Spring 2019

Animal Behavior with Lab

Listed in: Biology, as BIOL-281

Formerly listed as: BIOL-39

Moodle site: Course


Ethan D. Clotfelter (Section 01)
Sarah E. Goodwin (Section 01)
Thea V. Kristensen (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 15 students per lab section. Spring semester. Visiting Lecturer Goodwin and Lab Coordinator Kristensen.

If Overenrolled: First preference to senior majors, then seniors in related disciplines, then junior majors, etc.


Lab Science Course


2020-21: Offered in Spring 2021
Other years: Offered in Fall 2007, Fall 2009, Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Fall 2013, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Fall 2016, Fall 2017, Spring 2019, Fall 2019