Evolution & Culture

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2013
Subject Name: 

Anthropology

Course Number: 
113
Institution: 
Amherst College

This course concentrates on the role of culture in evolutionary perspective, regarding it as the distinctive adaptive mode of humanity. Drawing on the materials of primatology, paleontology, archaeology, the prehistoric record as well as cultural studies, the primary emphasis will be on the relations among biological, psychological, social, and cultural factors in human evolution and human life. The focus is primarily on the role of culture in human evolution, and aspects of culture that make humans unique.

Limited to 50 students. Spring semester. Professor Goheen.

Linked Course: 
N
Instructor Permission Required: 
Y
Schedule #: 
ANTH-113-01-1213S

Course Sections

Evolution & Culture
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0

Miriam Goheen

mrgoheen@amherst.edu

MW 12:30PM-01:50PM

MEAD 115