Eligibility for ENG 836.
UC/CSU (B2). CAN ANTH 2
This course is designed to provide
students with a basic understanding of human evolution. Human
evolution is, in the largest sense, human history. From a biological
perspective, this course addresses such questions as: what are
we and how did we become the way we are? Our attempts to answer
these questions will entail an understanding of the following
1. The scientific method
2. Natural selection
3. The structure and function of DNA
4. Human diversity
5. Our relationship to other life forms, and specifically, our
place among primates
6. The fossil evidence for human evolution
There will be three exams each worth one hundred points
Zoo Assignment: Students
will be required to observe an enclosure at the San Francisco
Zoo and type a journal-style report of their observations. Guidelines
for this assignment will be distributed and addressed in class.
This assignment is worth one hundred points.
Ten one-Full page reflections pertaining to your thoughts on
topics in Physical Anthropology. While these papers are ungraded,
they are valued at ten points each (one hundred points total
for the semester). Topics may be assigned by the instructor.
Anthropology is a new subject
to many college students. Much of the material covered
in the various anthropology courses at Skyline College
is useful both in and out of class—concepts of race,
ethnic diversity, conflict resolution, and gender roles
are some of the themes covered that students find helpful
in their personal and professional lives. While there
are topics that overlap into other fields such as history,
biology, geography, psychology, religion, et cetera, anthropology
addresses these in a unique way.
In this class you're
Learning Center (Skyline
Campus, Building 5) provides a broad range of tutorial
services free to students. I strongly encourage students
to use this excellent resource as soon as they anticipate
Essentials of Physical Anthropology 4th edition by Jurmain, Nelson
Biological Anthropology: An Introductory Reader 3rd edition by
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Your semester grade will
be based on:
Grading Scale: Five hundred points
are available in each class.
Grade Total Semester Points %
Attendance will be taken once each class session. Lectures,
class discussions, and films are as much a part of the course
as are the assigned readings and this material will be included
in exam questions. Regular, punctual attendance is of vital
importance since there is no way of making up audiovisual
materials, class discussions or lectures. Contact me if you
miss a class due to illness, etcetera. Students who continue
to miss classes may be dropped from the course. Also, out
of courtesy to your fellow students and instructor, pagers
and cell phones should be kept inaudible.
Making Up Missed Exams:
Students are expected to take all exams on scheduled dates.
Make-up exams are only given in the case of a valid and documented
emergency and must be made up the following week of their
return during my office hour. Do not schedule routine appointments
during exam times. Students who wait longer than one week
will not be permitted to take the test and will receive a
zero on that assignment. Extra credit is not accepted from
students who have missed an exam or any assignment.
Cheating and Plagiarism:
Skyline College does not tolerate plagiarism or any form of
cheating. All students should read the Student Handbook so
that each of you is aware of your rights and responsibilities
while attending Skyline College.