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Anthony Di Fiore, Chair SAC 4.102, Mailcode C3200 78712 • 512-471-4206

Spring 2004

ANT 301 • Physical Anthropology (self-paced)

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26465 -TBA


Course Description

Mandatory orientation session Wednesday, August 28th, 4-5:00 in WCH 1.120. This course is designed to introduce students to physical anthropology. During the semester you will investigate numerous and diverse subjects that include an introduction to modern evolutionary theory, sexual reproduction, human genetics, variation in populations of modern humans, mammalian phylogeny, primate behavior, biology, and ecology, the fossil record of primate and human evolution, and archaeology.

SELF-PACED FEATURE: To successfully complete this course, the student must be able to learn the material without the benefit of a formal lecture and laboratory session. The only official meeting of the course is the initial orientation meeting. This class is not necessarily less time consuming than other classes and there are deadlines for the completion of the exams and lab assignments. Students are responsible for setting their own proper study pace and can arrange their time according to their schedule. It is possible to finish this course before the end of the semester by working in a more concentrated manner early in the semester.


The following materials are required for the course: * Essentials of Physical Anthropology, Jurmain, Nelson, Kilgore, & Trevathan, 2004, 5th edition. * Virtual Laboratories for Physical Anthropology on CD-ROM, Kappelman, 2003, 3rd edition (version 3.0). * Course Website:


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