Advanced Comparative Primate Biomechanics
Advanced primate biomechanics from a functional and evolutionary perspective. Students learn through primary literature, biomechanics problem sets, data collection and presentation of results. Focus on form-function relationships traced across primates and modern humans to better understand human evolution and applications to evolutionary medicine. Team-taught by an expert in postcranial functional anatomy and cartilage and an expert on cranial morphology and bone and muscle. Prerequisite: Evolutionary Anthropology 101 and 200-300 level anatomy course; Introductory biology, physics, and calculus are recommended but not required.