ANTH208w08 - ANTH208 Evolutionary Anthropology Winter 2008...

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ANTH208 - Evolutionary Anthropology Winter 2008 Monday / Wednesday / Friday, 3:35 - 4:25 pm Leacock 219 Instructor: Stephen Chrisomalis Office: Leacock 812 Tel: 514-398-8957 Email: [email protected] Office Hours: Wed. 1:30-3:30 or by appointment This course introduces the basic concepts and mechanisms of evolution as applied to human existence. Anthropology is a diverse field of study that includes cultural, linguistic, archaeological and physical anthropology. We will be examining how evolutionary ideas have affected all of these approaches, for better and for worse. We will examine the range of anthropological ideas that have been called 'evolutionary' with a critical eye and an open mind. You come from a wide variety of intellectual backgrounds in the humanities, social sciences, natural and physical sciences, engineering, and business. You are not expected to have any prior background in anthropology, although I do hope that you have an interest in anthropology, the holistic science of humans. After all, you are one! For those of you interested in pursuing your anthropological studies further, this course will provide breadth and rigour to your training. For those of you taking this course with the intention that it will be one of the only (or the only) anthropology course you take, I will provide you with some interesting 'tools to think with' to take back to your home disciplines. Note: This is not a specialized course on human biological evolution - if you are particularly interested in this subject, you may consider taking ANTH203 (Human Evolution). Expectations and Responsibilities I expect you to do all the readings before attending class, to attend lectures, to participate in discussions, to submit work in a timely fashion, to follow McGill's Code of Student Conduct, to seek to acquire both skills and knowledge, to avail yourself of my assistance when needed, and to be courteous to peers, to the teaching assistants, and to me. This course is challenging, but can also be very rewarding with a little effort. In return, I have the responsibility to treat you fairly, to be available for assistance and advice in
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