Courses

In Evolutionary Anthropology we focus on the pre-history, ecology and biology (including functional anatomy) of the human species. To accomplish this, our students take classes in Forensics, Human Evolution, Primate Anatomy, Sociobiology and Human Cognitive Evolution. After the basics, they explore more in-depth topics like Primate Evolutionary Genetics, The Human Body (using cadavers over in the Duke Medical School), Primate Sexuality, Human Osteology, Primate Disease Ecology and can even follow lemurs around the Duke Forest in Primate Field Biology.  Students cap off their Duke experience with advanced level courses like Human Functional Anatomy, Primate Cognition, Orthopedic Biomechanics & Kinesiology and Ethics in Evolutionary Anthropology. Students will often choose to focus on one of our two concentrations within the major:  1) Behavior, Ecology & Cognition and 2) Anatomy and Paleoanthropology.

Course Number Title Crosslisting Numbers Curriculum Codes
EVANTH101 Introduction to Evolutionary Anthropology NS, STS
EVANTH101D Introduction to Evolutionary Anthropology NS, STS
EVANTH180 Natural History of Humans: The Evolution of our Anatomy, Physiology and Behavior NS, STS
EVANTH190A Duke-Administered Study Abroad: Special Topics in Biological Anthropology and Anatomy
EVANTH190FS Focus Program Special Topics
EVANTH212FS Social Structures in an Evolutionary Framework NS, STS
EVANTH220 Human Evolution NS
EVANTH221S The Ape-Human Transition NS, R
EVANTH230 Bodies of Evidence: Introduction to Forensic Anthropology NS, STS
EVANTH231L Anatomy of the Lower Extremities NS
EVANTH235L Primate Anatomy NS
EVANTH236L The Primate Skeleton NS, R
EVANTH240S Partnering and Parenting: An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Study of Human Relationships SOCIOL216S, ETHICS272S CCI, EI, NS, SS, STS
EVANTH246 Sociobiology NS, STS
EVANTH253 Primate Ecology NS, R
EVANTH257 Ecology and Adaptation of Hunters and Gatherers CCI, NS
EVANTH260 Human Cognitive Evolution PSY255 NS, SS
EVANTH260K Cognitive Evolution: Apes, Kids and What Makes Humans Smart and Successful PSY255K NS, SS
EVANTH276 Human Biology NS, STS
EVANTH280 Introduction to the Evolution of Human Culture, Behavior, and Institutions PHIL208 CCI, NS, SS
EVANTH285D Human Health in Evolutionary Perspective GLHLTH304D NS, R, STS
EVANTH310 Primate Evolutionary Genetics NS, R
EVANTH330L Human Anatomy and Physiology
EVANTH333L The Human Body NS
EVANTH334L Human Osteology NS
EVANTH336S Dance Science: An Evolutionary Approach to Functional Anatomy DANCE377S ALP, NS, R
EVANTH341 Primate Sexuality BIOLOGY321 NS, STS
EVANTH341D Primate Sexuality BIOLOGY321D NS, STS
EVANTH344L Primate Field Biology NS, R, W
EVANTH355 Food For Thought: The Biology of Nutrition NS, R, STS
EVANTH359S Primate Conservation EI, NS, STS
EVANTH363S Evolution of Primate Social Cognition NS, R
EVANTH381 Biometry QS
EVANTH385D Primate Disease Ecology and Global Health GLHLTH315D NS, R, STS
EVANTH390 Current Issues in Evolutionary Anthropology
EVANTH390A Duke-Administered Study Abroad: Advanced Special Topics in Biological Anthropology and Anatomy
EVANTH390L Current Topics in Evolutionary Anthropology
EVANTH390S Current Topics in Evolutionary Anthropology
EVANTH391 Independent Study
EVANTH393 Research Independent Study R
EVANTH431S Human Embryology: Reproductive Biology in the 21st Century BIOLOGY431S EI, NS, STS, W
EVANTH460 Research in Cognitive Evolution R
EVANTH490S Advanced Current Topics in Evolutionary Anthropology
EVANTH495S Advanced Research in Evolutionary Anthropology NS, R, W
EVANTH510SL Molecular Anthropology in Practice NS, R, W
EVANTH514 Genomic Perspectives on Human Evolution BIOLOGY554, GENOME NS, R, STS
EVANTH520S Primate Morphology and Fossil Record NS, R
EVANTH522 The Hominid Fossil Record NS
EVANTH530 Human Functional Anatomy NS
EVANTH532S Craniodental Anatomy and Physiology NS, R, W
EVANTH534L Advanced Human Osteology NS, R
EVANTH537S Orthopedic Biomechanics and Kinesiology NS, R
EVANTH544L Methods in Primate Field Ecology NS, R
EVANTH546S Primate Social Evolution NS, R
EVANTH560S Primate Cognition NS
EVANTH560SK Evolution, Cognition and Society: How Evolution and Cognition Matter in Everyday Life NS, STS
EVANTH580S Ethics in Evolutionary Anthropology EI, NS, STS
EVANTH582S Primate Adaptation NS
EVANTH588S Macroevolution. BIOLOGY588S NS
EVANTH590L-1 Special Topics Laboratory NS
EVANTH590LS Special Topics Laboratory NS
EVANTH590S Special Topics Laboratory NS
EVANTH701S Concepts in Evolutionary Anthropology
EVANTH702S Concepts in Evolutionary Anthropology
EVANTH730 Gross Human Anatomy
EVANTH731 Anatomy of the Limbs
EVANTH732S Anatomy Seminar
EVANTH734T Tutorial in Advanced Anatomy
EVANTH735S Functional Morphology of the Hominid Fossil Record
EVANTH746S Topics in Primate Behavior and Ecology
EVANTH781S Advanced Biometry
EVANTH790 Topics in Physical Anthropology
EVANTH790S Special Topics in Evolutionary Anthropology
EVANTH791 Independent Study
EVANTH793 Research in Evolutionary Anthropology
Course Number Title Crosslisting Numbers Curriculum Codes
EVANTH220 Human Evolution NS
EVANTH221S The Ape-Human Transition NS, R
EVANTH230 Bodies of Evidence: Introduction to Forensic Anthropology NS, STS
EVANTH235L Primate Anatomy NS
EVANTH236L The Primate Skeleton NS, R
EVANTH330L Human Anatomy and Physiology
EVANTH333L The Human Body NS
EVANTH334L Human Osteology NS
EVANTH336S Dance Science: An Evolutionary Approach to Functional Anatomy DANCE377S ALP, NS, R
EVANTH431S Human Embryology: Reproductive Biology in the 21st Century BIOLOGY431S EI, NS, STS, W
EVANTH520S Primate Morphology and Fossil Record NS, R
EVANTH522 The Hominid Fossil Record NS
EVANTH530 Human Functional Anatomy NS
EVANTH534L Advanced Human Osteology NS, R
EVANTH537S Orthopedic Biomechanics and Kinesiology NS, R
EVANTH582S Primate Adaptation NS
Course Number Title Crosslisting Numbers Curriculum Codes
EVANTH240S Partnering and Parenting: An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Study of Human Relationships SOCIOL216S, ETHICS272S CCI, EI, NS, SS, STS
EVANTH246 Sociobiology NS, STS
EVANTH253 Primate Ecology NS, R
EVANTH257 Ecology and Adaptation of Hunters and Gatherers CCI, NS
EVANTH260 Human Cognitive Evolution PSY255 NS, SS
EVANTH280 Introduction to the Evolution of Human Culture, Behavior, and Institutions PHIL208 CCI, NS, SS
EVANTH341 Primate Sexuality BIOLOGY321 NS, STS
EVANTH344L Primate Field Biology NS, R, W
EVANTH355 Food For Thought: The Biology of Nutrition NS, R, STS
EVANTH359S Primate Conservation EI, NS, STS
EVANTH363S Evolution of Primate Social Cognition NS, R
EVANTH544L Methods in Primate Field Ecology NS, R
EVANTH546S Primate Social Evolution NS, R
EVANTH560S Primate Cognition NS
Course Number Title Crosslisting Numbers Curriculum Codes
EVANTH260 Human Cognitive Evolution PSY255 NS, SS
EVANTH363S Evolution of Primate Social Cognition NS, R
EVANTH560S Primate Cognition NS
Course Number Title Crosslisting Numbers Curriculum Codes
EVANTH230 Bodies of Evidence: Introduction to Forensic Anthropology NS, STS
EVANTH231L Anatomy of the Lower Extremities NS
EVANTH235L Primate Anatomy NS
EVANTH236L The Primate Skeleton NS, R
EVANTH330L Human Anatomy and Physiology
EVANTH333L The Human Body NS
EVANTH334L Human Osteology NS
EVANTH530 Human Functional Anatomy NS
EVANTH534L Advanced Human Osteology NS, R
EVANTH582S Primate Adaptation NS
Course Number Title Crosslisting Numbers Curriculum Codes
EVANTH220 Human Evolution NS
EVANTH240S Partnering and Parenting: An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Study of Human Relationships SOCIOL216S, ETHICS272S CCI, EI, NS, SS, STS
EVANTH257 Ecology and Adaptation of Hunters and Gatherers CCI, NS
EVANTH260 Human Cognitive Evolution PSY255 NS, SS
EVANTH276 Human Biology NS, STS
EVANTH355 Food For Thought: The Biology of Nutrition NS, R, STS
EVANTH522 The Hominid Fossil Record NS
EVANTH582S Primate Adaptation NS
Course Number Title Crosslisting Numbers Curriculum Codes
EVANTH253 Primate Ecology NS, R
EVANTH344L Primate Field Biology NS, R, W
EVANTH359S Primate Conservation EI, NS, STS
EVANTH544L Methods in Primate Field Ecology NS, R
Course Number Title Crosslisting Numbers Curriculum Codes
EVANTH221S The Ape-Human Transition NS, R
EVANTH235L Primate Anatomy NS
EVANTH236L The Primate Skeleton NS, R
EVANTH341 Primate Sexuality BIOLOGY321 NS, STS
EVANTH520S Primate Morphology and Fossil Record NS, R
Course Number Title Crosslisting Numbers Curriculum Codes
EVANTH246 Sociobiology NS, STS
EVANTH253 Primate Ecology NS, R
EVANTH260 Human Cognitive Evolution PSY255 NS, SS
EVANTH341 Primate Sexuality BIOLOGY321 NS, STS
EVANTH344L Primate Field Biology NS, R, W
EVANTH363S Evolution of Primate Social Cognition NS, R
EVANTH546S Primate Social Evolution NS, R