2015-2016 University Catalog 
    
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BIOL 105 - Introduction to Behavioral Ecology


FDR: SL
Credits: 4

Prerequisite: Instructor consent required. How do animals experience the world? What are animal social systems like? How do animals choose mates, find places to live, decide when to help others? This course for non-majors focuses on both the mechanisms of animal behavior (genes, hormones, sensory systems) and the adaptive value of behavior for survival and reproduction in nature. The laboratory includes field experiments and lab observations that test hypotheses using animals such as salamanders, cows, birds, and humans. Credit does not apply toward the biology major. Laboratory course. Marsh. Planned Offering: Fall 2011 and alternate years




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