Summer 2020 - ARCH 323 D100

Special Topics in Biological Anthropology II (3)

Evolutionary Medicine

Class Number: 4470

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Instructor:

    Kimberly Plomp
    kplomp@sfu.ca
    N/A
    Office: EDB 9622
    Office Hours: Wednesdays 1:00-2:00
  • Prerequisites:

    ARCH 131 or any lower division biology course.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Select topics relating to biological anthropology.

COURSE DETAILS:

Evolutionary medicine is an interdisciplinary field that uses the principals of evolutionary biology to better understand the many facets of human health and disease. It also applies what we know about disease to illuminate aspects of evolutionary biology. This is a seminar course that will involve weekly student-led discussions on topics pertaining to evolutionary medicine. It will explore how human evolution might have affected susceptibility to disease, the relationship between human health and the evolution of parasites and pathogens, and how modern medical interventions may influence human biology. Independent reading on topics will be required for each seminar.

Grading

  • Participation 15%
  • Scientific Poster 30%
  • Paper 55%

NOTES:

Summer Intersession (May 11-June 22)

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

None. This course will require independent reading of scientific journal articles.

Department Undergraduate Notes:

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need classroom or exam accommodations are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Students with Disabilities (1250 Maggie Benston Centre) as soon as possible to ensure that they are eligible and that approved accommodations and services are implemented in a timely fashion.

Deferred grades will be given only on the basis of authenticated medical disability.


Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

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Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

TEACHING AT SFU IN SUMMER 2020

Please note that all teaching at SFU in summer term 2020 will be conducted through remote methods. Enrollment in this course acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as soon as possible to ensure that they are eligible and that approved accommodations and services are implemented in a timely fashion.