2023-2024 EGCC Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
    Jun 20, 2024  
2023-2024 EGCC Catalog and Student Handbook
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BIO 265H - Biological Evolution: Biology for Honors Students


Credits: 3

This course will cover the main tenets of evolutionary theory, and the analytical methods, as it refers to the human case. Among other topics covered are the role of studies of modern primate social structure and anatomy play in the interpretation of human evolution as well as the key stages in the pattern of human evolution, both in terms of physical changes and cultural changes, as they are currently understood. The course will allow students to summarize the geographical location of major sites and finds, and be able to locate them and assess how successful paleoanthropologists have been at explaining the development of human behavior and the processes of the human mind. Students will be able to compare and contrast the information about human evolution generated through the study of fossil/comparative anatomy, and archeology and be able to critically evaluate scientific papers and contribute to academic discussions and debates. Note that honors courses move at an accelerated pace, includes more material than the traditional course, and offer students the opportunity to hone their critical thinking and analytical writing skills. Additionally, these courses are meant to facilitate a seminar-like environment through close academic interaction with faculty and other honors students.

Theory: 3



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