SYLL227 sp08 - ANTHROPOLOGY 227 BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY...

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ANTHROPOLOGY 227 BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY Spring 2008 Instructor: Dr. Suzanne Walker Office Phone: 836-6358 Office: Strong Hall 482 Office Hours: Tues 12:15-3:30, Thurs 12:15-2, Class time: TTh 11 – 12:15 Wed by appt Room: Strong Hall 407 e-mail: suzannewalker@missouristate.edu suzannewalker@missouristate.edu Texts: Michael Park Biological Anthropology, 5 th Ed. Mtn. View, California: Mayfield. Michael Park Biological Anthropology: An Introductory Reader, 5 th Ed. Mtn. View, California: Mayfield. Syllabus (subject to change!) Week Topic Text Reader SECTION 1: THEORETICAL ASPECTS Physical Anthropology as a Science Ch. 1 History of Evolutionary Theory Ch. 2 Ch. 5, 11 Darwin & Natural Selection Ch. 4 Ch. 8, 9 Other Evolutionary Forces (Hw #1 online Jan. 24) Species and Populations, Biological Classification Ch. 5 Ch. 16 Homology & Analogy Ch. 15 Review ( Feb. 5: Homework #1 due ) EXAM 1 (Feb. 7) SECTION 2: GENETICS The Cell, Chromosomes; DNA Structure Ch. 3 DNA Function: Replication and Protein Synthesis Principles of Mendelian Genetics (Hw# 2 online Feb. 26) Ch. 10 DNA and Mutation Ch. 17, 35 Review ( Mar. 4: Homework #2 due ) EXAM 2 (Mar. 6) SECTION 3: PRIMATES Ch. 7 Ch. 18 More primates Ch. 8 Ch. 20 20 th : No Class - Spring holiday No Classes – Spring break Studying Primates in the Field, Geological Time Ch. 6 Fossilization, Dating Methods (Hw #3 online Apr. 8) Ch. 9 Review (Apr. 15 - Homework #3 due ) EXAM 3 (Apr. 17) SECTION 4: HUMAN EVOLUTION Primates through the Miocene Ch. 10 Evolution of Bipedalism, Ape-Human Differences The First Hominids, Australopithecines (Hw #4 online May 1) Early Homo, Homo erectus Ch. 11 Ch. 24 "Archaic" Homo sapiens ; the Neanderthals, Ch. 12 Ch.25 Anatomically modern humans ( May 8 - Homework #4 due ) May 15 EXAM 4 (Thursday, during scheduled final exam period beginning 11:00) This course will primarily cover the three traditional main areas within biological anthropology: the
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SYLL227 sp08 - ANTHROPOLOGY 227 BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY...

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