Biological Anthropology is a large subfield of Anthropology that studies the mechanisms of biological evolution, genetic inheritance, primatology, and adaptations to local ecologies and cultures. The Biological Anthropology minor concentrates on human/animal biology and behavioral science.
The interdisciplinary minor in Biological Anthropology requires foundation courses in Biology and Anthropology Biology and Anthropology. The minor is intended to complement a major in another discipline A total of 20 credit hours fulfills the minor. The required courses give students a solid grounding in all areas of biological anthropology. The majority of upper level courses concentrate on genetics, behavior, and evolution.
Required Courses (8 credit hours)
|Human Origins (4 credits)
Introduction to Human Genetics (4 credits) OR BIOL 212 Genetics (4 credits; Prereq: C or better in BIOL 211 & CHEM 106)
Electives (12 credit hours)
|Health and Culture (4 credits). Prerequisite: ANTH 110
Genetics and Evolution of Populations (4 credits). Prerequisite: BIOL 212
Animal Behavior (4 credits). Prerequisites: BIOL 211/226
Comparative Vertebrate Biology (4 credits). Prerequisite: BIOL 201/202
Genetics and Evolution or Populations (4 credits). Prerequisite: BIOL 211
Neuropsychology (4 credits)
Human Sexuality (4 credits)