District Syllabus
Introduction To Anthropology

Credit Hours: 3
Contact Hours: 3
Laboratory Fee: None.
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.
Catalog Description:
This course is an introduction to anthropology and anthropological 
thought.  Course offers basic treatment of human evolution, the 
origins of world civilization, world archaeology, and modern world 
cultures, stressing the continuities of human nature.  Meets A.A. 
general education Category IV.  This is a writing emphasis course.
Required Materials: Books:
  • William Haviland, Herald E. L. Prins, Dana Walrath, Bunny McBride,. The Essence of Anthropology, 3rd ed., Cengage Learning, 2013. ISBN: 9781111833442
Supplemental Materials: Additional materials may be assigned by the instructor to supplement the required materials. -->
Special Requirements: None
Program Learning Outcomes:
Global Learning Outcomes:
I.   Critical Thinking: Students evaluate the validity of their 
     own and others' ideas through questioning, analyzing and   
     synthesizing results into the learning process. 
V.   Cultural Literacy: Students evaluate issues relevant to
     cultural diversity and culturally diverse populations. 
VI.  Social Skills: Students demonstrate skills and behaviors 
     that integrate the individual into society.

Major Learning Outcomes:
After completing this course, the students should be able to:

1. Distinguish the content and methodology of anthropology's four 
   sub-disciplines from other social sciences.
2. View anthropology as the study of human adaptive responses 
   biological and cultural for survival.
3. Assess their ethnocentric thinking of other cultures.
4. Understand that humans as cultural-bearers have a long and
   reticulated evolutionary history.
5. Develop an holistic approach to the study of human kind's 
   evolutionary development.

Course Learning Outcomes:
After completing this course, students will be able to:

Specific Performance Objectives:  After completing this course, 
students will be able to:

1.  Identify those evolutionary forces which have effected 
    humankind's genotypic development.
2.  Compare and contrast explanations of human development from 
    natural selection as well as non-scientific approaches.
3.  Identify the grades of hominid evolution.
4.  Discuss the relationship between tool use, proten capture and 
    increased brain size in hominid evolution.
Methods of Evaluation:
Evaluation of student progress towards achieving the stated learning 
outcomes and performance objectives is the responsibility of the 
instructor, within the policies of the college and the department.  A 
detailed explanation is included in the expanded syllabus developed 
by the instructor for each section being taught.
Flexibility: It is the intention of the instructor to accomplish the objectives specified in the course syllabus. However, circumstances may arise which prohibit the fulfilling of this endeavor. Therefore, this syllabus is subject to change. When possible, students will be notified of any change in advance of its occurrence.
Student Email Accounts Pensacola State College provides an institutional email account to all credit students. Pirate Mail is the official method of communication, and students must use Pirate Mail when communicating with the College. In cases where companion software is used for a particular class, emails may be exchanged between instructor and student using the companion software.
Note: For students with a disability that falls under the Americans with Disability Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is the responsibility of the student to notify Student Resource Center for ADA Services to discuss any special needs or equipment necessary to accomplish the requirements for this course. Upon completion of registration with the Student Resource Center for ADA Services office, specific arrangements can be discussed with the instructor.