Becoming Human: Anthropology (BeHuman)

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Gain an introductory understanding of evolution, including how we evolved from primates and became human. Impressively, humans are the only creatures produced by evolution that are capable of understanding evolution. In Becoming Human: Anthropology, you can explore how evolution works and how variation arises. Find out why, of all the orders of life, primates produced us. How did apes start to look like us, walk on two feet and grow big brains that over the past 200,000 years have figured out where we came from? This course will give you some thought-provoking answers. #### What will I learn? * Basic evolutionary concepts * The traces of human evolution in our bodies * Darwin’s contributions to evolutionary theory * The genetic dimensions of human evolution * The processes of cooperation and symbiosis * Niche creation, learning, and other types of inheritance * The differences between men and wom... Gain an introductory understanding of evolution, including how we evolved from primates and became human. Impressively, humans are the only creatures produced by evolution that are capable of understanding evolution. In Becoming Human: Anthropology, you can explore how evolution works and how variation arises. Find out why, of all the orders of life, primates produced us. How did apes start to look like us, walk on two feet and grow big brains that over the past 200,000 years have figured out where we came from? This course will give you some thought-provoking answers. #### What will I learn? * Basic evolutionary concepts * The traces of human evolution in our bodies * Darwin’s contributions to evolutionary theory * The genetic dimensions of human evolution * The processes of cooperation and symbiosis * Niche creation, learning, and other types of inheritance * The differences between men and women * Why sex is so important to evolution * The role of our needy babies * 'Natural’ human sexuality * What brains are good for * The cost of having a big brain * Tools, technology and new evolutionary tricks * Whether or not human evolution is over
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10/10 starsCompleted
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1 year, 9 months ago
The course covers extensive topics offering a succinct overview on all the prominent aspects that shaped the 'Human Body'. It detailed upon natural selection, reproduction and formation of brain leading onto how modern world is on-setting a rapid evolution. This has become a reference for me to begin on topic-specific courses to learn in depth. Thank you, Prof Greg Downey for making the course extensively engaging.
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8/10 starsTaking Now
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4 years, 3 months ago
Short introduction to evolution theory and a bit anthropology. I expected more. The tutor is not an anthropologist, he is ethnologist. But nevertheless the course is not boring. If you know nothing about Darwin, natural selection, human brain and so on - this course is for you. Assessments are not short (in the first one - ten questions), but are rather easy.
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5 years, 11 months ago
Really interesting course and topic. It's light (few assessments and short) and small - I would have been able to finish it just using my knowledge on the topic (and I'm not even close to an anthropologist!). I recommend it as an introduction.
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