ANTH116: Introduction to Biological Anthropology
Introduction to human and primate evolution, primate behavior, and human biology. Topics include a review of principles of evolutionary biology and basic molecular and population genetics; the behavior, ecology, and evolution of nonhuman primates; the fossil and archaeological record for human evolution; the origin of modern humans; biological variation in living humans; and the evolution of human behavior.
ANTH182: Primate Ecology and Social Behavior
Socioecology of primates compared with that of other mammals, emphasizing both general principles and unique primate characteristics. Topics include life-history strategies, feeding ecology, mating systems, and ecological influences on social organization.
ANTH270: Evolution and Human Behavior
A critical overview of evolutionary accounts of the behavior of modern humans. Background on the evolution of social behavior, foraging, and mating systems, with examples from various nonhuman species. Detailed examination of evolutionary hypotheses about selected aspects of human behavior, such as mate choice and intergroup aggression, and associated controversies.
ANTH475: Issues in Primate Behavioral Ecology
Examination of current and historically important topics in the study of primate behavioral ecology, including mating systems, sexual selection, and influences on reproductive success; feeding competition, predation, group living, and the evolution of social relationships; life history strategies; and insights gained by combining behavioral data with noninvasive hormonal and genetic sampling.
ANTH849: Primate Models in Human Evolution
Review of ways in which the study of living nonhuman primates can be used to address questions about hominin evolution and modern human behavior. Covers such topics as chimpanzees as referential models, intergroup aggression, sexual conflict and sexual selection, social cognition, and inferring diets and social systems of extinct hominins.