Course Descriptions

01:447:356 Evolutionary Medicine

This course can count as an elective toward the Biological Sciences major.

Offered

Spring

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Genetics 01:447:380 or Genetic Analysis I 01:447:384 and Gen Bio Lab 01:119:117 or 01:119:102 

Course Description

Although evolutionary biology has important implications for the medical concepts of health, "normal" physiology and illness, it has been widely ignored in medicine. Every evolutionary advance may sometimes promote health and other times cause illness. This course is a survey of scientific and social implications of current ideas and controversies of evolutionary medicine for clinical and public health.

Course URL

SAKAI

Course Satisfies Learning Goals

Departmental Goals:

1. Knowledge specific goals: Know the terms, concepts and theories in genetics.

2. Integrate the material from multiple courses and research. That is, to think holistically and to see the whole as well as the parts.

 Exams, Assignments, and Grading Policy

TBD

Course Materials

TBD

Course Closed?

There is no wait list. Please see  Genetics Dept. SPN page for special permission request.

Faculty

Dr. Christina Bergey


** All information is subject to change at the discretion of the course coordinator.