This course provides an overview of the Middle East and its cultural, historical, and political complexity from an anthropological perspective.
View the PDF version of the Anthropological Genetics Syllabus The goal of this class is to engage the scope of genetics as it relates to humans; to familiarize anthropology students with the principles of human genetics, especially in those areas in which it differs from genetics of other organisms; and most importantly, to explore the ways in which genetics can be illuminated by anthropological knowledge.
This course will explore the entanglement of biological and social concepts in knowledge about racial and ethnic variation among human populations. The course compares the population genetics understanding of population variation and groupings to the sociological and anthropological conception of the social construction of race and ethnicity. Dr. Aaron Panofsky University of California Los Angeles Syllabus