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Approx. 16 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English

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Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Introduction

1 hour to complete
1 video (Total 3 min), 3 readings
1 video
3 readings
Course Information10m
Jane Goodall Institute Wiki30m
Course Glossary10m
3 hours to complete

The Early Days

3 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 47 min), 5 readings, 5 quizzes
9 videos
Early Discoveries2m
Habituation5m
What We Can Learn From Chimpanzees5m
Data Collection at Gombe5m
New Technologies at Gombe5m
Chimpanzees in Africa4m
Community Structure5m
Population Differences8m
5 readings
Africa In My Blood by Jane Goodall30m
Discussion Prompt: Studying Chimpanzees5m
You can participate as a citizen scientist for chimps10m
Discussion Prompt: Studying Behavior5m
Discussion Prompt: Comparing Chimpanzee and Human Behavior5m
5 practice exercises
Jane's Arrival and Early Days at Gombe15m
What We Can Learn from Chimpanzees15m
Chimpanzee Range and Ecology15m
Week One Comprehensive Assessment25m
Just for fun: Identify these chimps!15m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Early Life and Mother-Infant Bonds

2 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 22 min), 4 readings, 4 quizzes
7 videos
Community Reactions to Newborns5m
Costs of Motherhood2m
Developmental Milestones2m
Weaning and Independence3m
Siblings and Playmates1m
Playing to Learn1m
4 readings
Discussion Prompt: Comparing number of infants between chimps and humans5m
Temper Tantrums30m
Discussion Prompt: Orphans5m
Discussion Prompt: Play5m
4 practice exercises
Pregnancy and Newborns10m
Infancy10m
Play10m
Week Two Comprehensive Assessment25m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Making a Living in the Forest

2 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 38 min), 4 readings, 4 quizzes
8 videos
Rest and Nest Making4m
Travel4m
Feeding3m
Cognition and Feeding2m
Tool Use and Extractive Foraging5m
Hunting7m
Interactions with Other Species5m
4 readings
Discussion Prompt: Activity Budget10m
Discussion Prompt: Path length5m
Finding Food30m
Discussion Prompt: Interactions with other species10m
4 practice exercises
Rest and Travel10m
Feeding and Foraging10m
Interactions with Other Species10m
Week Three Comprehensive Assessment25m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Social Lives and Relationships

4 hours to complete
16 videos (Total 62 min), 7 readings, 6 quizzes
16 videos
Intergroup Competition and Cooperative Range Defense8m
Within-Group Competition1m
Copy of Living in Groups: Cooperation and Competition2m
Introduction to Dominance3m
Male Rank Attainment5m
Alpha Tenures and Takeovers2m
Female Dispersal6m
Female Rank Attainment3m
Core Areas4m
Relationships3m
Affiliative Behavior3m
Sexual Swellings2m
Female Mating Strategies3m
Male Mating Strategies4m
Paternity and Inbreeding Avoidance5m
7 readings
Patrols30m
Discussion Prompt: Living in Groups10m
Discussion Prompt: Dominance5m
Discussion Prompt: Dispersal Patterns5m
Discussion Prompt: Social Bonds5m
Discussion Prompt: Female Dispersal5m
Discussion Prompt: Female Sexual Swellings5m
6 practice exercises
Intergroup and Within-Group Interactions15m
Male Behavior15m
Female Behavior15m
Relationships and Behavior15m
Mating and Reproductive Success15m
Week Four Comprehensive Assessment30m

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