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ANTH 660 - Primate Evolution

(3 units)
Detailed consideration of the record of primate and human evolution and paleobiology; review of contributions from paleontology, geology, behavioral biology and ecology.

Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Fall - Odd Years
Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course:
1. Students will be able to explain how anatomical characteristics of humans evolved from earlier primate species of the Tertiary period.
2. Students will be able to evaluate how human behavior exhibits similarities and differences from our closest primate relatives in the hominoid superfamily.
3. Students will be able to critically apply key behavioral concepts to modern human society, including mating systems, kinship, communication, aggression, and territoriality.
4. Students will be able to demonstrate understanding of how to develop and present an argument on some facet of nonhuman primate behavior.


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