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Animal Behavior: Evolution, Ecology & Social Behavior

BIOL301

Description

In this course, students will explore principles of animal behavior. They will discuss how evolution, environment, and life experience interact to influence the behavior of animals. Students will be introduced to the history of animal behavior as a scientific discipline, learn how to define behavior, and apply behavioral principles to measure and analyze behavior. The course will also cover topics related to social behavior including group living and animal communication as well as reproduction, mating, and parental care. Finally, students will explore other important survival behaviors such as predator avoidance, foraging, and predation. Skills learned in this class can be applied in both captive and wildlife animal fields to increase the wellbeing of a wide variety of animal species.
Pre Reqs:
BIOL-103 DE BIOLOGY: FOUNDATIONS OF LIFE
OR
BIOL-105 DE BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY, ECOLOGY, & EVOLUTION
OR
BI-1114 2012 BIOLOGY: DIVERSITY OF LIFE

Dates

Nov 15, 2021 — Dec 19, 2021

Location

Distance Education - Online

Registration Information

For credit cost: $1410