ANIMAL BEHAVIOR   [Archived Catalog]
2021-2022 Johnstown Campus Catalog


Minimum Credits: 3
Maximum Credits: 3
The goal of this course is to learn why animals do the things they do, as well as which questions to ask when investigating animal behavior. Humans are animals too, and the concepts we cover in this class can also serve as tools for understanding human behavior. In this course we will examine how natural selection, learning and cultural transmission shape the natural behaviors of animals. We will seek to understand both the proximate mechanisms underlying behavior and ultimate evolutionary reasons for the existence of a behavior. Course material will be covered in both lectures and in discussions of research papers.
Academic Career: Undergraduate
Course Component: Lecture
Grade Component: Letter Grade
Course Requirements: PREQ: BIOL 0340 or BIOL 1515

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