Anthropology | Human Variation
B370 | 27220 | 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.