ANTH& 125 Human Variation • 5 Cr.


Examines the biological basis for population human variation, as well as cultural diversity in the interpretations of these differences. Examine contemporary populations and their distribution of body form, features, skeletal structures and skin color. As well as the cultural, ecological and evolutionary forces that shape human diversity and behavior.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • • Identify methods used by anthropologists to analyze human behavior and variation. • Identify sources and biological outcomes of human variation. • Describe and explain simple genetic transmission of variant trials. • Describe the relationship between biological variation and social perceptions of phenotypic expressions. • Describe and explain how human cultural variation and diversity is distributed and how it relates to ecological, evolutionary, and individual forces