ANTHRO-101 - Introduction to Physical Anthropology - Oscar Hernandez
|Course:||Introduction to Physical Anthropology|
Hello class, welcome to Physical Anthropology. I would like to just mention a few educational goals that I strive to achieve in all my classes. We will spend some time in the beginning of class reviewing and discussing the following concepts/ideas
- Critical Thinking
- Skeptical Thinking
- What is truth?
- Most reliable way to find a truth?
- Why is this important to this class, anthropology, education, and life?
In case you’re interested, my main interests in anthropology surround themes of digital cultures and society. I am interested in how social media, digital media, and online cultures influence the ideology of our culture campuses.
My other interests, and specific to this class, include artificial intelligence and its impact on culture (either in real life or in movies/fiction). I am also interested in the evolution of morality, objective morality, and free will or lack of free will.
Lastly, I have recently been deeply interested in issues of free speech and how citizens perceive or think of “hate speech” and censorship.
Examines the evolution of the human species and non-human primates primarily from the biological perspective. Topics include human heredity and population genetics, primate behavior and conservation, the human fossil record, and modern human variation.
What to Expect in this Course
This class will not have live (synchronous) meetings. I will, however, be available on a weekly basis to meet with student via Zoom office hours. I encourage all students to stop by and ask questions or just chat! I strive to make this class a positive learning experience for all. Please feel free to express your thoughts, agreements, questions, disagreements and any other form of critical thinking.
Types of Assessments
Class Participation in the form of discussion boards, responses to articles, videos, etc. 2 quizzes 1 Final Exam
Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook
We will be using an OER! No need to purchase a textbook!
Explorations: An Open Invitation to Physical Anthropology http://explorations.americananthro.org/
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Last updated: 10/08/2021 Sub#: 833