ANT432H5F Advanced Seminar in Biological Anthropology and Archaeology (SCI)

This course is offered in the Fall 2022 "F" term.

Topic title: Field Methods and Research Design in Primatology

Instructor: Dr. Laura Bolt

Course Description: 

Panamanian white-faced capuchin. Photo courtesy of Pixabay.
Panamanian white-faced capuchin. Image from Pixabay.

Understanding primatological research design and data collection methods are important skills for biological anthropology students. In this course, students will learn how to design hypothesis-driven research projects in primatology through class lectures, discussions, and activities. Through practical demonstrations and assignments, students will also gain experiential understanding of the field methods used in primatological research, in addition to understanding how these field methods inform and reflect research project design. This course is a seminar with practical components. It is a mix of traditional lectures, practical demonstrations, student presentations, and class discussions. Students are expected to attend class each day prepared to discuss the information presented in assigned readings, and to complete practical assignments when required.

Prerequisite: ANT203H5 or equivalent