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Steven M. Goodreau
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

We will explore the theories and evidence for various forms of social influences on health through a mixture of lectures and seminars. Topics covered will range from obesity to adolescent smoking to vaccination decision-making to sexually transmitted diseases. We will consider the concept of causation in depth throughout the course. Students will learn methods for collecting and analyzing social network data as it applies to health topics, and will have the opportunity to apply their skills to a final project.

This course counts towards the MAGH track for undergraduates.

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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 Steven M. Goodreau
Date: 02/18/2010