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Darryl J. Holman
BIO A 526
Seattle Campus

Quantitative Methods and Modeling for Biocultural Anthropology

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.

Class description

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.

Recommended preparation

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.


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 Darryl J. Holman
Date: 02/14/2003