Anthropology | Proseminar in Bioanthropology
B500 | 25816 | Cook


This course an introduction to the field of physical anthropology or
bioanthropology for graduate students.   Topics will include
evolutionary theory, genetics, primate morphology and behavior, the
hominid fossil record, living human biological variation, and human
adaptation.  One purpose of the course is to serve the needs of
graduate students fulfilling the requirement of coursework outside of
their major subdiscipline.   In addition, many former students have
found that they are required to teach introductory courses beyond
their own subdiscipline when they begin their first teaching position.
B500 will in constructing an introductory course in bioanthropology.
Finally, for graduate students without prior coursework in the
subdiscipline, B500 serves as a minimum foundation to qualify
applicants for Associate Instructorships to teach A105.  The latter is
one of two undergraduate courses in the department that utilizes 3-4
Associate Instructors every semester.

Textbook
Stanford, Craig, John S. Allen and Susan C. Anton
2006  Biological Anthropology.  Prentice Hall.

Grades
Grades will be based on three objective exams, each worth 20 percent
and a paper worth 40 percent.  Most papers will review the
bioanthropology of the region in which students plan to do research.
They should be in the format of an appropriate journal, for example
AA,  CA or ARA.  Lab exercises will be assigned each week and will not
be graded, but they must be completed to complete the course.