Fall 2011

Animal Behavior

Listed in: Biology, as BIOL-281

Formerly listed as: BIOL-39


Ethan D. Clotfelter (Section 01)


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.


Lab Science Course


2022-23: Offered in Fall 2022
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, Spring 2021, Fall 2022