ANTH 697 (01) - Special Topics

SpcTop/Demography,Diet,Disease

Durham   Liberal Arts :: Anthropology
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2022 - Full Term (01/25/2022 - 05/09/2022)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   25  
CRN: 56384
Occasional or experimental offerings. May be repeated for different topics. Prereq: ANTH 411 or permission. Operates on a seminar format.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated up to unlimited times.
Equivalent(s): ANTH 697W
Only listed campus in section: Durham
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course
Instructors: Les Fitzpatrick

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/25/2022 5/9/2022 TR 11:10am - 12:30pm HUDD G16
Additional Course Details: 

This course provides an overview of the synergistic interactions of humans, their diets, and disease from prehistoric through contemporary populations. We will explore the causes and consequences of major social transformations, including the shift from nomadic to sedentary life, animal and plant domestication, urbanism, and globalism through historical, bioarchaeological, epidemiological and anthropological lenses. We will learn the methods by which researchers reconstruct patterns of diet, disease and residential mobility in ancient populations, and how these ancient patterns compare and contrast to those in modern contexts.