Steven M. Goodreau
BIO A 469
Delineation and analysis of a specific problem or a more general area in biocultural anthropology. Offered occasionally by visiting or resident faculty.
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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