*.50 c.u. - Meets September 13 through October 29
The first half of this course considers the evolution of social behavior in animals, and introduces the application of evolutionary theory to human mating systems and behavior. Topics covered include Darwin's theory of natural selection as applied to behavior, sexual selection, the evolution of parental care and mating systems in birds and mammals, kin selection, reciprocal altruism, and the evolution of cooperation. Fulfills the "Mind" requirement.