Mar 03, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog
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ANT 336 - Civilization and Health (3 cr.)


Examination of the relationship between cultural/biological factors and human health and disease, including topics such as group structure and size, the transition from hunter/gatherers (nomadism) to agriculturalists (sedentism), the rise of urban society, and the environmental and social factors that accompany different economic strategies. Problems of nutrition in the past and the evolution and history of infectious diseases will be examined as well as the recent emergence of new diseases. Methods of analyzing prehistoric health, and the problems with these methods, will be discussed.
Liberal arts
Prerequisite(s): ANT 101   or ANT 102  
General Education Category: Global Issues
Semester(s) Offered: Spring



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