The purpose of this class is to offer an introduction to primatology and the principles of behavioral ecology. The class will provide an overview of the extensive variation in primate behavior and ecology, and explore the evolutionary basis of these differences. To this end we will look at theories of foraging, kinship, sexual selection, reproductive strategies, aggression, dominance, altruism, culture, language and primate cognition.

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