This course focuses on the interface between evolutionary theory and human behavior. Through readings and discussion, we explore the various ways in which evolutionary theory has been used to understand the behavior and ecology of modern humans. We will rely on studies from various fields of inquiry, including paleoanthropology, paleoecology, human ecology, primatology, and evolutionary psychology. We will critically review the theory behind of these general areas of inquiry as well as the research findings themselves. This course is currently in the process of receiving its own dedicated course number (368) instead of being taught through the generic Topics in Biological Anthropology course number (370).
3 hr; 3 cr
Prerequisite: Twelve credits in anthropology, including at least one course numbered 260-279, and junior standing.