2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

BIO 450 Animal Behavior

Provides students with a broad introduction to animal behavior and uses principles derived from evolution, ecology, physiology, genetics, endocrinology, and development to explain how and why animals behave as they do. Topics include genetic, neural, and hormonal control of behavior; feeding behavior; reproductive behavior; learning; ani­mal conflict; social behavior; parental care; and communication. Behavioral ecology and the evolution of behaviors as adaptations are recurring themes interwoven through all topics discussed.

Prerequisites: BIO 112 or its equivalent.