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Fall Academic Term 2003 Graduate Course Guide

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Courses in Biological Anthropology


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Fall Academic Term 2003 (September 2 - December 19)


ANTHRBIO 563. Mechanisms of Human Adaptation.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Andres R Frisancho (arfrisan@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Senior standing. (4). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The course is addressed at evaluating the physiological response and adaptations that enable humans to survive environmental extremes such as those found under stressful conditions of heat, cold, solar radiation, high altitude, undernutrition, overnutrition, and Westernization of dietary habits. Because this course is addressed to students of several disciplines and to facilitate understanding of the mechanisms of human adaptation to the environmental stress, the discussion of the major topics is preceded by sections outlining initial responses observed in laboratory animals. Emphasis is given to the short adaptive mechanisms that enable an organism to acclimate itself to a given environmental stress. Subsequently, the long-term adaptive mechanisms that enable humans to acclimatize themselves to natural, stressful environmental conditions are discussed. Throughout the course, emphasis is given to the effects of environmental stresses and the adaptive responses that an organism makes during its growth and development and their implications for understanding the origins of population differences in biological traits. The method of instruction is lecture and some discussion. The course also involves practice with field laboratory techniques.

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ANTHRBIO 661. Topics in Biological Anthropology.

Section 001 — The Evolutionary Biology of Religion. [Credits?]

Instructor(s): Beverly I Strassmann (bis@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (2-3). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (2-3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/fall/anthrbio/661/001.nsf

Students will read primary religious texts and write a group paper on evolution and religion. The specific focus is on why religions have so much to say about sex, marriage, and reproduction.

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ANTHRBIO 665. Topics in Human Evolution.

Section 001 — The Neandertal Problem: Why?.

Instructor(s): Milford H Wolpoff (wolpoff@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (2). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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ANTHRBIO 961. Research Practicum in Anthropology.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: 18 hours or graduate standing; permission of instructor. (2-8). (INDEPENDENT). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (2-8).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course provides students with the opportunity to design and to conduct fieldwork or laboratory analysis of original anthropological data. A faculty member may undertake it as a special aspect of a research project under investigation or the student under the supervision of a faculty member may initiate it.

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ANTHRBIO 962. Anthropological Research.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: 18 hours or graduate standing; permission of instructor. (1-3). (INDEPENDENT). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course requires a substantial research paper or an extensive exploration and critical evaluation of relevant sources on a particular topic.

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ANTHRBIO 963. Survey of Literature on Selected Topics.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: 18 hours or graduate standing; permission of instructor. (1-3). (INDEPENDENT). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course requires an annotated bibliography. A written statement detailing a program of readings and objectives is to be submitted to the instructor.

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ANTHRBIO 990. Dissertation/Precandidate.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Election for dissertation work by doctoral student not yet admitted as a Candidate. Graduate Standing. (1-8). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-8; 1-4 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Election for dissertation work by doctoral student not yet admitted as a Candidate.

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ANTHRBIO 993. Graduate Student Instructor Training Program.

Instructor(s): Milford H Wolpoff (wolpoff@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Must have Teaching Assistant award. Graduate Standing. (1). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

A seminar for all beginning graduate student instructors, consisting of a two day orientation before the term starts and periodic workshops/meetings during the Fall Academic Term. Beginning graduate student instructors are required to register for this course.

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ANTHRBIO 995. Dissertation/Candidate.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Graduate Standing; Graduate School authorization for admission as a doctoral Candidate. Permission of instructor required. (8). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (8; 4 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Graduate School authorization for admission as a doctoral Candidate. N.B. The defense of the dissertation (the final oral examination) must be held under a full term Candidacy enrollment period.

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