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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: [email protected] [email protected] 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 1 (Jan. 15 & 17) Physical Anthropology as a Science Ch. 1 History of Evolutionary Theory Ch. 2 Ch. 5, 11 2 (Jan. 22 & 24) Darwin & Natural Selection Ch. 4 Ch. 8, 9 Other Evolutionary Forces (Hw #1 online Jan. 24) 3 (Jan. 29 & 31) Species and Populations, Biological Classification Ch. 5 Ch. 16 Homology & Analogy Ch. 15 4 (Feb. 5 & 7) Review ( Feb. 5: Homework #1 due ) EXAM 1 (Feb. 7) SECTION 2: GENETICS 5 (Feb. 12 & 14) The Cell, Chromosomes; DNA Structure Ch. 3 DNA Function: Replication and Protein Synthesis 6 (Feb. 19 & 21) Cell Division: Mitosis & Meiosis 7 (Feb. 26 & 28) Principles of Mendelian Genetics (Hw# 2 online Feb. 26) Ch. 10 DNA and Mutation Ch. 17, 35 8 (Mar. 4 & 6) Review ( Mar. 4: Homework #2 due ) EXAM 2 (Mar. 6) SECTION 3: PRIMATES 9 (Mar. 11 & 13) Primate classification & diversity Ch. 7 Ch. 18 10 (Mar. 18 & 20) More primates Ch. 8 Ch. 20 20 th : No Class - Spring holiday (Mar. 25 & 27) No Classes – Spring break 11 (Apr. 1 & 3) Studying Primates in the Field, Geological Time Ch. 6 12 (Apr. 8 & 10) Fossilization, Dating Methods (Hw #3 online Apr. 8) Ch. 9 13 (Apr.15 & 17) Review (Apr. 15 - Homework #3 due ) EXAM 3 (Apr. 17) SECTION 4: HUMAN EVOLUTION 14 (Apr. 22 & 24) Primates through the Miocene Ch. 10 Evolution of Bipedalism, Ape-Human Differences 15 (Apr. 29 & May 1) The First Hominids, Australopithecines (Hw #4 online May 1) Early Homo, Homo erectus Ch. 11 Ch. 24 16 (May 6 & 8) "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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