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Students with Disabilities

We are an institution of higher education and we have a responsibility to inform students with disabilities about the process of accessing reasonable accommodations. The Students with Disabilities syllabus statement is an important part of fulfilling that institutional responsibility, therefore we ask that all teaching faculty include it in every syllabus.

Students with Disabilities: Reasonable accommodations are available for students with a documented disability. If you have a disability and may need accommodations to fully participate in this class, please visit the Disability Resource Center (DRC). All accommodations MUST be approved through the DRC (Washington Building, Room 217). Please stop by or call 509-335-3417 to make an appointment with a disability specialist.

If you have any questions, please contact Rosie Pavlov at pavlovr@wsu.edu or 509-335-3417.

Academic Integrity & Conduct

Official WSU Statement on Academic Integrity As an institution of higher education, Washington State University is committed to principles of truth and academic honesty. All members of the University community share the responsibility for maintaining and supporting these principles. When a student enrolls in Washington State University, the student assumes an obligation to pursue academic endeavors in a manner consistent with the standards of academic integrity adopted by the University. To maintain the academic integrity of the community, the University cannot tolerate acts of academic dishonesty including any forms of cheating, plagiarism, or fabrication. Washington State University reserves the right and the power to discipline or to exclude students who engage in academic dishonesty. IN OTHER WORDS, DON’T CHEAT!!!!! If you don’t know what cheating means, come see us BEFORE you take the first exam!

Lecture & Reading Schedule (Schedule may change as we proceed)

Lecture & Reading Schedule (Schedule may change as we proceed)

I. The fundamentals of evolution: Covering the basics so we can talk about sex

Week 1 (1-12): Intro to evolutionary theory; Natural Selection; Sexual selection. (Reading: Boyd & Silk, Chs. 1, 8; MOTHER NATURE, 2)

Week 2 (1-19): Male-male competition & female choice; Intro to Evolutionary Psychology & Behavioral Ecology; Introduction to reproductive value & life history theory; Female orgasm (Reading: Boyd & Silk, Ch. 18; MOTHER NATURE, Ch. 3-5)

II. Applying evolutionary theory to non-human primate sexual behavior

Week 3 (1-26): Whorl-wind tour of the primate order; Baboon Tales (Reading: Boyd & Silk, Chs. 4, 5)

Week 4 (2-2): Monkey mating systems & Infanticide; Gorillas & Orangutans (Reading: Boyd & Silk, Ch. 7; Diamond Chs. 1 & 2)

Week 5 (2-9): Multimale chimps & bonobos; "New Chimps" (film); Chimp, bonobo & human copulation compared (Reading: Boyd & Silk, Ch. 9; Diamond Chs. 3 & 4)

Anth 468, Quinlan

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