PSYCH 235 - Introduction to Evolution and Behavior
Fall 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Psychology (PSYCH)
Department: LSA Psychology
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Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
BS, NS
Enforced Prerequisites:
One of the following: PSYCH 111, 112, 114, or 115.
BS:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

Animals (including humans) do weird and unusual things and in this course we will identify why and how animals do what they do. Animal behaviorists study the molecular, hormonal, neurological causes of behavior, the adaptive (evolutionary) function of behavior, and the evolution of behavior. We will explore the why (evolutionary) and how (mechanistic) questions using classic and contemporary studies in animal behavior. We will cover evolutionary theory and some of the endocrine, genetic, and neurological bases of behavior. Throughout the course we will focus on non-human animals but will discuss the relevance of examples to humans. The focus will be on establishing a strong foundational knowledge in the evolution of behavior. 

Course Requirements:

Readings will consist of a variety of electronic readings, including books chapters and empirical research articles. Performance will be assessed through participation in discussion sections; activities and short written assignments; and exams.

Schedule

PSYCH 235 - Introduction to Evolution and Behavior
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
30538
Open
26
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: Students are auto-enrolled in LEC 001 when they elect a DIS 002-007.
002 (DIS)
 In Person
30539
Closed
0
 
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W 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Note: All sections meet from the 1st day of class, even if they occur before the 1st lecture
003 (DIS)
 In Person
30540
Closed
0
 
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W 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: All sections meet from the 1st day of class, even if they occur before the 1st lecture
004 (DIS)
 In Person
30541
Open
10
 
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W 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: All sections meet from the 1st day of class, even if they occur before the 1st lecture
005 (DIS)
 In Person
30542
Open
13
 
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W 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Note: All sections meet from the 1st day of class, even if they occur before the 1st lecture
006 (DIS)
 In Person
30543
Closed
0
 
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Th 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: All sections meet from the 1st day of class, even if they occur before the 1st lecture

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