Courses of Study 2017-2018 
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Courses of Study 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ANTHR 3390 - Primate Behavior and Ecology with Emphasis on African Apes

Spring. 4 credits. Student option grading.

Prerequisite: ANTHR 1300  or other coursework in evolutionary biology recommended.

A. Clark Arcadi.

The course will investigate all aspects of non-human primate life. Based on the fundamentals of evolutionary theory, group and inter-individual behaviors will be presented. In addition, an understanding of group structure and breeding systems will be reached through an evaluation of ecological constraints imposed on primates in different habitats. Subjects include: primate taxonomy, diet and foraging, predation, cooperation and competition, social ontogeny, kinship, and mating strategies.

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