Anthropology | HUMAN VARIATION
B370 | 0411 | Kaestle


This course explores the differences among human groups and individuals in
such characteristics as physique, color, appearance, blood type, DNA, etc.
We will survey the theories accounting for these differences, including
historical influences of disease, environment,  time and chance. Also
discussed are the implications of anthropological data  and theories for
current and future human biological and social problems. This is a lecture
course with a significant amount of reading from both textbook and
research articles, a midterm and final, and a 7-10 page research paper (2
exams and paper each worth 1/3 of grade). Prerequisite: sophomore
standing.