ANTH 001 - (BH) Human Evolution in Anthropological Perspective
Semester Hours:3Fall, Spring
Human origins are reviewed in light of evolutionary theory, recent research on living primates and the fossil record. Concepts of both human nature and culture are defined in evolutionary terms and critiqued with an eye to unraveling the distinctly human capacities for conjugal and extended family life, for symbolic communication and for social contracts that establish the minimal conditions for political order.
Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes: (Formerly Human Evolution in Philosophical Perspective.)