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Sara L. Wyckoff
BIO A 201
Seattle Campus

Principles of Biological Anthropology

Evolution and adaptation of the human species. Evidence from fossil record and living populations of monkeys, apes, and humans. Interrelationships between human physical and cultural variation and environment; role of natural selection in shaping our evolutionary past, present, and future. Offered: AWSpS.

Class description

We will explore the principles of evolution as they apply to the evolution of primates and humans.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Lecture, discussions, readings, some hands on bone labs

Recommended preparation

Learn the vocabulary associated with the theory of evolution and think in patterns.

Class assignments and grading

Primarily readings. One trip to the zoo.

I grade on a point scale, not a curve.


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 Sara L. Wyckoff
Date: 03/27/2006