Spring 2021 - ARCH 344 E100

Primate Behaviour (3)

Class Number: 4715

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

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

  • Prerequisites:

    ARCH 131 or any lower division biology course.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

The evolution of the primate order and the ecology and behavior characterizing the different grades of primates: prosimians, monkeys, and apes. Current trends in interpreting primate behavior are emphasized. Students with credit for ARCH 333 Special Topics in Archaeology II: Primate Behaviour may not take this course for further credit.

COURSE DETAILS:

This course examines the evolution of the primate order and the ecology and behavior characterizing the different grades of primates: prosimians, monkeys, and apes. Current trends in interpreting primate behavior are emphasized.

  • Introduction: primates as models for hominid evolution; history of primatology; what constitutes a primate.
  • Field methods in primatology – observing wild primates in their native habitats.
  • Overview of tree shrews and prosimians.
  • Overview of New World monkeys.
  • Overview of Old World monkeys.
  • Sociobiology – theories and problems.
Overview of the Apes; Great and Small.

Grading

  • 3 Exams (25% each) 75%
  • Library Report on Primate 25%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Napier, J. R. and P. H. The Natural History of the Primates 1997 MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts Paperback

**Note: This book is out of print but will be available at the SFU Bookstore as custom courseware. (
ISBN: 978-0-840-03428-1

Porter, Leila M. The Behavioral Ecology of Callimicos and Tamarins in Northwestern Bolivia 2007 Pearson Prentice Halkl, Upper Saddle River, N.J.

**Note: This book is out of print but will be available at the SFU Bookstore as custom courseware.
ISBN: 978-0-8400-7474-4

Atsalis, Sylvia A Natural History of the Brown Mouse Lemur 2008 Pearson/Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, N.J.
ISBN: 978-0-1324-3271-9

Pruetz, Jill, D. E.  The Socioecology of Adult Female Patas Monkeys and Vervets in Kenya. 2009 Pearson/Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, N.J.
ISBN: 978-0-1319-2787-2

Silvey, Anita. Undaunted: The Wild Life of Biruté Mary Galdikas and Her Fearless Quest to Save Orangutans. 2019. National Geographic Books.
ISBN: 978-1-4263-3357-6

Department Undergraduate Notes:

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need classroom or exam accommodations are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Students with Disabilities (1250 Maggie Benston Centre) 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:

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TEACHING AT SFU IN SPRING 2021

Teaching at SFU in spring 2021 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges 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. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112).