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Biological Anthropology (UT)

ANTH 485 - Oral Biology 4 Credit Hours Intense examination of human dentition and oral skeletal structures: including dento-facial embryology/growth, histology, gross tooth morphology and pathology. (RE) Prerequisite(s): 110 or 117; 480. ANTH 490 - Primate Evolution 3 Credit Hours Living and fossil primate taxonomy, ecology, and comparative anatomy. Survey of primate fossil record with emphasis on the origin or major primate lineages.(RE) Prerequisite(s): 110 or 117.Registration Restriction(s): Anthropology major. Registration Permission: Consent of instructor. ANTH 494 - Primate Behavior 3 Credit Hours Social organization and behavior of selected primates: group composition, size, and structure; patterns of mating; other social interactions; communication; and cultural behavior. Application of primate studies to human ethology. (RE) Prerequisite(s): 110 or 117.Registration Restriction(s): Anthropology major. ANTH 501 - Graduate Research 1-9 Credit Hours Independent investigation of special problems in anthropology.Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 18 hours. Advanced Bioarchaeology Seminar The goal of this seminar is to ask what bioarchaeology is, should be, and/or could be. We ask this at a practical level (what are bioarchaeologists actually doing?) and a theoretical level (how can we push the present limits of bioarchaeology? How are they currently being pushed?). ANTH 501 - Graduate Research 1-9 Credit Hours Independent investigation of special problems in anthropology. Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 18 hours. Statistics This course is designed to introduce advanced students to the basic concepts in frequentist statistics and their application to anthropological questions. Topics covered include standard parametric statistical methods (e.g., General Linear Model, correlation, classificatory methods, and mean comparison techniques) and some of their nonparametric correlates (e.g., chisquare, Mann-Whitney U-test, and ranking statistics). The course emphasizes an understanding of what methods are available and when they are appropriately applied to data. Data sets for exploring these statistics are provided in the course for hands on learning ANTH 501 - Graduate Research 1-9 Credit Hours

Independent investigation of special problems in anthropology. Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 18 hours. Evolutionary Theory and Human Behavior This seminar presents a topical and historical overview of the use of evolutionary theory in anthropology (meaning primarily cultural anthropology, but including some archaeology), and evaluates relevant evolutionary-minded literature from other fields (biology, psychology, philosophy, economics) for its applicability to anthropological inquiry. Specific course goals are to examine, through readings, discussion, and research, fundamental concepts of evolutionary theories as applied (and misapplied) in the anthropological study of human social behavior; historical/methodological approaches in the anthropological study of human behavior from an evolutionary perspective; specific domains of human behavior (e.g., mate choice, parenting, warfare, religious and moral systems, art, etc.) and evolutionaryminded research in those domains; and important debates (e.g., reductionism, levels of selection, "pure" altruism, demographic transition, etc.) in the application of evolutionary theory to human cultural behavior. ANTH 580 - Advanced Human Variation 3 Credit Hours Genetic and morphological variation among extant human groups; relationships of variation to geography, ecology and subsistence. ANTH 581 - Forensic Anthropology 3 Credit Hours Application of human identification methods to skeletal/dental tissues. Evolving role of forensic anthropology in medico-legal system. Relationship of anthropology to pathology, odontology and subsequent legal responsibilities. (DE) Prerequisite(s): 480. ANTH 582 Paleoanthropology 4 Credit Hours Fossil record from origin of hominids to appearance of anatomically modern humans. Functional morphology and phylogenetic relationships of fossil humans. (DE) Prerequisite(s): 480. ANTH 583 - Skeletal Biology 3 Credit Hours Practical and theoretical approaches to analysis of prehistoric human skeletal remains. Demography, vital statistics, pathology, nutrition, and measures of biological relationships as related to population as adaptive unit. (DE) Prerequisite(s): 480. ANTH 584 - Seminar in Bioarchaeology 3 Credit Hours Method and theory in Bioarchaeology, incorporating aspects of Biological Anthropology and Anthropological Archaeology. The focus is on traditional methodological issues and the application of recent social theory to the analysis of the mortuary record. Recommended Background: Human osteology and basic bioarchaeology. ANTH 585 - Laboratory Studies in Biological Anthropology 3 Credit Hours Topical coverage of laboratory methods in biological anthropology.Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 9 hours.Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.

ANTH 586 - Anthropological Genetics 3 Credit Hours Method and theory of Anthropological Genetics, applying methods from genetics and genomics to issues in Anthropology. The course explores recent innovations in the field with respect to human variation and human origins. Recommended Background: Basic genetics and evolutionary biology. ANTH 590 - Method and Theory in Biological Anthropology 3 Credit Hours Current methods of analysis in biological anthropology and of past and current history of theoretical perspectives. Paleoanthropology, human osteology, and human variation and population structure.Registration Permission: Consent of instructor. ?ANTH 690 - Readings in Biological Evolution ?? Selected Topics in Physical Anthropology??? 3 Credit Hours Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.Comment(s): For doctoral students in biological anthropology concentration. Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level graduate. ? 690 Migration and Morphometrics ANTH 695 - Gross Human Anatomy 9 Credit Hours Skeleton, muscles, and cardiovascular system. Dissection of cadavers.Contact Hour Distribution: 5 hours and 5 labs. (DE) Prerequisite(s): 480 or human biology course. Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level graduate.

ANTH 480 - Human Osteology 4 Credit Hours Intensive examination of the human skeleton. Contact Hour Distribution: 3 hours and 1 lab.(RE) Prerequisite(s): 110 or 117.