BIO 270 Animal Behavior

3 credits, Fall or Spring

Explores the mechanisms and evolution of animal behavior, including neural, hormonal, and genetic processes that control behavior. Topics include methods for observation and quantifications of behavior and the natural selection and evolution of behavior, such as foraging, anti-predator defenses, mating systems and sexual selection, social behavior, communication, parental care, kin selection and recognition, aggression and territoriality.

Prerequisite(s): A grade of "C" or better in BIO 114 and BIO 114L, or BIO 130

Fees: Fees may be required for field trips.