ANTHRBIO 560 - Human Reproductive Ecology
Section: 001
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Anthropology, Biological (ANTHRBIO)
Department: LSA Anthropology
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
BS
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Advisory Prerequisites:
A strong background in biology as well as evolutionary theory is recommended.
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 is a seminar on human reproductive ecology. We will read technical, scientific articles that assume a strong background in biology as well as evolutionary theory. Sample questions include:

  • Why did menstruation and menopause evolve?
  • Does menstrual synchrony exist?
  • Does female sexuality change at the time of ovulation?
  • What adaptations influence female fertility?
  • What progress has been made in understanding male reproductive strategies?

We will also explore diverse cultural practices that constrain female sexuality. Grading will be based on class participation and two papers.

ANTHRBIO 560 - Human Reproductive Ecology
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