Human Physiology and Anatomy: An Evolutionary Perspective


Human physiology from a functional and evolutionary perspective. System-based and regional approach that differs from both a standard anatomy and physiology course by examining each system (musculoskeletal, digestive, cardiovascular, etc.) and regional units (liver, heart, lungs, etc.) from a functional standpoint, considering their anatomy and their physiological role together. This course further explores the evolutionary context of how and why our bodies function the way they do. Emphasis on human physiology. Recommended prerequisite: Evolutionary Anthropology 101 or introductory biology. Instructor: Pontzer and Ledogar
Curriculum Codes
  • NS
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