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2016-2017 University Catalog 
2016-2017 University Catalog [Archived Catalogue]

SIFT 108 Human Origins & Primates

Division of Liberal Arts

3 credits 45.0 hours
100 level undergraduate course

An anthropological perspective on evolution, biology, ecology, and behavior of nonhuman primates from prosimians to great apes. Students are introduced to the principles of evolution and adaptive trends. The course focuses on the successful terrestrial species of Old World monkeys and the apes - the gibbon, orangutan, gorilla, and chimpanzee. Comparisons are made among nonhuman primates and our own species regarding diet, locomotion, tool use and manufacture, modes of communication, social behavior and social systems, motherhood and child care, aggression, ‘cultural’ behavior and recent trends in nonhuman primate behavior studies. Films are an important part of the course.

Requires enrollment in an undergraduate degree program. Completion of FYWT*009 if required by English placement exam. Completion of FYWT 100 if required by English placement exam
This course is not repeatable for credit.
This course is equated with the following courses: SIFT*111, SIFT*101, LACR*221, SIFT*102, SIFT*103, SIFT*104, LACR*224, SIFT*105, SIFT*106, LACR*226, SIFT*107, LACR*227, SIFT*108, SIFT*109, LACR*229, LACR*229, LACR*229, LACR*229, LACR*22X, SIFT*110, LACR*220, LACR*221, LACR*222, LACR*223, LACR*224, LACR*225, LACR*226, LACR*227, LACR*228, LACR*229, LACR*230