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Patricia Kramer
BIO A 388
Seattle Campus

Human Fossils and Evolution

First of a two-part series. Evolution of human anatomy and behavior as adaptations to changing environments. Human fossils: their geological context, age, ecological setting used to reconstruct the evolution of our species during the last six million years of earth history. Prerequisite: either BIO A 201 or BIOL 180.

Class description

This class will be taught in Winter 2011 and is a part of the new paleobiology minor.

Student learning goals

in-depth understanding of the fossil record of human evolution

ability to draw conclusions regarding human ancestors across time and space

General method of instruction

weekly lectures and labs

Recommended preparation

Make sure to have completed BIO A 201 (or BIOL 180) before the class begins.

Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Patricia Kramer
Date: 03/02/2010