BIONB 4260

BIONB 4260

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

Communication is the "glue" that holds societies together. This course examines how and why animals communicate. Topics include the role of the environment in shaping animal signals, whether animals tell the truth to each other, why some bird songs are simple and others complex, and what kinds of signals might be exchanged between species.

When Offered Spring (offered alternate years).

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: 48 students.
Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: BIONB 2210.

Distribution Category (PBS-AS)

Comments Discussion TBA.

Outcomes
  • Demonstrate mastery of the core principles of animal communication.
  • Discuss and explain methodological approaches to studying communication.
  • Describe the mechanistic bases of communication systems, and the function and evolution of animal signals.
  • Formulate hypotheses, predictions and tests in order to investigate active research questions in the field of animal communication.
  • Apply bioacoustic methods to analyze one key modality of communication, acoustic signals.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16700BIONB 4260  LEC 001

  • Prerequisites: BIONB 2210. Discussion TBA.

  • 16701BIONB 4260  DIS 201

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    • Webster, M

  • 16702BIONB 4260  DIS 202

  • 16703BIONB 4260  DIS 203