Anthropology | Chimp Behavior:Legacy of Jane Goodall
B400 | 13943 | Hunt


In Chimpanzee Behavior we will begin with 2 weeks of lecture on
chimpanzee behavior in which we will examine the social structure of
chimpanzees, including personal relationships between chimpanzees,
patterns of aggression, dominance relationships, and societal
structure.  There will be an exam on this material.  Two meetings will
be spent discussing two classic descriptions of chimpanzee behavior by
Jane Goodall, In The Shadow of Man and Through a Window.  The
remainder of the semester will devoted to reading scientific
literature produced by Goodall herself and by her colleagues.  Among
the issues we will cover are feeding behavior, sexual behavior,
communication, language studies, association patterns, grooming
relationships, mother-infant interactions, reproduction, locomotion
and posture, hunting, tool use and ranging behavior.  A term paper
will be required.  Grades will be assigned based weighted equally on
discussion attendance/participation, the exam, and the term paper.