Comparative Animal Behavior|
NS&B 254, BIOL 554|
An introduction to the study of animal behavior, this course will examine the factors that control the behavior of vertebrates and invertebrates within evolutionary, social, and physiological contexts. All animals face similar challenges, and we will examine the common and sometimes unique behavioral strategies used to meet these challenges.
Topics will include feeding and foraging, communication, agonistic interactions, parental care, hormonal modulation, and more. As this course explores the scientific study of animal behavior, students will also get introduced to some basic data analysis tools using computational notebooks to explore data from a small subset of the assigned primary articles.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: [BIOL182 or MB&B182] OR [BIOL196 or MB&B196] OR [NS&B213 or BIOL213 or PSYC240]
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (BIOL)(ENVS-MN)(ENVS)(NS&B)(SISP)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Alcock, J., ANIMAL BEHAVIOR, AN EVOLUTIONARY APPROACH,11th ed.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Three exams, one paper
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|Instructor(s): Perks,Krista Times: ..T.R.. 08:50AM-10:10AM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 40||SR major: 14||JR major: 14|| || |
|Seats Available: 27||GRAD: 2||SR non-major: 5||JR non-major: 5||SO: 0||FR: 0|
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