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Department of Anthropology



The World of Primates











Anth 1 L (lab) is an introductory course in micro-macro evolutionary

theory, primatology, and the paleoanthropological fossil record. Primary

focus is on human variation and evolution. This course provides students

with a detailed study of material discussed in the biological anthropology

lecture class that include lab practicum on human skeletal anatomy,

comparative anatomy of hominin species and extinct and extant species

of primates.

Student Learning Outcomes:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the scientific method.

2. Employ principles of Mendelian genetics to determine genotype and phenotype


3. Calculate gene, genotype, and phenotype frequencies using the Hardy-

Weinberg Equilibrium formula.

4. Demonstrate an understanding of cell structure and functions.

5. Use common lab and anthropometric equipment such as a compound

microscope and calipers.

6. Discuss primate evolution and the different adaptive radiations.

7. Compare and contrast members of the Primate order in terms of structure,

behavior, and phylogeny.

8. Classify hominid species based upon selected traits such as anatomical

changes associated with bipedalism, changes in the size and structure of

the brain, and the development of culture.

9. Locate and describe the major bones of the human skeleton.

10. Identify characteristics of human skeletons or skulls such as gender, age,

and ancestry.

11. Discuss current research in genome analysis of various hominid populations



1 units; 3 hour lab

Transfers to: CSU, UC

Prerequisite: Must be taken concurrently with ANTH 1 or within 1 year after

completing ANTH 1for transfer.