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BIO 228 Evolutionary Biology & Human Health 3.0 Credits

This course illustrates the importance and utility of evolutionary perspectives on various topics related to human health. In addition to the "how" questions, this course also introduces the "why" questions. Various evolutionary hypotheses are examined. Arguments for and counter-arguments against each hypothesis are presented to foster understanding of each topic. Selected topics include infectious diseases, pathogen virulence, allergies/asthma, mental health/addiction, genetic disorders, diseases of civilization, sex, pregnancy, aging, and public health concerns.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: (BIO 122 [Min Grade: D] or BIO 131 [Min Grade: D]) and (BIO 124 [Min Grade: D] or BIO 132 [Min Grade: D])

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