This course has two major areas of con-centration: physical
anthropology and cul-tural anthropology. Physical anthropology traces
the origin and development of human beings, emphasizing evolutionary
theory and the fossil evidence for it. The dispute be-tween
evolutionists and creationists is cov-ered. Cultural anthropology looks
at both the similarities and the differences among con-temporary
cultures in various parts of the world. In the end, the goal is to
understand more about ourselves as human beings. The course
provides possible answers for some of the riddles of our culture: How
dif-ferent are we from apes? How do humans adapt to, and survive in
their environment? Are humans as a whole, more alike than dif-ferent?
Materials include a text, supplemen-tal readings, and documentary and
No prerequisite. Grades 10-11-12
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