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ANTH 243 AL - Sociality of the Great Apes

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Examines the social organization, mating patterns, and group structure of free-ranging chimpanzees, gorillas, and orangutans. Presents historical perspective focusing on misconceptions that have colored our understanding of ape social behavior; addresses questions concerned with learning potential, food sharing, social cooperation, aggressive behavior, self-awareness, and the appropriateness of the apes as models for understanding human behavior. Course Information: Prerequisite: ANTH 102, ANTH 143, or an equivalent course in animal behavior; or consent of instructor.

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Course Level: Undergraduate

Credit: 3

Term(s): Fall


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