Anthropology | Human Origins and Prehistory
A105 | 0347 | Pickering
This course is designed as a survey of the biological evolution of
the human species and the archaeology of early
Course Requirements: Sections of the textbook will be assigned for
some meetings. These assignments will be indicated next to the date
and lecture topic(s) for which they are required. It is expected
that you will complete these readings in preparation for the
indicated class meetings.
Class attendance is not required, but strongly encouraged, as exam
questions will come from lectures as well as the assigned readings-
and some lecture topics are not duplicated in the
Methods of Evaluation: Grades will be based on two exams-a midterm
(50 % of your final grade) and a final (50 % of your final grade).
The final exam is cumulative. Make-up exams will not be given,
except in extreme cases, such as death in the family or serious
illness on part of the student (proper documentation of such
situations-such as a doctor's excuse-will be required from the
There is no extra credit option.