Spring 2021

Animal Behavior

Listed in: Biology, as BIOL-280

Formerly listed as: BIOL-39

Faculty

Ethan D. Clotfelter (Section 01)

Description

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 per week.

Requisite: BIOL 181. Limited to 20 students. Spring. Professor Clotfelter.

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

Offerings

2022-23: Offered in Fall 2022
Other years: Offered in Fall 2007, Fall 2009, Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Fall 2013, Spring 2021, Fall 2022