Anthropology 101 OL: Biological Anthropology Online



Fall 2015 Syllabus (new one will be posted soon...use this as a guide)

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Course Info:

This class will be taught in Canvas. Many tutorial videos are provided on my Resources page.

Access the online course through an email link sent by MJC to your MJC email account. This email will be sent one week prior to the course start date, or after you add the class once the course begins. It is very important that you check your MJC email. If your email is not working, contact the professor right away via email ( and provide an alternate email.

Once you have logged in and accessed your Canvas account, you may use this URL to return to your class: (copy and paste this into the URL line of your browser)


Textbooks Required for Class (see titles below)


Cover of Larsen, Essentials of Physical AnthropologyShubin Book CoverGoodall Book Cover


Larsen: The main textbook. The 2nd edition of Larsen is best (the first has one less chapter and chapter numbers are different). If you are in a bind and can go to the Library reserve desk to copy the extras from the 2nd edition that is on reserve there, you may try using the 1st edition.

We will NOT be using the 3rd edition!

ISBN 2nd ed.: 978-0-393-91938-7

Shubin: Will be read in class beginning the second week and topics of quizzes and journal will be drawn from the content. There is only one edition, but there are different printings, and it can be found in hardcover or paperback. Any type will work. ISBN: 0307277453

Goodall: Will be read in class beginning the 8th week of class. It will go quickly, so do not delay in getting this book!

Textbook Web Page Links


Biological Anthropology Web Links

Evolution Links:


Primate Links:


 Fossil Human Links: