Spring 2015

Animal Behavior

Listed in: Biology, as BIOL-280

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 per week.

Requisite: BIOL 181. Limited to 14 students. Not open to first-year students. Professor Clotfelter.

If Overenrolled: Preference given to biology majors and according to class year (seniors first, etc.)


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, Fall 2022