Debra L. Durham
BIO A 370
Origins, major evolutionary trends, and modern taxonomic relationships of the nonhuman primates. Their distribution and habitat in relation to behavioral and morphological adaptations and their status as endangered species. Prerequisite: BIO A 201. Offered: A.
In this course, we will examine the nonhuman primates from an evolutionary perspective. Topics covered in class include taxonomy and evolutionary history of the primates, cognition, development, social systems and life history. In addition, we will evaluate the ways in which anatomy and ecology influence behavior.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Lecture, discussion and videos
BIOA 201 or PSYCH 200 (Animal Behavior)
Class assignments and grading
Homework and brief in-class assignments, 2 exams, final project/paper