Stanford ANTHRO 173 - Diet, Nutrition, and Human Growth (5 pages)

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Anthro 173 - Human Dimensions Of Global Environmental Change: Resilence, Vulnerability, And Environmental Justice (humbio 111)

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Anthropological Sciences 173 Diet Nutrition and Human Growth Instructor James Holland Jones January 6 2004 1 Course Description All animals need to acquire energy and other essential resources from their environments and humans are no exception In this course we will consider human nutritional requirements the physiological processes that mediate intake absorption and use and the constraints placed upon human biology by the distribution of resources in the environment This course is simultaneously ecological and evolutionary That is it considers both the distribution and abundance of resources and the history and adaptive value of traits and relationships We will explore to a large extent the ecology of nutrient distribution in the developed industrial world and its consequences for an omnivorous primate adapted to fluctuating environments i e us 2 Readings We will use three texts 1 Tanner J F 1990 Foetus into man 2nd ed Cambridge Harvard University Press 2 Ungar P S and M F Teaford eds 2002 Human diet Its origin and evolution New York Bergin Garvey 3 Brownell K D and K B Horgen 2004 Food fight The inside story of the food industry America s obesity crisis and what we can do about it New York Contemporary Books These texts will be supplemented extensively by readings from the primary literature For the most part the reading load of this class is moderate You can expect to read 2 3 chapters from a book and about two journal articles each week Readings will be placed on reserve at the Falconer Biology Library I will provide URLs to all course related readings from the primary literature which are available online to the Stanford community I will also make every effort to provide electronic copies of those primary literature readings which are not available in native electronic format via coursework 1 2 1 About This Syllabus This syllabus is designed to be used both in both printed and online forms Many of the weekly readings will have internet links directly through



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