This course about the sensory and neuronal processes underlying the ability of animals to orient in and move through their environments. We will consider the basic functions of sensory and nervous systems that underlie the remarkable abilities of animals to orient themselves in personal space, move through their home range and move through the world in long distance migrations and in homing. Animals from invertebrates through fish, birds, and mammals will be considered. The format of the course will be seminar/discussion and some lectures with heavy student participation. The course is intended for freshmen with high school level courses in at least two of the following: biology, chemistry, or physics.
Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning
The course will include reading and understanding scientific data and reasoning.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Special Attributes: FYI|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
|Examination and Assignments: |
There will be a midterm and final, student presentations, and one written paper.
|Instructor(s): Bodznick,David Times: ..T.R.. 09:00AM-10:20AM; Location: SHAN314; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 15||SR major: X||JR major: X|| || |
|Seats Available: 0||GRAD: X||SR non-major: X||JR non-major: X||SO: X||FR: 15|