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2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ANTH 620 - Biomarker Methods

3 Credit(s)

Biological anthropologists endeavor to understand the global range of human biological variation, and human biologists in particular are interested in investigating the effects of culture and ecology on human adaptation, development, and health. This course will provide an overview of the logic and method underlying empirical research in human biology. The course emphasized hands-on laboratory experience with a range of methods for assessing human nutritional status, physical activity, growth, cardiovascular health, endocrine activity, and immune function. In contrast to clinical or biomedical approaches to human biology, biological anthropologists tend to study normal individuals in everyday settings. Therefore, an emphasis will be placed on minimally-invasive research methods that can be applied across a range of cultural and ecological contexts.