Not too easy. Not too difficult.
I would recommend this course because it is overall very interesting for someone who is an anthropology or evolutionary major. This class goes into a lot of depth over the timeline of our evolution, while also providing other new and relevant facts to the discussion.
Some highlights from this course for me would be learning how to distinguish between certain groups of hominins based on their teeth or skull patterns. It was helpful to have casts of different groups available to us during discussions so that we could actually see what the professor was explaining to us. Another highlight was having to memorize the evolutionary tree. While incredibly challenging, it provided us with a clearer understanding of where groups were evolutionary speaking and around what time they were in prominence.
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Advice for students:
To succeed in this class students need to be aware that there is a lot of memorization of dates, types, and locations for many different hominin groups. The biggest study tip that helped me during this class was note cards, both for terms but also for the evolutionary tree so that I could scramble the cards and rearrange them in the correct order to quiz myself. There are also several great sections on Quizlet that really benefitted me while taking this course.