Skip to main content


This field and lab-based course exposes students to a range of methods for investigating the ecology, behavior, and biology of living primates. Techniques for assessing habitat quality and monitoring resource availability will be examined. Using a comparative approach, students will examine the anatomy of living primates in order to understand how physical adaptations influence behavior. Standard procedures for collecting and analyzing behavioral data on living primates will be explored. Inferences about behaviors of earliest humans made from our understanding of contemporary non-human primates. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Scientific Investigation of the Natural World requirement. Meets the Writing in the Discipline requirement. (Not offered 2021-22).

Prerequisite: consent of instructor & Anthropology 207.

Degree requirement — Critical Perspectives: I, Writing in the Discipline

1 to 3 units

Report an issue - Last updated: 11/26/2021