Leila M. Porter
BIO A 477
Critical examination of theories explaining the evolution of sex differences and associated gender roles. Consideration of gender differences in mate preferences, parental investment, subsistence, aggressiveness, and risk-taking. Stresses interactions between biology and culture. Prerequisite: BIO A 201.
A review of topics related to sexual selection and its impact on sex differences and gender in human and non-human primates. We will look at mating systems, sperm competition, mate choice, parental care, aggression and cooperation in regards to sex and gender.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Lecture, class activities and discussion
Class assignments and grading
Short essays Readings from articles and books