Courses: Disease and Human Evolution (ANTHB317001)
Class Number: 1513
Pathogens and humans have been having an evolutionary arms race since the beginning of our species. In this course, we will look at methods for tracing diseases in our distant past through skeletal and genetic analyses as well as tracing the paths and impacts of epidemics that occurred during the historic past. We will also address how concepts of Darwinian medicine impact our understanding of how people might be treated most effectively. There will be a midterm, a final, and an essay and short presentation on a topic developed by the student relating to the class. Prerequisites: ANTH B101 or permission of the instructor.
Enrollment Limit: 15;
Fulfills: Class Nbr: 1513 Div: I;