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Anthony Di Fiore, Chair SAC 4.102, Mailcode C3200 78712 • 512-471-4206

Spring 2010

ANT 347C • Methods in Primate Biology-W

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
30410 to 30415 Multiple Sections EPS 2.102
EPS 2.136
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Course Description

This course focuses on the study of primate behavior and the methods by which animal behavior is observed and documented. Students will learn how to conduct library research, formulate hypotheses and predictions, devise research projects to test these predictions, collect and analyze data, and write comprehensive research reports describing these results. 1 lecture hour and 3 lab hours per week

Grading Policy

Initial Research Paper 10% Ethogram/Animal ID Exercise 15% Scan Sampling Report 30% Focal Sampling Report 30% Poster Presentation 15%

Texts

Readings will include: Strier KB (2003) Primate Behavioral Ecology, 2nd edition. Boston: Allyn and Bacon. (as well as selected readings from primate journals)

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