Course Description

History and Theory of Biological Anthropology, ANTH 100

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Provides an historical overview from the 18th century to the present of race, ape-human relationships, and human nature. Emergence of an evolutionary framework and of fossil, genetic, and primate information becomes the basis for reformulating ideas about human biology within anthropology.

Key Information

Credit: 5 quarter units / 3.33 semester units credit
UC Santa Cruz, Anthropology

Course Credit:

Upon successful completion, all online courses offered through cross-enrollment provide UC unit credit. Some courses are approved for GE, major preparation and/or, major credit or can be used as a substitute for a course at your campus.

If "unit credit" is listed by your campus, consult your department, academic adviser or Student Affairs division to inquire about the petition process for more than unit credit for the course.

UC Berkeley:
Unit Credit

UC Davis:
General Education: AH or SS.

UC Irvine:
Unit Credit

UC Los Angeles:
Unit Credit

UC Merced:
Unit Credit (see your Academic Advisor)

UC Riverside:
Course Equivalence: UCR ANTH 002 

UC San Diego:
General Education: Revelle - 1 Social Science (no major overlap); TMC 1 course toward upper division disciplinary breadth if noncontiguous to major; Warren - May be counted depending on major/PofC/AS, Transfer students may use for UD noncontiguous GE depending on major; Muir: 1 course in a Natural Science theme in "Biological Sciences"; Seventh - 1 course towards Alternatives - Social Science; Sixth 1 social analysis

UC San Francisco:
Unit Credit

UC Santa Barbara:
General Education: Area C - Science, Mathematics, and Technology
Major Requirement: Likely to apply as an Anthropology upper-division elective after petition toward either Area I in the general Anthropology major or Area II in the Anthropology major emphases.

UC Santa Cruz:
General Education: TA - Textual Analysis


Prerequisite(s): ANTH 1, ANTH 2, and ANTH 3 and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements.

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Course Creator

Joseph Reti
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