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2022-2023 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
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ANTH 312 - Primate Behavioral Ecology

Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-UD-D
A survey course concerned with behavior of primates, including humans. Relationships between social structure, instinct, behavioral ecology, and the environment. The relevance of the study of evolution and non-human primate behavior to an understanding of human behavior will be emphasized.

Strongly Recommended Preparation: Upper division status (greater than 60 earned semester units) and completion of lower division Area D1-3 requirements.
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Areas A1, A2, A3 and B4 with grade C- (CR) or better.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: GE-UD-D - Upper Division Social Sciences
Course Typically Offered: Variable Intermittently

Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  1. Understand biological approaches to human and other primate behavior;
  2. apply basic qualitative and quantitative methods related to behavioral data and research methods;
  3. examine human diversity holistically and scientifically, discriminating among and analyzing conceptions and misconceptions of ethnicity and human biological variation.

UD-D. Upper-division Social Sciences Learning Outcomes

  1. analyze how power and social identity affect social outcomes for different cultural and economic groups using methods of social science inquiry and vocabulary appropriate to those methods;
  2. demonstrate an understanding of and ability to apply accurately disciplinary concepts of the social or behavioral sciences; and
  3. demonstrate an understanding of and ability to effectively plan or conduct research using an appropriate method of the social or behavioral sciences.

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