with disabilities who need reasonable accommodations are encouraged to
contact the instructor. The Disability Programs and Resource Center (DPRC)
is available to facilitate the reasonable accommodations process. The
DPRC is located in the Student Service Building and can be reached by
telephone (voice/TTY 415-338-2472) or by email (email@example.com).
University Withdrawal Policy
Withdrawal deadline occurs two weeks after the semester
starts. After this deadline, students must petition for a
Withdrawal, or receive a non-passing grade for a class if they
do not complete the requirements of the course. Withdrawals are
permitted only for serious and/ or compelling reasons. In the
last three weeks of the semester, students must be able to
document the reason for their withdrawal.
By the end of the course, students will be able to:
Explain the steps in the scientific method and
use the example of evolutionary theory versus intelligent
design to explain why the first is accepted as a valid
scientific theory while the second is not.
Analyze the history of biological anthropology
and the types of data that have been used in formulating
various hypotheses of human origins; trace the impact of new
technologies on the refinement and reformulation of these
Evaluate the evidence from the fossil record,
genetic data, and comparative primatology to articulate
well-reasoned responses to questions pertaining to human
evolution and adaptation.
Compare and contrast alternative theories
concerning the adaptive advantages and development of specific
human traits such as bipedalism, encephalization, and language
Describe the history of research on the
distribution of human biological variation and scientific race
concepts and demonstrate an understanding of the political and
cultural impacts of these scientific interpretations in
regards to social justice.
Use genetic and evolutionary theory to explain
the pattern of modern human genotypic and phenotypic variation
and relate them to ecological variables.
Give examples of the applications of theories
in biological anthropology to contemporary problems in
forensic investigations, health and medicine, and human growth