Primate Disease Ecology and Global Health


Covers concepts of disease ecology, with specific application to primates, human evolution, and global health. Explores the epidemiology and evolution of infectious diseases through the primary literature, focusing on infectious diseases of wild primates, humans, and other mammals. Students learn about the diversity of infectious diseases found in humans, and the basics of epidemiology, disease evolution and emergence, and primate behavioral ecology. Students also gain experience in thinking critically about scientific research, identifying interesting research questions, and communicating science to others through a research project. Prerequisite: Evolutionary Anthropology 101/101D or introductory-level biology. Not open to students who have credit for Evolutionary Anthropology 385D.
Curriculum Codes
  • R
  • STS
  • W
  • NS
Cross-Listed As
  • GLHLTH 315S
Typically Offered