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
EVANTH 101 Introduction to Evolutionary Anthropology NS, STS
EVANTH 101D Introduction to Evolutionary Anthropology NS, STS
EVANTH190A Duke-Administered Study Abroad: Special Topics in Biological Anthropology and Anatomy
EVANTH190FS Focus Program Special Topics
EvAnth 212FS Social Structures in an Evolutionary Framework NS, STS
EvAnth 215S Genetics and Genomics of Human Variation Bio 260S CCI, NS, STS
EvAnth 220 Human Evolution NS
EvAnth 221S Becoming Human NS, R
EvAnth 230 Bodies of Evidence: Introduction to Forensic Anthropology NS, STS
EvAnth 231L Anatomy of the Lower Extremities NS
EvAnth 235L Primate Anatomy NS
EvAnth 240S Partnering and Parenting: An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Study of Human Relationships SOCIOL216S, ETHICS272S CCI, EI, NS, SS, STS
EvAnth 246 Sociobiology NS, STS
EvAnth 253 Primate Ecology NS, R
EvAnth 257 Ecology and Adaptation of Hunters and Gatherers CCI, NS
EvAnth 260 Human Cognitive Evolution PSY255 NS, SS
EvAnth 285 Human Health in Evolutionary Perspective GLHLTH304D NS, R, STS
EvAnth 310 Primate Evolutionary Genetics NS, R
EvAnth 318 Human Evolutionary Genetics NS, R
EvAnth 330 Human Physiology and Anatomy: An Evolutionary Perspective
EvAnth 333L The Human Body NS
EvAnth 334L Human Osteology NS
EvAnth 336S Dance Science: An Evolutionary Approach to Functional Anatomy DANCE377S ALP, NS, R
EvAnth 341 Primate Sexuality BIOLOGY321 NS, STS
EvAnth 341D Primate Sexuality BIOLOGY321D NS, STS
EvAnth 344L Primate Field Biology NS, R, W
EvAnth 347D Behavioral Ecology and the Evolution of Animal Behavior Biology 267D NS, R, STS, W
EvAnth 355 Food For Thought: The Biology of Nutrition [on hiatus] NS, R, STS
EvAnth 359S Primate Conservation EI, NS, STS
EvAnth 363S Evolution of Primate Social Cognition NS, R
EvAnth 385D Primate Disease Ecology and Global Health GLHLTH315D NS, R, STS
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 NS, R, W
EvAnth 510SL Molecular Anthropology in Practice NS, R, W
EvAnth 520S Reconstructing the Past: Primate Paleobiology and Ecology NS, R
EvAnth 522 The Hominid Fossil Record NS
EvAnth 530 Human Functional Anatomy NS
EvAnth 532S Craniodental Anatomy and Physiology [on hiatus] NS, R, W
EVANTH 534L Advanced Human Osteology [on hiatus] NS, R
EVANTH 537S Orthopedic Biomechanics and Kinesiology [on hiatus] NS, R
EvAnth 538S Advanced Comparative Primate Biomechanics [on hiatus] NS, R
EvAnth 544L Methods in Primate Field Ecology [on hiatus] NS, R
EvAnth 546S Primate Social Evolution NS, R
EvAnth 560S Primate Cognition NS
EvAnth 580S Ethics in Evolutionary Anthropology EI, NS, STS
EvAnth 582S Primate Adaptation NS
EVANTH 588S Macroevolution. BIOLOGY588S NS
EvAnth 590L-1 Special Topics Laboratory NS
EvAnth 590LS Special Topics Laboratory NS
EvAnth 590S Special Topics Seminar 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
EvAnth 215S Genetics and Genomics of Human Variation Bio 260S CCI, NS, STS
EvAnth 220 Human Evolution NS
EvAnth 221S Becoming Human NS, R
EvAnth 230 Bodies of Evidence: Introduction to Forensic Anthropology NS, STS
EvAnth 231L Anatomy of the Lower Extremities NS
EvAnth 235L Primate Anatomy NS
EvAnth 330 Human Physiology and Anatomy: An Evolutionary Perspective
EvAnth 333L The Human Body NS
EvAnth 334L Human Osteology NS
EvAnth 336S Dance Science: An Evolutionary Approach to Functional Anatomy DANCE377S ALP, NS, R
EvAnth 520S Reconstructing the Past: Primate Paleobiology and Ecology NS, R
EvAnth 522 The Hominid Fossil Record NS
EvAnth 530 Human Functional Anatomy NS
EVANTH 534L Advanced Human Osteology [on hiatus] NS, R
EVANTH 537S Orthopedic Biomechanics and Kinesiology [on hiatus] NS, R
EvAnth 538S Advanced Comparative Primate Biomechanics [on hiatus] NS, R
EvAnth 582S Primate Adaptation NS
EVANTH 588S Macroevolution. BIOLOGY588S NS
Course Number Title Crosslisting Numbers Curriculum Codes
EvAnth 240S Partnering and Parenting: An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Study of Human Relationships SOCIOL216S, ETHICS272S CCI, EI, NS, SS, STS
EvAnth 246 Sociobiology NS, STS
EvAnth 253 Primate Ecology NS, R
EvAnth 257 Ecology and Adaptation of Hunters and Gatherers CCI, NS
EvAnth 260 Human Cognitive Evolution PSY255 NS, SS
EvAnth 341 Primate Sexuality BIOLOGY321 NS, STS
EvAnth 341D Primate Sexuality BIOLOGY321D NS, STS
EvAnth 344L Primate Field Biology NS, R, W
EvAnth 347D Behavioral Ecology and the Evolution of Animal Behavior Biology 267D NS, R, STS, W
EvAnth 355 Food For Thought: The Biology of Nutrition [on hiatus] NS, R, STS
EvAnth 359S Primate Conservation EI, NS, STS
EvAnth 363S Evolution of Primate Social Cognition NS, R
EvAnth 385D Primate Disease Ecology and Global Health GLHLTH315D NS, R, STS
EvAnth 544L Methods in Primate Field Ecology [on hiatus] NS, R
EvAnth 546S Primate Social Evolution NS, R
EvAnth 560S Primate Cognition NS
Course Number Title Crosslisting Numbers Curriculum Codes
EvAnth 260 Human Cognitive Evolution PSY255 NS, SS
EvAnth 363S Evolution of Primate Social Cognition NS, R
EvAnth 560S Primate Cognition NS
Course Number Title Crosslisting Numbers Curriculum Codes
EvAnth 221S Becoming Human NS, R
EvAnth 230 Bodies of Evidence: Introduction to Forensic Anthropology NS, STS
EvAnth 231L Anatomy of the Lower Extremities NS
EvAnth 257 Ecology and Adaptation of Hunters and Gatherers CCI, NS
EvAnth 260 Human Cognitive Evolution PSY255 NS, SS
EvAnth 285 Human Health in Evolutionary Perspective GLHLTH304D NS, R, STS
EvAnth 318 Human Evolutionary Genetics NS, R
EvAnth 330 Human Physiology and Anatomy: An Evolutionary Perspective
EvAnth 333L The Human Body NS
EvAnth 334L Human Osteology NS
EvAnth 336S Dance Science: An Evolutionary Approach to Functional Anatomy DANCE377S ALP, NS, R
EvAnth 355 Food For Thought: The Biology of Nutrition [on hiatus] NS, R, STS
EvAnth 530 Human Functional Anatomy NS
Course Number Title Crosslisting Numbers Curriculum Codes
EvAnth 221S Becoming Human NS, R
EvAnth 230 Bodies of Evidence: Introduction to Forensic Anthropology NS, STS
EvAnth 231L Anatomy of the Lower Extremities NS
EvAnth 235L Primate Anatomy NS
EvAnth 330 Human Physiology and Anatomy: An Evolutionary Perspective
EvAnth 333L The Human Body NS
EvAnth 334L Human Osteology NS
EvAnth 336S Dance Science: An Evolutionary Approach to Functional Anatomy DANCE377S ALP, NS, R
EvAnth 530 Human Functional Anatomy NS
EVANTH 534L Advanced Human Osteology [on hiatus] NS, R
EvAnth 538S Advanced Comparative Primate Biomechanics [on hiatus] NS, R
EvAnth 582S Primate Adaptation NS
Course Number Title Crosslisting Numbers Curriculum Codes
EvAnth 215S Genetics and Genomics of Human Variation Bio 260S CCI, NS, STS
EvAnth 220 Human Evolution NS
EvAnth 221S Becoming Human NS, R
EvAnth 240S Partnering and Parenting: An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Study of Human Relationships SOCIOL216S, ETHICS272S CCI, EI, NS, SS, STS
EvAnth 257 Ecology and Adaptation of Hunters and Gatherers CCI, NS
EvAnth 260 Human Cognitive Evolution PSY255 NS, SS
EvAnth 285 Human Health in Evolutionary Perspective GLHLTH304D NS, R, STS
EvAnth 318 Human Evolutionary Genetics NS, R
EvAnth 355 Food For Thought: The Biology of Nutrition [on hiatus] NS, R, STS
EvAnth 522 The Hominid Fossil Record NS
EVANTH 588S Macroevolution. BIOLOGY588S NS
Course Number Title Crosslisting Numbers Curriculum Codes
EvAnth 253 Primate Ecology NS, R
EvAnth 344L Primate Field Biology NS, R, W
EvAnth 347D Behavioral Ecology and the Evolution of Animal Behavior Biology 267D NS, R, STS, W
EvAnth 359S Primate Conservation EI, NS, STS
EvAnth 385D Primate Disease Ecology and Global Health GLHLTH315D NS, R, STS
EvAnth 510SL Molecular Anthropology in Practice NS, R, W
EvAnth 544L Methods in Primate Field Ecology [on hiatus] NS, R
Course Number Title Crosslisting Numbers Curriculum Codes
EvAnth 221S Becoming Human NS, R
EvAnth 235L Primate Anatomy NS
EvAnth 310 Primate Evolutionary Genetics NS, R
EvAnth 341 Primate Sexuality BIOLOGY321 NS, STS
EvAnth 510SL Molecular Anthropology in Practice NS, R, W
EvAnth 520S Reconstructing the Past: Primate Paleobiology and Ecology NS, R
EvAnth 582S Primate Adaptation NS
EVANTH 588S Macroevolution. BIOLOGY588S NS
Course Number Title Crosslisting Numbers Curriculum Codes
EvAnth 240S Partnering and Parenting: An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Study of Human Relationships SOCIOL216S, ETHICS272S CCI, EI, NS, SS, STS
EvAnth 246 Sociobiology NS, STS
EvAnth 253 Primate Ecology NS, R
EvAnth 260 Human Cognitive Evolution PSY255 NS, SS
EvAnth 341 Primate Sexuality BIOLOGY321 NS, STS
EvAnth 341D Primate Sexuality BIOLOGY321D NS, STS
EvAnth 344L Primate Field Biology NS, R, W
EvAnth 347D Behavioral Ecology and the Evolution of Animal Behavior Biology 267D NS, R, STS, W
EvAnth 363S Evolution of Primate Social Cognition NS, R
EvAnth 546S Primate Social Evolution NS, R
EvAnth 560S Primate Cognition NS