SRJC Course Outlines

6/13/2024 3:32:52 PMANTHRO 1L Course Outline as of Spring 2010

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ANTHRO 1LTitle:  PHYSICAL ANTHRO LAB  
Full Title:  Physical Anthropology Lab
Last Reviewed:4/11/2022

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.00Lecture Scheduled017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled0
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled3.006 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  0.00Total Student Learning Hours: 52.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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An introductory laboratory course that uses scientific methodology to explore and experiment with topics from  ANTHRO 1 lectures.   Major topics to be covered include genetics, human osteology, primate anatomy and social behavior, and the human fossil record.  Additional topics may include human variability, medical anthropology, forensic anthropology, dating techniques, environmental challenges to hominids, and human impact on the environment.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion or Current Enrollment in ANTHRO 1


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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An introductory laboratory course that uses scientific methodology to explore and experiment with topics from  ANTHRO 1 lectures.   Major topics to be covered include genetics, human osteology, primate anatomy and social behavior, and the human fossil record.  Additional topics may include human variability, medical anthropology, forensic anthropology, dating techniques, environmental challenges to hominids, and human impact on the environment.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Course Completion or Current Enrollment in ANTHRO 1
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 B3Laboratory ActivityFall 2001
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 5CFulfills Lab RequirementFall 2012
 5BBiological SciencesFall 2001Fall 2012
 5CFulfills Lab Requirement  
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2001Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2001Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
 
1. Discuss the structure of human DNA and identify the major principles of genetic inheritance.
2. Identify the major elements of the human skeleton using 3-dimensional materials in a lab setting.
3. Compare and contrast human and non-human primate anatomy and social behavior using 3-dimensional materials in a laboratory setting.
4. Identify key biological and cultural attributes that characterize the early hominids using 3-dimensional materials in a laboratory setting.

Topics and Scope
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This course will cover the following topics:
 
I. Genetics:
    a.  The structure and functions of DNA
    b.  Principles of inheritance
    c.  Mechanisms of genetic variation and evolutionary change
II. Human Osteology
    a.  The function of human bone
    b.  The major sections of the human skeleton
    c.  Estimation of age and sex from the human skeleton
III. Primatology
    a.  Primate taxonomy
    b.  Comparative primate anatomy
    c.  Primate social behavior
IV. Fossil Record
    a.  The Australopithecines
    b.  The emergence of the genus Homo
    c.  Cultural, behavioral, and biological changes in human evolution
 
V. Additional topics may include:
    1.  Human Variability
    2.  Medical Anthropology
    3.  Forensic Anthropology
    4.  Dating Techniques
    5.  Environmental Challenges to Hominids
    6.  Human Impacts on the Environment

Assignments:
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1.  Weekly in-class reading assignments in course workbook (2-5 pages).
2.  Weekly problem-solving and/or skills demonstrations with lab models or specimens in class.
3.  Weekly in-class attendance and participation in group discussions of data and problem solving assignments.
4.  One to four in-class quizzes or exams, which can include multiple choice and true-false questions, short answers, and the identification of three-dimensional specimens.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
None
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments and skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
15 - 25%
Lab reports
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
15 - 25%
Assembling three-dimensional models
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 50%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion, Identification of specimens, Short answer
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 15%
In-Class Participation and Attendance


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Exploring Physical Anthropology:   A Lab Manual and Workbook.  Walker, Suzanne.   Morton Publishing Co.:  2008
 
The Human Evolution Coloring Book, 2nd Edition.  Zihlman, Adrienne L.  Harper Collins: 2000 (Classic)
 
Lab Manual and Workbook for Physical Anthropology,  6th Edition.   France, Diane.   Cengage Learning:  2006
 
Method and Practice in Biological Anthropology:  A Workbook and Laboratory Manual for Introductory Courses.  Hens, Samantha.   Pearson/Prentice Hall:  2007

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