IB 360: Evolution and Human Health

Course Details

Description: Our health is inseparably tied to our evolutionary history. As a result, evolution is an important underpinning discipline for health professionals. This course first provides an overview of evolutionary processes, molecular evolution, human evolution, life history theory, and evolutionary-developmental biology. Second, it illustrates the application of these principles to our understanding of nutrition and metabolism, reproduction, disease and stress, and behavior. Third, it shows in practical terms how the principles of evolutionary medicine can be applied in medical practice and public health.
Same as ANTH 360. Prerequisite: IB 302 or MCB 250 or MCB 244, or consent of instructor.
Cross List: ANTH 360
IB Area(s):A1
Course Offered in Semester(s): Fall
Course Schedule: U of I Course Explorer Schedule
Syllabus: PDF of Course Syllabus