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ANTH 150: Human Adaptation (3 credits)

Course Description

Human variation, physical and cultural, examined for its adaptiveness. Alternative explanations of human behavior, with implications for the future. (3 hours lecture)


Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the concerns and general approach(es) of each of the four subfields of anthropology—cultural anthropology, physical anthropology, archaeology, and linguistics—and explain how they interact.
  • Use basic terminology appropriate to the four subfields of anthropology.
  • Apply key anthropological perspectives and approaches to real-world examples.
  • Identify the major biological and cultural factors that influence human evolution.
  • Describe basic archaeological approach to excavation.
  • Explain the processes of heredity, variation, and natural selection involved in human evolution.
  • Trace the evolutionary record from human ancestors to contemporary humans.
  • Demonstrate an appreciation for the diversity of the Order Primates, in terms of biology and behavior.
  • Discuss the relationship(s) among human biology, culture, and environment.
  • Research and write a paper addressing some thesis, topic, or research question, utilizing appropriate sources and in a proper academic format (including proper citations).

Degrees and Certificates

For transfer information within the UH system, visit the System Transfer page


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Classes Offered

  • Fall 2014 - MW, 8:30am to 9:45am, Hale Na‘auao 105, Christian Palmer - CRN: 62224
  • Spring 2013 - MW, 11:30am to 12:45pm, Hale Alaka‘i 129, Rachel Harvey - CRN: 62291 - view syllabus
  • Fall 2013 - TR, 11:30am to 12:45pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 113, Rachel Harvey - CRN: 64396 - view syllabus
  • Fall 2012 - TR, 2:30pm to 3:45pm, Hale Pālanakila 225, Forrest Young - CRN: 61211
  • Spring 2012 - TR, 1:00pm to 2:15pm, Hale Alaka‘i 102, Pamela DaGrossa - CRN: 64419 - view syllabus
  • Spring 2011 - TR, 9:45am to 11:00am, Hale Alaka‘i 130, Pamela DaGrossa - CRN: 61004 - view syllabus
  • Fall 2011 - TR, 2:00pm to 3:15pm, Hale Alaka‘i 130, Forrest Young - CRN: 63240
  • Fall 2011 - TR, 12:30pm to 1:45pm, Hale Alaka‘i 130, Forrest Young - CRN: 63357
  • Fall 2010 - TR, 3:00pm to 4:15pm, Hale Alaka‘i 101, Pamela DaGrossa - CRN: 60307 - view syllabus
  • Spring 2010 - TR, 9:45am to 11:00am, Hale Alaka‘i 102, Nancy Cooper - CRN: 63015
  • Spring 2010 - asynchronous , Usha Prasad - CRN: 63286
  • Spring 2009 - TR, 9:45am to 11:00am, Hale Pālanakila 102, Pamela DaGrossa - CRN: 60019 - view syllabus
  • Fall 2009 - TR, 11:15am to 12:30pm, Hale Mana‘opono 102, Pamela DaGrossa - CRN: 62131 - view syllabus
  • Spring 2008 - MWF, 10:30am to 11:20am, Hale Pālanakila 212, Pamela DaGrossa - CRN: 62021 - view syllabus
  • Spring 2008 - MW, 5:30pm to 6:55pm, Hale Pālanakila 227, Pamela DaGrossa - CRN: 62022 - view syllabus
  • Fall 2008 - TR, 9:45am to 11:00am, Hale Pālanakila 227, Pamela DaGrossa - CRN: 64147
  • Fall 2008 - MWF, 10:30am to 11:20am, Hale Pālanakila 225, Pamela DaGrossa - CRN: 64148
  • Fall 2007 - TR, 11:15am to 12:30pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 123, Pamela DaGrossa - CRN: 61177
  • Fall 2007 - MWF, 11:30am to 12:20pm, Hale Pālanakila 225, Pamela DaGrossa - CRN: 61178
  • Spring 2007 - MWF, 9:30am to 10:20am, Hale ‘Imiloa 123, Pamela DaGrossa - CRN: 64246
  • Spring 2007 - TR, 9:45am to 11:00am, Hale Pālanakila 225, Pamela DaGrossa - CRN: 64247
  • Fall 2006 - MWF, 12:30pm to 1:20pm, Hale Pālanakila 212, Pamela DaGrossa - CRN: 63233
  • Fall 2006 - TR, 1:30pm to 2:45pm, Hale Pālanakila 212, Pamela DaGrossa - CRN: 63234
  • Fall 2003 - MWF, 10:30am to 11:25am, Hale Pālanakila 227, Forrest Young - CRN: 14196
  • Fall 2003 - TR, 11:15am to 12:30pm, Hale Pālanakila 227, J Turner - CRN: 14197
  • Spring 2003 - MWF, 10:30am to 11:20am, Hale Pālanakila 227, Robert De Loach - CRN: 35301
  • Spring 2003 - TR, 9:45am to 11:00am, Hale Pālanakila 227, J Turner - CRN: 35303
  • Fall 2002 - MWF, 10:30am to 11:20am, Hale Pālanakila 227, Robert De Loach - CRN: 7100
  • Fall 2002 - TR, 11:15am to 12:30pm, Hale Pālanakila 227, J Turner - CRN: 7101

 

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