Craig Goralski

Craig Goralski, A.A., B.A., M.A., Ph.D.

Anthropology, Social Sciences


Phone: 714-484-7000 Ext : 48374

Office Hours : Tuesday 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday 12:30 p.m. - 1:50 p.m
Thursday 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Online through Blackboard Monday 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Location: Humanities Building Room 222B


ANTH 101: Biological Anthropology

Course Description

This course introduces the biological and physical aspects of what it means to be human from a scientific and evolutionary perspective. We'll discuss how we evolved from a primate ancestor into Homo sapiens, how modern human populations are similar and different, and the future of humans as a species.

Required Textbook

Essentials of Physical Anthropology: Discovering Our Origins by Clark Spencer Larsen, 3rd edition.

ISBN 0-393-93866-1

What To Expect

This course will consist of PowerPoint lectures that will expand and reinforce material from your textbook. Links to movies to be watched over the course of the semester will be provided.

Assessments of Learning

Your grade in this course will be based on your performance on:

Quizzes (Timed; 10 multiple choice questions. You will take 6, I count your 5 best scores)

Discussion Sessions (Short response; You will participate in 6, I will count your 5 best scores)

Written Assignments (There will be a moderate length paper requiring internet research on topics related to the course)

Exams (One Midterm and one Final Exam; exams are timed and are a combination of multiple choice, true/false, matching, fill-in and short essay questions)