ANTH 441. Laboratory/Field Methods in Biological Anthropology. 3 Hours N.
This biological anthropology lab course builds upon concepts introduced in ANTH 150 and ANTH 304. The course provides students with practical, hands-on experience in biological anthropology laboratory methods and theory. We will cover the following topics: genetics, osteology, forensic anthropology, modern human biological variation, primatology, paleoanthropology, and human evolution. Students will integrate their knowledge of human variation, genetics, and critical approaches to the concept of social and biological race. Students will have an opportunity to investigate their own or a sample genome in a final project analyzing genetic markers using a commercial ancestry test. Prerequisite: ANTH 304 or ANTH 340 or Human Biology major or permission of instructor. LAB.