This is a great new Anth class that is open to all but might be of special interest those interested in Public Health issues.
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EVOLUTION OF HUMANS AND DISEASE
Special Issues in Biocultural Anthropology
Exploration and analysis of a specific issue in biocultural anthropology with a focus on critical analysis on methodological approaches and theoretical frameworks.
This course surveys the myriad ways in which humans and infectious agents have influenced one another’s evolution, from the beginnings of humanity to the 21st century. We will study host and pathogen co-evolution from a variety of perspectives and based on a range of sources: ancient mummified and skeletal remains, historical and archaeological evidence, modern epidemiological investigations and disease outbreaks, and the emergence of new infectious diseases. Evolutionary theory will be discussed in detail, as will be various models for understanding human disease origins and evolution. Specific infectious diseases covered will include those carried by vectors (malaria, schistosomiasis), bacteria (bubonic plague, leprosy, tuberculosis, syphilis, lyme disease, typhus), viruses (smallpox, influenza, AIDS), and prions. In addition, we will consider human evolution and noninfectious diseases/adverse conditions, including diabetes, obesity, and psychological/ psychiatric disorders.
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