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Patricia Kramer
BIO A 469
Seattle Campus

Special Topics in Biocultural Anthropology

Delineation and analysis of a specific problem or a more general area in biocultural anthropology. Offered occasionally by visiting or resident faculty.

Class description

Primate aging: we will look at how functional systems age in primates, at whether nonhuman primates make good models of human aging (systemic comparisons and the effect of caging), and at interventions in aging and whether they work in primates (like caloric intervention). We will look extensively at aging of the musculo-skeletal (osteoporosis/osteopenia, sarcopenia, osteoarthritis), cardiovascular, and cognitive systems.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

small group discussion

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading

We will read and critically evaluate the primary literature. 1 page evaluation of assigned readings will be due each meeting time.

critical evaluation of the primary literature


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Patricia Kramer
Date: 02/07/2006