This course will examine the full spectrum of the primate order. How has evolution shaped these different primate species, and what underlying mechanisms have fueled their development? We will discuss primate ancestry, primate environments, and primate competition, all factors that mediate primate behavior. In addition, we will take the lessons learned from primate studies to determine how humans might use this knowledge toward the preservation and conservation of their nonhuman relatives.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
||Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%
|Special Attributes: FYS|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Strier, Karen. PRIMATE BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY (5th ed.)
|Examination and Assignments: |
Students will be graded on in-class quizzes and a series of writing assignments (20 pages total) as a means to interpret and analyze biological mechanisms.
|Instructor(s): Powzyk,Joyce Ann Times: ..T.R.. 01:20PM-02:40PM; Location: SCIE139; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 15||SR major: X||JR major: X|| || |
|Seats Available: 0||GRAD: X||SR non-major: X||JR non-major: X||SO: X||FR: 15|