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Animal Behavior and Modification

ANIM505

Description

This course will focus on the science of animal behavior and learning. Students will learn how to define behavior through use of a behavioral ethogram and how to measure behavior through analysis of animal behavior videos. This course will also cover the three levels of environmental selection that impact behavior with a focus on how individual behavior can be shaped by interactions with the environment. Students will explore basic principles of animal learning including associative and non-associative learning and classical, operant conditioning, habituation, dishabituation, and sensitization. Finally students will learn about the three-term contingency and how to modify behavior through use of environmental contingencies.

Dates

Mar 15, 2021 — May 9, 2021

Oct 25, 2021 — Dec 19, 2021

Location

Distance Education - Online

Registration Information

For credit cost: $1950