Anth 17 The Biological Evolution of Human Behavior




An analysis of what it is to be human based on the works of Lamarck,

Darwin, Spencer, and others core to the development of natural selection and biological determinism. Works through the concepts of the 20th century, including social Darwinism through the current trends in the evolutionary study of human behavior. Particular emphasis will be placed on the evolution of cooperation and the interaction of biological adaptation and culture in human biological and socio-cultural diversity.


3 units; 3 hour lecture

Transfers: CSU, UC