Cognitive Science 0216 - Principles of Animal Behavior
Principles of Animal Behavior
01:00PM-02:20PM M;01:00PM-02:20PM W
Adele Simmons Hall 111;Adele Simmons Hall 111
Using Dugatkin's 4th edition of Principles of Animal Behavior (not required to purchase), this class will cover the principles of animal behavior science. Students should be prepared to take on the role of an animal behavior researcher and as such, we will focus on the principles, evolution, and function of animal behavior, and the methods and application of what we learn. Guest lecturers may include researchers focused on dog domestication and/or great apes in the wild. Students will also put into practice some of the ways that scientists observe, record, and measure behavior in the natural world, through hands on work at the Hampshire Farm. We will use Martin and Bateson's 4th edition of Measuring Behavior: An Introductory Guide (not required to purchase) to review current challenges in animal behavior work. At the end of term, students will be challenged to apply what is learned in a research proposal. Keywords:animal, behavior, senses, cognition, farm
Environments and Change Students should expect to spend 8 hours weekly on work and preparation outside of class time Library Materials: Dugatkin's 4th edition of Principles of Animal Behavior Martin and Bateson's 4th edition of Measuring Behavior: An Introductory Guide
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.