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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 105 Biological Diversity, Ecology, and Evolution
BIOL 103 Biology: Foundations of Life
BI 1114 Biology: Diversity of Life

Dates

May 20, 2024 — Jun 23, 2024

Jul 15, 2024 — Aug 18, 2024

Aug 26, 2024 — Sep 29, 2024

Oct 7, 2024 — Nov 10, 2024

Nov 18, 2024 — Dec 22, 2024

Jan 13, 2025 — Feb 16, 2025

Feb 24, 2025 — Mar 30, 2025

Apr 7, 2025 — May 11, 2025

May 19, 2025 — Jun 22, 2025

Location

Distance Education - Online

Registration Information

For credit cost: $1410