Fall 2015 - ARCH 131 D100

Human Origins (3)

Class Number: 2619

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 9, 2015
    12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Burnaby

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

A non-technical survey of the primate background of humans, fossil primates, and fossil humans, and the associated evidence of cultural development. An introduction to physical anthropology. Breadth-Social Sci/Science.

COURSE DETAILS:

In this course we will examine how we know what we think we know about the origins of humans and human evolution. It is designed to be an introduction to biological anthropology and provides a non-technical overview of the molecular, morphological, and behavioural evidence for human evolution, as well as to the ways in which this evidence is analysed and interpreted with the framework of anthropology and modern evolutionary theory. Among the topics we will consider are humanity’s relationships with the other primates, the identity of the earliest humans in Africa and their spread into Eurasia and America, the place of Neanderthals in human evolution, and the on-going controversy over the origins of modern humans and their biological and cultural diversity.

Grading

  • Mid-term Exam 50%
  • Final Exam 50%

NOTES:

Breadth: Social Sciences / Science  

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community. Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html  

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need classroom or exam accommodations are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Students with Disabilities (1250 Maggie Benston Centre) as soon as possible to ensure that they are eligible and that approved accommodations and services are implemented in a timely fashion.  

Deferred grades will be given only on the basis of authenticated medical disability.

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

John Steckley. 2011. Introduction to Physical Anthropology. Oxford University Press.  

Additional readings may be assigned for some lectures and will be on reserve in the library

Department Undergraduate Notes:

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need classroom or exam accommodations are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Students with Disabilities (1250 Maggie Benston Centre) as soon as possible to ensure that they are eligible and that approved accommodations and services are implemented in a timely fashion.

Deferred grades will be given only on the basis of authenticated medical disability.


Registrar Notes:

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://students.sfu.ca/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS