Human biology is a wide ranging topic that can include the study of human form, physiology (including energetics), behavior, ecology and genetics. These interdisciplinary courses (several are cross-listed in biology, psychology or global health) offer students the change to examine the human species from a variety of perspectives. We include some classes that include the study of non-human animals, as this type of comparative study is critical in better understanding what makes us human. The study of human biology is a great way to prepare for numerous future careers, including health-related fields, global health policy, museum work, teaching, psychology and, naturally, graduate work in anthropology.
To earn a concentration, you need to take 3 courses from the approved list below. These can overlap with other major requirements. Concentrations are declared with the registrar and will be listed on your transcript.
|EVANTH 221S||Becoming Human||R, NS|
|EVANTH 230||Bodies of Evidence: Introduction to Forensic Anthropology||STS, NS|
|EVANTH 231L||Anatomy of the Lower Extremities||NS|
|EVANTH 257||Ecology and Adaptation of Hunters and Gatherers||CCI, NS|
|EVANTH 260||Human Cognitive Evolution||NS, SS|
|EVANTH 285||Evolutionary Medicine and Global Health||R, STS, NS|
|EVANTH 318||Human Evolutionary Genetics||R, NS|
|EVANTH 333L||The Human Body||NS|
|EVANTH 334L||Human Osteology||NS|
|EVANTH 336S||Dance Science: An Evolutionary Approach||R, ALP, NS|
|EVANTH 341||Primate Sexuality||STS, NS|
|EVANTH 530||Human Functional Anatomy||NS|
|EVANTH 561S||Evolution, Cognition, and Society||STS, NS|
|EVANTH 570S||Energetics in Human Evolution, Ecology, and Health||R, NS|