Category Archives: Anthro ideas

Aaron Kuehn Skeleton Typogram

A former student sent this, as a great study aid for skeletal anatomy labs:

Aaron Kuehn Skeleton Typogram

Biological Anthropology Tutorials

An excellent source for supplemental study materials, readings, videos and practice quizzes are Dennis O’Neil’s online Biological Anthropology Tutorials at http:/anthro.palomar.edu/tutorials/biological.htm

Biological Anthropology Labs and Education Plans

Cabrillo College is emphasizing the importance of a good Education Plan for student success.  If you set your goals for degree or transfer, you’re more likely to get somewhere – have a look at Cabrillo’s Transfer and Articulation Resources and talk with a Counselor to learn more.

Most Education Plans include a requirement for a Natural Science class and a Lab Science course. If you have not already done so, I strongly recommend trying to get into any section of the Biological Anthropology Lab (ANTHR1L) concurrently with the Introduction to Anthropology: Biological lecture (ANTHR1) to meet this requirement.  Students who are enrolled in both classes tend to do better in both classes, because of the opportunity to investigate materials “hands-on” that we’re discussing in lectures.  While all labs are currently fully enrolled for Spring 2013, some have very short wait lists, so you have a good chance of getting into those.  Check WEBADVISOR to see if there’s a lab that could work for you.  Your best chance of getting into the class is to be there at the start of class on the first day.

If you’re a serious student with an interest in transferring to a CSU or UCHonors Transfer Program - Cabrillo College, you should learn about the Honors Transfer Program at Cabrillo.  You need a minimum 3.3 cumulative GPA to be part of this.  Honors students can participate in the Honors Research Symposium to be hosted at Stanford University May 4, 2013.

Human Population

Biological Anthropology is the study of humans as a species, and how we are related to other species in the Primates.  In thinking about humans as one very biologically successful primate species, it’s important to understand just how many of us there are.

“Population is rising sharply as the largest generation in history comes into its childbearing years.” LA Times

Here are some useful resources for exploring that question.