BIO 346 Human Biology (K. Kalthoff)

Syllabus Spring 2014


DATES

TOPICS

ASSIGNED READINGS*

14 Jan Part I: The Science and Politics of Human Biology [1]  
16 Part II: Who is Who Among the Primates? [2] De Waal (1995)
20 Martin Luther King Jr. Day  
21 Humans Evolved in Response to a Challenge [3] Bersaglieri et al. (2004) **
23 Milestones of Hominin Evolution [4] Stix (2008) **
28 Campus Closed Lovejoy (1988)
30 Habitual Bipedalism and Hand Precision Grip [5] Kivell et al. (2011) **
04 Feb Tool Making [6] Evans et al. (2004)
06 Campus Closed Levy (1998)
11 Campus Closed
13 First Midterm Exam van 't Veer et al. (2002)
18 Language and Brain Evolution [7] Hochedlinger (2010) **
20 Part III: The Human Genome Project [9] Tsien (2000)
25 Stem Cells and Cloning [10]  
27 Gene Therapy [11] Weaver et al. (2004) **
04 Mar Campus Closed Bouchard et al. (1990)
06 Nature and Nurture [13] Ebstein et al. (1996)
10-15 Spring Break  
18 Twin Studies and Heritability Estimates [14] Koopman et al. (1991)
20 Part IV: Hormonal Control of Brain Development [16/7 and 17] Cahill (2005) **
25 Second Midterm Exam  
27 Introduction to Sociobiology [18] Neff (2003)
01 Apr Sociobiology of Human Behavior [19] Gangestadt and Thornhill (1998)
03 Sex and Gender [20] Bradley et al. (2000)
08 Aggression, Cooperation, and Kindness [21] Brosnan and de Waal (2003)
10 Part V: Human Population Growth [22] Potts (2000)
15 Earth's Carrying Capacity [23] Wackernagel et al. (2002)
17 Environmental Degradation [24] Parmesan (1996)
22 Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals [25] Hayes et al. (2002)
24 Energy Production and Conservation [26] Socolow and Pacala (2006)
29 Species Extinction and Synopsis [27] Balmford et al. (2002)
01 May Review Session, Course Evaluation  
09 Final Exam (Fri 9-12 noon)  

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