University General Course Catalog 2022-2023 
    
    Feb 09, 2023  
University General Course Catalog 2022-2023
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ANTH 667 - Health and Disease in Antiquity

(3 units)
Covers paleopathology, the study of disease in ancient populations. Provides overview of morbidity, mortality for populations around the globe. Information on disease drawn from human skeletal and mummified remains, archaeological reconstructions of lifestyle and diet.

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 102 or BIOL 100.

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 3
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. apply the scientific method to the study of the human skeleton and ancient disease.
2. describe the biological processes affecting the skeleton and explain how bone can be altered during development.
3. recognize the diversity of research questions that can be pursued using the human skeleton.
4. explain how bone responds to force (trauma), infection, and stress.
5. describe the complexity of the human skeleton and its adaptive and plastic responses.
6. identify the variation present in the human skeleton.
7. discuss the ethical implications of working with human remains.
8. discuss in detail the biology involved in various pathological conditions that affect the skeleton and provide a differential diagnosis for various lesions, developmental disruptions, and/or trauma this is present on skeletal tissue.


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