Behavioral Ecology

Subject Name: 
Biological Sciences
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Mount Holyoke College
In this course, students learn to view and understand animal behavior within an evolutionary context. The mechanistic side of behavior is investigated and students explore how behavioral traits originate and evolve over time. Students will integrate their knowledge of how organisms work with an appreciation of why they work the way they do. At the end of the course, students will understand basic concepts in behavioral biology and know many of the experiments that have facilitated our understanding of this field. They will be able to construct hypotheses and design experiments that address behavioral phenomena. The laboratory portion of this course is based on individual projects.
Prereq: 8 credits of 200-level work from Biological Sciences; Coreq: BIOL-315L.
Linked Course: 
Multiple required components--lab and/or discussion section. To register, submit requests for all components simultaneously.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Course Sections

Behavioral Ecology
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Renae Brodie MW 11:00AM-12:15PM Clapp Laboratory 422