ANTH 2520 Evolutionary Bases of Human Behavior

This course explores the evolutionary bases of human behavior from a multidisciplinary perspective. It emphasizes the evolutionary and adaptive biological substrates and predispositions which help account for the complexity of modern humans. Evolutionary principles, comparative anatomical and behavioral evidence, the fossil record, neuroanatomical and the uniquely human archeological record are used to trace the anatomical and behavioral evolution of Homo sapiens. The roots of modern human behavior will be considered from the perspectives of adaptation and antiquity. Students will not only develop a thorough understanding of what it means to be human, but also an extensive knowledge of the environmental and biological forces which shaped the human mind. Course offered Fall and Spring Semesters only. Cross Listed Course(s): PSY 2520
Credits: 3.0