ANTHRBIO 465 - Primate Functional Anatomy
Section: 001
Term: FA 2019
Subject: Anthropology, Biological (ANTHRBIO)
Department: LSA Anthropology
Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
Advisory Prerequisites:
ANTHRBIO 201, 365, 366 or 368.
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
Rackham Information:
Rackham credit requires additional work.
Primary Instructor:

This course is intended to introduce students to the evolutionary history of the primate radiation, particularly the evolution of monkeys, apes and humans, through an analysis of primate anatomy. The focus will be on the musculoskeletal anatomy of living and fossil primates and reconstruction of the behavior and evolutionary transitions of extinct forms. The course emphasizes how the musculoskeletal system works over strict memorization of anatomy.

There are two required texts and several reserve readings.

Course Requirements:

Students are evaluated via one midterm and one final exam. Six lab reports, due approximately every other week, are also required.

Intended Audience:

This class is appropriate for students with some background in anthropology or biology seeking to understand the anatomy of humans and other primates from a functional and/or evolutionary perspective. Students interested in obtaining an evolutionary anthropology, anthropology or paleontology degree, and those with interests in health-related fields especially medicine and kinesiology are also target audiences.

Advisory prereqs include ANTHRBIO 201 (formerly ANTHRBIO 161), 365, 366 OR 368 although students with a background in vertebrate zoology, paleontology or mammalogy may also enroll.

Class Format:

Class meets once a week for three hours. The first hour consists of an overview lecture on the anatomical region of interest. This is followed by hands-on laboratory exercises. The course will make extensive use of skeletal and cast collections from the Museum of Mammalogy and the Anthropology Department.

ANTHRBIO 465 - Primate Functional Anatomy
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001 (LEC)
W 1:00PM - 4:00PM
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