The University of Connecticut main campus is located in Storrs, CT. There are five regional campuses located throughout the state. The undergraduate student enrollment is 22,472, and the graduate enrollment is 8,053.


Anthropology Courses
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Courses
Biology Courses

Illness and Curing (ANTH 3202W)
This course provides a cross-cultural analysis of ethnomedicine, major medical systems, alternative medical systems, curing and healing illness and social control, gender and healing, and the role of traditional and cosmopolitan medical systems in international health.

Medical Anthropology (ANTH 3300)
An introduction to the theory, method, and content of medical anthropology.

Medical Ecology (ANTH 3302)
This course provides anthropological perspectives on the interrelationships between culture, biology, environment and disease. Major topics include ecology and adaptation, population dynamics, nutrition, reproduction, disease in sociological context, health seeking behavior, and the complexity of the interaction of western and non-western medical systems.

Ethnomedicine (ANTH 5376)
This course examines medical systems in a cultural context, including traditional healers, herbal medicine, culture bound systems, the meaning of illness, curing and disease.

The Origins of Agriculture (ANTH 3523)
The origins and spread of agriculture worldwide. Economic, social, and ideological ramifications of the agricultural transition. Processes of plant and animal domestication.

Introduction to Botany (Biology 1110, 4 credit hours)
This course introduces the structure, physiology, and reproduction of seed plants as a basis for an understanding of the broader principles of biology as well as the relation of plants to human life.

Plants and Civilization (Ecology & Evolutionary Biology 3256, 3 credit hours)
This course, based on primary literature, investigates the relationship between the development of global civilizations and the plants utilized by various cultures both historically and today. Topics include food plants, ritual plants, entheogens, the origins of agriculture and the evolution of plant domestication.

Medical Botany (Ecology & Evolutionary Biology 3260, 3 credit hours)
Plants used for medicine: their origin, history, biology, distribution, chemistry, pharmacology, toxicology, and role in the development of civilizations


James S. Boster (Anthropology)
Pamela I. Erickson(Anthropology)
Alexia Smith (Anthropology)
Felix Coe (Ecology & Evolutionary Biology)
Gregory J. Anderson (Ecology & Evolutionary Biology)