UPDATED COURSE OFFERING: ANTH 540-01 Human Adaptation
"THE LAST 10,000 YEARS AND THE UNFORESEEN COST OF CIVILIZATION"
Fall 2013 - Tuesday and Thursday 2.30pm-3.45pm - Lutz Hall, room 232
Professor: Fabian Crespo
The study of human adaptation emphasizes the plasticity of human responses to different environmental conditions, and this plasticity should be understood at the biological and cultural level. However, current adaptations reflect not only present but past biological and behavioral processes. The central goal of this course is to understand how at multiple bio-cultural levels human populations (past and present) respond to their surroundings, and how their responses can affect the environment and their own adaptation. To achieve this goal, the course will be focused on human lifestyle changes, the emerging of new diseases, and the corresponding adaptations (or misadaptations?) developed during and after the agriculture revolution.
For more information about the course contact Prof. Fabian Crespo at firstname.lastname@example.org