Oct 04, 2022  
Catalogue 2021-2022 
Catalogue 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ANTH 223 - Primate Behavior and Ecology

1 unit(s)
This class examines biology, social systems, and behavior of our closest living relatives, the primates. This diverse group provides evolutionary background for understanding human society and behaviors. The first part of the course focuses on the evolution, anatomy, and diversity of modern primates, including an examination of how different primates have served as models for human evolution. In the second part of the course, we examine reasons for variation in primate social behavior including spacing, mating and grouping patterns. The course concludes by reviewing selected topics of primate behavior, such as vocal communication, cognition and conservation. Students gain first-hand experience by conducting an original behavioral study on primates at the Bronx Zoo. Zachary Cofran.

Two 75-minute periods.

Not offered in 2021/22.

Course Format: CLS

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