ANTHRBIO 462 - Human Growth and Development Across the Life Cycle
Section: 001
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Anthropology, Biological (ANTHRBIO)
Department: LSA Anthropology
Requirements & Distribution:
Advisory Prerequisites:
ANTHRBIO 201, 364, 365 or 465.
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This course tracks the human life cycle from beginning to end, with comparison to other primates including earlier hominins. The goal is to understand how human growth and development came to be, and how it is being shaped by the modern environment. In the first unit, I will trace human growth and development from gametes through birth, including discussions of prenatal growth, perinatal developmental programming, maternal-fetal conflict, and the evolution of human birth. In the second unit, I discuss postnatal growth and development, including the evolution of childhood, puberty and reproduction, and secular trends in both skeletal and reproductive maturation. The focus of the third unit is adulthood and aging, including efforts to extend both fertility and lifespan. The final unit covers the effects of environmental influences, including climate, stress, and nutrition, on human health and lifespan.

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ANTHRBIO 462 - Human Growth and Development Across the Life Cycle
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (DIS)
Tu 12:00PM - 1:00PM
003 (DIS)
W 12:00PM - 1:00PM
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