Biological anthropology, also known as physical anthropology, is a scientific discipline concerned with the biological and behavioral aspects of human beings, their related non-human primates and their extinct hominin ancestors. It is a subfield of anthropology that provides a biological perspective to the systematic study of human beings.
- In this unit students will learn about basic genetics, modern evolutionary theory, modern human variation, and the history of evolutionary thought.
- In the second unit, students will examine skeletal anatomy, taxonomy, modern non‐human primates, primate socioecology, and primate evolution.
- In the last unit, students investigate the origins of bipedalism, encephalization of the brain, and the evolution of hominins.