ANT430H5F Special Problems in Biological Anthropology and Archaeology (SCI)
This course is offered in the Fall 2021 "F" term.
Topic Title: We Exist in Space - Biological Analysis through Geographic Space
Instructor: Fernando Mercado Malabet
- Fall (F) Term
- FR 11:00-13:00
- In person
Course Description: The focus of this course is to introduce students to the interdisciplinary science of biogeography and discuss how it is regularly applied in diverse set of anthropological contexts. In this course we examine the geographic dimensions of biological data, the basic forms of spatial data analysis, and its relationship to the study of common questions in biological anthropology. Through seminar discussions, students will be introduced to both foundational concepts and analytical approached of biogeographical research. They will also discuss case studies of research from various subfields in biological anthropology (i.e., paleoanthropology, primatology, human biology, and bio archaeology) that examine commonly studied questions through their relevant biogeographic context. This course will also introduce students to the basics of spatial analysis and data management using geographic information system (GIS) – the primary toolkit necessary to conduct biogeographic research. It is expected that students who take this course have a basic understanding of data analyses and strong foundations in biological anthropology.
Prerequisites: Any two courses from: ANT202H5 or ANT203H5 or ANT220H5.
Exclusions: GGR305H5, GGR278H5, GGR321HF, GGR335H5, and GGR337H5.