Animal Behavior and Modification
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.
Mar 15, 2021 — May 9, 2021
For credit cost: $1950