ANTHRBIO 478 - Primate Behavioral Ecology
Winter 2021, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: Anthropology, Biological (ANTHRBIO)
Department: LSA Anthropology
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Requirements & Distribution:
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Advisory Prerequisites:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This is an advanced undergraduate/graduate course examining the ecology and behavior of non-human primates. Using mainly primary research articles, we will explore several themes in primate behavioral ecology including reproductive strategies, sexual selection, behavioral endocrinology, cooperation and conflict, cultural transmission, and primate cognition.

The objectives of this class are

  1. To provide an overview of some of the exciting research areas in primate behavior and
  2. To help bring advanced undergraduates up to graduate level in their reading, understanding, and writing about primate-related topics.

Emphasis will be placed on critical thinking and clear and concise writing.

Class Format:

As a DC course, all aspects of this course will be fully compatible with remote online learning. The weekly lectures will be conducted synchronously. Attendance is required, though they will be recorded for students to watch later in the event of illness or other emergencies. Assessment will be a via a combination of short quizzes administered in Canvas, one virtual presentation, two short papers, and a longer final paper.


ANTHRBIO 478 - Primate Behavioral Ecology
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM

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