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Leila M. Porter
BIO A 469
Seattle Campus

Special Topics in Biocultural Anthropology

Delineation and analysis of a specific problem or a more general area in biocultural anthropology. Offered occasionally by visiting or resident faculty.

Class description

This course will provide an in depth look at primate conservation biology. Topics we will cover include: Primate Diversity, Species and Speciation, Behavioral Ecology, Community Ecology, Distribution and Rarity, Population Biology, Extinction Processes, Conservation Strategies, and Implications of the Loss of Biodiversity.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

The class format will be lectures followed by discussion and group activities. Students will be required to look at case studies for a region of the world and to develop a short proposal for a conservation plan for that region.

Recommended preparation

Basic knowledge of the order primates.

Class assignments and grading

Readings from one text book and journal articles. Independent research project to design a conservation plan. Presentation of conservation plan in class presentation.

Midterm and Final Exams Written conservation plan and class presentation of that plan


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Leila M. Porter
Date: 05/05/2004