2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

CBIOL 3100 Animal Behavior with Lab

This course explores the basic concepts and principles of animal behavioral systems in the context of current topics and issues. The course explores the evolutionary origins and physical mechanisms of the behavior of animals (from insects to mammals) in natural contexts. Topics to be covered include behavioral genetics, foraging, predator/prey co-evolution, communication systems, perception, mating systems, parental care, and cooperation and social behavior. Through first-hand laboratory experiences, we will develop an understanding of scientific methods and practices in research. We will explore the diversity of behavioral adaptations, and relate this diversity to an understanding of how evolution shapes behavior. The information you learn in this course will comprise a foundation in the biology of behavior with which you can integrate your subsequent learning, even outside the fields of science.




Any CBIOL or CNSCI class