What traits make humans unique as an animal species? What traits make us nothing more than a hairless version of a great ape? What is the biological and prehistoric basis for human behaviors such as: making tools, walking upright, eating meat, speaking language, separating gender roles, living in tribes and empires, identifying different races, waging war, believing in god, and destroying our own environment? Students in Anthropology will approach these questions from the vantage point of scholarly disciplines as diverse as evolutionary biology, ecology, forensics, linguistics, ethnology, archaeology, political science, economics, and sociology. The class is taught through lectures, discussions of readings, lab exercises, videos, and a major research paper.