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Student Learning Outcomes

Course Name: Biological Anthropology Laboratory
Course Number: ANTH 1L
Outcomes:
  • Students will be able to determine sex, estimate age and stature, assess population affinity, and identify pathology and trauma of human skeletal remains.
  • Students will be able to measure body fat, identify human traits, identify human bones, locate anthropometric measurement points, and make measurements.
  • Students will be able to construct family pedigrees tracing inherited diseases.
  • Students will be able to analyze genetic data from populations; use the Hardy-Weinberg formula; calculate chi square; and establish selection coefficients and relative fitness.
  • Students will be able to solve problems in Mendelian genetics.
  • Students will be able to identify, observe, measure, and construct phylogenetic inferences from hominid fossils.
  • Students will be able to identify, observe, measure, and construct phylogenetic inferences of primate fossils.
  • Students will be able to observe and measure primate dentition, make taxonomic and dietary inferences, observe primate skeletons and construct locomotion inferences.
  • Students will be able to categorize primate behavior and compare behavior among species.
  • Students will be able to identify primates and make taxonomic assignments using cladistic analysis.