Craniodental Anatomy and Physiology
Advanced study of the anatomy, embryology, and physiology of primate craniodental structures. Integrative understanding of craniodental form from the perspectives of anatomy, development (embryology and developmental genetics of craniofacial and tooth formation), and physiology (including core concepts such as natural selection, adaptation, constraint, and plasticity). Class time includes lecture, student-led discussion, and laboratory work in anatomy, embryology, and physiology. Students develop a research project that links the topic to theoretical concepts and methods for testing hypotheses concerning evolution, anatomy, and physiology. Prerequisite: Evolutionary Anthropology 333L, Evolutionary Anthropology 334L or Biology 330L.