ANTHRBIO 297 - Topics in Biological Anthropology
Section: 202 Primate Conservation
Term: SU 2010
Subject: Anthropology, Biological (ANTHRBIO)
Department: LSA Anthropology
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This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credit(s).
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This class provides students with an understanding of the factors that contribute to a species’ resilience to habitat and population destruction. The course then builds upon this information to formulate habitat management practices and effective conservation strategies. Nearly all primate species are endangered and an understanding of their life history and other factors that influence their distribution and abundance is imperative to understand how to preserve these animals. This class provides students with information on primate socioecology and is of topical interest because of the importance of conservation in today’s world. The class is based on the text, Primate Conservation Biology by Guy Cowlishaw and Robin Dunbar. This is a comprehensive and easy-to-read book about primate conservation biology. Lectures will draw upon this text and supplementary readings to offer a current and comprehensive view of the field of primate conservation. Students will be evaluated through two exams and a class presentation. It is not necessary for students to have any background in Biology or Anthropology. The topics, such as population biology and primate taxonomy, will all be covered from a basic level so that no prior experience is needed. While students may have previously taken courses that touch on different topics presented in this class, this course synthesizes the information in a novel manner so that it will be relevant to students from diverse backgrounds.

ANTHRBIO 297 - Topics in Biological Anthropology
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201 (LEC)
MW 1:00PM - 4:00PM
202 (LEC)
TuTh 10:00AM - 1:00PM
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