods of physical anthropology, paleoanthropology, and primatology in order to help students trace and explain human evolution from the first primates and hominids to the development of bipedalism and the emergence of anatomically modern humans (Homo sapiens).