Anth 100 is an introduction to Biological Anthropology, one of the four branches of American Anthropology. This lecture class covers a broad range of topics. We begin with the nature of scientific inquiry, then move into the historical development of evolutionary theory. From there we explore basic cell theory and genetics, and follow up with primate phylogeny. These concepts are used to explore the fossil record for primate evolution, the rise of the hominids, and the emergence of modern humans. The lessons of the past are finally synthesized in a discussion of modern human variation and the ecological problems faced by our species.
This class has no prerequisites and fulfills the non-laboratory science GE requirement. The class has accompanying online quizzes and media.