Spring 2021 - ARCH 323 D200

Special Topics in Biological Anthropology II (3)

Paleoanthropology

Class Number: 7935

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    ARCH 131 or any lower division biology course.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Select topics relating to biological anthropology. Variable units: 3, 4, 5.

COURSE DETAILS:

This course aims to provide a thorough introduction to the study of human evolution while also enhancing key academic skills. It will comprise a mix of seminars and student presentations. The first section of the course is devoted to the conceptual and historical underpinnings of palaeoanthropology. Thereafter, we will examine some of the most interesting contemporary debates in the discipline. In the final section of the course, students will present the results of their research on significant figures in the history of human origins research.

This will be a synchronous online course; students must be able to participate in the session in real time.

Grading

  • 4 article reviews (10% each) 40%
  • Presentation 25%
  • Term Paper 35%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

No required textbook. Scientific papers will be assigned.

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:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

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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

TEACHING AT SFU IN SPRING 2021

Teaching at SFU in spring 2021 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment 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. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

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).