to the home page of Evolutionary Biology and Human Disease,
an interdisciplinary course offered through the University of Michigan's
will use the problems of medicine and public health as a framework
for teaching the principles of evolutionary biology. It will
engage undergraduates in critical thinking about disease origins
and causation from the novel viewpoint of Darwinian
using principles of evolutionary biology including natural selection,
adaptation, phylogenetic analysis, and general scientific hypothesis
testing. The course will involve lectures, group participation
in discussion sections, computer lab exercises, and at least
one field trip.
instructors for the course are Randolph
Nesse (Psychiatry and Psychology) and Alan Weder (Medicine). More information about the
including office hours and contact information, can be found on
the instructors page.
held Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm at 1210 Chemistry