Bio 169: Animal Behavior
Lecture: Monday, Wednesday 1pm to 2 pm (2 hours total)
Lab: Monday 2pm to 5pm (3 hours total)
This course is an introduction to the incredible world of animal behavior, in other words, why animals do the things that they do.
Prerequisite: BIO 1 or permission of instructor
Scheduling: Spring only in even years, next offered Spring 2016, not offered Spring 2015 UPDATE: It looks like I WILL BE OFFERING ANIMAL BEHAVIOR IN SPRING 2015... Stay tuned!!!
Units: 3 units.
Syllabus: WordPerfect document PDF Word html updated for Spring 2014
Texts: Krebs, J.R., Davies, N. (2012) An Introduction to Behavioral Ecology. 4th Edition. Blackwell, Oxford. ISBN 978-1-4051-1416-5. Required
Dawkins, R. (1989) The Selfish Gene. (Updated Edition) Oxford University Press, Oxford. ISBN 0-19-286092-5. Required.
Field Trip (February 9, 2014):
We have a field trip to Ano Nuevo to see the Elephant Seals, on Sunday, February 9th, 2014 (This date is confirmed, and cannot be changed). This is a whole day trip and is required. It costs $8 per student. We will leave at 7:15am and get back around 7pm. Please plan your schedules accordingly. Yes, you have to go on this trip. If you do not go with us on Feb 9, you will have to go on your own and that will cost you close to $100 (gas, parking, park fee) if you can even get a reservation.
Handout, updated for Spring 2014
Behavior Project Ideas:
Critter Page: Here are some of the animals which we keep in the Department on a regular basis. Many of these make excellent subjects for behavioral experiments.
Video Tutorial (these are large files and take awhile to load)
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