There are no prerequisites for this course.
There are no corequisites for this course.
||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.
- William Haviland, Herald E. L. Prins, Dana Walrath, Bunny McBride,. The Essence of Anthropology, 3rd ed., Cengage Learning, 2013. ISBN: 9781111833442
|Program Learning Outcomes:
Global Learning Outcomes:
I. Critical Thinking: Students will evaluate the validity of their
own and others' ideas through questioning, analyzing and
synthesizing results into the creative process. Students will
demonstrate their ability to
A. Collect, organize, classify, correlate, analyze, and present
materials and data from a variety of academic disciplines
distinguishing between facts and opinion, judgments and
inferences, and the objective and subjective.
C. Consciously raise questions, suspending judgment and
remaining open to new information, methods, cultural
systems, values, and beliefs.
V. Cultural Literacy: Students will develop an appreciation of
human culture and its diversity and the rolw of the creative
arts in society. Students will
A. Demonstrate an understanding of cultural, national, ethnic,
religious, and general differences among peoples of the
B. Assess mass media messages, deriv important news and other
essential information from a variety of sources, and
thoughtfully use this knowledge as a responsible citizen.
VI. Social Skills: Students will devel9op and use skills and
attitudes that integrate individuals into society. Students will
A. Demonstrate appropriate social skills, language, and
emotions in different situations showing respect for others'
D. Work both alone and with others, understanding the roles of
leadership and teamwork to achieve goals.
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 both
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
|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.
|| 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.
|| 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.