Graduate Seminar in Sexual Selection and Primate Behavior

This seminar course focuses on sexual selection theory and sexually-selected traits in primates and other taxa. We begin by reviewing the historical development of sexual selection theory and some of the competing models of sexual selection that have been proposed in the literature. We then survey current literature on evidence for sexually-selected traits, both morphological and behavioral, in both primates and non-primates. This is a graduate course in the CUNY Anthropology PhD Program and the New York Consortium in Evolutionary Primatology (NYCEP) graduate training program.