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A18 Evolutionary Perspectives on Human Uniqueness

This course will look at the evolution of unique human traits that, in principle, separate us from other animals. Traits include language, bipedalism, large brain size, religion/symbolic thinking, hunting, culture, and cooking among others. At an introductory level, this course seeks to explain the function of these traits as illuminated by evolutionary theory.

Instructor: Rich Lawler is a biological anthropologist who teaches courses on human evolution, anthropological genetics, and primate behavior at James Madison University. His day-to-day research focuses on the evolution, conservation, and behavioral biology of wild lemurs.


Payment Information: Payment is due at time of registration and must be made by credit card (AMEX, MasterCard, Visa and Discover.) There is a $5 credit card convenience fee assessed at the time of payment. You will be redirected to the payment web site after clicking submit. Please have your credit card ready. Once payment is successfully completed, you will receive a payment receipt and a registration confirmation by email.

Withdrawal/Refund Policy: You may cancel your registration up to one week before the class start date, and receive a full refund (minus any credit card processing fees.) After that date, no refunds will be given.

For registration questions, please contact Lifelong Learning Institute at or 540/568.2923.

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