Evolutionary Anthropology (Revision 1)
Anthropology 336: Evolutionary Anthropology is a three-credit, intermediate-level course that provides a general introduction to various topics related to the evolution of human adaptations, including various human behaviours.
The course consists of the following eleven units.
- Unit 1: Understanding Human Behavioural Adaptations
- Unit 2: Basic Bones and Stones: A Review of the Human Fossil Record
- Unit 3: Using a Cross-Species Perspective to Study Human Behaviour
- Unit 4: Evolutionary Psychology
- Unit 5: The Dating Game: Human Pair-Bonds and Mate Preferences
- Unit 6: Menopause: Is It Unique to Humans?
- Unit 7: The Evolution of Human Language: What Is It and Who Has It?
- Unit 8: The Evolution of Human Language: Where Did It Come From?
- Unit 9: Brains, Bodies, and Burgers: How Has Diet Shaped Human Evolution?
- Unit 10: The Evolutionary Origins of Religion
- Unit 11: The Future of Homo sapiens
To receive credit for ANTH 336, you must complete two assignments, write a mid-term and a final examination, and achieve a minimum of "D" (50 per cent) on both the mid-term and final examination and an overall grade of “D” (50 percent) for the entire course.
The mid-term and final examinations for this course must be taken online with an AU approved exam invigilator at an approved invigilation centre. It is your responsibility to ensure your chosen invigilation centre can accommodate online exams. For a list of invigilators who can accommodate online exams, visit the Exam Invigilation Network.
To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.
Fuentes, A. 2009. Evolution of human behavior. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
The course materials also include a study guide. All other materials are available online.
The Challenge for Credit process allows students to demonstrate that they have acquired a command of the general subject matter, knowledge, intellectual and/or other skills that would normally be found in a university level course.
Full information for the Challenge for Credit can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar.
Undergraduate Challenge for Credit Course Registration Form
Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.
Opened in Revision 1, January 20, 2012
Updated January 18 2018 by Student & Academic Services