Anthropology YouTube Channel and sp 21 course "Sci Com by Video"
The Anthropology Department now has a YouTube channel featuring original videos, relevant to today’s pressing issues. Currently you can see videos about pestilence, including “The 1918 Flu Pandemic” and “Chickenpox vs. the Measles.” The Department is offering a mini-course in spring 2021, 01:070:291 Science Communication by Video, to be taught by Professor Rob Scott and recent graduate Olivia Boss. Students will learn to create videos with solid production value, to be uploaded to this channel. The videos will encompass five thematic areas: Pandemics, Global Warming, Artificial Intelligence, World Population and Nuclear Holocaust.
Rob Scott, Professor and Undergraduate Director for the Rutgers NB Anthropology Department, has taught a Rutgers SAS Signature course "Extinction" since 2009. Based on themes explored in the course, the Four Horseman video project is a science communication effort of Prof. Scott's lab group supported by the Signature Course Initiative and Rutgers SAS.
Olivia Boss, who graduated from Rutgers NB in 2020 as an Evolutionary Anthropology major and honors student, developed and presented her thesis on comparative study of diet and dental microwear in new world monkeys. She earned highest honors and won a first prize in the Anthropology Department Honors Symposium, as well as a Henry Rutgers Scholar Award. For this project she is serving as script writer and content editor.
To visit the Anthropology Department YouTube channel, find the link on the bottom banner at the department web site (anthro.rutgers.edu) or follow this link: