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ANTH 374 Birth to Death: The Anthropology of Primate Culture and Behavior

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: Eligibility for ENGWR 300 or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.

Transferable: CSU; UC

This course will provide an overview of the life cycle of all primates, including humans, from an anthropological perspective. The basic biology behind the human life cycle will be examined and compared to nonhuman primates. Human and nonhuman primate life histories will be examined cross-culturally and will be compared and contrasted in light of their evolution and origins. The class will stress how cultural practices interact and support optimal reproductive behavior. Topics will include gestation and birth, adolescence, mating strategies and group structure, adulthood and senescence.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

ANALYZE PATTERNS OF REPRODUCTIVE BEHAVIOR IN HUMANS AND PRIMATES WITH RESPECT TO GENETICS AND ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS (SLO 1)