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Donna Leonetti
BIO A 569
Seattle Campus

Behavioral Ecology and Demography

Demographic analysis relevant to anthropological research on small populations. Use of data collected through local surveys, genealogical methods, and from other sources. Focuses on use of demography to analyze social and biological processes with adaptive and/or cultural-historical significance. Theoretical approaches emphasized.

Class description

To approach demographic information from the theoretical perspective of evolutionary human behavioral ecology, with additional contributions from biocultural, and cultural-historical anthropology.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Discussion of readings.

Recommended preparation

Graduate standing in Anthropology, Sociology, other Social Sciences with an interest in demographic data using evolutionary and anthropological analysis.

Class assignments and grading

Students lead discussions at least once or twice a quarter.

Term project (20 page paper and presentation), class participation and leadership of assigned discussions.


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 Donna Leonetti
Date: 10/27/2003