Arizona State University Offers Online Course On Human Origins

By Divya

Introduction to the Human origin is a free online course from ASUx. This course helps you to explore the scientific evidence for human evolution, our fossil relatives, and the place of humankind in the natural world in this credit-eligible course.

Interested candidates can enroll for this online course on or before 12, June 2017.

About this course?

  • This course will guide you through an exploration of the scientific evidence for the evolution of humans and our fossil relatives and humankind's place in the natural world.
  • It also includes an introduction to evolutionary theory, an overview of the hominin fossil record and what that record teaches us about our place in nature.
Learn our fossil relatives.

What is learned?

  • Outline the nature of science and explain how scientific research is conducted.
  • Identify humans' place in the natural world from taxonomic/phylogenetic perspectives.
  • Define the role of paleoanthropologists in human origins research.
  • Identify how paleoanthropologists use the scientific method to formulate hypotheses and strategically conduct research.
  • Articulate differences between scientific evidence for human evolution and non-scientific, non-testable, explanations for human origins.

Duration of the course:

  • Length: 8 weeks
  • Effort:18 hours per week
  • Price: Free Add a verified certificate for $49
  • Institution: ASUx
  • Subject: Social Sciences
  • Level: Introductory
  • Languages: English
  • Video transcripts: English

For further information & to register click here.


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