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. 

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Number Title Codes
EVANTH 89S First-Year Seminar
EVANTH 101 Introduction to Evolutionary Anthropology STS, NS
EVANTH 101D Introduction to Evolutionary Anthropology STS, NS
EVANTH 190 Topics in Evolutionary Anthropology
EVANTH 190A Duke-Administered Study Abroad: Special Topics in Biological Anthropology and Anatomy
EVANTH 190FS Focus Program Special Topics
EVANTH 212FS Evolution, Society, and Health in Comparative Perspective
EVANTH 212FS Social Structures in an Evolutionary Framework STS, NS
EVANTH 215S Genetics and Genomics of Human Variation CCI, STS, NS
EVANTH 220 Human Evolution NS
EVANTH 221S Becoming Human R, NS
EVANTH 230 Bodies of Evidence: Introduction to Forensic Anthropology STS, NS
EVANTH 231L Anatomy of the Lower Extremities NS
EVANTH 235L Primate Anatomy NS
EVANTH 246 Sociobiology STS, NS
EVANTH 253 Primate Ecology R, NS
EVANTH 257 Ecology and Adaptation of Hunters and Gatherers CCI, NS
EVANTH 260 Human Cognitive Evolution NS, SS
EVANTH 285 Human Health in Evolutionary Perspective R, STS, NS
EVANTH 310 Primate Evolutionary Genetics R, NS
EVANTH 314B ANATOMY OF THE HEAD AND NECK
EVANTH 318 Human Evolutionary Genetics R, NS
EVANTH 321B ANATOMY OF THE TRUNK
EVANTH 324B TUTORIAL IN GROSS ANATOMY
EVANTH 330 Human Physiology and Anatomy: An Evolutionary Perspective NS
EVANTH 333L The Human Body NS
EVANTH 334L Human Osteology NS
EVANTH 336S Dance Science: An Evolutionary Approach R, ALP, NS
EVANTH 341 Primate Sexuality STS, NS
EVANTH 341D Primate Sexuality STS, NS
EVANTH 344L Primate Field Biology R, W, NS
EVANTH 347D Behavioral Ecology and the Evolution of Animal Behavior R, STS, W, NS
EVANTH 347D-1 Behavioral Ecology and the Evolution of Animal Behavior STS, NS
EVANTH 359S Primate Conservation EI, STS, NS
EVANTH 363S Animal Intelligence and the Social Brain
EVANTH 363S Evolution of Primate Social Cognition R, NS
EVANTH 385D Primate Disease Ecology and Global Health R, STS, NS
EVANTH 385S Primate Disease Ecology and Global Health R, STS, W, NS
EVANTH 390 Current Issues in Evolutionary Anthropology
EVANTH 390A Duke-Administered Study Abroad: Advanced Special Topics in Biological Anthropology and Anatomy
EVANTH 390L Current Topics in Evolutionary Anthropology
EVANTH 390S Current Topics in Evolutionary Anthropology
EVANTH 391 Independent Study
EVANTH 393 Research Independent Study R
EVANTH 490S Advanced Current Topics in Evolutionary Anthropology
EVANTH 495S Advanced Research in Evolutionary Anthropology R, W, NS
EVANTH 510SL Molecular Anthropology in Practice R, W, NS
EVANTH 518S Humans on the move: evolutionary perspectives on prehistoric human migration NS
EVANTH 520S Reconstructing the Past: The Paleobiology and Paleoecology of Primates R, NS
EVANTH 522 The Hominin Fossil Record NS
EVANTH 530 Human Functional Anatomy NS
EVANTH 546S Primate Social Evolution R, NS
EVANTH 560S Primate Cognition NS
EVANTH 561S Evolution, Cognition, and Society STS, NS
EVANTH 570S Energetics in Human Evolution, Ecology, and Health R, NS
EVANTH 580S Ethics in Evolutionary Anthropology EI, STS, NS
EVANTH 582S Primate Adaptation NS
EVANTH 585 Statistical Rethinking: Methods and Applications in Evolutionary Anthropology and Biology R, NS, QS
EVANTH 588S Macroevolution NS
EVANTH 590L-1 Special Topics Laboratory
EVANTH 590LS Special Topics Laboratory
EVANTH 590S Special Topics
EVANTH 652S The Life and Work of Darwin NS
EVANTH 701S Concepts in Evolutionary Anthropology -A
EVANTH 702S Concepts in Evolutionary Anthropology
EVANTH 711S Cenozoic Climate, Environment, and Mammalian Evolution in the New World
EVANTH 718 Methods in Human Evolutionary Genetics
EVANTH 730 Gross Human Anatomy
EVANTH 731 Anatomy of the Limbs
EVANTH 732S Anatomy Seminar
EVANTH 734T Tutorial in Advanced Anatomy
EVANTH 735S Functional Morphology of the Hominid Fossil Record
EVANTH 736L Human Osteology
EVANTH 738S Dance Science: An Evolutionary Approach to Functional Anatomy
EVANTH 741 Ecological Perspectives: Evolution to Ecosystems
EVANTH 742 Ecological Perspectives: Individuals to Communities
EVANTH 743 Ecology Seminar
EVANTH 744L Primate Field Biology
EVANTH 745 Primate Sexuality
EVANTH 746S Topics in Primate Behavior and Ecology
EVANTH 785 Human Health in Evolutionary Perspective
EVANTH 790 Topics in Physical Anthropology
EVANTH 790S Special Topics in Evolutionary Anthropology
EVANTH 791 Independent Study
EVANTH 793 Research in Evolutionary Anthropology