Course Detail: LLPEU - The Expanding Universe: The Human
This course is a sequel to the Universe Story. It will pick up "the story" with a focus on the human. We will consider the origin of some of our basic body parts and then acquaint ourselves with our immediate hominoid ancestors: Lucy (about 4-6 million years ago), Homo habilis (2 to 1.65 million years ago), Homo erectus (1.5 to 1.9 million years ago), Neanderthals (40,000 years ago). Our goal is to develop a better appreciation of our origins, our evolutionary history, so that we have a better understanding of our proper place in the Universe as humans (Homo Sapiens - 300,000 years ago to the present).