Darryl J. Holman
BIO A 526
Surveys the concepts, tools, and methods for developing quantitative models based on underlying biocultural processes. Introduces methods of testing models from observations collected in anthropological field studies. Oriented toward longitudinal research of fertility, mortality, disease dynamics, population genetics, and other biocultural processes.
Methods for building quantitative models of biocultural processes. Methods for estimating parameters of the models.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Lecture, projects, homework, computer work.
Graduate students who have a research project in mind, or are writing a dissertation proposal.
Class assignments and grading
Some problem sets. Some computer problems.