BIOLOGY 130 - Animal Behavior
Winter 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Biology (BIOLOGY)
Department: LSA Biology
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Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
BS, NS
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Cost:
50-100
Other Course Info:
F.
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

  • Why are male cardinals brilliant red while females are dull brown?
  • Why do some ground squirrels emit alarm calls when a predator is nearby, thus drawing attention to themselves?
  • Why do lions commit infanticide?
  • Do animals lie?

These are just some of the questions you should be able to discuss by the end of this course.

This course in an introduction to the behavior of animals in their natural environment. Examples will be drawn from birds, mammals, insects, and humans.

Specific topics include:

  • sexual selection and mating behavior
  • cooperation and conflict in animal families
  • natural selection
  • Darwinian medicine
  • communication
  • culture
  • behavioral development

The goals are to:

  • gain a background in the natural behavior of animals
  • understand sexual, aggressive, and social behaviors from an evolutionary perspective

Schedule

BIOLOGY 130 - Animal Behavior
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
35525
Open
20
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
002 (DIS)
 In Person
36315
Open
6
 
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M 2:00PM - 3:00PM
003 (DIS)
 In Person
36316
Open
1
 
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M 3:00PM - 4:00PM
004 (DIS)
 In Person
36317
Closed
0
 
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Th 1:00PM - 2:00PM
005 (DIS)
 In Person
36318
Open
8
 
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Th 2:00PM - 3:00PM
006 (DIS)
 In Person
36319
Open
7
 
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F 2:00PM - 3:00PM
007 (DIS)
 In Person
36320
Open
3
 
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F 2:00PM - 3:00PM

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