UNM Courses

Anthropology 150: Evolution and Human Emergence
Introduction to biological anthropology, including principles of evolutionary biology, primate social behavior, the human fossil record, and human behavioral ecology.

Anthropology 350: Human Biology
Human variation and adaptation within and between different ecological and cultural settings; genetics; quantitative variation; elements of human population biology and human ecology.

Anthropology 360: Human Behavioral Ecology
Introduces students to the fundamental principles of evolutionary theory and their application to human behavior. It surveys current research on human sexuality, mate choice, reproduction, and parenting from the perspective of human evolutionary ecology.

Anthropology 362: Great Apes: Mind and Behavior
Explores recent research in both captivity and the wild on cognition and behavior of great apes (chimpanzees, gorillas, bonobos, orangutans) , the closest living relatives of humans.

Anthropology 550: Behavioral Endocrinology Laboratory
An introduction to research design and laboratory techniques in behavioral endocrinology. Students develop and conduct research projects. Both radioimmunoassay and enzyme assay techniques are practiced, including assays for testosterone, cortisol, estradiol, C-peptide, and others.

Anthropology 561: Human Reproductive Ecology and Biology
Investigates the relationship between ecology, ontogeny and reproduction in terms of energy allocation trade-offs faced by individuals and age/sex/group-specific behavioral/physiological solutions which together describe human life history strategy variation.