Human Origins is the study of biological or physical anthropology. This will be a course that examines how humans biologically evolve. The class will explore concepts in the philosophy of science, evolution, genetics, osteology (study of bones), primatology (study of primates), and paleontology (study of extinct organisms). Ultimately, we will be using the tools this discipline provides to make an attempt at answering the question, “What does it mean to be human?” Science writing, the writing style of the discipline, will also be explored.
Lecture Hours: 4.0