HEB Course List 2015-16

REV 2015-08-19

Human Evolutionary Biology
2015-2016 Course List
Note: courses are subject to change

For advice, contact:
• Dr. Carole Hooven, Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies, hooven@fas.harvard.edu
• Dr. Brenda Frazier, Associate Concentration Advisor, bfrazier@fas.harvard.edu


Course #

Course Name


Meeting Times

Fulfills Area Requirement


HEB 91r

Supervised Reading and Research



research seminar


HEB 99a

Tutorial - Senior Year (w/writing skills component)

Lara Durgavich



HEB 1200

Neanderthals and Human Evolutionary Theory (limited to 10)

Tanya Smith

Th 3-5:30


HEB 1290

Cultural Evolution: An Interdisciplinary Perspective (limited to 36)

Joe Henrich, James Robinson, Nathan Nunn

T 9-12


HEB 1312

Human Sexuality: Research and Presentation Seminar (limited to 15)

Judith Flynn

Th 2-4

research seminar

HEB 1321

Food, Drink and Energy (limited to 8)

Noreen Tuross, Linda Reynard

W 2-5

anatomy/physiology; research seminar

HEB 1335

Behavioral Ecology of Chimpanzees (limited to 12)

Zarin Machanda

T 2-5

behavior; research seminar

HEB 1351

Reproductive Ecology

Lara Durgavich

T Th 1-2:30 (plus discussion section)


HEB 1355

Evolution and Religion (limited to 20)

Peter Ellison

M 3-5


HEB 1390

Game Theory and Social Behavior (limited to 30)

Moshe Hoffman, Erez Yoeli

M W F 11-12 (plus discussion section)


HEB 1413

Mechanics of the Human Diet (limited to 12)

Katie Zink

Tu Th 1-2:30

research seminar

HEB 1418

Endocrinology and Behavior: Research Seminar (limited to 8)

Susan Lipson

M W F 11-12 (plus lab section)

research seminar

HEB 1421

Teeth (limited to 6)

Tanya Smith

W 3-5:30

research seminar

HEB 1463

Molecular Evolution of Primates (limited to 12)

Maryellen Ruvolo

Th 1-4

research seminar

HEB 1480

Human Evolution through Developmental Change (limited to 12)

Terry Capellini, Neil Roach

T Th 10-11:30 (plus lab section)

evolution; research seminar

HEB 1540

Human Migration (limited to 10)

Noreen Tuross

Tu 1-3

research seminar

HEB 1562

The Behavioral Biology of Aggression (limited to 16)

Richard Wrangham, Carole Hooven

Tu 1-3:30

behavior; research seminar

LS 2

Life Sciences: Evolutionary Human Physiology and Anatomy

Dan Lieberman, Andy Biewener, George Lauder

M W F 1-2 (plus lab section)



HEB 97

Sophomore Tutorial

Brenda Frazier

Sections arranged


HEB 99b

Tutorial - Senior Year

Lara Durgavich



HEB 1210

Research in Comparative Biomechanics

Dan Lieberman


research seminar

HEB 1300

Evolutionary Origins of the Human Mind

Alexandra Rosati

T Th


HEB 1313

Stress: Research and Presentation Seminar (limited to 15)

Judith Flynn

Th 2-4 or F 2-4

research seminar

HEB 1330

Primate Social Behavior

Richard Wrangham, Zarin Machanda

M, W, F 10-11


HEB 1419

Lab Methods in Human Evolutionary Biology (limited to 10)

Linda Reynard


research seminar

HEB 1420

Human Evolutionary Anatomy

Katie Zink, Neil Roach

Tu Th 1-2:30


HEB 1422

Human Origins in Context

David Pilbeam, John Barry, Zarin Machanda

Tu, Th 10-11:30 (plus lab section)

research seminar

HEB 1451

Primate Functional Genetics and Genomics (limited to 12)

Terry Capellini

T Th 10-11:30 (or T Th 1-2:30)

research seminar

LS 1b

Intro to Life Sciences: Genetics, Genomics & Evolution (lecture & lab)

John Wakeley, Pardis Sabeti, Kevin Eggan

Tu, Th 10-11:30 (plus lab section)


SLS 16

Human Evolution and Human Health (lecture course)

Dan Lieberman

Tu, Th 1-2:30