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ANT 301 : Physical Anthropology (Online)

Texas Common Number : ANTH 2301

Course Description

3 college credit hours

In this online course, you will study the fundamental questions of physical anthropology: "What does it mean to be human?" and "How did we become human?" Physical anthropology draws upon many fields to provide scientific answers to these questions, leading to a third question: "Are we unique?"

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Official UT Austin Course Description
Human evolution, race, heredity, the organic basis of culture; culture history through the Paleolithic stage.


Students should contact the University Extension advisor with any questions about prerequisites or placement in our courses. All students should contact their academic advisor with any questions about how this course fulfills their degree requirements.

Graded Assessments
7 assignments
2 exams (taken at approved testing site)

Textbook(s) and Materials
Jurmain, Robert, Harry Nelson, Lynn Kilgore, and Wenda Trevathan. Introduction to Physical Anthropology, Eleventh Edition. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, 2008. ISBN 10: 0-495-18779-8 or 13: 978-0-495-18779-0

Kappelman, John, ed. Virtual Laboratories for Physical Anthropology, 4th ed., Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, 2008. Available as a CD-ROM (ISBN: 978-0-495-00992-4) or online version (ISBN: 978-0-495-09610-8)

Course Fees (exam proctoring fees may apply and are not included)


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