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Syllabus Sonoma State University Anthropology 201 Introduction to Biological Anthropology Section 2, Fall 2011 Instructor: Bruce Owen Office Location: Stevenson 2054H Telephone: (707) 664-2181 (I do not check messages.) Email: [email protected] (This is the best way to reach me.) Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 2:30-3:30, Thursday 11:30-12:30 Class Days/Time: Tuesday and Thursday 4:00-5:15 Classroom: Stevenson 3008 GE/SSU Studies Category: B2 (Natural Sciences and Mathematics - Biological Sciences) Course Description Course description from the course catalog: This course is an introduction to the evolutionary biology of human and nonhuman primates. The course focuses on evolutionary perspectives on form and function, behavior, population and social structure to reconstruct human evolution and explain human adaptations. Course Goals and Student Learning Objectives Official description of GE Area B In natural sciences, humans use their perceptions and quantitative reasoning to discover the principles and rules that govern how the universe works. Courses in this area of general education examine important theories of the natural sciences, and methods and models by which scientific investigation proceeds. They also seek to increase scientific understanding and to imbue students with the sense of curiosity and wonder about the natural world that inspires scientists and mathematicians in their work. Official Learning Outcomes (LO) for all GE Area B courses Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: LO1 Develop knowledge of scientific theories, concepts, and data about living and non- living systems.
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LO2 Understand how the scientific method is used to develop scientific principles and interpret evidence. LO3 Appreciate the value systems and ethics associated with scientific inquiry, and the potential limits of scientific endeavors. LO4 Demonstrate understanding of the scientific method through laboratory exercises. LO5 Read and understand mathematical arguments and data, and use mathematics effectively to analyze and solve problems that arise in ordinary and professional life. Official Course Content Learning Outcomes for GE Area B2 courses Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: LO1 Explore the biology of humans, including reproduction, growth, development and health. LO2 Understand the basis of genetic inheritance and its implications for individuals and populations. LO3 Examine biological evolution and the diverse sources of evidence that support it. LO4 Exhibit an appreciation of the origin, distribution and maintenance of biological diversity and the impacts of human activities on the natural world. LO5
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