'Human Biological Variation' - Integrative Biology 35AC

AC Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Chris Schmitt IB 35AC

About the Course

This AC Course Spotlight video features Dr. Christopher Schmitt, Lecturer in Integrative Biology and Postdoctoral Research in the Human Evolution Research Center discussing the AC course, Integrative Biology 35AC, Human Biological Variation.   This course in order to expose the cultural and historical relevance of biology to both students who may never take another biology class in their lives and scientists that have intimate knowledge of their subject but do not discover its connection within larger contexts. The course is innovative in the way it teaches students how biological variation plays a role in day-to-day life-from interactions on the street, to governmental policies on healthcare and food stamps, to how a doctor interacts with her patients.