ANTY 311 - Primatology
3 credits (3 hrs Lec)
Primatology is the study of non-human primates. Although, non-human primates are interesting in their own right, anthropologists often use them as a primary tool for gaining insights into the evolution of human behavior and human social systems. This course will explore a variety of topics including diversity and distribution of primates, female and male strategies, predation, primates and disease, conservation, and ethics within primatology. Students will be able to apply a comprehensive understanding of biological evolution to social and reproductive behaviors, become versed at reading and critiquing research from the primary literature, and understand how primate conservation is intricately linked to human behavior.
Course generally offered 2nd semester in odd years.
BIOB 101, BIOB 160, and/or ANTY 101 are suggested but not required.
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