4 Minors Offered

Minor in Evolutionary Anthropology

The Evolutionary Anthropology minor is for students interested in an overview of the diverse approaches and knowledge used by archaeologists, biological anthropologists, cultural anthropologists, paleoanthropologists, geoarchaeologists, and paleoecologists to understand the evolution of human form, physiology, behavior, culture, and ecology, including these aspects of non-human primates.

Total number of required credits: 20 credits.

Required courses include at least 20 credits, of which 6 are at the 300-level or above. All courses applied to this minor must be completed with a grade of C or better. No pass/fail courses will be accepted.

INTRODUCTORY COURSES: 102, 105, AND {201 or 204 or 212}

11 credits

  • 01:070:102  Introduction to Human Evolution (4) - fall 2019, spring 2020
    01:070:105  Introduction to Archaeology (4) - fall 2019, spring 2020 (1 honors lab only, limited seats)
  • 01:070:201  Evolution and Behavior (3) - fall 2019, spring 2020
  • 01:070:204  Introduction to Social Evolution (3)
  • 01:070:212  The Life of Primates (3) - fall 2019, spring 2020

EVOLUTIONARY ANTHROPOLOGY ELECTIVE COURSES:

3 courses required – 9 credits, of which 6 are at the 300 level or above

  • 01:070:111  Extinction - fall 2019
  • 01:070:112  World Prehistory - spring 2020
  • 01:070:152  Bones and Stones Laboratory
  • 01:070:201  Evolution and Human Behavior - fall 2019, spring 2020
  • 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 - fall 2019, spring 2020
  • 01:070:213  Environment and Human Evolution - fall 2019
  • 01:070:215  Survey of Fossil Primates
  • 01:070:218  Introduction to Forensic Anthropology - fall 2019
  • 01:070:230  Anthropology of Native North Americans
  • 01:070:240  Introduction to Molecular Evolutionary Anthropology - fall 2019
  • 01:070:252  Fundamentals of Evolution Lab (1 credit) - spring 2020
  • 01:070:294  Topics in Evolutionary Anthropology
  • 01:070:296  Current Issues in Evolutionary Anthropology
  • 01:070:297  Current Issues in Evolutionary Anthropology
  • 01:070:298  Current Issues in Evolutionary Anthropology
  • 01:070:310  Human Aggression
  • 01:070:313  Historical Archaeology- fall 2019
  • 01:070:314  Prehistoric Funerary Archaeology
  • 01:070:316  Quantitative Methods in Evolutionary Anthropology - spring 2020
  • 01:070:325  Evolution and Culture - fall 2019
  • 01:070:326  Life in the Pleistocene
  • 01:070:327  Life in the Early Holocene
  • 01:070:328  Evolution, Cooperation, and Conflict - spring 2020
  • 01:070:329  Human Evolutionary Genetics
  • 01:070:330  Archaeology of Australia - spring 2020
  • 01:070:332  North American Archaeology - spring 2020
  • 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
  • 01:070:345  Study Abroad - Applied Conservation and Ecosystem Management
  • 01:070:346  Honors Study Abroad - Applied Conservation and Ecosystem Management
  • 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
  • 01:070:351  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 - spring 2020
  • 01:070:358  Human Osteology - spring 2020
  • 01:070:359  Human Osteology Laboratory - spring 2020
  • 01:070:361  Hunters and Gatherers
  • 01:070:362  Evolution of Human Diet
  • 01:070:377  Evolution and Religion
  • 01:070:386  Internship in Anthropology - fall 2019
  • 01:070:387  Advanced Issues in Evolutionary Anthropology - spring 2020
  • 01:070:388  Advanced Issues in Evolutionary Anthropology
  • 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 - spring 2020
  • 01:070:395  Quantification of Archaeological Data
  • 01:070:397  Practicum in Vertebrate Paleontology
  • 01:070:398  Field Study in Paleoanthropology
  • 01:070:402  Primate Conservation Biology
  • 01:070:404  Advanced Seminar in Archaeology
  • 01:070:409  Primate Nutritional Ecology - spring 2020
  • 01:070:415  Prehistoric Archaeology of New Jersey
  • 01:070:420  Evolutionary Genetics: Humans and Other Primates
  • 01:070:422  Theories in Physical Anthropology
  • 01:070:426  South African Archaeology
  • 01:070:491  Capstone Colloquium in Evolutionary Medicine (1 credit) - spring 2020
  • 01:070:497  Honors in Anthropology (1st semester)
  • 01:070:498  Honors in Anthropology (2nd semester)
  • 01:119:117  Biological Research Laboratory

Contacts

Departmental Chair
Ryne Palombit
Email - Ryne Palombit
Fall 21 Office Hrs.

Monday 5:30-6:30 pm, virtual
Wednesday 5:30-6:30 pm, virtual

Undergraduate Director
Robert S. Scott
Email - Robert S. Scott
Office Hours: virtual, by arrangement

Undergraduate Assistant
Maydelle Romero
Email - Maydelle Romero
Available by email M-F 9-5