SCF, Manatee-Sarasota to Offer Physical Anthropology Course in the Spring

(Bradenton, Fla., Nov. 10, 2016) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) will offer Introduction to Physical Anthropology with a lab for the first time in Spring 2017. The 4-credit-hour course, which will focus on how humans become human, will begin Feb. 9. Sandra Forney, who has completed archaeological field work in Italy, China, Russia and the U.S., will teach the class.

Physical Anthropology offers an introduction to genetics, evolutionary forces, human osteology, forensic anthropology, comparative/functional skeletal anatomy, primate behavior, paleoanthropology and modern human biological variation. The course includes a lab that provides students with a hands-on approach to learning about the evolutionary process that resulted in humans.

The new course completes the prerequisite offerings for students majoring in anthropology who plan to transfer to universities.  It also is an Associate in Arts transfer degree elective and may be helpful to nursing and biology students as well as students interested in forensics.

Physical Anthropology (ANT 2511) classes will be held on Thursdays, 11-11:53 a.m., followed by the Physical Anthropology Lab (ANT 2511L) from noon to 12:53 p.m.

For more information, contact LouAnn Gregory at


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