- Lecture: 3.1. Population Genetics Part 1: Mutation and Natural Selection (21 min)
- Lecture: 3.2. Population Genetics Part 2: Gene Flow and Gene Drift (17 min)
- Lecture: 3.3. Misconceptions of Race (19 min)
- PDF: 3.1. Sauer, Norm – Forensic Anthropology and the Concept of Race: If Races Don’t Exist, Why Are Forensic Anthropologists So Good at Identifying Them?
- PDF: 3.2. Read the Statement on Race from the AAPA
- Link: 3.1. Read the Statement on Race from the AAA
- Link: 3.2. Yong – How Inbreeding Killed off a Line of Kings
- Link: 3.3. O’Luanaigh – Mutation in key gene allows Tibetans to thrive at high altitude
- Link: 3.4. Explore the five lessons relating to Human Variation and take the quiz
- Film: 3.1. “Face of Britain” (47 min)
- 10-Question MC quiz on D2L (complete by 11:30PM on Friday) – 60 minute time limit once you start the quiz
- Reflection Blog Post due by 11:30PM on Friday: (500 words)
- Prompt: The statements on race from the American Anthropological Association (AAA) and the American Association of Physical Anthropologists (AAPA) reflect the position of anthropologists on the topic of race and ancestry. Reflect on what you’ve read in these statements for this blog. Is there a particular statement or section that stuck out to you as being surprising or interesting? How so? Based on what you’ve learned in the course so far, how would you explain the non-existence of biological race to a person who was unfamiliar with the topic? Reference particular concepts or ideas from the readings and videos in your response.
- Reflection Blog Comments due by 11:30PM on Sunday: (125 words each) Read 2 other students’ postings from this week’s reflection posts and leave a comment.