BIOL 434 Animal Behavior

The course will provide background to the discipline of animal behavior and examine the levels of questioning in this field. It will discuss the influence of genetics and the environment on behavior (nature vs. nurture). It will then magnify our focus to the roots of behavior, the proximate causes of behavior, specifically its neural and hormonal control. It will examine the cases of bird song, electric fish EODs, shark electroreception, moth hearing and bat echolocation. It will then focus on those behaviors that make up the many tasks animals must accomplish to survive and reproduce.




BIOL 243 or BIOL 144


Every year