COLLEGE OF ALAMEDA COURSE OUTLINE

COLLEGE: STATE APPROVAL DATE: 09/27/2010
ORIGINATOR: Jayne Smithson STATE CONTROL NUMBER: CCC000369057
BOARD OF TRUSTEES APPROVAL DATE: 05/08/2008
CURRICULUM COMMITTEE APPROVAL DATE:
CURRENT EFFECTIVE DATE:
 
DIVISION/DEPARTMENT:

1. REQUESTED CREDIT CLASSIFICATION:
  Credit - Degree Applicable
Course is not a basic skills course.
Program Applicable
2. DEPT/COURSE NO: 3. COURSE TITLE:
  ANTHR 001L   Introduction to Physical Anthropology Laboratory
4. COURSE: COA Course Changes only in Non-Catalog Info   TOP NO. 2202.00
5. UNITS: 1.000   HRS/WK LEC: 0.00 Total: 0.00
  HRS/WK LAB: 4.00 Total: 70.00

6. NO. OF TIMES OFFERED AS SELETED TOPIC:       AVERAGE ENROLLMENT:
7. JUSTIFICATION FOR COURSE:
  A lab supplement to the core biological component of anthropology.
8. COURSE/CATALOG DESCRIPTION
  Adjunct laboratory to ANTHR 1: Emphasis on working with replicas of bones and visits to museums and zoos to study primate behavior and hominid evolution.
9. OTHER CATALOG INFORMATION
 
  1. Modular: No     If yes, how many modules:
  2. Open entry/open exit: No
  3. Grading Policy: Both Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
  4. Eligible for credit by Exam: No
  5. Repeatable according to state guidelines: No
  6. Required for degree/certificate (specify):
    Existing - A. A. Anthropology
  7. Meets GE/Transfer requirements (specify):
    Meets the biological science lab requirement when taken concurrently with or sequentially after Anthr 1 Physical Anthropology lecture class.
  8. C-ID Number: Anth 115 Expiration Date:

  9. Are there prerequisites/corequisites/recommended preparation for this course? Yes
  10. Acceptable for Credit: CSU/UC
10. LIST STUDENT PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES (EXIT SKILLS): (Objectives must define the exit skills required of students and include criteria identified in Items 12, 14, and 15 - critical thinking, essay writing, problem solving, written/verbal communications, computational skills, working with others, workplace needs, SCANS competencies, all aspects of the industry, etc.)(See SCANS/All Aspects of Industry Worksheet.)

Students will be able to:
  1. Apply the scientific method.
  2. Identify the outcomes of evolutionary processes.
  3. Describe structure and function of DNA and RNA.
  4. Demonstrate how human traits are inherited.
  5. Identify anatomical and behavioral features of non-human primates.
  6. Compare the morphology of primates and early hominins.
  7. Describe the biological and behavioral adaptations of the genus Homo.
  8. Identify defining features of anatomically modern humans.
11A. COURSE CONTENT: List major topics to be covered. This section must be more than listing chapter headings from a textbook. Outline the course content, including essential topics, major subdivisions, and supporting details. It should include enough information so that a faculty member from any institution will have a clear understanding of the material taught in the course and the approximate length of time devoted to each. There should be congruence among the catalog description, lecture and/or lab content, student performance objectives, and the student learning outcomes. List percent of time spent on each topic; ensure percentages total 100%.

LECTURE CONTENT:

N/A

11B. LAB CONTENT:

1.  Nature of scientific inquiry and the scientific method 10%

2.  Molecular, Mendelian and population genetics 15%

3.  Mechanisms of evolution 15%

4.  Comparative primate taxonomy, anatomy and behavior 15%

5.  The nature of the fossil record including dating techniques 15%

6.  Fossil and genetic evidence of human evolution 15%

7.  Biocultural adaptations and modern human variation 15%

12. METHODS OF INSTRUCTION (List methods used to present course content.)
  1. Field Trips
  2. Lab
  3. Other (Specify)
  4. Observation and Demonstration
  5. Experiments
  6. Discussion
  7. Activity

  8. Other Methods:
    1. Experiments that investigate the scientific method. 2. Discussions that explore evolutionary mechanisms 3. Hands-on lab activities to learn human osteology, forensic and anthropometric methods 4. Visit to local zoos to observe behavioral and anatomical traits of non-human primates
13. ASSIGNMENTS: 0.00 hours/week (List all assignments, including library assignments. Requires two (2) hours of independent work outside of class for each unit/weekly lecture hour. Outside assignments are not required for lab-only courses, although they can be given.)

Out-of-class Assignments:


ASSIGNMENTS ARE: (See definition of college level):
Primarily College Level
14. STUDENT ASSESSMENT: (Grades are based on):
SKILL DEMONSTRATION
ESSAY (Includes "blue book" exams and any written assignment of sufficient length and complexity to require students to select and organize ideas, to explain and support the ideas, and to demonstrate critical thinking skills.)
MULTIPLE CHOICE
COMPUTATION SKILLS
NON-COMPUTATIONAL PROBLEM SOLVING (Critical thinking should be demonstrated by solving unfamiliar problems via various strategies.)
OTHER (Describe):
1. Lab exercises that investigate course objectives. 2. Assessment of comparative anatomy and behavior observations. 3. Measurement of ability to calculate indices for comparative osteology. 4. Critical thinking of material by short essay responses.
15. TEXTS, READINGS, AND MATERIALS
  A. Textbooks:
 
  • France, Diane L.. 2017. Laboratory Manual and Workbook for Physical Anthropology 8. Wadsworth/Cengage
    Rationale: -
  • Soluri, K.E. and Agarwal, S.. 2015. Laboratory Manual and Workbook for Biological Anthropology 1. W.W. Norton
  • Walker-Pacheco, Suzanne. 2017. Exploring Physical Anthropology - A Lab Manual 3. Morton
 

*Date is required: Transfer institutions require current publication date(s) within 5 years of outline addition/update.

  B. Additional Resources:
 
  • Library/LRC Materials and Services:

    The instructor, in consultation with a librarian, has reviewed the materials and services of the College Library/LRC in the subject areas related to the proposed new course
  • Are print materials adequate?     Yes
  • Are nonprint materials adequate?     Yes
  • Are electronic/online resources available?     Yes
  • Are services adequate?     Yes
  • Specific materials and/or services needed have been identified and discussed. Librarian comments:
    Please provide a list of recent, recommended supplementary (non-textbook) titles to a COA librarian.
  C. Readings listed in A and B above are: (See definition of college level):
 

Primarily college level

16. DESIGNATE OCCUPATIONAL CODE:
E - Non-Occupational
17. LEVEL BELOW TRANSFER:
Y - Not Applicable
18. CALIFORNIA CLASSIFICATION CODE:
19. NON CREDIT COURSE CATEGORY:
Y - Not Applicable
20. FUNDING AGENCY CATEGORY:
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1a. Prerequisites/Corequisites/Recommended Preparation:
    COREQUISITE:
  • ANTHR 001: Introduction to Physical Anthropology