Featured Courses

Featured Courses in the Department of Anthropology

ANT 191: Data visualization

This course is geared towards students interested in learning cutting-edge data visualization techniques for scientific publications, web articles or to communicate scientific findings to the public.

ANT 155 - Primate Conservation Biology

This course focuses on the challenges of tropical ecosystem conservation using primates as a model. Ecosystems from the inter-tropical belt are currently experiencing major biodiversity loss due to anthropic factors such as habitat degradation, bushmeat hunting, infectious diseases, alien species introduction and industrial development. Primates are slow-reproducing animals and are among the first affected by these changes. Using case studies from Africa, Asia and South America, this course covers the important theories behind tropical conservation and presents the main approaches used by conservationists to protect and restore ecosystems. This course is geared toward students interested in applying the scientific method to integrate human, ecological and economical variables to find innovative solutions to complex conservation issues.