Andrea E. Duncan
BIO A 469
Delineation and analysis of a specific problem or a more general area in biocultural anthropology. Offered occasionally by visiting or resident faculty.
Primate Conservation in Southeast Asia
This is a seminar course in which we will examine the topic of nonhuman primate conservation in Southeast Asia from an historical, biological, and cultural perspective. Our approaches include conservation biology, SE Asian primate sociobiology and history, infectious disease/public health concerns in SE Asia, and culture surrounding primates and related socio-economic/political considerations. Many facets of anthropology are interconnected in this area of the world. SE Asia is an important example of where people, primates and culture intersect. Course materials have been chosen with the following goals: to highlight current events and topical political/scientific discussions; to underscore the need for collaborative work when tackling large issues, using primate conservation as an example; to focus on the importance of making science accessible and widely understandable to a varied public; and to highlight breadth within anthropology (primatology, paleontology, and medical, environmental and sociocultural anthropology) as it applies to this topic.
Instructor email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Seminar/small group discussion
Basic knowledge of nonhuman primates and conservation biology.
Class assignments and grading
Weekly reading assignments and 1-2 page response papers; final paper and in-class presenation