Brandeis University

    ANTH 5A: Human Origins

    Instructor: Javier Urcid
    Course Description: <b>This course will be a traditional on-campus course in Summer 2022</b><br>This course covers the transformation of human biological and cultural endowments through a span of some 5 million years, from a hominoid stage to the origins of anatomically modern humans. A consideration of humans’ place in nature as well as a review of evolutionary principles leads to discuss the findings of hominid skeletal remains in a diachronic framework. The journey through the bio-cultural transformation of humanity highlights the transition to bipedal locomotion, increased levels of encephalization, changes in human life histories, and the expanded reliance on cognitive adaptations, including the acquisition of language and development of material symbolic systems.
    Session: Session II
    Day: T, W, Th
    Time: 11:10am - 1:40pm
    Credit Hours: 4 Credits
    Course Format: On-Campus Course for Summer 2022
    Brandeis Graduation Requirement Fulfilled:
    Enrollment Limit:
    Course Classification: Undergraduate Level Course
    Course Tuition: $3,290
    Course Fees: None
    Open to High School Students: Yes