2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
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2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ANTH& 205 Biological Anthropology (5 credits)

Distribution Area Fulfilled Natural Sciences; General Transfer Elective
Formerly ANTHR 210-CCN

Course Description
We examine human biological variation taking into account the complex interaction of biology, physiology, environment, and culture. Major topics include evolution, genetics, non-human primates, the hominin fossil record, and modern human variation.

Student Outcomes
1. Define evolution from a scientific perspective.
2. Describe the historic contributions made by scientists in the understanding of evolutionary theory (e.g., Linnaeus, Lyell, Malthus, Lamarck, Darwin).
3. Describe primate classification and taxonomy.
4. Explain and apply the principles of genetic inheritance.
5. Analyze population changes in relation to the primary forces of evolution.
6. Analyze human biological variation using evolutionary theory.
7. Identify and explain the significance of morphological changes in the paleontological record.
8. Critically evaluate the concept of race from an anthropological perspective.

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