BIONB 2210

BIONB 2210

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2014-2015.

General introduction to the field of animal behavior. Topics include evolution and behavior, behavioral ecology, sociobiology, chemical ecology, communication, orientation and navigation, and hormonal mechanisms of behavior. BioNB2210 website

When Offered Fall, summer.

Permission Note Priority is given to students studying neurobiology and behavior. Not open to freshmen.  May be taken independently of BIONB 2220. Enrollment limited to: 15 students per 4-credit disc. Enrollment limited to: 12 students in 5-credit option.
Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: two majors-level biology courses.

Distribution Category (PBS)
Satisfies Requirement 4- or 5-credit option required of students in neurobiology and behavior program of study.

Comments 3 credits with no discussion section; 4 credits with one disc per week; 5 credits with one or two disc per week and participation in Writing in the Majors program; students may not preregister for 5-credit option; interested students complete application form on first day of class. The 5-credit writing section is not offered in the summer.

  • To acquire a greater awareness of, and curiosity about, your own behavior and the behavior of other living things.
  • To gain mastery at asking and answering questions about the mechanisms and evolution of behavior by performing observations, generating hypotheses, deriving predictions, and developing tests to investigate the causes of behavior.
  • To appreciate the similarities and differences between the behaviors of humans and non-human animals, and to understand how the study of behavior is relevant to your other courses, to your own life, and to the world around you.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Six Week Summer.  Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 3-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  1172BIONB 2210  DIS 200