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Unformatted text preview: ANTH 42 Primates in Nature Jim Moore [email protected] OfFce: SSB 276 About the course Goals : • Give you an idea of what the Order Primates is all about, both as primates and as an example of a mammalian Order in general - what’s biodiversity up close? Get a ‘feel’ for them (us) • Introduce the theories and methods of behavioral ecology (how do we know what we know, and why do we think what we think, concerning primates) • Teach you enough speciFcs about primates to prepare you for upper-division coursework on primates (and wildlife conservation, though less directly) • Enable you to impress heck out of your family on your next trip to the zoo. About the course Format : • I have a tendency to get caught up in talking, and rely on you to bring me down -- ask questions! • Because the goals include “getting a feel for primates”, I’ll be showing a fair amount of video & slides. The visuals are important for ‘subliminal’ understanding of apes, monkeys and prosimians.and prosimians....
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- Fall '08