The Pennsylvania State University requires that all freshmen enroll in a freshman seminar.
These courses are designed as small group learning experiences in a less challenging environment
than the large lecture hall. Dr. Richtsmeier taught a freshman seminar in human biological variation
during her first semester on campus. Although the course was designed to provide the students with
an introduction to human biological variation, the course was also devised to teach students to
critically discuss, defend and write about ideas presented in class or in their assigned readings.
Course syllabus ANTH 083S
Dr. Richtsmeier teaches a course in morphometrics. The major objective of this course is to provide
students with an introduction to morphometric methods, especially those that use landmark data.
To understand the purposes and the limitations involved in studying biological shape and shape change
using morphometry. Lectures and readings areoriented at introducing the students to the available methods
and their application. Course syllabus
- Human Osteology(ANTH 410)
- The skull(ANTH 466)
Dr. Richtsmeier taught human gross anatomy at the Johns Hopkins University Medical School for 15 years.
Many of her lecture notes are still available on the Johns Hopkins
lecture links site
The following lectures notes are available for download.