Genre: eLearning | Language: English
In this course, award-winning teacher and scholar Barbara J. King a William and Mary University Professor of Teaching Excellence from 1999-2002 delves into the story of how, why, where, and when we became human.
These lectures will help you understand the forces that have shaped, and continue to shape, our species. “An evolutionary perspective on human behavior,” notes Dr. King, “results in more than just knowledge about dates and sites when and where specific evolutionary milestones likely occurred. “It is also a window on the past and future of our species. An entirely new way of thinking comes into focus when we consider the human species within an evolutionary perspective.”
One – What Is Biological Anthropology?
Two – How Evolution Works
Three – The Debate Over Evolution
Four – Matter Arisingâ€”New Species
Five – Prosimians, Monkeys, and Apes
Six – Monkey and Ape Social Behavior
Seven – The Mind of the Great Ape
Eight – Models for Human Ancestors?
Nine – Introducing the Hominids
Ten – Lucy and Company
Eleven – Stones and Bones
Twelve – Out of Africa
Thirteen – Who Were the Neanderthals?
Fourteen – Did Hunting Make Us Human?
Fifteen – The Prehistory of Gender
Sixteen – Modern Human Anatomy and Behavior
Seventeen – On the Origins of Homo sapiens
Eighteen – Language
Nineteen – Do Human Races Exist?
Twenty – Modern Human Variation
Twenty One – Body Fat, Diet, and Obesity
Twenty Two – The Body and Mind Evolving
Twenty Three – Tyranny of the Gene?
Twenty Four – Evolution and Our Future