The Human-Primate Evolutionary Traces Connection

8 credits for 20 students.  Coordinator:  Nasser Malit.

Have you thought about human evolution? How the traces of that evolution are inscribed in our genes? How human relate to other primates? What this particular connection can tell us about ourselves and primates in general? The courses included in this FIG meet general education requirements and allow you to obtain an initial understanding of the connections between two different academic disciplines. The added seminar also will help you gain a better understanding of what academic options you have at SUNY Potsdam.

91964 BIOL 100 Principles of Biology-LEC 3 Cr. MWF 9-9:50 a.m. Ewy, R.
91965 BIOL 100 Principles of Biology-LAB 1 Cr. Th 2-3:50 p.m. Ewy, R.
Three hours lecture and one two-hour lab weekly. One semester course providing an understanding of biological systems from the cellular to ecosystem level. Emphasis is placed on how biology plays a role in students’ lives. Satisfies General Education SB and LB requirements.

91966 ANTH 184 The Primates 3 Cr. TuTh 9:30-10:45 a.m.  Malit, N.
This class concentrates on the behavior, biology, and socioecology of primates, with special attention paid to the relationship between humans and the other primates. Satisfies General Education FC requirement.

91333 FY 100 First Year Success Seminar 1 Cr. Th 11-11:50 a.m. Tyo, L.
A one-credit course meeting once a week and offering an excellent introduction to the College’s resources and how to succeed in the difficult transition from high school to college life and work. Integrated with the FIG’s theme.