This course explores the interface between humans and nonhuman primates and, more broadly, between humans and nature. Through readings, discussion, field trips, and oral and written assignments, we will explore the relationship between humans and nonhuman primates from a wide variety of perspectives. This course has been approved as a Queens College synthesis course and thus integrates ideas and concepts from a variety of fields of study across the Social Sciences, Biological Sciences, and Humanities. Upon completion of this course, students should possess a greater appreciation and understanding of the biology of nonhuman primates, their various roles in human society, and the relationship between humans and the natural world. The study abroad version of this course will involve experiential learning in and around Cape Town, South Africa. Our case study for the study abroad version of this course will focus on baboon-human conflict in the Cape Peninsula of South Africa.
3 hr; 3 cr
Prerequisite: senior standing or permission of instructor.