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ANTH 346. Race and Human Variation

Credits: 3
Department: Anthropology
Description: Human biological variation, its meaning, function, and significance for human adaptation and the race concept.
Semester Offered: Even Fall
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Describe contemporary evolutionary theory, including: genetic variability, heredity, and natural selection in the evolution of populations; major patterns of variation and adaption in modern human populations; the place of the human species within a broader context of primate biology and evolution and an appreciation of how studies of our closest relatives shed light on human behavior and adaption; and, what it means to say that humans are biocultural organisms.
2. Analyze qualitative and quantitative data.
3. Develop writing skills that include the ability to communicate ideas clearly, synthesize information, and analyze and apply anthropological concepts.
4. Critically evaluate the race concept as portrayed in the popular media.

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