Anth 177AB Human Reproductive Ecology and Endocrinology

This course will discuss the regulation of reproductive function in humans by diet, energy balance, lactation, and social context. We will focus on the role of hormones in the regulation of human reproduction, behavior, and physiology. The curriculum will follow hormonal changes during the human life course, including puberty, menstruation, pregnancy, lactation, parenting and menopause.

Anth 9 Human Behavioral Sciences Methods Lab

The goal of this course is to introduce students to the design and analysis of scientific studies of behavior. The emphasis in the class is on theory-based testing of workable hypotheses, with examples drawn from human evolutionary ecology and human biology. Classes are structured around methods of data collection and analysis. Students are introduced to a range of quantitative and qualitative methods, from observational and survey-based studies of behavior to experiments. Classes are held in a computer laboratory, where students use database and statistical software to organize and analyze real data.

Anth 171 Evolutionary Medicine

This course is designed to introduce applications of evolutionary biology to medicine. Topics ranging from the evolution of antibiotic resistance, to aging, obesity, complications in pregnancy and cancer. These topics will be discussed using an evolutionary framework to better understand how these diseases/issues came to be, and what can be done to prevent/treat/mitigate these conditions.

Anth 150 Human Genetics

This course is designed to introduce basic principles of genetics and genomics in human evolution. Topics range from the genome organization, inheritance, molecular evolution, population genetics, comparative genomics, gene x environment interactions, and genetic testing. These topics will be discussed in relation to human evolution, as well as gene-culture interactions and relevant social and ethical issues.