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2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
2018-2019 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ANT 104-01 - Anthropological Inquiries

4 credits (Spring)
What Makes Us Human? We can all classify “human” vs. “nonhuman” when we see one.  However, what are our criteria? Is it our physiology (e.g., bipedalism), our DNA (e.g., 26 chromosomes), our stuff (e.g., tools), our language (e.g., “mama”), our culture (e.g., religion)?  We will examine how anthropology addresses this issue and where the different anthropological approaches over-lap.  Students will conduct selected hands-on research addressing various aspects of the “what makes us human” question.

Prerequisite: None.
Instructor: Bentley-Condit