Anthropology 101: Biological Anthropology


Syllabus (old)

Fall 2016 TTh 9:35 am syllabus


Textbooks Required for Class (see titles below)

book coverShubin Book CoverGoodall Book Cover


Larsen: The main textbook. I have JUST moved to the 3rd edition of Larsen. It has been around for a year or so, therefore used books should be available. It is considerably different from the 1st and 2nd editions, so you will need this edition. If you are in a bind in terms of buying the book, you may go to the Library reserve desk where I have a copy on file for your in-library use.

IMPORTANT REQUIRED COMPONENT TO LARSEN! We will be using a practice tool called InQuizitive that comes with the textbook (if purchased new), but also can be purchased on it's own for $20 at the publisher if you buy a used book (you may do this once you are in our Canvas shell and access an assignment for the first time). Visit the W. W. Norton publisher's website to see all options for this textbook. You will access InQuizitive through our Canvas shell, NOT THROUGH THE NORTON SITE. I will give you more information about this as we start the semester. You WILL NOT NEED A STUDENT is integrated into Canvas and I will tell you more about it there.

ISBN 3rd ed.: 978-0-393-28874-2

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 7th week of class. It will go quickly, so do not delay in getting this book!

Textbook Web Page Links



We may have Anthropology tutors available. I will let you know if there is a current tutor available. Visit Library and Learning Center on East Campus and set up an appointment for a half-hour tutoring session. Call them at (209) 575-6460 for days and times that fit your schedule.


Course Files/Documents--all course files are now housed in the Canvas shell for the course. Log in there for documents!

Posted Grades

Access Canvas shell to keep track of grades and get documents. The login page for our class is found at

Canvas tutorials can be found on my Resources page.


Biological Anthropology Web Links

Evolution Links:


Primate Links:


 Fossil Human Links: