ANTHRBIO 469 - Topics in Biological Anthropology
Section: 002 Bone and Fat in Human Evolution
Term: FA 2019
Subject: Anthropology, Biological (ANTHRBIO)
Department: LSA Anthropology
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
BS
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
BS:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

In this course we will explore the relationship between three fat depots — white fat, brown fat, and bone marrow fat — and bone mass. Humans rely on white fat for energy reserves and insulation. Fat is also found in bone marrow, although its function is poorly understood. A third depot called brown fat burns energy to produce heat through nonshivering thermogenesis, and can increase in response to cold exposure. Understanding how each of these depots affect bone mass is important both for modern human health and for reconstructing hominin evolutionary history.

Course Requirements:

Term papers will cover some aspect of bone-fat interactions.

Intended Audience:

Open to advanced undergraduates and to graduate students. Prerequisite: ANTHRBIO 161, 265, 365, 366, 465, 474, or PI.

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ANTHRBIO 469 - Topics in Biological Anthropology
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
P
31684
Open
3
 
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W 1:00PM - 4:00PM
002 (LEC)
P
31731
Open
7
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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