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ANTH 375 - Evolution of Primate Behavior

  • 3 credits

This course examines primate social behavior in a comparative context, with a focus on how primate models may inform our understanding of human evolution.

This course can be applied toward:


ANTH 120 (Human Origins and Variation) or BZ 110 (Principles of Animal Biology) or LIFE 102 (Attributes of Living Systems).

Textbooks and Materials

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.


  • Our Inner Ape (2005)
    Frans De Waal
    ISBN: 978-1594481963
  • The Evolution of Primate Societies (2012)
    J.C. Mintani, J. Call, P.M. Kappeler, R.A. Palombit and J.B. Silk (eds.)
    ISBN: 978-0226531724


Melissa Raguet-Schofield

Melissa Raguet-Schofield is an instructor in the Department of Anthropology at CSU. Her discipline is biological anthropology, and her research focuses on primate behavioral ecology, life history, maternal investment, and gut microbiome.