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Cornell University    
  Feb 21, 2018
Courses of Study 2017-2018
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NS 2750 - Human Biology and Evolution

(crosslisted) ANTHR 2750  
Fall. 3 credits. Student option grading.

Prerequisite: college biology.

Z. Gu.

Examines the theories and mechanisms of modern evolutionary biology as they apply to present-day humans and their hominid ancestors. Lectures and discussions of molecular and paleontological evidence of human evolution, the causes and consequences of contemporary human biological diversity, and biological and behavioral modes of human adaptation to past and present natural and cultural environments.

Outcome 1: Apply evolutionary theories to understand species relationship.

Outcome 2: Integrate evolutionary concepts to analyze nutrition issues.

Outcome 3: Explain evolutionary principles underlying the human diversity.

Outcome 4: Use evolution theories to explain human diseases.

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