Dr Karin Jaffe's asynchronous online course, Anthropology 318 Human Development in Evolutionary Perspective, underwent a CSU systemwide formal course review using a team approach of three CSU-certified QLT peer reviewers. The course met all necessary standards of the 57-item CSU Quality Learning & Teaching (QLT) instrument, a rigorous standard of course quality. The peer reviewers found Anthropology 318 to be "a very engaging course in which authentic learning is taking place". This is the second SSU course to earn QLT course certification.
Anthropology 318 explores human development using natural selection, sexual selection, parental investment, and related theories. The course examines pregnancy, childbirth, infancy, childhood, mate choice, marriage, aging, and other topics using multiple levels of explanation to understand who we are and where we come from. The course fulfills the upper-division area B (Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning) GE requirement.
Dr. Jaffe is Professor of Anthropology and Faculty Associate Dean for the School of Social Sciences. She teaches courses on the evolution of primate and human behavior and is a previous Excellence in Teaching Award winner.