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BIOL 441. Comparative Animal Behavior

Credits: 3
Department: Biology
Description: Behavior of animals in their natural environments. Comparative analysis across a range of species and topics.
Prerequisites: BIOL 312
Semester Offered: DEMAND
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate the ability to consume and critique the literature in animal behavior.
2. Demonstrate the ability to construct testable hypothesis and appropriate research designs assessing theoretical explanations of animal behavior.
3. Demonstrate the ability to differentiate proximate and ultimate causation of behavior.
4. Demonstrate the ability to communicate (written and oral) in scientific terms the nuances of evolutionary aspects of animal behavior.
5. Demonstrate the ability to trace the historical antecedents of the study of animal behavior.

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