Summer 2017 - ARCH 131 D100

Human Origins (3)

Class Number: 3398

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu, Th 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
    SWH 10041, 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:

This course offers a non-technical introduction to the evolution and biology of our species. Beginning with a basic review of evolutionary theory, genetic science, and primate biology, the course will explore the evolutionary history of the human lineage and the evidence of cultural development along the way. In-class activities, case studies, and lectures will all be used to examine different aspects of human evolution and biological anthropology.   It is recommended that you have a pocket calculator for in-class and exam use.

Grading

  • In-class activities 6%
  • Case Studies 24%
  • Midterm Exam 35%
  • Final Exam 35%

NOTES:

Breadth: Social Sciences/Science

FINAL EXAM:
DATE: June 20
TIME: 11:30AM-2:20PM
ROOM: SSCC 9001

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Stanford, Allen and Anton. 2015. Exploring Biological Anthropology: Custom Edition for SFU. Pearson.

ISBN: 978-1-3234-2377-6

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:

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