ANTHRBIO 363 - Genes, Disease, and Culture
Section: 001
Term: FA 2014
Subject: Anthropology, Biological (ANTHRBIO)
Department: LSA Anthropology
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
BS, NS
Other Course Info:
F.
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 is an introduction to genes, disease, and culture. It will introduce students to basic concepts in human genetics, will expand upon the evolutionary genetics concepts learned in Anthrbio161, and will survey both inherited and infectious disease on a global-level. Students will be exposed to a wide range of topics including gene-culture co-evolution, niche construction theory, cultural perceptions of disease, cultural selection, biological and environmental determinism, and the evolutionary origins of disease. The class structure will be broken down into four sections including, genes and genomes, Mendelian disease, complex disease, and infectious disease. By way of discussion section, students will complete activities that reinforce the concepts covered in lecture and will discuss selected readings that integrate cultural perceptions with biological/genetic phenomena.

Course Requirements:

Student grades will be based on three exams, one paper, and weekly participation in discussion section.

Intended Audience:

Juniors, Evolutionary Anthropology or Medical Anthropology, pre-Medicine, Nursing, students interested in careers in public health or global health, BS students

Class Format:

The class format is three hours lecture and one hour of discussion section per week.

ANTHRBIO 363 - Genes, Disease, and Culture
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
29631
Open
4
 
5
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (DIS)
P
29632
Closed
0
 
1
M 4:00PM - 5:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
29633
Closed
0
 
3
Tu 9:00AM - 10:00AM
004 (DIS)
P
29634
Closed
0
 
1
F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
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ISBN: 0815341482
Human evolutionary genetics : origins, peoples and disease, Author: authors, Mark Jobling, Edward Hollox, Toomas Kivisild, Chris Tyler-Smith, Matthew Hurles., Publisher: Garland Science 2nd editio 2013
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