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    Radford University
  Oct 20, 2017
2017 - 2018 Undergraduate Catalog
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ANSC 101 - Anthropology of the Human Past

Credits: (3)
Instructional Method: Three hours lecture.
This course serves as the introduction to the Anthropological Sciences and thus to the biocultural origin and evolution of the human species and human societies worldwide. It includes a survey of human and nonhuman primate evolution and prehistory (including the methods and theories used by anthropologists to illuminate these subjects) and the emergence of fully modern humans in terms of their behavior and culture. The more recent evolution of societies as diverse as small-scale hunter-gatherers to more complex civilizations is also considered in the context of the biocultural factors that have shaped their development. Finally, students will be introduced to the range of modern applications in anthropological sciences, ranging from cultural resource management to forensic investigation.

Note(s): This course has been approved for credit in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Area of the Core Curriculum.

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