Summer 2020 - ARCH 131 D100

Human Origins (3)

Class Number: 4465

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu, Th 12:30 PM – 3:20 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Instructor:

    Mark Collard
    mcollard@sfu.ca
    1 778 782-8166
    Office: SWH 9107
    Office Hours: Thursdays 3:30 PM - 5:20 PM

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 lecture course aims to provide an introduction to the morphological, behavioural, and molecular evidence for human evolution, as well as to the ways in which this evidence is interpreted within 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 earliest hominins, the australopiths. 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 several quizzes, a midterm exam, and a final exam, all of which will be multiple-choice.

Grading

  • Quizzes 40%
  • Midterm 20%
  • Final Exam 40%

NOTES:

Breadth: Social Sciences/Science

Summer Intersession (May 11-June 22)


FINAL EXAM:
DATE: June 25, 2020
TIME: 12:30PM-3:30PM
ROOM: SWH 10041

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Available in electronic form: Stanford, Allen and Anton. 2016. Exploring Biological Anthropology: Custom edition for SFU. Pearson.
ISBN: 978-1-3236-3222-2

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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TEACHING AT SFU IN SUMMER 2020

Please note that all teaching at SFU in summer term 2020 will be conducted through remote methods. Enrollment in this course acknowledges 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 believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged 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.