Spring 2022 - ARCH 131 D200

Human Origins (3)

Class Number: 6192

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    SSCB 9201, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 26, 2022
    12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    WMC 3260, 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 aims to provide an introduction to 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 Darwinian evolutionary theory. among the topics we will consider are humanity's relationships with the other primates, the identity of the earliest hominin species, and the locomotor and dietary strategies of the australopithecines. We will also look at the initial spread of humans from Africa into Eurasia about 1.8 Ma, the rise and fall of the Neanderthals, and the on-going controversies over the origins and dispersal of modern humans. The grade for the course will be based on four multiple-choice exams - three mid-terms and a final exam.

This will be an in-person course.

Grading

  • Three multiple-choice midterm exams (20% each) 60%
  • Multiple-choice final exam 40%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Stanford, C., Allen, J.S., Anton, S. (2017) Exploring Biological Anthropology: The Essentials (4th Edition). New York, NY: Pearson


Department Undergraduate Notes:

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) 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:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

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TEACHING AT SFU IN SPRING 2022

Teaching at SFU in spring 2022 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with safety plans in place.  Some courses will still be offered through remote methods, and if so, this will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes.  You will also know at enrollment whether remote course components will be “live” (synchronous) or at your own pace (asynchronous).

Enrolling in a course acknowledges that you are able to attend in whatever format is required.  You should not enroll in a course that is in-person if you are not able to return to campus, and should be aware that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the spring 2022 term.