Anthropology | Human Evolutionary Biol Lab
B527 | 26735 | Muehlenbein


This practical course will provide students with experience conducting
actual research in human evolutionary biology. Students will work
together in small groups (to collect data on living humans, perform
laboratory analyses, statistical analyses and manuscript preparation
and presentation. The primary outcome will be a manuscript for group
publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Students will gain experience
with scientific methodology, hypothesis generation and study design,
human subjects committees, biosafety and bioethics, biological sample
collection, assays for hormones, immune factors and other biomarkers,
survey design, and statistical analyses. By the end of the course,
students will be able to demonstrate knowledge (through written and
oral presentation) of the methods involved in data collection and
analysis in human evolutionary biology. A lab fee is required for this
course.