Brief Description of Concentration
Human Evolutionary Biology (HEB) explores all aspects of human biology and behavior from an evolutionary perspective. HEB thus provides students with the knowledge and skills they need to investigate and answer questions about how and why humans are the way we are, and why that matters for real world problems. Research in human evolutionary biology has implications for medical science, exercise physiology and diet as well as for economics, psychology, political science, religion and literature.
Human Evolutionary Biology (HEB) provides a general foundation in human and organismic biology as part of the life sciences cluster of concentrations. All HEB concentrators receive a core introduction to basic evolutionary biology as well as human and nonhuman primate genetics, physiology, anatomy, behavioral biology (including cultural evolution), and paleontology. HEB courses also explore interactions between genes and environments and the co-evolution of genes and culture. We encourage our students to get involved in research in HEB, and we offer many small, advanced courses for students to work intensively with members of the faculty.
- Gen Ed 1056: Human Nature
- Life Sciences 2: Evolutionary Human Physiology and Anatomy
- Gen Ed 1027: Human Evolution and Human Health
- HEB 1310: Hormones and Behavior