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Dr. Parvis Ghassem-Fachandi does research in Gujarat, India

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Dr. Daniel Goldstein in Belgium

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Recently graduated anthropology major continues her work and studies

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Dr. Dorothy Hodgson and Maasai activist Ndini Kimesera Sikar at the U.N. in NYC

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Student discusses honors poster on “Undocumented Mexican Women in New Brunswick”

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Dr. David Hughes at Fukushima Workshop, Tokyo

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Graduate student meets orangutan as a T.A. in Borneo with Rutgers Study Abroad "Primates, Ecology and Conservation in Indonesia"

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Student discusses Honors work at historic site in Trappe, PA with Chair, Dr. Craig Feibel

B.S. in Evolutionary Anthropology

B.S. in Evolutionary Anthropology (Bachelor of Science)
The B.S. degree in evolutionary anthropology is designed for students interested in archaeology, biological anthropology, paleoanthropology, geoarchaeology, or other related fields in human evolutionary studies (e.g., skeletal biology, forensic science, primatology).  This option prepares students with a multidisciplinary, science-oriented background for careers in the field of evolutionary anthropology.  This degree is also useful and desirable for careers in the medical sciences.

Courses in the Evolutionary Anthropology Major and Minor

The tables below list Evolutionary Anthropology courses that are offered in a regular rotation. Courses that also fill SAS Core Curriculum requirements have the requirements they fill listed in brackets. Independent study and honors thesis course are offered every semester.

FALL SEMESTER
070:102 Introduction to Human Evolution [NS, HST]
070:105 Introduction to Archaeology [HST]
070:212 The Life of Primates [NS]
070:218 Introduction to Forensic Anthropology
070:313 Historical Archaeology ODD-NUMBERED YEARS ONLY
070:330 Archaeology of Australia ODD-NUMBERED YEARS ONLY
070: 348 Primate Behavioral Ecology
070:111 Extinction [21C, NS, SCL]                                                             070:112 World Prehistory [HST]
070:201 Evolution and Human Behavior
070:213 Environment and Human Evolution
070:215 Survey of Fossil Primates EVEN-NUMBERED YEARS ONLY
070:240 Introduction to Molecular Anthropology                             070:252 Fundamentals of Evolution Lab
070:298 NEW COURSE World Prehistory
070:313 Historical Archaeology ODD-NUMBERED YEARS ONLY
070:316 Quant. Methods in Evol. Anthro. [QQ] ODD-NUMBERED YEARS ONLY
070:326 Life in the Pleistocene
070:362 Evolution of Human Diet EVEN-NUMBERED YEARS ONLY
070:377 Evolution and Religion
070:388 NEW COURSE Funerary Archaeology
070:390 Fossil Hominin Anatomy ODD-NUMBERED YEARS ONLY
070:392 Faunal Analysis ODD-NUMBERED YEARS ONLY
 
 
 
SPRING SEMESTER
070:102 Introduction to Human Evolution [NS, HST]
070:105 Introduction to Archaeology [HST]
070:212 The Life of Primates [NS]
070:330 Archaeology of Australia ODD-NUMBERED YEARS ONLY
070:348 Primate Behavioral Ecology
070:201 Evolution and Human Behavior
070:207 Prehistoric Archaeology of Europe [WCr or WCd, ITR]
070:325 Evolution and Culture EVEN-NUMBERED YEARS ONLY
070:327 Life in the Early Holocene
070:328 Evolution, Cooperation, and Conflict
070:333 Colonial Archaeology EVEN-NUMBERED YEARS ONLY
070:339 Caribbean Archaeology ODD-NUMBERED YEARS ONLY
070:350 Primatology Human Evolution
070:356 Human Variation
070:358 Human Osteology EVEN-NUMBERED YEARS ONLY
070:359 Human Osteology Laboratory EVEN-NUMBERED YEARS ONLY
070:391 Lithic Analysis ODD-NUMBERED YEARS ONLY
070:394 Geologic Context in Paleoanthropology EVEN-NUMBERED YEARS ONLY
070:402 Primate Conservation Biology ODD-NUMBERED YEARS ONLY
070:409 Primate Dietary Ecology
070:422 Theories in Physical Anthropology ODD-NUMBERED YEARS ONLY
070:426 South African Archaeology EVEN-NUMBERED YEARS ONLY
070:490 Preparation for Honors Thesis (1 credit only)
070:491 Capstone Colloquium in Evolutionary Medicine (1 credit only)

Requirements for a major in Evolutionary Anthropology.  The degree code is 071.

Total number of required credits: 50 credits, of which at least 18 credits are at the 300 or 400 level. 

Requirements for Evolutionary Anthropology track

INTRODUCTORY COURSES: three courses required (070:102 and 105, and 201 or 212) – 11 credits
01:070:102  Introduction to Human Evolution
01:070:105  Introduction to Archaeology
01:070:201  Evolution and Human Behavior
01:070:212  The Life of Primates

STATISTICS COURSE: one course required – 3 credits
01:070:316  Quantitative Methods in Evolutionary Anthropology
01:070:395  Quantification of Archaeological Data

BIOLOGY OR GEOLOGY COURSES: two courses required in either subject – 6 or 4 credits
01:119:101  General Biology
01:119:102  General Biology
01:460:101  Introduction to Geology I
01:460:103  Introduction to Geology Lab

200 – 400 LEVEL COURSES: One course in each of the six sub-disciplines of Evolutionary Anthropology, of which four are at the 300- or 400-level – 18 credits:

I. PRIMATOLOGY: one course required – 3 credits
01:070:212  The Life of Primates
01:070:336  Primatology, Wildlife Ecology, and Conservation in Kenya
01:070:337  Field Methods and Analysis in Primatology in Kenya
01:070:347  Study Abroad – Advanced Primate Behavior and Ecology
01:070:348  Primate Behavioral Ecology
01:070:349  Advanced Physical Anthropology
01:070:350  Primatology and Human Evolution
01:070:402  Primate Conservation Biology
01:070:409  Primate Nutritional Ecology

II. SOCIAL EVOLUTION: one course required – 3 credits
01:070:201  Evolution and Human Behavior
01:070:210  Approaches to Human Nature
01:070:310  Human Aggression
01:070:325  Evolution and Culture
01:070:328  Evolution, Cooperation, and Conflict
01:070:361  Hunters and Gatherers
01:070:364  Sex Roles and Social Structure
01:070:377  Evolution and Religion
01:070:399  Deceit and Self-Deception

III. SKELETAL BIOLOGY/HOMINID PALEONTOLOGY: one course required – 3 credits
01:070:215  Survey of Fossil Primates
01:070:354  Functional and Developmental Anatomy of the Primate Skeleton
01:070:355  Laboratory in Skeletal Biology of Primates
01:070:358  Human Osteology
01:070:359  Human Osteology Laboratory
01:070:390  Fossil Hominin Anatomy
01:070:398  Field Study in Paleoanthropology

IV. PREHISTORIC ARCHAEOLOGY: one course required – 3 credits
01:070:206  Survey of New World Prehistory
01:070:207  Prehistoric Archaeology of Europe
01:070:314  Prehistoric Funerary Archaeology
01:070:326  Life in the Pleistocene
01:070:327  Life in the Holocene
01:070:330  Archaeology of Australia
01:070:332  North American Archaeology
01:070:333  Colonial Archaeology
01:070:334  Field Study in Archaeology
01:070:335  Analysis of Archaeological Data
01:070:339  Caribbean Archaeology
01:070:391  Lithic Analysis in Archaeology
01:070:392  Faunal Analysis
01:070:393  Cultural Resource Management
01:070:404  Advanced Seminar in Archaeology
01:070:412  Topics in African Prehistory and Paleoanthropology
01:070:414  Topics in European Prehistory and Paleoanthropology
01:070:426  South African Archaeology

V. GEOARCHAEOLOGY/PALEOECOLOGY: one course required – 3 credits
01:070:213  Environment and Human Evolution
01:070:351  Fieldwork in Paleoecology
01:070:352  Practicum in Geoarchaeology
01:070:394  Geological Context in Paleoanthropology
01:460:330  Sedimentary Geology
01:460:396  Geochronology in Geosciences and Anthropology

VI. ANTHROPOLOGICAL GENETICS: one course required – 3 credits
01:070:240  Introduction to Molecular Evolutionary Anthropology
01:070:329  Human Evolutionary Genetics
01:070:420  Evolutionary Genetics: Humans and Other Primates

ELECTIVE COURSES: four or five courses in evolutionary anthropology required – 12 or 14 credits
01:070:111  Extinction
01:070:112  World Prehistory
01:070:201  Evolution and Human Behavior
01:070:206  Survey of New World Prehistory
01:070:207  Prehistoric Archaeology of Europe
01:070:210  Approaches to Human Nature
01:070:212  The Life of Primates
01:070:213  Environment and Human Evolution
01:070:215  Survey of Fossil Primates
01:070:218  Introduction to Forensic Anthropology
01:070:240  Introduction to Molecular Evolutionary Anthropology
01:070:252  Fundamentals of Evolution Lab
01:070:294  Topics in Evolutionary Anthropology
01:070:310  Human Aggression
01:070:313  Historical Archaeology
01:070:314  Prehistoric Funerary Archaeology
01:070:325  Evolution and Culture
01:070:326  Life in the Pleistocene
01:070:327  Life in the Holocene
01:070:328  Evolution, Cooperation, and Conflict
01:070:329  Human Evolutionary Genetics
01:070:330  Archaeology of Australia
01:070:332  North American Archaeology
01:070:333  Colonial Archaeology
01:070:334  Field Study in Archaeology
01:070:335  Analysis of Archaeological Data
01:070:336  Primatology, Wildlife Ecology, and Conservation in Kenya
01:070:337  Field Methods and Analysis in Primatology in Kenya
01:070:339  Caribbean Archaeology
01:070:348  Primate Behavioral Ecology
01:070:349  Advanced Physical Anthropology
01:070:350  Primatology and Human Evolution
01:070:351  Fieldwork in Paleoecology
01:070:352  Practicum in Geoarchaeology
01:070:354  Functional and Developmental Anatomy of the Primate Skeleton
01:070:355  Laboratory in Skeletal Biology of Primates
01:070:356  Human Variation
01:070:358  Human Osteology
01:070:359  Human Osteology Laboratory
01:070:361  Hunters and Gatherers
01:070:364  Sex Roles and Social Structure
01:070:377  Evolution and Religion
01:070:390  Fossil Hominin Anatomy
01:070:391  Lithic Analysis in Archaeology
01:070:392  Faunal Analysis in Archaeology
01:070:393  Cultural Resource Management
01:070:394  Geological Context in Paleoanthropology
01:070:395  Quantification of Archaeological Data
01:070:397  Practicum in Vertebrate Paleontology
01:070:398  Field Study in Paleoanthropology
01:070:399  Deceit and Self-Deception
01:070:402  Primate Conservation Biology
01:070:404  Advanced Seminar in Archaeology
01:070:409  Primate Nutritional Ecology
01:070:412  Topics in African Prehistory and Paleoanthropology
01:070:414  Topics in European Prehistory and Paleoanthropology
01:070:420  Evolutionary Genetics: Humans and Other Primates
01:070:422  Theories in Physical Anthropology
01:070:426  South African Archaeology

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honors in Anthropology credit, and one approved independent study course, may be used toward elective credit. No course may fulfill more than one requirement.  Credit may be given for courses in other departments if approved. 

All courses applied to this major must be completed with a grade of C or better.

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