BIO A 569
Demographic analysis relevant to anthropological research on small populations. Use of data collected through local surveys, genealogical methods, and from other sources. Focuses on use of demography to analyze social and biological processes with adaptive and/or cultural-historical significance. Theoretical approaches emphasized.
To approach demographic information from the theoretical perspective of evolutionary human behavioral ecology, with additional contributions from biocultural, and cultural-historical anthropology.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Discussion of readings.
Graduate standing in Anthropology, Sociology, other Social Sciences with an interest in demographic data using evolutionary and anthropological analysis.
Class assignments and grading
Students lead discussions at least once or twice a quarter.
Term project (20 page paper and presentation), class participation and leadership of assigned discussions.