BIO 270 Animal Behavior

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. Fees: Fees may be required for field trips.


3 credits


A grade of C or better in BIO 114 and BIO 114L or BIO 130


Spring, odd years

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