Course: ANT 206
Instructor: Janet Monge
S 2018

Description of Course Goals and Curriculum

This course is very hands on. The curriculum is in tune with the professor's interests and expertise. Professor Monge is an expert in the field, and is specifically known for her work with dentition. Learning with and through fossil casts, this course also offers a spring break trip to a select number of students to Mpala Research Center and Turkana Basin Institute, both located in Kenya. Dr. Dino Martins, head of Mpala, also visits to give a number of elections on agriculture and human diet.

Learning From Classroom Instruction

While slides are posted, Professor Monge's knowledge and expertise are only appreciable in lecture. Take diligent notes, as not everything is included in the slide set. Precepts are extremely relaxed, and much more open to questions than being an extension of lecture.

Learning For and From Assignments

The midterm is rather difficult, and only a handful of students received A's. There are no weekly assignments, rather weekly readings and then a midterm, final, and paper in alignment with the students' personal interests. The essay is supposed to be the area of the grade the student has the most control over, so don't be afraid to meet with Professor Monge and go over your ideas with her to make sure you are on the right track.

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What Students Should Know About This Course For Purposes Of Course Selection

This is a wonderful course to choose if you are interested in human evolution or international travel. Most of the work falls solely on the student as there are no grades beyond the midterm, final, and single paper. Make sure you are able to self-manage and attend all lectures before selecting this class. It is an extremely enjoyable course, mainly due to the wonderful Professor Monge.
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  • April 17, 2018 at 3:32 am
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    This course is very hands on. The curriculum is in tune with the professor’s interests and expertise. Professor Monge is an expert in the field, and is specifically known for her work with dentition. Learning with and through fossil casts, this course also offers a spring break trip to a select number of students to Mpala Research Center and Turkana Basin Institute, both located in Kenya. Dr. Dino Martins, head of Mpala, also visits to give a number of elections on agriculture and human diet.

  • April 17, 2018 at 3:34 am
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    The midterm is rather difficult, and only a handful of students received A’s. There are no weekly assignments, rather weekly readings and then a midterm, final, and paper in alignment with the students’ personal interests. The essay is supposed to be the area of the grade the student has the most control over, so don’t be afraid to meet with Professor Monge and go over your ideas with her to make sure you are on the right track.

  • April 17, 2018 at 3:36 am
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    While slides are posted, Professor Monge’s knowledge and expertise are only appreciable in lecture. Take diligent notes, as not everything is included in the slide set. Precepts are extremely relaxed, and much more open to questions than being an extension of lecture.

  • April 17, 2018 at 3:38 am
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    This is a wonderful course to choose if you are interested in human evolution or international travel. Most of the work falls solely on the student as there are no grades beyond the midterm, final, and single paper. Make sure you are able to self-manage and attend all lectures before selecting this class. It is an extremely enjoyable course, mainly due to the wonderful Professor Monge.

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