Human Evolutionary Physiology


In this course we investigate human physiology using a systems-based and evolutionary approach. The primary course objective is to understand how the human body functions and how evolution has shaped our physiology. We also examine how our physiology responds to local environments (diet, climate, stress, etc.) in ways that affect our health and contribute to human diversity. For each system (cardiopulmonary, immune, nervous, digestive, reproductive, musculoskeletal, etc.) we examine the anatomy involved and its integrated physiological functioning. Recommended prerequisite: Evolutionary Anthropology 101 or introductory biology.
Curriculum Codes
  • NS
Typically Offered
Spring Only