Jul 15, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2021-22 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2021-22 [Archived Catalog]

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ANTH 4730 - Human Evolution


This course is designed to explore issues surrounding the evolution of humans, human ancestors and their close relatives, focusing on how selective pressures have shaped the evolutionary heritage of hominins.

Requisites: (ANTH 1010 and 2010 and 2020) and (1 course in ANTH) and (Jr or Sr)
Credit Hours: 3
OHIO BRICKS Capstone: Capstone or Culminating Experience
General Education Code (students who entered prior to Fall 2021-22): 3
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • A better understanding of evolutionary theory and how evolution impacts hominin populations.
  • A better understanding of the issues surrounding human evolution & the science behind reconstructions of hominin behavior.
  • The ability to synthesize evolutionary theory, fossil and geological data, and common perceptions of human evolution into a cognizant understanding.
  • The tools needed to discuss human evolution at a high level in academic and non-academic settings.



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