Shaped by millions of years of natural and sexual selection, animals have evolved myriad abilities to respond to their biotic and abiotic environment. This course examines animal behavior from both a mechanistic and a functional perspective. Drawing upon examples from a diverse range of taxa, we will discuss topics such as sensory ecology, behavioral genetics, behavioral endocrinology, behavioral ecology and sociobiology. Three classroom hours and four laboratory hours per week; the laboratory projects will require additional time outside of class hours.
Requisite: BIOL 181. Limited to 24 students. Not open to first-year students. Fall semester. Professor Clotfelter.
If Overenrolled: First preference to senior majors, then seniors in related disciplines, then junior majors, etc.