ANP 206: Introduction to Physical Anthropology introduces students to the ways in which anthropologists study human evolution. The class explores this topic by looking three broad topics. First, the class explores the role that genetics plays in biological evolution, variation, and human adaptation. Second, the class explores the ecology and behavior of non-human primates. Finally, the course will explore the the major developments in the evolution of Homo sapiens beginning with the appearance of the first primates approximately 60 million years ago. Ultimately, the course seeks to answers the question, “where do we come from?”
Students can take this course online from anywhere in the world and make progress towards their degree. All that students need is a computer, a modern browser, and a broadband internet connection. None of the anthropology online classes have an on-campus component or require that students purchase expensive textbooks.