ANTHRBIO 361 - Biology, Society, and Culture
Section: 001
Term: WN 2008
Subject: Anthropology, Biological (ANTHRBIO)
Department: LSA Anthropology
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
BS, NS, RE
Advisory Prerequisites:
Sophomore standing.
BS:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course will provide an anthropological perspective on the intersection between human biology and society, past and present, in three topical areas. The first unit will focus on human genetic diversity and the increasing use of genetic information in society. Included in this unit will be discussions of genetic ancestry testing and what genes can and cannot tell us about where we come from. The second unit will examine the topic of “missing links” in human prehistory. This will include missing links in the fossil record, the use of missing links to understand the connection between modern and past populations, and the ethics of studying recent human skeletal material. The final unit will look at the relationship between humans and our environment. What is the human environment, how has our environment changed throughout prehistory, and what changes are occurring today? Carrying through all of the units will be the themes of understanding the relationship between human past and present, human diversity, and the ethical issues surrounding intersections between biology and society. The class will be a reading-based, lecture course. Grades will be based on three exams, several short writing assignments, and participation in discussion sections. The focus of the course will be predominantly biological, but is open to students with varying degrees of scientific and biological familiarity. For further information on the course, feel free to contact Professor Adam Van Arsdale (avanarsd@umich.edu).

ANTHRBIO 361 - Biology, Society, and Culture
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (DIS)
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M 12:00PM - 1:00PM
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M 4:00PM - 5:00PM
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W 3:00PM - 4:00PM
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Th 11:00AM - 12:00PM
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
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