Aug 13, 2022  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PRIM 512 - Monkeys of the Neotropics

An overview of Neotropical monkey evolution, ecology, and behavior in wild and captive settings.  Focuses on species ranging in Mexico, Central America, and South America. ANTH 412 and PRIM 512 are layered courses; a student may not receive credit for both. Course will be offered on even numbered years (Spring).

Prerequisite: PRIM 506 or permission of instructor.


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

  • Examine the physical morphology, geographic distributions, and evolutionary histories of primates living in Mexico, Central America, and South America. (UG/G)
  • Compare/contrast the ecological and social aspects of Neotropical primate species and examine how ecology, sociality, and behavior are interrelated. (UG/G)
  • Organize and summarize the current research on Neotropical primate biology, behavior, ecology, and evolution. (UG/G)
  • Evaluate the human-primate relationship in the wild and captivity, the issues that accompany field research and maintaining captive populations, and the resulting effects of both on primate conservation. (UG/G)
  • Assess the current literature on Neotropical primate conservation and determine how life history traits and biology influence conservation efforts. (G)

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Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
Spring Locations Ellensburg

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