Fall 2016

Animal Behavior with Lab

Listed in: Biology, as BIOL-281

Formerly listed as: BIOL-39


Ethan D. Clotfelter (Section 01)


Shaped by millions of years of evolution, animals have evolved myriad abilities to respond to their environment, their potential predators and prey, and members of their own species. This course examines animal behavior from both a mechanistic and a functional perspective. Drawing upon examples from a diverse range of taxa, and using articles from the primary scientific literature, we will discuss topics such as behavioral endocrinology, sexual selection and mating systems, animal communication, and kinship and cooperation.  Four classroom hours and three laboratory hours per week; the laboratory projects will require additional time outside of class.

Requisite: BIOL 181. Limited to 16 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.


Lab Science Course


2021-22: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2007, Fall 2009, Fall 2010, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Fall 2016, Fall 2017, Spring 2019, Fall 2019