Functional Morphology of the Human Skeleton

3 credits


College of Arts and Science

(cross-leveled with ANTHRO 7520). This course will explore human functional morphology in a broad sense, i.e. will investigate how the form of various bodily systems influences their function and vice versa. In addition, the course is explicitly evolutionary in perspective; after the basic anatomy and function of a specific bodily region is introduced, we will cover how this functional unit has changed over the course of human evolutionary history. Lastly, we will be using the knowledge gained in lecture and from the text to critically analyze examples of research in human functional morphology. Graded on A-F basis only.