ANT 269: Introduction to Human Variation.
5 hours (3, lecture; 2, lab), 4 credits. Considers how and why people differ physically within and between groups, the genetic and functional basis for these differences, and their significance for adaptation and survival. Topics range from skin, hair, and eye color differences to variations in body size and proportions, serological and biochemical differences, and growth pattern differences. Theoretical issues discussed include the concepts of race/clines, microevolution, and the continuing evolution of the human species.
Last modified: 9/3/2014