ANTH 153 Evolutionary Medicine Summer 2011


An introduction to the application of evolutionary theory to human health and disease. Evolutionary medicine is a rapidly growing interdisciplinary specialization utilizing insights from evolutionary theory and human evolutionary ecology to inform our understandings of human health, development and disease; and also to critique existing biomedical theory about the human condition. Topics include reproduction, child birth, lactation, growth and development, infectious diseases, parasites, diet and nutrition, mental and behavioral disorders, and substance use and addiction. Prerequisites: ANTH 001, BIO 1, BIO 2, or PSYC 001 are recommended but not required. 3 units.


Class Syllabus


Dr Sullivan’s Undergraduate Essay Guide


Instructions for Essay Assignment


Exam One Study Guide


Exam Two Study Guide


Exam Three Study Guide