Spring 2022 - ARCH 322 E100

Special Topics in Biological Anthropology I (3)

Great Ape Societies

Class Number: 6195

Delivery Method: Distance Education

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    ARCH 131.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Select topics relating to biological anthropology. Variable units: 3, 4, 5.

COURSE DETAILS:

This course is a combination of lectures and seminar. Lectures will constitute one third or less of total class time and will consist of the following topics:

  • Robust chimpanzees: overview, social organization, conservation.
  • Gracile chimpanzees (bonobos): overview, social organization, conservation.
  • Gorillas, mountain and lowland: overview, social organization, conservation.
  • Orangutans: overview, social organization, conservation.
  • Gibbons and siamangs.

Class discussion will be an integral part of the lectures. The rest of the course will focus on student presentations as well as specific student projects.

Grading

  • Class discussions/participation 40%
  • Original presentation with summary paper 60%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Biruté M. F. Galdikas, Nancy Erickson Briggs, Lori K. Sheeran, Gary L. Shapiro, and Jane Goodall, (eds). 2001. All Apes Great and Small Volume One: African Apes, Springer.

*This book is available from the SFU Library and VitalSource.
ISBN: 9781475782363

Biruté Mary Galdikas, Great Ape Odyssey, Harry N. Abrams, New York 2005.

*This book is available for purchase online.


ISBN: 9780810955752

Department Undergraduate Notes:

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as soon as possible to ensure that they are eligible and that approved accommodations and services are implemented in a timely fashion.

Deferred grades will be given only on the basis of authenticated medical disability.

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

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TEACHING AT SFU IN SPRING 2022

Teaching at SFU in spring 2022 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with safety plans in place.  Some courses will still be offered through remote methods, and if so, this will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes.  You will also know at enrollment whether remote course components will be “live” (synchronous) or at your own pace (asynchronous).

Enrolling in a course acknowledges that you are able to attend in whatever format is required.  You should not enroll in a course that is in-person if you are not able to return to campus, and should be aware that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the spring 2022 term.