BIOS 448/848: Human Growth and Development

BIOS 448/848
Human Growth and Development Crosslisted as ANTH 448/848
Prereqs: ANTH 242 and 242L, or BIOS 101 and 101L.
Biological diversity from an evolutionary perspective. The history of the study of human physical growth and biological principles of growth. Genetic, epigenetic and hormonal effects on human and other mammal growth patterns, and environmental factors that influence growth. Effects of nutrition, disease, socio-economic status, pollution, etc. Unique features of human growth in its various stages. How anthropologists interpret variation in growth patterns among human populations and the possible adaptive significance of this variation.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom


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