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Course Descriptions

ANT 101 - General Anthropology

3 Credits

An introduction to the fields of anthropology with emphasis on archaeology and physical anthropology. Explores the range of human biological and cultural diversity as indicated by archaeological remains and the human fossil record. Facts and theories about human nature and human culture are examined in evolutionary and comparative perspective.

Learning Attributes: WR

New SUNY General Education: SUNY - Social Sciences

Retiring SUNY General Education: SUNY-SS - Social Sciences (SSCS)

MCC General Education: MCC-CT - Critical Thinking (MCT), MCC-SCI - Scientific Reasoning (MSCI), MCC-SSD - Social Science and Diversity (MSSD)

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Describe the subfields of physical anthropology and archaeology.
2. Explain cultural relativism and the holistic approach that separates Anthropology from other sciences.
3. Discuss the basic facts and theories in physical anthropology, such as evolutionary theory and hominid origins.
4. Discuss the record of human behavior revealed through the recovery of material and non-material artifacts associated with past peoples.
5. Discuss the cultural development of past peoples using facts associated with events such as the hunter and gatherer Diaspora or the origins of agriculture.

Course Offered Fall, Spring

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Fall Semester 2024
Summer Session 2024